December 2014 Things to do in Northeast PA!

Things to Do in Northeast PA – December 2014 Events

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DECEMBER

Special Events:

Dec. 1-Dec. 21, Christmas in a Small Town, Carbondale.
Dec. 1-Dec. 21, Christkindlmarkt, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378.
Dec. 1-Dec. 30, Yuletide at Wheatland, Lancaster. 717-392-4633.
Dec. 1- Dec. 30, Inn at Pocono Manor Magical Fireside Christmas, Pocono Manor. 839-3519.
Dec. 1-Jan. 3, Koziar’s Christmas Village, Bernville. 610-488-1110.
Dec. 1-Jan. 5, Holiday Light Show, 5-9 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. 348-4186.
Dec. 5, Third Annual Christmas Gala: An Evening with Grace, 7-10 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Kingston. 287-8440.
Dec. 5, Leadership Lackawanna Mix, Mingle & Jingle, 6-8 p.m., P.J.’s Pub Inside the Hilton, Scranton. 342-7711.
Dec. 5, Jingle Bell Ball, 6:30 p.m., Riverview Inn, Matamoras. 296-8700.
Dec. 5 & 6, Holiday on the Square, Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Courthouse Square, Scranton.
Dec. 5 & 6, Christmas in Our Hometown, Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Downtown Tunkhannock.
Dec. 5-7, Treefest, Downtown Bloomsburg.
Dec. 5-7, Christmas in Montrose, Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. TBD, Downtown Montrose.
Dec. 5-7 & 13-14, Old Time Christmas, Jim Thorpe.
Dec. 6, Dickens of a Christmas Celebration, 9 a.m., Wellsboro. 724-1926.
Dec. 6 & 7, Living Christmas Village, 4-7 p.m., Grace Bible Church, Dunmore. 342-5651.
Dec. 6 & 7, An Afternoon of Colonial Hospitality, 1-5 p.m., Nathan Denison House, Forty Fort. 288-5531.
Dec. 6, 7, 13 & 14, 24th Annual Old Time Christmas, 3-7 p.m., Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg. 992-6161.
Dec. 7, Frozen Ball, 1-3 p.m., Best Western Pioneer Plaza, Carondale. 281-9797.
Dec. 8-20, Christmas a Grey Towers, 1 & 3 p.m., Grey Towers Mansion, Milford. 296-9630.
Dec. 9, 2nd Annual Cupcake Challenge, 5-7 p.m., Keystone College, La Plume. 945-8373.
Dec. 11 & 12, Annual Holiday Luncheon, The Historic 1795 Stroud Mansion, 11 & 1 p.m., Stroud Mansion, Stroudsburg. 421-7703.
Dec. 12, Lackawanna Historical Society Holiday Open House, 7 p.m., Catlin House, Scranton. 344-3841.
Dec. 12-14, Winterfest, Hawley.
Dec. 12-14, The 16th Annual Hawley Winterfest, Hawley. 226-2141.
Dec. 12-31, Festival of Trees, Electric City Trolley Museum, Scranton. 963-6590.
Dec. 13, Winterfest and Holiday Tree Lighting, Noon-5 p.m., East Stroudsburg. 424-7540.
Dec. 13, Inner Peace Holiday Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Inner Peace Health Healing & Wellness Center, Plains Twp. 208-1511.
Dec. 14, Christmas at Eckley, Noon-4 p.m., Eckley Miner’s Village, Weatherly. 636-2070.
Dec. 17, 11th Annual Open Skate to Benefit Toys for Tots, 6-9 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre. 970-3507.
Dec. 19, 20 & 21, Live Nativity Performance, Fri. & Sat. 7 & 8 p.m., Sun. 5:30 p.m., Clarks Green Assembly of God, Clarks Green. 586-8286.
Dec. 21, Winter Trail Day’s Winter Solstice Celebration, 10 a.m., Rail-Trail of NEPA Headquarters, Union Dale. 222-4429.
Dec. 31, First Night Scranton 2015, 3 p.m.-Midnight, Downtown Scranton. 344-1967.
Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Celebration Dinner and Wine Pairing, 7 p.m., Grovedale Winery, Wyalusing. 746-1400.

