Schedule of Scranton Holiday Events

Featured — By on November 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm

With Thanksgiving just over a week away, the holiday season is nearly upon us. If you’re looking for something to do around Scranton to get yourself into the Christmas spirit, browse the Electric City Renaissance schedule of holiday events. We’ll highlight many of these events for additional information in the coming weeks so be sure to check back.

November 21

Greater Scranton Jaycees 17th annual Santa Parade, 9 a.m. in Downtown Scranton.

Breakfast with Santa at the Hilton, 10:30 until noon. Price is $12 for adults, $6 for children 4-12 years of age and those under 3 are free.

First annual “Holiday Lights,” holiday tree lighting and reception event, 7 p.m, in the Community Medical Center Main Lobby. Info- CMC Fund Development Office at 570-969-7163.

November 27

Nay Aug Park Holiday Light Show, every evening at dusk at Nay Aug Park, running through early January.

Toys for Tots at the Electric City Trolley Museum on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 27th, 28th and 29th. Anyone bringing a new unwrapped toy will receive free Museum admission and Trolley ride. Santa will be at the Museum for some pre-Christmas cheer.

November 28

Traditional Ornament Making Workshop, 2 p.m. at the Lackawanna Historical Society, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton. Cost is free, but pre-registration is required- call 570.344.3841.

Canadian Pacific Railways Holiday Train, 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Steamtown National Historic Site. Come out to see the CPW holiday train as it travels throughout Canada and the United States, entertaining crowds and collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations to benefit food banks throughout North America.

December 2

Marywood University Christmas Tree Lighting, 3:30 p.m. in the rotunda, Liberal Arts Center.

Downtown Scranton Window Showcase, kicking off Wednesday evening. Pick up a ballot and map of displays at numerous downtown businesses and cast your vote by December 17th. Displays will run through Russian Christmas on January 7.

Festival of Trees 2009 at the Electric City Trolley Museum. Running through December 31 during normal museum hours.

December 3

Holiday Gift & Decorating Class at the Scranton Cultural Center, Shopland Hall, 7:00 p.m. Lessons provided by Wendell & Company Interior Design & Antiques.

December 4

First Friday December, downtown Scranton.

Sustainer’s Holiday Dance, 6:30 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center.

December 5

NEPA Philharmonic Holiday Show, 7:00 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. Featuring selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride and an all-new mini Messiah Sing-along!

Santa on the Trolley at the Electric City Trolley Museum will be operating on Saturdays and Sundays, December 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th. All of the December dates are weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, please call the Museum  at 570-963-6590 to confirm operation.

Yule Holistic New Age Craft Fair at The Scranton Club on North Washington Avenue, Scranton. Admission: $3 at door-free with college I.D. Currently seeking crafters, readers and holistic practitioners interested in vending. Table fee is $90 for readers and $60 for crafters and holistic practitioners. More info at 570-575-8649.

Anthology New & Used Books will be hosting a Christmas reading party for Children on Saturday, December 5, at 1:00 p.m. A Chanukah party for children will follow on Sunday, December 6, at 2:00 p.m.

December 11

Scranton Civic Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker, 7:30 p.m. and December 13, 2:00 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center.

German Christmas Celebration, 2:00 p.m. at the Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park. All ages are welcome. Space is limited and reservation is required by Friday, December 11, 2009. A $7.00 fee per person includes the program and admission to the exhibit, Anthracite People.

Marywood University Chorus/Orchestra Christmas Concert, 2:00 p.m. at the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University.

December 18

The Lettermen Holiday Show, 8:00 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center

December 26

Ballet Northeast Presents The Nutcracker, 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. each day, Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. This 34th annual presentation is offered free of charge as a traditional gift to the community.

December 31

First Night Scranton 2010, a project of Scranton Tomorrow. 6:00 p.m. until midnight in downtown Scranton.

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