New health and safety guidelines may affect local businesses/events. We advise you to confirm directly with businesses/events prior to visiting.

NEPA Forecast clear sky 59°F

Menu

Events , Weekend Round-Ups ,

NEPA Weekend Round-Up 12.18.20

Keep the Spirit of the Season Kicking with Drive-Thru Light Displays and Virtual Holiday Events

Load up the car and don’t miss your chance all weekend to see a long-standing NEPA tradition at the Berwick Christmas Boulevard. Enjoy a little holiday nostalgia during the Endless Mountains Christmas. Make your way to the Scranton YMCA on Saturday for their festive drive-thru holiday event. Then, stroll through the beautiful grounds at Sugarloaf Golf Club’s walk-through Light the Night event.

Stay cozy at home and tune in for some virtual holiday fun. On Saturday, gather the whole family for some wild, interactive magic with the famed Justin Willman. Catch the Scranton Civic Ballet’s traditional rendition of The Nutcracker on WVIA TV on Sunday.

Keep the holiday spirit alive all weekend long at various drive-thru lights displays. Stone Hedge Golf Course in Tunkhannock illuminates the Endless Mountains with their Festival of Lights. The world-famous Knoebels Amusement Resort celebrates the season with their first annual Joy Through the Grove holiday lights extravaganza.

Swing by Scranton’s Nay Aug Park for their annual Holiday Lights Spectacular. Look for the Santa’s sleigh among the Forest of Lights at Tall Pines Players Club in Friendsville. Then, tune in to some classic Christmas music and make your way through Marywood University’s popular Light Up Campus display.

Mark Your Calendars For:

  • An Endless Mountains Christmas

    Weekends through New Year’s

    Experience the spirit of the season all month long in NEPA’s Endless Mountains region. Treat yourself to a truly nostalgic holiday season with stunning lights displays, small town shopping, tree farms and tons of rural charm.

    Learn More >

  • Berwick Christmas Boulevard

    Daily through December 31 at 6 p.m.

    Enjoy a spectacular Christmas tradition that spans over 70 years at this festive celebration on Market Street in Berwick. Take in the holiday lights, trees, costumed characters, hot chocolate and more.

    Learn More >

  • Christmas Drive-Thru Event

    Saturday, December 19 at 1 p.m.

    Hop in the car and head out to the Scranton YMCA in Dunmore for this festive holiday drive-thru event featuring an appearance from Santa, other special guests and plenty of Christmas music.

    Learn More >

  • Magic for Humans at Home with Justin Willman

    Saturday, December 19 at 6 p.m.

    Settle in for an incredible evening of virtual magic and fun for the whole family with superstar magician, Justin Willman. Viewers can expect to interact with the magician throughout the collaborative, virtual experience.

    Learn More >

  • The Nutcracker

    Sunday, December 20 at 6 p.m.

    It wouldn’t be a NEPA Christmas without this beloved tradition. The Scranton Civic Ballet Company has teamed up with WVIA TV to present the professionally-produced holiday classic on the local television station for free.

    Learn More >

  • Festival of Lights

    Daily through December 31 at 5 p.m.

    The Festival of Lights at Stone Hedge Golf Course in Tunkhannock is nothing short of Christmas magic. This massive drive-through light display is about 2.5 miles long. Snap some pictures in the photo op area or warm up at the socially distanced s’mores pits.

    Learn More >

  • Joy Through the Grove

    Daily through January 3 at 5:30 p.m.

    Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg is flipping the switch on their first-ever drive-through Christmas light display. Over 400 light-up pieces will turn the park and campground into a winter wonderland.

    Learn More >

  • Holiday Lights Spectacular at Nay Aug Park

    Daily through January 7 at 5 p.m.

    Drive through Scranton’s Nay Aug Park for a stunning show of over 100 light displays. Visits from Santa, socially distanced hayrides and horse-drawn carriage rides will also be available on select dates. This event is free, although donations are accepted.

    Learn More >

  • 2nd Annual Light Up Campus

    Daily through January 10 at 4:30 p.m.

    Gather up the kids and take a drive through Marywood University’s Christmas display. Tune in to the college’s radio station at 91.7 for non-stop holiday tunes. This event is free and open to the public.

    Learn More >

  • Tall Pines Forest of Lights

    Wednesdays – Sundays through December at 5 p.m.

    Tall Pines Players Club in Friendsville has decked out the entire golf course for the holiday season. This drive-through display features over a mile of colorful lights and stunning winter scenes.

    Learn More >

  • Light the Night at Sugarloaf

    Weekends through December at 5 p.m.

    Get in the holly jolly spirit at Sugarloaf Golf Club. Their first-ever walk-through holiday light display will make you feel like you’re in the North Pole. Stick around for seasonal food and drinks, s’mores and other family activities.

    Learn More >

Related Articles & Stories

View All Weekend Round-Ups

Find Your Next NEPA Adventure

View All Things to Do