Community Events:

Dec. 1-7, Anniversary Week, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Old Forge Brewing Company, Danville. 275-8151.
Dec. 2, Giving Tuesday, Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. 823-0156.
Dec. 2-5, Fresh Wreath & Rope Sale Presented by Friends of Hospice, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Office, East Stroudsburg. 421-5390.
Dec. 3, 10 & 17, Advent Vesper Services, 5:45 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. 346-6400.
Dec. 4, Lady Jane’s Salon, Bartolai Winery, 6:30-8:30 p.m., West Pittston. 388-8466.
Dec. 4, Castle Illumination, 6:30 p.m., Bloomsburg Public Library, Bloomsburg. 784-0883.
Dec. 5, The Equinunk Historical Society’s First Friday Evening, 6:30 p.m., Calder Cafe, Equinunk. 224-0223.
Dec. 5, Character Ball for Teens, 7-9 p.m., Albright Memorial Library, Scranton. 348-3000.
Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26, Holiday Movie Afternoons, 2 p.m., Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. 823-0156.
Dec. 6, 13, 30 & 27, The Cooperage Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., The Cooperage, Honesdale. 253-2020.
Dec. 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20, Welcome Santa Home!, Fri. 5-7 p.m., Sat. Noon-3 p.m., Downtown Danville. 284-4502.
Dec. 6, Friends of the Community Library Homemade Cookies & Poinsettia Sale, 10 a.m., The Community Library, Hamlin. 689-0903.
Dec. 6, Giant Cookie Walk, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Dingmans Ferry United Methodist Church, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2288.
Dec. 6, Fashion Show and Luncheon, 1 p.m., The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, Wilkes-Barre. 575-6345.
Dec. 6, Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Mt. Pocono. 839-9376.
Dec. 6, Safe Haven Rescue Pet and Children’s Pictures with Santa Claws, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Berger’s Agway, Brodheadsville.
Dec. 6, Holiday Craft Fair, 10 a.m., United Baptist Church, Scranton. 702-2633.
Dec. 6, Annual Christmas Tea, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd and St. John the Evangelist, Milford. 296-8123.
Dec. 6, Contra Dance, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston. 333-4007.
Dec. 6, Entrance Exam, 8:30 a.m., Scranton Prep, Scranton. 941-PREP.
Dec. 6, Homemade Kielbasa Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Pocono Mountain Bible Conference, Clifton Twp. 842-9746.
Dec. 6, Kielbasa Fundraising Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Pocono Mountain Bible Conference, Clifton Twp. 203-331-5073.
Dec. 6, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, 3-6 p.m., Beach Lake Fire Hall, Beach Lake. 729-7178.
Dec. 6, Pet Photos with Santa to benefit Animal Resource Center, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomsburg. 784-3669.
Dec. 6, Rohrbach’s Farm Holiday Celebration, 9 a.m., Rohrbach’s Farm Market, Catawissa. 356-7654.
Dec. 6 & 7, Santa’s Toast of the Town, Sat. 7 p.m., & Sun., 3 p.m., Tunkhannock High School, Tunkhannock. 836-1677.
Dec. 6 & 7, Santa Hat Days, Kohl’s Stony Hill Tree Farm, Milton. 437-3442.
Dec. 6-Jan. 3, 68th Annual Christmas Boulevard, Berwick.
Dec. 7, Free Family Holiday Social, Noon-3 p.m., Dingmans Ferry United Methodist Church, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2288.
Dec. 7, Open House, Noon, The Equinunk Historical Society, Equinunk. 224-8500.
Dec. 7, Boomer’s Angels Pet Photos with Santa, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Leck Veterinary Hospital, Pen Argyl. 350-4977.
Dec. 7, Eureka Hose Co. #4 100th Anniversary Celebration, 5-10 p.m., The Regal Room, Olyphant.
Dec. 7, American Doll Bingo to Benefit Animal Resource Center, 12:30 p.m., Espy Fire Hall, Bloomsburg. 784-3669.
Dec. 7, Christmas Tea, 1 p.m., Balzano’s, Bloomsburg. 784-6206.
Dec. 7, Christmas on the Bridges, 1-3 p.m., Twin Covered Bridges, Orangeville.
Dec. 7, Christmas Penny Social for Teen Challenge to Benefit Drug Awareness & Education, 1 p.m., Beach Lake Fire Hall, Beach Lake. 729-7178.
Dec. 8, Christmas Sing-Along & Cookie Sampling, 6:30 p.m., Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. 823-0156 x230.
Dec. 9-10, Peculiar Pop Up Restaurant, 6-9 p.m., River St. Jazz Cafe, Plains. 212-0960.
Dec. 9-14, Friends of the Scranton Public Library Book Sale, Library Express at the Mall at Steamtown, Scranton. 558-1670.
Dec. 10, Pollyanna Holiday Teen Party, 6-7:30 p.m., Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. 823-0156.
Dec. 10, Holiday Yoga Relaxation, 10-11:15 a.m., Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 996-1500.
Dec. 10, Nine Lessons and Carols for Advent, 6 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. 825-6653.
