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Your Wilkes-Barre Area Holiday Happenings Guide

From Holiday happenings to Santa sightings, we have all your holiday family fun in Wilkes-Barre Area

By Amber Nevin, Macaroni Kid Wilkes-Barre Publisher November 29, 2021

It's time for holiday family fun in Wilkes-Barre and we can hardly wait! We are lucky to have so many holiday attractions and events in Wilkes-Barre where families have been making memories for years. From Santa sightings to Hanukkah happenings to craft fairs, festivals and more... Macaroni KID Wilkes-Barre has all the details for you and your family to make the most of this holiday season in Wilkes-Barre.

Last updated: December 13th, 2021

Macaroni KID Wilkes-Barre has been as busy as Santa’s elves here at the Macaroni Kid factory, wrapping up a list of Santa sightings, holiday events, vendor fairs and so much more! We’ve made our list, and we’ve checked it twice. Now, no matter if you’re naughty or nice, we’re ready to share it with you.

Macaroni KID Wilkes-Barre is adding holiday events regularly as we find them, so check back often for updates! Have an event to submit to our calendar? Submit events here! https://wilkesbarre.macaronikid.com/events/submit


Local happenings and events this holiday season in the Wilkes-Barre Area




Santa sightings in Wilkes-Barre

See Santa all season long in Wilkes-Barre:

Details: Santa will be live for FREE at the Wyoming Valley Mall, bring your own device for photos! Fridays, Saturday, Sundays December 3rd- December 19th, Christmas Week Monday- Friday! See full details and times here: 

Details: Santa will be live for FREE at the Edwards Garden Center, bring your own device for photos! Santa Visits every Saturday and Sunday Dec 4th- Dec 19th 11am-4pm. See full details and times here: 

Details: Santa will be providing visits with Santa virtually and in-person Wednesday- Friday 3pm to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 8pm with Cutting Edge Laser Services LLC

More Events where you can see Santa in Wilkes-Barre:

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Other holiday events in Wilkes-Barre Area:

See amazing holiday lights all season long:

Details: Festival of Lights @ Stone Hedge Golf Course in Tunkhannock, Large drive-through Christmas light display. Opened every night except Christmas Eve.

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Holiday festivals & craft fairs in the Wilkes-Barre Area:

Like the sections above, this may be a good standalone story if you have a lot of craft fairs. If you do a standalone story, just take out the below info and link it here!

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We will continue to update our Macaroni KID Wilkes-Barre Holiday Guide with events as they are posted, so check back often!

Do you know of a 2021 family-friendly holiday event or attraction in Wilkes-Barre that isn't listed here? Please submit your event here https://wilkesbarre.macaronikid.com/events/submit and we will add it to our Macaroni KID Wilkes-Barre Holiday Guide!



Shopping local this holiday season in Wilkes-Barre

Macaroni KID Wilkes-Barre is making it a priority to shop local this holiday season. Here are a few of our favorite Wilkes-Barre local products, attractions, and businesses where we're planning on purchasing gifts!