Bundle Up & Come on down to Holiday on the Square

Friday, December 5, 2014
There’s still another day to bundle up and get festive with us on Courthouse Square!  The party starts at 11am sharp with our Goodie Bag Giveaway to the first 100 shoppers!  Follow the signs and line up outside the tent for your chance for this awesome giveaway!



Once inside, you will be delighted at more than 50 of the most talented local makers bringing you the best in handmade artisan wares, delicious food and drinks, including our favorite gourmet cupcakes by SweetLush Cupcakery, mead from The Colony Meadery, wine from iiiPonds Winery, and delicious hot food from Jim & Kim’s Catering (you have got to try their butternut squash soup!).


Get creative at our Make & Take area and make your own festive craft to take home! 




Enjoy live festive music all day long!




Pick up your #shopscranton map at the ScrantonMade booth and make your rounds to over 30 businesses that have something festive in store for you!





Don’t forget to hashtag #holidayonthesquare in your Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts. We love seeing all the fun you are having throughout the day!

See you at Holiday on the Square!!!

It’s Another Awesome #shopscranton Contest: Shop Scranton Gift Card Giveaway!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
We’ve partnered again with the downtown Scranton businesses and the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau to bring our Holiday on the Square shoppers a super duper fun contest to win over $500 in valuable gift cards to downtown businesses.


How it works:  Pick up the Shop Scranton Map at Holiday on the Square (at the ScrantonMade booth) and visit participating businesses.  With every purchase, you will receive an entry ticket for the contest.   Ballots boxes will be placed at each participating store where you can submit your entry to win Gift Card prizes.

Contest Dates:  Kicks off on Fri. Dec 5th during Holiday on the Square & First Friday and runs until Sat. Dec 13th.  During this time, you can enter your raffle tickets into any ballot box at all participating businesses on the map.



How can I get even more raffle entriesGet bonus raffle tickets inside our free Goodie Bags to the first 100 shoppers on Saturday!!!  Another 100 tickets will be awarded to the first 100 purchases at the ScrantonMade booth.


Bonus Instagram Raffle:  Visit stores on the map and hashtag a pic of your visit with #shopscranton for a chance to win even more gift cards and prizes!  



See you at Holiday on the Square!
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#ShopScranton Highlights & 2014 Map!!

Monday, December 1, 2014
We've expanded our Shop Scranton map to include so many colorful new businesses that have moved into downtown Scranton like Mind Body Spirit Co-op, The Post Home and Body, Forage Space, Loyalty Barbershop, and Artisan’s Square. 

This year we have 36 businesses on the map with fun & festive things in store for you during December 5-6th during Holiday on the Square.  Don’t forget to stop by ScrantonMade’s booth to pick up a free map!



Here are some of the highlights!

Friday: 3D Holiday Ornament Printing with Matt Wahlers. Matt Whalers and his 3D printers will be printing Holiday Ornaments that patrons will be able to scent with holiday scents like Christmas Tree, Winter Forest and Hollyberry.  The First 100 guests will receive a free ornament!
Saturday: wine and chocolate truffles 



Mind Body Spirit Co-op
Friday: Grand Opening Party! with music by Nathan Knott, art by Alicia Sangiuliano and class demos.  Door prizes and raffles for wellness goodies.  Gypsy Jane Vintage Pop Up Shop.


Friday: Endless watercolors: Various artists
Saturday: Coffee Pour Demonstrations


Friday: 5th Annual IKE Design Light Show
Saturday: Official Holiday on the Square After Party with music by Tom Graham and Bill Orner.




Backyard Ale House
Friday: Goose Island Bourbon County Release Event.  A limited supply of Goose Island Brewing Company Bourbon County Brand Stout and Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale Bottles will be released.
Saturday 6-10Pm: Shots with Santa Fundraiser. All proceeds will be donated to Coaches vs Cancer.  
UGLY SWEATER CONTEST: a $100 gift card to the person who has the Ugliest Holiday Sweater! DJ Daniel Keeler will be mixing in some holiday beats to get you in the spirit!
Friday and Saturday: All handmade items discounted 25%.  
Saturday: Lite refreshments and Free Giveaways each hour.

Friday: Open House with Live Holiday Music, holiday cocktails and desserts.
Saturday: 10% off to students and a free travel soap with any purchase over $50.