Dec. 11, KinderCare Holiday Marketplace, 6-8 p.m., KinderCare Learning Center, Scranton. 343-3270.
Dec. 11, Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m., The Iron Skillet Restaurant, Avoca. 822-0693.
Dec. 11, Open House/ 30th Anniversary Celebration, 4-7 p.m., Commonwealth Home Health & Hospice of NEPA, Scranton. 961-0725.
Dec. 11, Socrates Cafe Discussion Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. 823-0156 x230.
Dec. 11, International Dinner Club, 5:30 & 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Byzantine Center, Scranton. 343-5151.
Dec. 12, Bingo for Books, 6 p.m., Tunkhannock Public Library, Tunkhannock. 836-1677.
Dec. 12, Late Shoppers Night, 7-11 p.m., Downtown Danville. 284-4502.
Dec. 12, Greening the Church & Pizza Party, 6 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. 825-6653.
Dec. 12-13, A Dickens Christmas, Fri. 6-9 p.m., Sat. 3-9 p.m., Akenac Park, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2347.
Dec. 12-13, Jackson Mansion Victorian Candlelight Christmas, 4-9 p.m., Jackson Mansion, Berwick. 759-8020.
Dec. 12-14 & 19-21, Holiday Open House Weekend, Freas Farm Winery, Berwick. 759-WINE.
Dec. 13, Holiday Homemade Cookie Walk & Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jefferson Twp. Volunteer Fire Department Station, Jefferson Twp. 689-2829.
Dec. 13, Cocoa & Around-the-World Crafting Party, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., The Children’s Museum, Bloomsburg. 389-9206.
Dec. 13, Home “Made” for the Holidays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lackawanna State Park Environmental Learning Center, North Abington Twp. 945-7110.
Dec. 13, Rohrbach’s Farm Music in the Air, 9 a.m., Rohrbach’s Farm Market, Catawissa. 356-7654.
Dec. 13, Blowout Book Sale and Holiday Refreshments, 9 a.m.-Noon, Manchester Community Library, Equinunk. 224-8500.
Dec. 13, Reindeer in the Park, Noon-3 p.m., Canal Park, Danville. 284-4502.
Dec. 13, 8th Annual Cookie Walk, 10 a.m.-Noon, Clarks Summit Fire Co., Clarks Summit. 586-8061.
Dec. 13, 5th Annual Clifford Community Youth Group Cookie Walk, 9 a.m., Clifford United Methodist Church, Clifford.
Dec. 13 & 14, St. Thomas More Christmas Bazaar, Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., & Sun. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Scranton. 343-0634.
Dec. 13 & 14, Annual Iron Heritage Festival Holiday House Tours, Noon-5 p.m., Danvielle/Riverside. 275-6700.
Dec. 13 & 17, Knit & Crochet Group, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. 823-0156 x230.
Dec. 14, Third Annual Holiday Artisans’ Market, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., The Cooperage, Honesdale. 253-2020.
Dec. 14, German Christmas Service, 6 p.m., St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Honesdale. 253-1444.
Dec. 14, Children’s Cantata and Christmas Dinner, 11 a.m., Waverly Community Church, Waverly. 862-4392.
Dec. 14, 5th Annual Cookie Sale, Noon-4 p.m., Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church Center, West Scranton. 961-3147.
Dec. 14, Boomer’s Angels Pet Photos with Santa, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Blakeslee Animal Clinic, Blakeslee. 350-4977.
Dec. 16, Mayrutz Run, Mayrutz Halapid Ceremony & Community Chanukah Dinner, 4:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, Wilkes-Barre. 824-4646.
Dec. 17, Pierogi Sale, Noon-4 p.m., St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral Center, Mayfield. 876-0730.
Dec. 18, American Red Cross Blood Drive, Noon-5 p.m., All Saints Russian Orthodox Church, Olyphant. 876-8150.
Dec. 18, All That Jazz Event: Book Signing and Reading, 5-9 p.m., POSH, Scranton.
Dec. 18, Family Game Night, 6-9 p.m., The Cooperage, Honesdale. 253-2020.
Dec. 18, First Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 p.m., Community Library of Lake & Salem Townships, Hamlin. 689-0903.
Dec. 18, Franklin St. Sleuths Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. 823-0156 x230.
Dec. 20, Homeless Person’s Memorial, 4 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. 825-6653.
Dec. 20, Rohrbach’s Holiday Wrap Up, 9 a.m., Rohrbach’s Farm Market, Catawissa. 356-7654.
Dec. 21, Advent IV Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. 346-6400.
Dec. 21, Christmas Candlelight Celebration Service, 7 p.m., Waverly Community Church, Waverly. 862-4392.
Dec. 23, Homemade Bread & Kolachi Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral Center, Mayfield. 876-0730.
Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, 11 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. 346-6400.
Dec. 25, Community Christmas Day Breakfast, 8 a.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-7401.
Dec. 27, Contra Dance, 7:30-10 p.m., The Cooperage, Honesdale. 253-2020.

