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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Student RUSH Tickets for the Scranton Cultural Center’s “Some Enchanted Evening” Sat., November 15!

Join the Scranton Cultural Center for a celebration of the arts and music as they present “Some Enchanted Evening,” a spectacular concert featuring the best of Broadway and the Met. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and will span the musical spectrum, featuring songs from such musical greats as "Guys and Dolls," "South Pacific" and "Phantom of the Opera," to operatic classics like "Pirates of Penzance," "Carmen," "Rigoletto," and many more. Chris DiMattio will serve as guest host for the concert, which will feature four world-renowned soloists as well as NYC's Rockland Camerata, the Delaware Valley Choral Society and the Festival Symphony. Matt Rupcich will serve as conductor. Student tickets for $10 are available at the door with a valid student ID. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit:

5th Annual Geisinger Turkey Trot, Nay Aug Park, November 22

Lace up your running shoes for the 5th Annual Geisinger Turkey Trot, 5K Walk and Fun Run.  Saturday, November 22 @ 9 a.m.  Register online by November 18.  Day of race registration begins at 7:30 a.m.  Proceeds benefit the Janet Weis Children's Hospital.  For more information, view the flyer.

22nd Annual Santa Parade, Downtown Scranton, November 22

The 22nd Annual Santa Parade will take place on Saturday, Novembe 22, 2014 in Downtown Scranton!  This year's Grand Marshall is Paralympian Stephanie Jallen!  For more information, visit the website!

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, Steamtown National Historic Site, November 27

The Holiday Train will visit northeastern Pennsylvania on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27 from 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.; visitors are strongly encouraged to arrive at least 15-30 minutes early.  The train will depart Scranton for Binghamton, New York on the former Lackawanna Railroad’s mainline, and is expecting to cross the historic Tunkhannock Viaduct between 6:30 – 6:45 p.m.  Normally closed on Thanksgiving Day, the park will be open to visitation only from 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the website.

Window Decortating Showcase, Downtown Scranton, November 29-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, November 28-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.

Holiday Marketplace, Scranton Cultural Center, November 30

A Buy Local Holiday Market, The Sunday after Thanksgiving. Featuring local businesses, artists, crafters, designers & wineries. With free tastings, music, and gift wrapping. Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre, Scranton Cultural Center. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information, visit the website.

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.

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