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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 11.20.20

Get into Holiday Mode this Weekend with a Little Shopping, Some Champagne and a Show.

First up, Thanksgiving. Let the kids get in on the festive fun on Saturday morning at the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum’s popular Turkey Day. Stock up at the Cooperage Project in Honesdale on Saturday afternoon during their Main Street Farmers Market. Then, make time for a little wine on Saturday or Sunday at Silver Birches in Hawley as they host their popular Wally Wine Fest.

Set your sights on Christmas all weekend at Festival of Lights on the gorgeous grounds at Stone Hedge Golf Course in Tunkhannock. Squeeze in one last show on Friday or Saturday at the Cricle Drive-In as the Ballet Theatre of Scranton presents their annual rendition of The Nutcracker. On Saturday or Sunday, get to the Shawnee Inn for some wild murder mystery dinner theater.

Gear up for a weekend of holiday shopping at a pair of pop-up markets on Saturday and Sunday. First, stop by Wilkes-Barre’s Wyoming Valley Mall for their Fall into the Holidays Craft Market. Then, pick up on serious Christmas vibes at the Waverly Community House during The Artisans’ Outdoor Marketplace. And, on Sunday, treat yourself to a Champagne Brunch at the Settlers Inn in Hawley.

If you’re looking to truly get into the spirit of the season, volunteer a little time and muscle on Saturday morning to help Light Up Downtown Pittston.

Bonus (non-weekend event) – Get out and support local restaurants, enjoy a delicious meal and help the next generation of culinary creatives at Rally for Restaurants. Local chefs and students team up to present an evening of refined, elegant dining at Lackawanna College on Tuesday, November 24.

Mark Your Calendars For:

  • Festival of Lights

    Thursday, November 20 Through December

    Get a jumpstart on Christmas at this widely popular, drive-thru holiday lights display at Stone Hedge Golf Course in Tunkhannock. Enjoy 2.5 miles of dazzling holiday light arrangements, fire pits and a vendor marketplace.

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  • The Nutcracker

    Friday, November 20 & Saturday, November 21 at 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.

    Head to Dickson City’s Circle Drive-In to catch the Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s annual performance of this beloved holiday classic from the comfort of your car. Admission for the event is free. The first 300 cars will be admitted.

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  • Light Up Downtown Pittston

    Saturday, November 21 at 9 a.m.

    Bundle up and make your way to Downtown Pittston to help the city decorate for the holiday season. Jolly volunteers will be needed to hang wreaths and festive banners on downtown lamp posts. Individuals and volunteer groups welcome.

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  • Turkey Day

    Saturday, November 21 at 10 a.m.

    Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. They’re hosting an entire day of turkey-themed crafts and games. They’ll also have real-life turkeys to meet and greet.

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  • The Artisans’ Outdoor Marketplace

    Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22 at 10 a.m.

    Capture the spirit of the season at this holiday marketplace located outside the Waverly Community House. Peruse creations from a wide variety of artisans and vendors, sip on hot cocoa and listen to delightful holiday music.

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  • Main Street Farmers Market

    Saturday, November 21 at 11 a.m.

    Stock up on farm-fresh delights from local farms at this open-air market hosted by The Cooperage Project in Honesdale. In case of inclement weather, the market will move indoors with capacity restrictions.

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  • Fall into the Holidays Craft Market

    Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22

    Get a jump on that holiday wish list at this craft vendor market at The Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre. The two-day event features over 50 vendors offering a wide variety of handmade, local crafts and so much more.

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  • Wally Wine Fest

    Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22 at 12 p.m.

    Stop by The Waterfront at Silver Birches in Hawley for this popular lake region festival. Enjoy a two-hour tasting session featuring three Sommelier-selected wines and four small plate tasting courses.

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  • The Punch Bowl Bumpoff – Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

    Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22 at 5 p.m.

    Reserve a table for this raucous comedy of errors, murder and mystery at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on the Delaware. Tickets include the show and a delicious, four-course dinner in the spacious ballroom.

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  • Champagne Brunch

    Sunday, November 22 at 11 a.m.

    Get your brunch squad together and pop some corks at The Settlers Inn. The popular Hawley restaurant will feature tasting flights of three exquisite French champagnes, a prix fixe menu and live music.

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  • Rally for Restaurants

    Tuesday, November 24 at 5 p.m.

    Support local restaurants at this innovative, outdoor dining experience at Lackawanna College in Scranton. Local chefs team up with the college’s culinary students to present four elegant dining opportunities.

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