Theatre:

Dec. 1, Eight Nights: A Chanukah Musical Celebration, 7 p.m., WVIA Public Media Studios, Pittston. 602-1150.
Dec. 6, Parallel Exit: Exit Stage Left, 1-3 p.m., Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg. 577-3727.
Dec. 7, Showings of “A Christmas Carol”, 2 p.m., Various Cinema Locations.
Dec. 7, Showings of “Christmas in Connecticut”, 7 p.m., Various Cinema Locations.
Dec. 7 & 14, A Coal Country Christmas Carol, 3 p.m., The Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. 325-0249.
Dec. 8, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, 7 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 826-1100.
Dec. 10, Radio City Christmas Show Bus Trip, Abington Travel, Clarks Summit. 586-1666.
Dec. 12, Winterfest Comedy Night at Cocoon Coffee House, 8:30-10 p.m., Harmony Presents, Hawley. 588-8077.
Dec. 12-13, The Scranton Civic Ballet Company Presents the Nutcracker, Fri. 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Sat. 2 & 4 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center. 346-7369.
Dec. 12-14, Ballet Northeast: The Nutcracker, Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 821-8525.
Dec. 12-14, Performances of “The Gift”, Fri. & Sat. 6 & 8 p.m., Sun. 6 p.m., Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, Trucksville.
Dec. 13, “Hope of the Broken World”, 1:30 & 4 p.m., Countryside Community Church, Clarks Summit. 587-3206.
Dec. 13, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, 3 & 7 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 1-800-999-STATE.
Dec. 14 & 15, Showings of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”, Sun. 2 & 7 p.m., Mon. 7 p.m., Various Cinema Locations. 720-262-2753.
Dec. 18-21, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, 6:30 p.m., Capitol Restaurant, Bloomsburg. 784-8181.
Dec. 19, A Charlie Brown Christmas and the Elves and the Shoemaker, 2 & 7 p.m., West Scranton High School, West Scranton. 348-3616.
Dec. 19, The Holiday Ice Spectacular, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre for the Arts, Easton. 1-800-999-STATE.
Dec. 19-20 & 26-28, Harry Connick, Jr.’s “The Happy Elf”, Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Scranton. 344-1111.
Dec. 20, Jingle Bells 2014 featuring Fabolous, 7 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre. 1-800-745-3000.
Dec. 20, “Magic of the Holidays” Presented by the Performing Arts Training Academy, 6:30 p.m., Misericordia University, Dallas. 674-1464.
Dec. 26, Comedy Night at Cocoon Coffee House, 8:30-10 p.m., Harmony Presents, Hawley. 588-8077.

