Scranton Area Events

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The Office of Community Relations is pleased to provide information on downtown and area community events.  Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with Scranton happenings.  

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Annual Holiday Fair, DeNaples Ballroom, December 4

Come do all of your holiday shopping at the annual Holiday Vendor Fair on Thursday, December 4 in the DeNaples Center McIlhenny Ballroom. Choose from a wide selection of items, such as: kitchenware and entertaining accessories, repurposed book purses, handmade greeting cards, sterling silver jewelry, hand-crafted gift items, Vera Bradley, high-quality toys, books, games and so much more! 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

First Friday and County Tree Lighting Ceremony, Downtown Scranton, December 5

Friday evening at 5 pm as part of downtown’s 1st Friday Art Walk.  Courthouse Square will be transformed into a winter wonderland with a tree lighting taking place at 6 pm.  

Holiday on the Square, Courthouse Square, December 5-6

Holiday on the Square will be taking place on Dec 5th and 6th on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in Downtown Scranton.  Scranton’s first outdoor winter market will feature the area’s finest artists, vendors, music and activities.  Bundle up;  kick off is at 5pm Friday evening as part of downtown’s 1st Friday Art Walk.  Courthouse Square will be transformed into a winter wonderland with a tree lighting taking place at 6pm.  Saturday, we’re on the map along with downtown Scranton shops and restaurants, creating a unique walkable holiday shopping experience.

Student Shop Hop, Dec. 5-6, throughout downtown Scranton

This Friday and Saturday, students can take a much-deserved study break to walk around downtown Scranton and do some holiday shopping for friends and family! They will receive 15% off or a special student discount at select downtown shops and Holiday on the Square vendors!  Check out www.scranton.edu/shoplocal​ for participating businesses and specific offers.

Window Decortating Showcase, Downtown Scranton, Through January 3

Scranton Tomorrow's Annual Downtown Scranton Holiday Window Decorating Showcase at participating downtown Scranton shops.  November 29-January 2.

Holiday Light Show, Nay Aug Park, Through Jan. 2

Come drive through beautiful Nay Aug Park's Holiday Light Show. 5 - 9 p.m. nightly. Bring your family for this free event. Donations accepted. Horse and wagon rides dependent upon weather. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Please contact the Parks Office for more information at 570-348-4186.

Festival of Trees, Electic City Trolley Museum, Dec. 12-Jan. 2

The annual Festival of Trees showcases our community’s goodwill, creativity and holiday spirit.  Trees will be on display through Friday, January 2 during regular museum hours.

Sacred Symbols in Sequins, Everhart Museum, through December 29

Sacred Symbols in Sequins offers a view of magnificent works of art made by skilled Hatian flag makers, which form remarkable mosaics of religious imagery by combining and juxtaposing symbols of Europe and the Americas with those brought from Africa centruies ago by captive slaves.  For more information, visit the website.

Haiti De/Constructed: Community Art at the Everhart, Everhart Museum, through December 29

Haiti De/Constructed is a community art exhibit featuring creative interpretations of Haitian architecture by area students during Summer 2014’s Arts Alive! program. These artworks focus on the geometric and colorful shapes and buildings found in Port-au-Prince, the capital city of the island nation of Haiti. For more information, visit the website.

Questions? Contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or community@scranton.edu.