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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 12.03.21

NEPA Keeps Things Festive with Local Markets, Holiday Celebrations and Much More Seasonal Fun

The holiday season is in full swing and NEPA is bringing on the festivities. Spread some holiday cheer by making a donation to Toys for Tots Open Skate and hitting the ice at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Catch an award-winning Broadway show right in your backyard as Waitress makes a stop at the Scranton Cultural Center. And if you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift, swing by one (or a few) of the area’s many holiday markets.

It might not get you on the nice list, but you’ll definitely have a rockin’ time at George Thorogood’s Good to Be Bad Tour at Penn’s Peak. Experience the darker side of the holiday season at Black Forest Krampusnacht, the first festival of its kind at Jim Thorpe’s Kemmerer Park. Then, laugh until it hurts with comedian Sebastian Maniscalco at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

There is no shortage of seasonal celebrations this month. Head to Eckley Miners’ Village for the Eckley Christmas Experience, an old-fashioned Christmas festival complete with carolers and a visit from St. Nick. Visit downtown Pittston for La Festa Natale, combining Italian heritage and holiday joy. Celebrate the holidays in the Endless Mountains with Christmas in Montrose. And join the JCC of Scranton for great food, live music and community tradition at the Steven Bruce Arenberg Memorial Chanukah Street Festival.

Finally, prepare to be merry at Kris Kringle Fest. The West End Fairgrounds will be decked out in holiday style all weekend long with local vendors and a new light display.

Mark Your Calendars For:

  • Toys for Tots Open Skate

    Thursday, December 2 at 6 p.m.

    Hit the ice for a good cause at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. This is the one day a year that they open up the rink for public skating. Just bring a new, unwrapped toy or make a $5 donation to Toys for Tots to join.

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  • Waitress

    Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. / Friday, December 3 at 8 p.m. / Saturday, December 4 at 2 & 8 p.m. / Sunday, December 5 at 1 p.m.

    A little slice of Broadway is coming to the Scranton Cultural Center. This hilarious and heartwarming musical follows the story of Jenna, a waitress and pie baker looking for a change in life (and a little romance too).

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  • George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Good to Be Bad Tour

    Thursday, December 2 at 8 p.m.

    George Thorogood will rock the night away at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. This concert is part of the legendary band’s 45th anniversary tour.

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  • Christmas in Montrose

    Friday, December 3 at 9 a.m. / Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 a.m. / Sunday, December 5 at 1 p.m.

    The charming town of Montrose is hosting a whole weekend of craft fairs, family activities and so much more. The festival also includes a 5K run, horse and carriage rides, photos with Santa and a farmers’ market.

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  • Kris Kringle Fest & West End Festival of Lights

    Friday, December 3 at 4 p.m. / Saturday, December 4 & Sunday, December 5 at 2 p.m.

    The West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert will be very merry with West End Festival of Lights, a walk-through light display, and Kris Kringle Fest featuring photo ops, visits from Santa, craft vendors and more. This outdoor festival will also have live music and bonfires.

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  • Holiday Markets

    All Month Long

    Wrap up your holiday shopping (and support small businesses while you’re at it) at NEPA’s artisan markets and craft fairs. From handmade soaps and jewelry to gourmet snacks and local wine, you’ll find tons of one-of-a-kind-gifts to put under the tree.

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  • Black Forest Krampusnacht

    Saturday, December 4 at 11 a.m.

    Visit Kemmerer Park in Jim Thorpe for the first-ever Krampus Festival (just make sure you were good this year…or else). The celebration includes a beer garden, live polka band, local vendors, food and activities for the kids. The night closes with the “Running of the Krampus” ceremony.

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  • Eckley Christmas Experience

    Saturday, December 4 & Sunday, December 5 at 12 p.m.

    Celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way at Eckley Miners’ Village in Weatherly. Listen to the carolers, visit with St. Nick and learn about NEPA’s rich history. They’ll also have basket raffles, kids’ activities, craft vendors and food.

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  • La Festa Natale Pittston

    Saturday, December 4 at 12 p.m.

    The city of Pittston is getting very merry with a whole day of festivities. There will be events throughout downtown, including a tree lighting, a toy truck parade, visits with Santa, music and a holiday market at the Pittston Memorial Library.

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  • Chanukah Street Festival

    Sunday, December 5 at 1 p.m.

    The JCC of Scranton is hosting the Steven Bruce Arenberg Memorial Chanukah Street Festival, a free celebration for the whole family. The entire community is invited for music, food, children’s activities and so much more.

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  • Sebastian Maniscalco

    Sunday, December 5 at 7 p.m.

    Take a break from the holiday rush and treat yourself to a good laugh. Stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is coming to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre as part of his Nobody Does This Tour.

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