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12 Days of NEPA — 2019 Holiday Giveaway

Celebrate the Holidays Early with 12 Days of NEPA Giveaways.


It’s our little way of saying thanks.

Friends and followers, you’ve been good all year. You followed us on adventures through so many of our beautiful parks. Together, we tried a few beers at incredible, local breweries, and we tasted our way through some of NEPA’s coolest restaurants. You were there as we threw our interns out of an airplane, and sent them headlong into tumbling whitewater.

You liked and shared our videos and stories with your friends. And you planned your weekends using our comprehensive events page. Some of you even saved a few bucks, and supported local businesses at the same time with our convenient deals page.

I guess, what we’re trying to say is… you stayed. You came back to DiscoverNEPA again and again. And that has made it all worth it.


If I’m not mistaken, I believe I hear the sounds of epic DiscoverNEPA holiday giveaways.

As a gesture of appreciation, we’re turning the first few weeks of December into the 12 Days of NEPA. We’ve teamed up with 12 generous local businesses to bring you over two weeks of incredible contests.

Follow along on social media from Monday, December 2 through Tuesday, December 17. We will run a contest each business day on both Facebook and Instagram. To enter the contests, just follow the rules provided in each post. Each contest post also includes a separate, non-social media entry form located on our website.

Thank you and good luck. Oh… and check out the amazing NEPA businesses and contest prizes below.

Get Ready for These Incredible Contests:

  • #1 Christmas Cheer

    Monday, December 2

    Win a gorgeous, pre-lit Christmas tree from Main Hardware and Christmasland in Wilkes-Barre. This prize also includes a $50 gift certificate to choose from an extensive selection of holiday decorations and ornaments.

  • Mohegan Sun Pocono - Casinos - Wilkes-Barre - DiscoverNEPA

    #2 A Special New Year's Eve

    Tuesday, December 3

    Ring in 2020 with a beautiful hotel room at the popular Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre. The prize also includes an upgraded VIP buffet dinner for two followed by entry to the exclusive New Year’s Eve dance party in the ballroom.

  • #3 Sweet Holiday Treats

    Wednesday, December 4

    Spoil that sweet tooth with a delicious prize from Michael Mootz Candies & Creamery in Hanover Township. Enter to win an intricately prepared holiday gift basket totaled at $160.

  • #4 The Timeless Gift of Jewelry

    Thursday, December 5

    Top off that holiday ensemble with an elegant designer bracelet from Valentine’s Jewelry in Dallas. This prize will surely turn heads, steal hearts, or make the most perfect holiday gift.

  • #5 Start Your Engines!

    Friday, December 6

    Cross an item off the old bucket list with this adrenaline-pumping prize from the Stock Car Racing Experience at Pocono Raceway. Get behind the wheel for an intense 10-mile sprint around the iconic speedway.

  • #6 Broadway Bound

    Monday, December 9

    Delight in the wild antics of the most adorably hilarious nanny on Broadway with this incredible prize from Martz Trailways in Wilkes-Barre. Receive round trip transportation and tickets for two to see the sure Broadway classic, Mrs. Doubtfire.

  • #7 Shred All Season

    Tuesday, December 10

    You’ll be busy all season with this fantastic prize from Montage Mountain Resorts in Scranton. Carve up the mountain all winter long with a full season lift ticket. Whether you’re a beginner, or a pro, the value of this one is a no-brainer.

  • #8 One for the Pups

    Wednesday, December 11

    Treat your furry friends to this delicious holiday basket from Three Dog Bakery in Kingston. Spoil the precious pups in your life with specially baked dog treats and an assortment of adorable toys.

  • #9 Breakfast, Lunch & Kombucha

    Thursday, December 12

    Book a table at one of NEPA’s hottest new restaurants with this generous gift card from The Canning House in Forty Fort. This coveted prize also includes a case of super delicious Counterpart Kombucha.

  • #10 Let’s Get Some Shoes! (for your car)

    Friday, December 13

    Ride in style with a brand-new set of tires from McCarthy Tire in Wilkes-Barre. Drive safely, smoothly and confidently in NEPA’s notorious winter conditions, or save em’ for a fresh look in the spring.

  • #11 Play Ball!

    Monday, December 16

    Get your fill of America’s game with tickets, official swag and field experiences from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders. Enjoy 4 seats at your choice of five games, 4 tickets to the 2020 MiLB All Star Game and so much more.

  • Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins - Spectator Sports - DiscoverNEPA

    #12 The Ol’ Hat Trick

    Tuesday, December 17

    Catch all the action on the ice from your very own luxury suite courtesy of the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. This prize includes 6 suite tickets to a SWB Penguins game of your choosing and 2 VIP parking passes.

Our Best is Yet to Come


In the past year, we’ve covered quite a bit of ground here at DiscoverNEPA. You’ve probably seen the Jeeps out on the road, or parked somewhere in town. And you’re spreading the word as well. We’re always seeing our t-shirts, stickers, pins and magnets pop up everywhere we go.  We know you’ve been watching, reading, following and liking every adventure. For all of your support, we are eternally grateful, and we promise to continue bringing you quality, fun, entertaining and informative content in 2020.

Looking ahead to a new year, our mantra is “more.” We’re looking forward to capturing more of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s natural splendor. We want to meet more of NEPA’s brave small business owners, intrepid restauranteurs and bold creators. Together, we will shine a positive light on this region’s incredible history, its fascinating people, and its bright future.

Quite simply, NEPA, we want to tell your story. You, the brewer, the industrial artist, the philanthropist and the volunteer, the semi-professional wrestler, the dog walker and the cat whisperer, the stargazer, the carpenter and the welder, the baker and the pierogi crimper in the church basement… let’s make 2020 all about telling your story.

Be seen. Be heard. Contact DiscoverNEPA, and share your story today.


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