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20 Can’t Miss Events in January 2020

Start 2020 with a Rejuvenating Run, a Little Rock n Roll and a Lot of Laughs

 

Get the jump on the new year with tons of January fun all month long.

The roaring 20s are back, ol’ sport. And we’re all about kicking off a new decade with a smile, ya see? So, let’s get out there and gin up some of this famous NEPA fun we’ve been hearing so much about.

January in NEPA is all about keeping warm and beating back those post-holiday blues. Lucky for you, we’ve got thousands of awesome things to do. We have really cool places to see, many new restaurants to try, and tons of unique local shops and boutiques.

It’s that magical time of year when the slopes are in full swing. Firepits warm up frozen fingers and toes, and winter hikes welcome hot trays of pizza and cold, local beer.

Mid-winter in NEPA is prime bowling season, and indoor golf season, and hatchet throwing season. It’s the perfect time to corral rosy-cheeked children and head to the aquarium, the trampoline park, or… yes, the waterpark. Because, here in NEPA, we don’t let the cold keep us down.

Go ahead. Grab those ear muffs and mittens and meet this winter head on. Get the skinny on all the good stuff with our comprehensive events page.

Catch all the January fun with DiscoverNEPA’s convenient can’t miss list.

Don’t Miss These Amazing January Events:

  • 2020 Frisky Goat Resolution Run

    Wednesday, January 1

    Get 2020 off to a good start at this 5K run/walk or chip-timed 10K run along the scenic Delaware River in Milford. First 100 participants receive a t-shirt.

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  • First Day Hike

    Wednesday, January 1

    Take advantage of that refreshing mountain air on a 2.5-mile hike at Nescopeck State Park. Ramble along the pristine creek and through the dense forests of this NEPA gem.

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  • Bumpin Uglies w/Elephants Dancing at Stage West

    Friday, January 3

    Catch this legendary road band as they bring their iconic ska, punk, reggae hybrid style to Scranton. Advance tickets are available for this 18 and over show.

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  • All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet

    Sunday, January 5

    Treat yourself to an endless supply of eggs, bacon, pancakes and more at this monthly breakfast feast in White Haven. Proceeds benefit the Marine Corps League Detachment 1039.

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  • Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

    Thursday, January 9

    Enjoy an evening of foot stomping bluegrass and classic country with the legendary Grammy-winning musician and his iconic band at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe.

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  • Ron White

    Thursday, January 9

    Don’t miss this Blue Collar Comedy Tour star at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center. The NY Times Best Selling author and world-renowned comedian makes a stop in town for one unforgettable night.

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  • The Killer Queen Experience

    Friday, January 10

    Rock out at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe with this unbelievable tribute to the incomparable Queen. The performance recreates the studio album experience live on stage.

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  • Pottsville Winterfest

    Saturday, January 11

    Make your way to Pottsville for a festive, post-holiday winter celebration. Experience all things local all day at this festival of crafts, food, drink and music.

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  • William Shatner with Screening of Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan

    Friday, January 17

    Get the lowdown on the SS Enterprise directly from Captain Kirk himself at this unique evening of Star Trek and stories. Limited ticket add-ons are available and include photo opportunities.

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  • Shiverfest

    Saturday, January 18

    Join the Lackawanna River Conservation Association as they celebrate the river with an icy paddle downstream. A “Thaw Party” will follow the event at Backyard Ale House in Scranton.

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  • The Devil Makes Three

    Saturday, January 18

    Enjoy the rebellious spirit and eclectic mix of wandering folk, blues, and rock n roll at this incredible evening of music at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe.

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  • Jazz Supper Club

    Sunday, January 19

    Make your reservation today for this awesome evening of live jazz and unforgettable food at the iconic Settlers Inn at Bingham Park in Hawley. The evening features a Prix Fixe menu.

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  • Karaoke Night

    Thursday, January 23

    Grab that mic and belt it out to the back row at Susquehanna Brewing Company’s weekly Thursday night songfest. And if you’re suffering through it, there’s always plenty of beer.

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  • 19th Annual NEPA Home and Garden Show

    Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26

    Find everything you need for your home and backyard and then some at this popular annual trade show in Wilkes-Barre. Peruse the latest products and services from builders, remodelers and more.

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  • Comedy Night at Silver Birches

    Friday, January 24

    Stop by Hawley’s scenic Silver Birches Resort for an evening of gut-busting comedy. Don’t miss this laugh-filled night with three of the fastest rising talents in stand-up.

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  • Splashin’ with Compassion – Polar Plunge

    Saturday, January 25

    Raise funds. Raise awareness. And freeze your butt off at this chilly winter tradition at Montage Mountain Ski Resort. The event is free to attend, and it costs $35 to take the plunge.

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  • Tracy Morgan

    Saturday, January 25

    Lakeville’s Cove Haven Resort brings the comedy legend and star of television and film to the stage for one unforgettable evening in the iconic Poconos.

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  • National Ballet Theatre of Odessa Presents Swan Lake

    Thursday, January 30

    Settle in for an enchanting evening with the sounds of Tchaicovsky and this world renowned professional ballet as they bring the classic tale to life on the Wilkes-Barre stage.

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  • Green Jelly Live at Stage West

    Thursday, January 30

    Stop by Scranton’s Stage West for this wild punk rock puppet show. The general admission,  21+ show will offer advanced ticket discounts.

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  • Gary Hoey

    Friday, January 31

    Catch a rare opportunity to see one of the world’s most inspiring guitarists live and in-person at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in beautiful Jim Thorpe.

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