Free horse drawn carriage rides throughout the heart of Central City Scranton have been incorporated into Lackawanna County’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 6.
The rides, provided by Brookvalley Farm of Fell Township, will be offered from 5 – 7 PM on North Washington Avenue in front of the Courthouse.
The route for the rides will go from North Washington Avenue down Spruce Street, over to Wyoming Avenue, up Linden Street, and back to the front of the Courthouse.
While the rides are free, guests can make a donation to the “Adopt-A-Angel” program, which provides gifts to underprivileged youngsters in the County’s Children & Youth Services network.
The official lighting of the Lackawanna County Christmas tree will be held on Friday, December 6, at 6 PM at the flag plaza on North Washington Avenue.
The festive event will have something for everyone – refreshments, carols, candy canes and a host of other holiday activities.
According to the Lackawanna County Commissioners Corey D. O’Brien, Jim Wansacz and Patrick M. O’Malley, the ceremony will commence at 6 PM with Christmas carols sung by The Catholic Choral Society, followed by a welcome by Atty. Michelle R. O’Brien, wife of Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien.
At approximately 6:20 PM, the County tree will be lit, adding to the glow of the holiday season.
The UNICO Scranton Chapter and LaFesta Italiana of Lackawanna County is donating and will be serving coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies at the tree lighting ceremony.
The program will close with the announcement of the winners of Scranton Tomorrow’s decorating showcase.