Concerts:

Dec. 2, A Viennese Christmas, 7:30 p.m., Hazleton Area High School, Hazleton. 788-4864.
Dec. 2, The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks!, 7 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 1-800-999-STATE.
Dec. 3, Winter Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg. 422-3483.
Dec. 3, Holiday Concert Series, 5:30 p.m., Viewmont Mall, Dickson City.
Dec. 4, Wayne Choralaires Concert “Noel! Noel!”, 7 p.m., St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Carbondale. 253-2782.
Dec. 4, James Taylor and His All Star Band, Dec. 4, 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. 800-745-3000.
Dec. 4, A Viennese Christmas, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 1-800-999-STATE.
Dec. 4, Christmas with Lunasa and Karan Casey, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg. 577-1000.
Dec. 5, Sounds Like Teen Spirit, 7-10 p.m., The Cooperage, Honesdale. 253-2020.
Dec. 5, Doug Smith Jazz Quartet, 7-11 p.m., Carl Von Luger’s Steak & Seafood, Scranton. 343-7271.
Dec. 5, Wally and the Paupacks, 8 p.m., Ehrhardt’s, Hawley. 226-2124.
Dec. 5, The Wailers, 8 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 1-800-745-3000.
Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 26 & 27, Live Music, Ehrhardt’s, Hawley. 226-2124.
Dec. 6, Gypsy Jazz with Future Rhythm Quartet, 8-10 p.m., Harmony Presents, Hawley. 588-8077.
Dec. 6, WindSync Quintet: 25K Miles of Music Series, 5:30 p.m., Milford Theatre, Milford. 409-1269.
Dec. 6, WJFF Holiday Cabaret, 7 p.m., The Cooperage, Honesdale. 253-2020.
Dec. 6, Right Side Up, 9 p.m., Ehrhardt’s, Hawley. 226-2124.
Dec. 6, The Revolution Band, 8 p.m., Lyrics Cafe, Carbondale. 991-3669.
Dec. 6, In Concert: The 47th Annual Noel Night, 8 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-7624.
Dec. 6, Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars and the Santa Train, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Various Train Stations Throughout Lackawanna County. 963-6730.
Dec. 6, The Bach and Handel Chorale Christmas Concerts, Noon & 3 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Jim Thorpe. 325-4794.
Dec. 6, Forte from America’s Got Talent, 8 p.m., Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg. 389-4409.
Dec. 6, The Arcadia Chorale Bach Christmas Oratorio, 8 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. 871-0350.
Dec. 7, The Arcadia Chorale Bach Christmas Oratorio, 3 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. 871-0350.
Dec. 7, Wayne Choralaires Concert “Noel! Noel!”, 2 p.m., BVM Queen of Peace Church, Hawley. 253-2782.
Dec. 7, Making a Difference Ministries 5th Annual “Christmas with a Twist” Concert, 6:30-8 p.m., Knights of Columbus #3987, Luzerne. 899-2264.
Dec. 7, The Jimmy Sturr Christmas Show 2014, 3 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 1-800-999-STATE.
Dec. 7, Montrose Community Chorale Annual Program, 3 p.m., Montrose Area High School, Montrose.
Dec. 7, “Harmony at Christmas Time”, 2 p.m., St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. 285-4810.
Dec. 7, “Harmony at Christmas Time”, 7 p.m., Shavertown United Methodist Church, Shavertown. 285-4810.
Dec. 7, “Feast of St. Nicholas Hymn Sing & Social”, 2 p.m., St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre. 287-2476.
