Scranton Area Events
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First Friday, Downtown Scranton, December 6
Paintings, photography, sculpture, music, performance art…you never know what you’ll find at First Friday in Scranton. Support local artists and mingle with your Northeastern Pennsylvania neighbors, all in a casual atmosphere. Come to First Friday!
Holiday Open House, Lackawanna Historical Society, December 6
Free to the public. December 6 at 7 p.m. at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue. Wassail and sweet treats, stories and games will be part of this old-fashioned Christmas celebration. Brook Valley Farms will be on hand to offer horse-drawn carriage rides around the Downtown (small fee) and a special German toy exhibit will be on display. Call 570-344-3841 for more information or click here.
First Friday Exhibit, Scranton Cultural Center, December 6
American Artist and Scranton Native, Jack Puhl presents an Italian, icy, impressionistic exhibition: 'la neve.' For more information, click here.
County Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Courthouse Square, December 6
The official lighting of the Lackawanna County Christmas tree will be held on December 6, at 6 PM at the flag plaza on North Washington Avenue. The festive event will have something for everyone – refreshments, carols, candy canes and horse-drawn carriage rides throughout the heart of central city. The winners of Scranton Tomorrow’s Holiday Window Decorating Showcase will also be announced. Click here, for more information.
Santa Train-Christmas in a Small Town, Various Stops, December 7
The Santa Train is coming to town! The young and young at heart are invited to spend some time with Santa as he rolls into town on the Santa Train. At all five stops, everyone is welcome aboard to enjoy exciting, fun filled holiday activites. Santa's train is open to the public at no charge. Please note: This is not an excursion. For more information and for the complete schedule of stops, click here.
Jews Rock at Temple Hesed, Temple Hesed, December 8
Recently profiled in Time Magazine, Dan Nichols has performed his music at venues ranging from Masada to Limmud, B'nai Brith Youth, and Union for Reform Judaism national and internationl conventions. Dan Nichols will perform at Temple Hesed on Sunday, December 8 from 4-5 p.m.. The concert will be free and open to all. For more information, click here.
Holiday Light Show, Nay Aug Park, through December 30
Drive or walk through Nay Aug Park and enjoy the festive lights. Event is free, however, donations are appreciated. Jessee's place concessions will be open and there will be a horse and carriage ride available, weather permitting.
Sidewalk Surfing, Everhart Museum, through December 30
Exclusive to the Everhart Museum, Sidewalk Surfing highlights the creativity and community of skateboarders both in the United States and globally. For more information,