When our blue sky turns to white and the first snowflake touches the tip of your nose, you know the winter season has hit Northeastern Pennsylvania. Cold hands throw that first snowball and warm hearts cozy up with loved ones as the anticipation builds for all that our winter season offers.
On that first powder day grab your friends, grab your board, and shred! Or strap on your skis and tackle that downhill you’ve had your eye on. Our area’s mountains offer everything from bunny hills to expert courses, so bring the whole family. When you’re ready for a break, kick your feet up in the lodge, enjoy a cup of cocoa, or a craft brew and warm-up beside the fireplace.
Holiday cheer surrounds our region, from downtown storefront decorations to the Nay Aug Park Holiday Light Spectacular, a holiday tradition! Families line the streets of downtown Scranton trying to catch a glimpse of the big guy during our annual Santa Parade. While the Annual Lighting of the Scranton Times Tower & Block Party welcomes those young and old to gaze in wonderment at the first lighting of the downtown decorations. Have you been searching for the perfect present? Our annual Lackawanna Winter Market features gifts made with love from local artists and craftsmen, while our family owned stores offer handmade gifts year-round.
Looking to create an old fashion holiday memory? Bring your loved one and cozy up in a horse-drawn carriage ride around Nay Aug Park. Or visit Steamtown National Historic Site and get a glimpse of the locomotives lineup that mimic classic holiday books. You may even be lucky enough to be in town when Santa makes his annual whistle stops on the Santa Train. Finish off the holiday season with the classic Nutcracker Ballet, performed annually by Marywood University as a gift to our residents and visitors.