Dec. 7, Dr. Susan M. Featro Christmas Concert, 2:30 p.m., Tamaqua Community Arts Center, Tamaqua. 818-4135.
Dec. 8, Christmas Harp Concert, 6-8 p.m., Assembly of God Church, Clarks Green. 586-8286.
Dec. 8, Ferdie Bistocchi Memorial Orchestra at the Friends of the Poor Christmas Dinner, 5-7 p.m., St. Mary’s Center, Scranton. 343-7271.
Dec. 8, WVIA’s Homegrown Music Concert: TRI-FI, 8 p.m., WVIA Public Media Studios, Pittston. 655-2808.
Dec. 8, Music from St. Stephen’s: Bob Evans Community Fundraiser, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. 8710350.
Dec. 10, Open Mic Night, 7-10 p.m., The Cooperage, Honesdale. 253-2020.
Dec. 11, A Christmas Carol the Musical, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 1-800-999-STATE.
Dec. 12, The Brian Dougherty Group, 9 p.m., Ehrhardt’s, Hawley. 226-2124.
Dec. 12, Amahl and the Night Visitors, 7 p.m., The Cooperage, Honesdale. 253-2020.
Dec. 12, Linda Eder’s Christmas, 8 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 1-800-999-STATE.
Dec. 13, Winterfest Concert, Jazz Vitruosos Peter & Will Anderson, 8-10 p.m., Harmony Presents, Hawley. 588-8077.
Dec. 13, Harkland, 9 p.m., Ehrhardt’s, Hawley. 226-2124.
Dec. 13, Messengers, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre. 824-2991.
Dec. 13, Doug Smith Holiday Jazz Trio, 1-3:30 p.m., Hawley Public Library, Hawley. 226-4620.
Dec. 13, Our Christmas Cabaret, 7 p.m., The Theater at Trinity Church, Carbondale. 1-800-838-3006.
Dec. 14, Rockin’ the Holidays with Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, 8 p.m., Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK.
Dec. 14, Poetry & Jazz, 6-9 p.m., Olde Brick Theatre, Scranton. 343-7271.
Dec. 14, Annual Choir Concert, 2 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church, Honesdale.
Dec. 14, Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert, 7:30 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-7624.
Dec. 14, The Wizards of Winter: A Trans Siberian Experience, 4 p.m., State Theatre for the Arts, Easton. 1-800-999-STATE.
Dec. 17, Acoustic Blue Grass Jam, 7-10 p.m., The Cooperage, Honesdale. 253-2020.
Dec. 19, The Quake, 9 p.m., Ehrhardt’s, Hawley. 226-2124.
Dec. 19, Classic Voices Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce Building, Carbondale. 282-4918.
Dec. 19, Live Music by Joan and Heath DeGaramo, 6-9 p.m., Grovedale Winery, Wyalusing. 746-1400.
Dec. 19 & 20, Cabinet: Live from the Chandelier Lobby, 8 p.m. F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 826-1100.
Dec. 20, Americana, Punk, Dance & Avante-Garde, Megan Jean & The KFB, 8-10 p.m., Harmony Presents, Hawley. 588-8077.
Dec. 20, Kenny Rogers Christmas and Hits with Special Guest Linda Davis, 8 p.m., Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK.
Dec. 20, Holidays All Around the World by John Farrell, 3 p.m., The Cooperage, Honesdale. 253-2020.
Dec. 21, The Arcadia Chorale 31st Annual Messiah Sing-Along, 3 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. 871-0350.
Dec. 26, Silver Meteor, 8 p.m., Ehrhardt’s, Hawley. 226-2124.
Dec. 27, Billy Joel’s Back Up, Wade Preston, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Harmony Presents, Hawley. 588-8077.
Dec. 31, First Night Scranton New Year’s Eve Celebration, 6 p.m.-Midnight, Downtown Scranton. 343-7271.

