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Holiday Events in Scranton & Carrboro

Scranton, PA — Happy Holidays to my friends, customers and readers (and to those who are all three)! To help you celebrate the season locally, here’s a list of some exciting holiday happenings in Carrboro and Scranton.

Holiday Events in Scranton & Carrboro

Since there is no shortage of holiday events in Scranton and Carrboro this December, I listed larger-scale festivals and happenings that are open to the public and, mostly, free. Find them in order by date below, and, from all of us at The Better Sleep Store, have a wonderful holiday season!

Small Business Saturday

This isn’t just Carrboro/Scranton thing – it’s a celebration of locally-owned businesses and shops across the country. On November 28, 2015, many small businesses in our town will be participating in this popular celebration with deals and promotions, so make a day of Christmas shopping in your favorite stores.

Elf Fair

On December 5, 2015 from 11 am-5 pm, the ArtsCenter in Carrboro will feature over 30 local artists offering unique, affordable items for all ages. Children can enjoy the kids’ zone with hands-on art projects and classic holiday films.

Address: 300-G E Main Street, Carrboro

Holiday Shoppe & Craft Show

On December 5, 2015, from 9 am-4 pm, partake in one-stop shopping with 65 talented artisans and crafters from throughout the state. A wide variety of unique, handmade gifts and specialty items, Christmas music, a bake sale and a delicious hot lunch are all part of this event.

Address: 940 Carmichael Street, Scranton

Holly Jolly Jog

On December 6, 2015, from 4-9 pm, participate in the Holly Jolly Jog. Activities will include a one mile dash, a 5K fun run and more including an auction, tree lighting, music and food. All proceeds from the event will go to the Fill Your Bucket List Foundation to help grant life-changing wishes to patients.

Address: 400 Market Street, Scranton

Town Hall Tree Lighting

On December 11, 2015, from 6-9 pm. attend the Town of Carrboro tree lighting at Town Hall. There will be carolers and other festivities before the Second Friday Artwalk that evening.

Address: 301 W Main Street, Carrboro

Holiday Parade

Watch the Scranton-Carrboro Holiday Parade in Carrboro on December 12, 2015 from 10 am-12 pm. There will be free parking and many places to watch the parade, with area businesses open to warm up, eat, drink and get some holiday shopping done! The parade begins at the post office on Franklin Street.

Winter Movie

On December 18, 2015 from 6:30-8 pm., enjoy a free screening of Happy Feet (PG) and popcorn with friends and family at the Scranton Community Center. Bring a pillow or blanket. Chairs and bleachers available.

Address: 120 South Estes Drive, Scranton

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