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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 11.19.21

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:

  • Festival of Lights

    Beginning November 19

    Delight in Stone Hedge Golf Course’s dazzling Festival of Lights. Beginning November 19th, round up the family any night of the week for a beautiful light show from the comfort of you car. Don’t forget to check out the vendor marketplace after.

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  • Full Moon Hike

    Friday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.

    Explore Salt Springs State Park after dark. This family-friendly hike under the full moon will be followed by a campfire. All you need to bring is a flashlight, snacks to share and your spirit of adventure.

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  • Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

    Friday, November 19 at 7 p.m.

    Try samples of everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving foods paired perfectly with delicious wines from Mountain View Vineyard. This event is the perfect excuse for a Friendsgiving celebration.

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  • Billy Strings

    Friday, November 19 at 8:30 p.m.

    Catch Grammy-winning bluegrass virtuoso Billy Strings at Mohegan Sun Arena. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the  genre’s modern superstars live on stage.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Show

    Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m.

    Burn down the house with the acclaimed Talking Heads tribute Start Making Sense at Mauch Chunk Opera House. Step back in time and experience the iconic Start Making Sense performance as if you were really there.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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