Art Exhibits:

Dec. 5, Robert Stark Paintings Exhibition Opening, 6-9 p.m., Artworks Gallery & Studio, Scranton. 207-1815.
Dec. 5, First Friday Open House at The Workshop, 6-9 p.m., The Workshop, Scranton. 687-0957.
Dec. 6, Graduate Exhibition Reception, 5-7 p.m., Marywood University, Scranton. 348-6278.
Dec. 6-9, Graduate Exhibition, Marywood University, Scranton. 348-6278.
Dec. 8-14, Sacred Art of Tibet Tour, Various Locations. 344-6375.

Seminars/Lectures:

Dec. 4, “Philanthropy in America: A Wide-Angle View, 5:30 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-6202.
Dec. 8, Tibetan Monks Rituals and Prayers, 6 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-7643.

Nature:

Dec. 4, Hiking Series Encore: Woodland Way & Red Rock Trails, 9 a.m., Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006.
Dec. 6, Evergreen Wreath Workshop, 9 a.m.-Noon, Lackawanna College EEC, Covington Twp. 842-1506.
Dec. 6, Holiday for the Birds, 10 a.m., Kettle Creek EEC, Stroudsburg. 629-3061.
Dec. 6, Introduction to Astronomy, 6-7:30 p.m., Pocono EEC, Dingmans Ferry, 828-2319.
Dec. 6, Eagle Watch Volunteer Training Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Lackawaxen. 226-3164.
Dec. 7, Winter Ecology Hike, 10 a.m.-Noon, Pocono EEC, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319.
Dec. 7, Around the Campfire, 4:30-6 p.m., Pocono EEC, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319.
Dec. 12, Family Movie Night: The Private Life of Deer, 7 p.m., Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006.
Dec. 13, Pocono Wildlife, 10 a.m., Kettle Creek EEC, Stroudsburg. 629-3061.
Dec. 14, Christmas Bird Count, Kettle Creek EEC, Stroudsburg. 629-3061.
Dec. 14, “Where in the Watershed” Walk #10, Brodhead Creek, Mt. Pocono. 839-1120.
Dec. 29-30, Winter Fun Days, Kettle Creek EEC, Stroudsburg. 629-3061.

Kids Corner:

Dec. 1 & 15, Children’s Cancer Support Group, 5-7 p.m., Timmy’s Town Center at the Mall at Steamtown, Scranton. 341-1511.
Dec. 3, Energy Detectives!, 6-8 p.m., Lackawanna College EEC, Covington Twp. 842-1506.
Dec. 4, Natural Wonders: Things that Glitter, 1-2:30 p.m., Lackawanna College EEC, Covington Twp. 842-1506.
Dec. 4, Home School Program: What is a Conservation District?, 2-4 p.m., Kettle Creek EEC, Stroudsburg. 629-3061.
Dec. 4, Holiday Film, 6-7:30 p.m., Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. 823-0156.
Dec. 5, The Fresh Beat Band, 6 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 826-1100.
Dec. 6, Kids in Nature: All About Black Bears, 9 a.m., Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006.
Dec. 6, 16th Annual Brunch with Santa, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Misericordia University, Dallas. 674-6768.
Dec. 6, Art Opening: 4-H Photography Club “Our Natural World” Reception, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kettle Creek EEC, Stroudsburg. 629-3061.
Dec. 6, Matthew’s Mission 5th Annual Breakfast with Santa, 9 & 10:30 a.m., Scranton High School, Scranton. 961-0818.
Dec. 6, Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 9:30 a.m., Regional Hospital Campus 2nd Floor, Scranton. 348-7372.
Dec. 6, Cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 1:30-3 p.m., Endless Mountains Hospital, Montrose. 348-7372.
Dec. 7, Brunch with Santa, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Cooper’s Seafood House, Scranton. 346-7049.
Dec. 8, NEPA Philharmonic: Sound of Christmas with Elisabeth Von Trapp, 7 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 270-4444.
Dec. 11, Hide-n’-Seekers: Whoooo’s There?, 10 a.m., Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006.
Dec. 14, Children’s Christmas Pageant, 10:30 a.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. 346-6400.
Dec. 14, Visits from Santa Claus, Noon-3 p.m., World of Little League Peter J. McGovern Museum and Store, Williamsport. 326-3607.
Dec. 14, Movie, Snacks & Crafting, 6 p.m., Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. 822-4660.
Dec. 20, Tea, Tips and Treasures: My Doll and Me Christmas Tea, 1 p.m., Wyoming Free Library, Wyoming. 693-1364.
Dec. 27, Children’s Cancer Support Group, 10 a.m.-Noon, TCMC, Scranton. 342-8874.