Get a Preview of the Holidays with Bright Lights and Seasonal Marketplaces
With darkness falling earlier, embrace the season with events that light up the night. Pile in the car as Stone Hedge Golf Course opens their dazzling Festival of Lights drive-thru light show. Experience nature after dark with a Full Moon Hike at Salt Springs State Park. Then make your way to Downtown Wilkes-Barre to catch the annual Christmas Parade before illuminating Public Square at the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Speaking of holidays, get a head start on the festivities. Celebrate Friendsgiving at Mountain View Vineyard by sampling classic Turkey Day dishes paired with delicious wines. Check a few names off your gift list at NEPA CraftWorks’ Fall Into The Holidays Handmade Market at the Wyoming Valley Mall. Or, literally Catch the Holiday Spirit at Rohrbach’s holiday marketplace.
As always, there is plenty of live entertainment in NEPA this weekend. Head to the Mohegan Sun Arena for two nights of incredible talent. Bluegrass superstar Billy Strings takes to the stage on Friday, then the Trans-Siberian Orchestra celebrates 25 Years of Christmas Eve and Other Stories on Sunday.
Don’t miss a once in a lifetime performance by Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense at Mauch Chunk Opera House. End the weekend by spending a night with some of musical theatre’s biggest stars as Broadway Returns to the Stroudsmoor.
Mark Your Calendars For:
Catch the Holiday Spirit
Saturday, November 20 at 10 a.m.
Prepare for the holiday rush with the help of Rohrbach’s Farm Market. Catch the Holiday Spirit is the place to find essentials for party-hosting and gift-giving. From gift baskets to recipes to sample, this marketplace has it all.
Fall Into The Holidays Handmade Market
Saturday, November 20 & Sunday, November 21 at 10 a.m.
Get a head start on your gift buying at the Fall Into The Holidays Handmade Market. NEPA CraftWorks is bringing their market of local artisans and vendors to the Wyoming Valley Mall. Support small business and shop local this holiday season.
Wilkes-Barre Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 20 at 3 p.m.
Kick off the holiday season with the City of Wilkes-Barre’s Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting. Grab a hot chocolate and hit Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square for the best views of this festive event.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour
Sunday, November 21 at 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Jam out with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra as they celebrate 25 Years of Christmas Eve and Other Stories at the Mohegan Sun Arena. This Christmas staple is sure to get you in the spirit with unique renditions of holiday classics.
Broadway Returns to the Stroudsmoor
Sunday, November 21 at 4 p.m.
Don’t miss this musical revue performed exclusively at the Pocono Center for the Arts. That’s right, Broadway is coming back to The Stroudsmoor Country Inn. The show will feature Broadway stars performing classic and contemporary musical theatre hits.
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