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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 01.01.21

Open the New Year with a Brisk Winter Hike and One Last Look at Those Awesome Holiday Lights

Welcome 2021 with a little wintry fun on Friday during the Evergreen Trail Hike at Ricketts Glen. Stay bundled up for a stunning twilight stroll along the Delaware River at Shawnee Inn’s popular Christmas Light Walk. Then, stop in Downtown Scranton for a little shopping, some takeout and their ultra-festive Holiday Window Showcase.

This weekend is your last chance to catch all the fascinating holiday lights displays throughout NEPA. Start with a visit to a pair of outrageously decorated houses. Scranton’s South Side features the famous Christmas Lights House. From there, make your way to the equally adorable Peckville Christmas House.

You also have one last opportunity to visit some of the season’s most beloved drive-thru holiday displays. Stop by Knoebels for their crowd-pleasing Joy Through the Grove experience. Make your way to Marywood University for the incredible Light Up Campus display. And then, enjoy the popular Holiday Lights Spectacular at Scranton’s Nay Aug Park.

If you just don’t feel like leaving the house, you can always check out the Virtual Holly Trail as it takes you into some of Pottsville’s most historic and most beautifully decorated homes.

Mark Your Calendars For:

  • Evergreen Trail Walk

    Friday, January 1 at 10 a.m.

    Start the new year on the right foot by enjoying an easy, 1-mile hike along Kitchen Creek and Adams Falls at Ricketts Glen State Park. The guided hike will feature plenty of opportunities for winter bird watching.

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  • Christmas Light Walk

    Friday, January 1 through Sunday, January 3 at 5 p.m.

    Head down to the iconic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort to get one last look at their festive holiday lights displays along the scenic Delaware River. The walk also features campfires and a “Pop-Up” to-go bar.

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  • Holiday Window Showcase

    Friday, January 1

    Stroll through Downtown Scranton to catch one last glimpse of the meticulously decorated storefront windows. The showcase features festive window displays at over 50 local, small businesses.

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  • Virtual Holly Trail

    Friday, January 1 through Sunday, January 3

    Take a sneak peek inside some of Pottsville’s most historic and most elaborately decorated homes. The virtual experience features festively decorated homes and nonprofits including the Yuengling Mansion and the Pottsville Library.

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  • Christmas Lights House

    Daily Through January 1 at 5 p.m.

    Stroll through this winter wonderland on Scranton’s South Side. Marvel at window scenes, Christmas trees, the Peanuts Gang and so much more.

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  • Peckville Christmas House Lights Display

    Daily Through January 7 at 5 p.m.

    Brothers illuminate Peckville with their dueling Christmas lights displays. See it from the car or park and walk through on the lighted trail.

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  • Holiday Lights Spectacular at Nay Aug Park

    Daily Through January 7 at 5 p.m.

    Enjoy stunning light displays at this festive holiday tradition at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. Drive through a true holiday wonderland of twinkling lights and moving displays.

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  • 2nd Annual Light Up Campus at Marywood University

    Daily through January 10 at 4:30 p.m.

    Gather up the kids and take a drive through Marywood University’s Christmas display. Tune in to the college’s radio station at 91.7 for non-stop holiday tunes. This event is free and open to the public.

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  • Joy Through the Grove

    Daily through January 3 at 5:30 p.m.

    Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg is flipping the switch on their first-ever drive-through Christmas light display. Over 400 light-up pieces will turn the park and campground into a winter wonderland.

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