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20 Can’t Miss Events in January 2022

Start the Year Right with Winter Sports, Live Entertainment and New Adventures This January

The cold is officially here to stay, so why not make the most if it? With the holiday rush out of the way, January gives us the chance to truly enjoy all that winter has to offer. For the daredevils out there, hurtling down the side of a mountain at one of the area’s many ski resorts is the perfect way to experience the season. Or, slow things down with a peaceful hike at a snow-covered state park. No matter your preferred pace, January in NEPA has a little something for everyone.

Stay strong this month and keep your resolutions (or just try your best) with the help of local businesses. Become your most healthy self at a gym or fitness center. Spend wisely at a small shop or boutique. Maybe even adopt a new hobby or two.

For those that can’t handle the crisp weather, no worries. There are plenty of ways to have some winter fun while keeping warm. Check out live music and theatre at a cool local venue. Head to an indoor waterpark and pretend it’s June instead of January. Or observe the snowy scenery from the comfort of a cozy café or restaurant.

The start of a new year means the start of new adventures, and it can be hard to keep up! Stay up to date with our comprehensive NEPA events calendar. And if you need a guide, here’s a list of a few can’t miss January events.

January Events in NEPA

  • First Day Hikes

    January 1

    Trek into the New Year with First Day Hikes at Beltzville, Lackawanna and Nescopeck State Parks. Get some fresh air, take in the beautiful natural scenery and start the year off on the right foot.

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  • New Year's Day Brunch

    January 1

    There is no better way to start the year than with live music and bottomless mimosas. New Year’s Day Brunch at The Settlers Inn welcomes 2022 with good company and delicious food.

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  • Paupack Polar Plunge

    January 2

    Join 1st Klas Marina for the coolest start to 2022. Jump into freezing Lake Wallenpaupack for a good cause. The Paupack Polar Plunge benefits the Ledgedale and Tafton Dive/Rescue Teams.

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  • Winter Wonderland Limited

    January 2

    Hop aboard Honesdale’s famous Stourbridge Line for a majestic view of winter in the Northern Pocono Mountains. Make your way out of Honesdale along the scenic route toward Glen Eyre in heated, vintage train cars.

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  • Disney on Ice

    January 6-9

    Disney on Ice invites audiences to step “Into the Magic” at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Everyone’s favorite Disney and Pixar characters will perform musicals numbers and scenes from modern classics, inspiring kids to discover their inner hero.

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  • Friday Night Comedy at Wise Crackers

    January 7, 14 & 21

    Kick off your weekend with some laughs. Stop by Wise Crackers Comedy Club on Friday nights for some of the best comedic acts NEPA has to offer. This month features Brad Lowery, Joey Kola and Chris Roach.

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  • Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot

    January 7

    Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot bring their famous Billy Joel tribute to Penn’s Peak for a night full of entertainment. Featuring all of Joel’s biggest hits, this show is sure to have audiences singing along.

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  • Eagle Watch Bus Tours

    January 8 & 15

    Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a bird-watching trip like no other. This guided tour of the Upper Delaware region gives guests the opportunity to spot eagles in their natural habitat while learning more about the area and its wildlife.

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  • New "Beer" Resolution Dinner

    January 9

    Make a resolution to expand your palate in 2022. Wallenpaupack Brewing Company’s New “Beer” Resolution Dinner is a five-course meal complete with unique beer pairings. You might just find a new favorite.

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    January 12 & 13

    STOMP is musical theatre at its most innovative. By using everyday objects in song and dance, the show reinvents traditional performance. Head to the Scranton Cultural Center and prepare to be amazed.

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  • Dinosaur World Live

    January 14

    Explore an incredible, pre-historic world where dinosaurs roam free. Watch the life-like creatures come to life on the famed F.M. Kirby Center stage in Wilkes-Barre. Enjoy appearances by T-Rex, triceratops, stegosaurus and more.

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  • Finding Traction 5K Winter Series

    January 16

    Runners, take your marks. Blue Mountain Resort is offering its first ever Finding Traction 5K on the mountain’s east side. With prizes in multiple categories, racers of all experience levels are welcome.

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  • Winterfest at Iron Hart Brewing

    January 16

    Celebrate the joys of winter with Iron Hart Brewing. Live music, hearty foods and seasonal beers will leave guests feeling warm despite the cold outside.

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  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

    January 17

    Jason Isbell has made a name for himself as one of the most celebrated modern country songwriters. Along with the 400 Unit, Isbell will make his debut at the F.M. Kirby Center this month.

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  • The Mountaintop

    January 20-23 & 27-30

    History and art meet at The Mountaintop. This Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble production imagines the final night of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., giving audiences a glimpse into the man behind the legend.

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  • Us & Floyd: The Pink Floyd Experience

    January 22

    Pink Floyd fans rejoice—this is the closest you’ll get to experiencing the real deal. Us & Floyd is an acclaimed tribute band, performing the hits and the deep cuts with accuracy and admiration. Experience this expansive musical catalog at Mauch Chunk Opera House.

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  • Winter Wine Under the Waves

    January 22

    Make your way to the Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den in Scranton for an evening of enchanted fun for grown-ups. The event features wine and spirits from local wineries and distilleries paired with delights from local vendors.

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  • Curiosities: A Uniquely Different Craft Market

    January 29

    For all things strange, check out Curiosities: A Uniquely Different Craft Market. Hosted by Wyoming Valley Ghost Tours and held at the Scranton Cultural Center, this marketplace will feature 50 unique and unusual vendors.

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  • Clarks Summit Festival of Ice

    January 28, 29 & 30

    Stop by Clarks Summit during this popular, festive winter celebration and witness downtown transformed into an icy wonderland. Enjoy carriage rides, a parade, live entertainment, crafts and spectacular dining throughout town.

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  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

    All Month Long

    There is no better time to support the Pens at Mohegan Sun Arena than a cold January weekend. Catch the Penguins at one of their five home games this month.

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