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Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton offers virtual visits from Santa on Nov. 27-Dec. 20

Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton offers virtual visits from Santa on Nov. 27-Dec. 20

From a press release: The Steamtown National Historic Site may have canceled the annual Santa Train this year, but Santa Claus is still coming to town this year – just electronically. The Electric City Trolley Museum in downtown Scranton is offering “A Virtual Visit with Santa from the North Pole,” an interactive children’s show on the […]

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Historical Society hosts horse-drawn carriage tours in Scranton, holiday raffle, and virtual lectures

Historical Society hosts horse-drawn carriage tours in Scranton, holiday raffle, and virtual lectures

From a press release: Like so many things this year, the holidays are going to be a bit different at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House in Scranton. However, there will be new holiday happenings this season, some virtually and others socially distanced. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the LHS will be teaming up with Brookvalley […]

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Drive-thru holiday display lights up Nay Aug Park in Scranton from Nov. 20-Jan. 7

Drive-thru holiday display lights up Nay Aug Park in Scranton from Nov. 20-Jan. 7

In a time where social distancing is so important, the annual holiday light display at Nay Aug Park is the perfect event for families and their loved ones looking for a safe way to celebrate the season. Scranton’s largest park will begin hosting the Christmas light spectacle a week earlier this year, starting this Friday, […]

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WVIA picks up annual tradition, airing Charlie Brown holiday specials on Nov. 22 and Dec. 13

WVIA picks up annual tradition, airing Charlie Brown holiday specials on Nov. 22 and Dec. 13

From a press release: Since the 1960s, the classic Charlie Brown holiday specials have aired on network television, originally showing on CBS and later ABC. In October, fans across the country were upset to learn that Apple TV+ obtained the exclusive rights to the “Peanuts” films, so the annual tradition would be broken this year […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton rock radio station Alt 92.1 disappears overnight, replaced with Christmas music

Scranton rock radio station Alt 92.1 disappears overnight, replaced with Christmas music

The slogan for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre radio station Alt 92.1 was “sounds different.” Today, it sounds very different as alternative rock is replaced with Christmas music for the foreseeable future. The website and social media pages for Alt 92.1 and its weekly local music showcase Alt-Natives on Alt 92.1 have been taken down, replaced with a Christmas […]

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Lackawanna County Santa Train canceled for 2020 by Steamtown National Historic Site and LHVA

Lackawanna County Santa Train canceled for 2020 by Steamtown National Historic Site and LHVA

From a press release: Today, the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton and the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority announced the cancellation of the Santa Train. The much-anticipated Santa Train has been a popular annual event in the Lackawanna Valley for a quarter century. Making stops in Carbondale, Archbald, Jessup, Olyphant, Dickson City, and Scranton, […]

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F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual ‘Christmas Vacation’ chat with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo on Nov. 28

F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual ‘Christmas Vacation’ chat with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo on Nov. 28

From a press release: Light up your holidays and join Christmas’ favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold, for a virtual salute to the holiday classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Saturday, Nov. 28. The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced today that Chevy Chase (Clark) and Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen) will lead audiences through a special […]

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To honor National Emo Day, discount tickets offered for Emo Night at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 28

To honor National Emo Day, discount tickets offered for Emo Night at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 28

From a press release: Screaming Infidelities: Emo Night will return to Stage West in Scranton next Saturday, Dec. 28 for what has become an annual holiday Emo Night. In honor of National Emo Day, they’re teaming up with The Strange and Unusual owner Josh Balz to discount tickets to only $8 for the next 72 […]

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Picturesque Jim Thorpe hosts annual Olde Time Christmas festivities Dec. 6-22

Picturesque Jim Thorpe hosts annual Olde Time Christmas festivities Dec. 6-22

From a press release: The charming little town of Jim Thorpe is the perfect place to celebrate the wonder of the holiday season all December long as the snow falls, the bells ring, and everyone is feeling jolly. Its 38th annual Olde Time Christmas begins on Friday, Dec. 6 with the tree lighting ceremony at […]

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Lackawanna County lights up Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Dec. 5

Lackawanna County lights up Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Dec. 5

From a press release: The official lighting of the Lackawanna County Christmas tree will be held this Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the flag plaza on North Washington Avenue on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. The festive free event will offer refreshments, carols, and a lot of holiday fun. According to the Lackawanna […]