It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! While I’m still planning my Thanksgiving menu, I can’t help but be excited for the next five weeks. Here are a few activities to give you some holiday cheer.
Welcome Santa to town during the annual Santa parade in downtown Scranton. The event kicks off at 9:15 a.m. and features plenty of large balloons, dancers and of course, Santa. Stop by the Library Express at the Marketplace at Steamtown for some post-parade cheer and activities, starting at noon. Wilkes-Barre’s annual Christmas parade is also Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m.
Check out Frozen II at one of the region’s theaters. The Scranton Art Haus (the new name for the downtown theater) will feature special Frozen treats and character meet-and-greets starting Thursday night.
The Festival of LIghts at Stone Hedge Golf Course begins Friday and runs through Dec. 31. Drive through a magnificent light display and then warm up with hot chocolate and s’mores. While it costs $25-$30 per car, it’s money that I don’t hesitate to spend. We love this event every year.
Looking for more? Check out Access NEPA’s event calendar here.
Sarah balances life as a reporter for The Times-Tribune and as the mom of two little girls. A graduate of Ithaca College, Sarah started covering education in 2006. She has received awards for her reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association, Inland Press Association and Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association. She lives in Clarks Summit with her husband, their daughters and their sweet pug, Sadie. Reach her at email@example.com, 570-348-9133 or @HofiusHallTT.