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Christmas Events In and Around Scranton, PA 2017

Family Fun in December with Holiday Events in Lackawanna County 

Halloween has passed, and now Thanksgiving too. Having finally entered December, Christmas time is here! It’s time to decorate the tree, start drinking hot cocoa and eggnog, and get your Christmas shopping done. For those in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and around Lackawanna County, we here at Kelly Mazda have found some great ways to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season near you!

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A Christmas Carol 

Presented by the Clocktower Theater Company, a must-see holiday tradition finds its way to Scranton, Pennsylvania. Come see the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge in his magical tale of change and redemption through the spirits of Christmas. 

Christmas Concert 

Take a short ride up to South Abington Township for a musical celebration of Christmas! Presented by the Department of Music, enjoy a festival of music by choir, soloists, bands, and an orchestra. At times, the audience will be welcome to sing-a-long to Christmas carol classics. 

Festival of Trees 

Back again for another year, the Festival of Trees celebrates the Roaring 1920’s for the 2017 holiday season. Come celebrate a time period nearly a century in the past with a quick drive to Steamtown. 

Tiny ornamental Santa on a tabletop with a gold background

A decorated Christmas tree at home in front of a fireplace

Holiday Light Spectacular 

At Nay Aug Park, beginning at the end of November and running all through December and up to January 2nd, the Holiday Light Spectacular is back! Take a relaxing drive through this annual holiday display that’s a free treat and a warm tradition.

The Nutcracker 

At Marywood University, come enjoy this celebration of the historic Nutcracker performance. Tickets are free, but seats are limited, so make sure to arrive ahead of time to secure your spot! 

Poinsettia & Wreath Sale 

From the Greenhouse Project, find the perfect Christmas decorations! All fresh and locally grown, poinsettias come in red, white, or pink, and wreaths will be available in a variety of sizes and decorations.

A bunch of cut-out Christmas cookies and cinnamon

Gloved hands wrapped around a mug of hot cocoa

Santa on the Trolley 

Take a fun trolley ride with Santa. On a trip presented by the Electric City Trolley Museum, this hour-long ride will go to Montage Mountain through tunnels, near Step Falls, and by traveling on the Laurel Line track. 

The Santa Parade 

Come watch the festivities or volunteer to participate in Scranton’s annual Santa Parade! Marching bands, floats, and balloons will all be present at this festive Christmas parade for the holidays!


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Have a Very Merry Christmas! 

We wish you a Happy Holidays and a wonderful winter season. Make sure to stay warm and have plenty of great moments with friends and family! You can find more information about local events, as well as automotive needs and Mazda vehicles, here at Kelly Mazda. Check out our blog and make sure to give us a call!