A Weekend Full of Live Shows, Festive Parades, and More
Get ready to celebrate the spirit of the season with parades, pop-up bars, live events, and much more. If you’re looking for more than what’s in this weekend guide, head over to our local events calendar with 85+ awesome activities.
There’s no shortage of seasonal fun happening across NEPA, so take a look below and get to planning that awesome weekend.
Mark Your Calendars For:
Friday, November 17 – 19 at 4 p.m.
Blitzen is back as one of Scranton’s favorite holiday pop-up bars, so don’t miss their opening weekend. This festive experience brings you winter cocktails and the story of Santa’s least favorite reindeer at 409 Adams Ave.
Blitzen runs every Thursday through Sunday until December 23.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Friday, November 17 – Sunday, November 19 (various show times)
Spend an ominous evening being transported to the cold streets of Victorian London with this thrilling production of the dark Sondheim classic by the students at Scranton Preparatory School in Scranton.
Truffle Wine Dinner
Friday, November 17 at 7 p.m.
Explore an elegant Italian dinner menu at The Settlers Inn in Hawley featuring gorgeous dishes inspired by Urbani Truffles and Pio Cesare Wines. The evening’s pairings will be prepared by James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Kevin Gaudreau of Beech Restaurant in Jamestown, RI.
The Santa Parade
Saturday, November 18 at 9 a.m.
The Santa Parade in Scranton is a tradition to usher in the holiday season each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The parade’s route starts at the intersection between Franklin Ave. and Biden St.
Fall Indoor Yard Sale
Saturday, November 18 at 10 a.m.
For all the thrifters and consignment-lovers, there will be lots to see and buy at the Ladore PARC Pavilion in Waymart. Head on over anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to see the abundance of vendors.
Saturday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m.
Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Dalton is hosting a cider tour of their farm land. Sip cider, snuggle goats, and enjoy the beautiful foliage. Bring treats like apples or leftover Halloween pumpkins to give to the animals, while you enjoy some cider and beautiful autumn foliage.
Wilkes-Barre’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 18 at 3 p.m.
Kick off the holiday season in Downtown Wilkes-Barre at the popular annual Christmas Parade. Enjoy exciting floats, marching bands, live music, vendors and finish it all off by stopping on Public Square for the Tree Lighting and maybe a Santa spotting.
WVIA Pizza Party
Sunday, November 19 at 5 p.m.
You don’t want to miss this pizza-themed event in Pittston that’s sure to stir up some nostalgia, teach you tips and tricks from the pros, and sample pies from some of the region’s best pizzerias.
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