WILKES-BARRE, PA — The City of Wilkes-Barre has announced plans for this year’s annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The city will kick off the holiday season on Nov. 22 with a full day of downtown events, concluding with the arrival of Santa in the annual parade, followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree on Public Square.
“The City of Wilkes-Barre’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting ceremony is the perfect way to bring the holiday season to life in downtown Wilkes-Barre,” Mayor Thomas M. Leighton said in a news release. “We are thrilled to offer many free family friendly activities for the young and young-at-heart to enjoy throughout the day.”
Festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m. with storytelling by Mrs. Claus at Barnes & Noble on South Main Street.
Scranton will roll out the red carpet to welcome the new year.
First Night Scranton will once again keep the city’s downtown abuzz on New Year’s Eve with live music, family-friendly activities and fireworks, and this time it will do so with Hollywood-style flair.
“It’s our 15th anniversary, so I thought, well, you know what? We’ve got to do something big,” said Paige Balitski, one of the event organizers. “What’s bigger than Hollywood? It’s fun. You can play off of movie stars and films.”
The different activities taking place throughout the night will touch on the Hollywood theme, with musicians set to perform movie themes and love songs and other activities drawing inspiration from films. Costumed characters from popular movies will greet guests, for instance, Ms. Baltiski said.
POTTSTOWN, PA — In addition to the Halloween-themed Temple of Terror, Halloween Parade and Monster Dash 5K, another crucial element of the borough’s growing October-long slate of activities is the resurrection of Riverfest.
Scheduled this year for Oct. 12, from noon to 6 p.m. along the Schuylkill River and from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown Pottstown, the list of things to do during this special day is truly dizzying.
Cedarville United Methodist Church
1092 Laurelwood Road • Pottstown,PA
www.cedarvilleumc.org • 610-326-4173
FREE Community Fun Fair
Saturday, May 5th (Rain Date May 6th) 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
EVERYTHING Is Free of Charge – A Gift From Our Family To Yours
Bring The Children Out To Enjoy:
Bubbly Boo The Clown with Skooter the Juggler
Children’s Story Time
Games & Prizes
Hot Dogs & Drinks
Door Prizes awarded every ½ hr and include donations by
Boneyard Joe’s, Coventry Café, The Milkman Lunch Shoppe and High Street Yoga.
Less than 1 mile from Coventry Mall
West from all to Left @ Light (Laurelwood Rd.) to Church on Left
Rt. 422 to Rt. 100 West (right) @ Cedarville Rd. Light, ½ mile to Church on Right
If you love Christmas, and all things associated with it, the place to be tomorrow is Wilkes-Barre. Saturday, November 19th is the Wilkes-Barre Christmas parade plus a fun-filled day of holiday activities in the city. The best part of all is that it is FREE!
The fun starts at 10am with the showing of A Christmas Story at Movies 14, downtown. If you bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots, you get in FREE!
From noon until 1pm, you can enjoy a free Christmas concert by the King’s College Cantores Christi Regis Singers in the lobby of the Ramada, also downtown.
At 1:30pm there is a concert at the F.M. Kirby Center. The YOUniveristy Suzuki Strings will be playing in the lobby. Come out and show your support for these young people!
At 2:00pm there is a Christmas Carol sing-a-long on Public Square.
From 2:00pm until 6pm there will be holiday face painting on Public Square. That will cost you $5.00 per face :)
At 3:15pm the main event begins. The Christmas Parade featuring Santa, floats, music and tons of fun begins at South and S. Main Street. There are four divisions this year.
Immediately after the parade, there will be a tree lighting ceremony on Public Square. There will be photos with Santa for $5.00 to benefit Valley Santa, courtesy of Boscov’s. There will also be complimentary (free) hot chocolate from the Salvation Army and the Wilkes-Barre Lion’s Club.
The Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association sponsored a window decorating contest this year (Window Wonderland) and over 40 businesses have decorated their windows to add even more holiday spirit to this year’s event!
It’s Christmas time in the city!