SCRANTON — Much like Santa and his magical reindeer, First Night Scranton 2016 buttons appear but once a year.
Just in time for holiday shopping, the buttons are available in shops and libraries throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. As a tribute to the City of Scranton’s 150th anniversary in 2016, this year’s button is designed to serve as a commemorative keepsake as well as a ticket to admission to all First Night venues.
Themed “Past, Present, Future,” First Night Scranton 2016 is an alcohol-free celebration of art and culture that gives families an affordable alternative to traditional New Year’s Eve parties. Wearing a First Night button grants admission to all First Night venues where guests will enjoy live music, dance, magic shows, children’s activities, horse-drawn carriage rides and more. Festivities in downtown Scranton conclude with a countdown to the new year and fireworks on Courthouse Square at midnight.
A great stocking stuffer, general admission buttons are $10 and buttons for senior citizens with photo ID and those with military IDs are $5. Children under age 5 join in the fun for free.
First Night Scranton buttons can be purchased now at Customer Service at The Mall at Steamtown, Boscov’s in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, all Gerrity’s supermarkets, Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton; Albright Memorial Library, 500 Vine St., Scranton; Lackawanna County Children’s Library, 520 Vine St., Scranton; Nancy K. Holmes Branch, Green Ridge Street at Wyoming Avenue and Library Express in the Mall at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton.
First Night Scranton is made possible through the generosity of various civic-minded businesses and organizations.
For more information, visit firstnightscranton.com or call 570-499-6360.
Information provided by the First Night Scranton Association.