Festive light displays across Northeast Pennsylvania look to brighten up your holidays.
The Festival of Lights at StoneHedge Golf Course, 55 Stonehedge Drive, Tunkhannock, begins Friday, Nov. 18, when guests can drive through a light show with dozens of scenes. The attraction is open Sundays through Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. through Thursday, Dec. 31 (excluding Thursday, Dec. 24).
While StoneHedge will not offer its Christmas train and free pictures with Santa this year because of COVID-19, guests still can enjoy food, s’mores kits and fire pits, a vendor marketplace and plenty of photo opportunities.
Admission costs $25 per vehicle from Sundays through Thursdays and $30 per vehicle on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit the Festival of Lights at StoneHedge Golf Course Facebook page.
In Lackawanna County, check out the annual holiday light display at Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton, beginning Friday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. Drive or walk by the more than 100 light displays daily from 4:30 to 10 p.m. through Thursday, Dec. 31. Brighter than ever, volunteers replaced the bulbs on several of the holiday scenes in October. The display is free to view, though donations are accepted.
Marywood University also is doing its part to make NEPA merry. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 18, guests can drive through the campus, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, to see the free Christmas display and nativity at the main arch as well as other seasonal outdoor displays daily after 4:30 p.m.
NEPA residents also continue to present their own elaborate light displays. A Lackawanna County favorite is the Peckville Christmas House, 1130 Marion St., which features hundreds of blowmolds, figures and more. A grand lighting will take place Thursday, Nov. 26, at 5 p.m. The attraction will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m. through Thursday, Jan. 7. Guests can come by and take photos at the festive residence.
And just a short drive from NEPA sits Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, New York, where guests can experience Peace, Love & Lights. Check out the lighted holiday scenes in the Catskills beginning Monday, Nov. 23. The attraction opens Thursdays through Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and will remain up through Sunday, Jan. 3. Peace, Love & Lights costs $20 per car, and tickets are available at ticketmaster.com.
On Wednesdays, guests also can check out that light show on foot during Sullivan 180 Walkthrough Wednesdays. Guests should arrive at 4:15 p.m. for the 1-mile walk that begins at 4:30. The walk costs $5 or a donation of a new, unwrapped toy for the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless.
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