Get into the holiday spirit with the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore, at its Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 18, from noon to 3 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Guests can take photos with Santa, enjoy light refreshments, do arts and crafts, and more.
Photos will be developed at the end of the event and available for pickup during the week of Dec. 19 at the YMCA. Registration is required for photos.
For more information, visit greaterscrantonymca.org or call 570-342-8115.
Scranton Holiday Punk Rock Flea Market
Rock out at the Scranton Holiday Punk Rock Flea Market, hosted by the Scranton DIY Punk Collective.
The event takes place Sunday, Dec. 19, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Keyser Valley Community Center, 103 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton. It features local vendors, 25 alternative artists, all-day music and tacos. There also will be a vegan option for food.
Admission is free. Visit facebook.com/events/ 528510368341566/ for details.
Cooper’s Ugly Sweater Party
Don your ugliest Christmas sweater for a night out in Scranton.
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., hosts its annual Ugly Sweater Party on Friday, Dec. 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. It will include a fundraiser for the Scranton Brewers Guild, and prizes will be given to the people with the ugliest sweaters in a variety of categories.
‘The Italian Broadway Christmas Show’
Catch “The Italian Broadway Christmas Show” on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7.
Star Anthony Nunziata performs holiday hits including “O Holy Night,” “O Sole Mio,” “Funniculi, Funnicula,” “The Christmas Song” and more. The Valley View High School Choir also will perform.
Tickets cost $30 for regular seats and $40 for VIP ones and can be purchased at
thetheateratnorth.org or at the box office. Call 570-800-5020 for details.
Laura Rysz is the features copy editor and calendar editor at The Times-Tribune and runs the Talk of the Times column, which focuses on local fundraisers and other events. She also writes Chef’s Table that profiles restaurants around the region. Additionally, Laura curates events online on AccessNEPA.com. Laura is involved in the special Mother’s Day edition and curates occasional features Marry Memories and Times Travelers. She is a graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, New Jersey, and earned an English professional writing degree with a minor in mass communications from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. She also earned a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers Business School. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5228.