Friday: #Journeyfor30.  A scavenger hunt in celebration of Montage’s 30th anniversary. 30 unlimited memberships for Montage hidden in locations throughout NEPA. List of locations will be posted on Montage’s web site on Dec 5th! Several downtown Scranton businesses will be participating.  Check montageisback.com on Friday for the list of businesses. 

Artisan’s Square
Friday: Meet author Rebecca Petrini of Santa Has a Wish and have her sign your book.

Friday and Saturday: Free hands-on letterpress printing. .
Saturday: Poster Workshop 1pm, $10. Open Studio Time for only $5 an hour. 
Original letterpress hand printed posters, prints, t-shirts and other holiday gifts will be for sale.
Buy a gift certificate for a letterpress workshop and get a FREE hand printed tote bag. 



Friday: Handcrafted, Vintage Inspired Gifts: Primrose Design.  One of a kind pillows and accessories crafted from vintage fabrics, embroidered linens and buttons.
Saturday: Closed but find them vending at Holiday on the Square.

Friday: The New American Landscape: Paintings by Robert Stark
Verve Vertu artists Holiday Gift Shoppe.

Candle of Hope: Art by Constance Denchy; music by Scranton Prep A Cappella Carolers

Forage Space
Two Person Show:  Ink, Acrylic, Spray Paint and Sculptures by Evan Hughes and Eric Hinkley

The Keys
Friday:  Live music by Blinded Passenger Album Release & Nick Ogonosky art show
Saturday: Live music by Eye On Attraction

Friday: Disreputable Men: Paint on board by Michael Lavdanski and music by Bob Lewis.

Carl Von Lugers
Friday: Music by The Smith-Waltich Quartet

Friday:  Talk on WTF is enlightenment? 6:30 -7:30pm cost: $10
Saturday: Full Moon Satsang 6:30 -8:30pm $10 suggested donation

Guerrilla Studio Tattoo & Piercing 
For every $100 spent on a gift certificate between now and December 24th, they will toss in an extra, separate, $25 dollar gift certificate at no extra cost! People can keep that extra $25 for themselves, pay it forward to some tattoo & piercing needy folk, or just bundle it into that $100 gift certificate they just bought for that someone special.

Modish
15% off everything in the store

Freedlove

15% off everything in the store

Stay tuned tomorrow when we announce our #shopscranton Contest!!!


Holiday on the Square Spotlight: Check out our Tasty Food and Drink Vendors

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Do you get hungry when you shop? After you've checked everyone off your holiday list, don’t forget to grab a meal and some delicious sweets, treats and festive beverages.  Jim & Kim's Catering will be on hand with a full menu of delicious food like Butternut Squash Soup, Pulled Pork and Chicken Speedie Sandwiches in our café area.


The Sweet Lush Cupcakery Camper will be all set up and ready to serve all your gourmet cupcake and coffee needs (and who doesn't need a gourmet cupcake?).




III Ponds Winery is back with their delicious wines with fun names like Goodnight Irene, Foxy Lady and Blue Heron. Pick up a few bottles for gifts or as a treat for yourself.




Stadt House Bakery will be serving a tempting variety of cake slices, cookies, fudge brownies, coffee crumb cakes, scones, nut roll, German Stollen, chocolate pound cake, Irish soda bread and cinnamon buns.  Perfect to eat on the spot or take home for the holidays.



The adorable Freckle Face Fudge makes delicious fudge with crazy flavors like Girl Scout Cookie (Dark Chocolate Mint w/ Mint Oreos), Apple Bacon, and Pumpkin Pie.   With over 50 flavors, there is something for everyone.


If you've never tried mead, you are missing out on a wonderfully festive beverage.  Made from fermented honey, mead is thought to be the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world. The Colony Meadery from Allentown recently picked up the national “Commercial Mead Maker of the Year” award so we know you'll want to sample some of this delicious honey wine.



If you love to give the gift of food, there will be no shortage of local artisan food products. Newkirk Honey is back again with their local raw honey (our favorite is their Lavender Honey).  Spring Hills Farm will have their wonderful Maple Syrup and Organic Fruit Spreads.  Rynkiewicz Dips and Mixes will have a variety of savory treats including dip and oil mixes like Buffalo Blue and Bacon Horseradish, spicy salsas, pumpkin butter, and pickles. 



Can’t wait to see you at Holiday on the Square!


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Take a Peek inside this year's HOLIDAY ON THE SQUARE Goodie Bags!!!

We spent our Saturday at the Trolley Museum assembling the most awesome Goodie Bags we’ve ever seen!!!  The artists and businesses we work with are so creative & generous!

Take a look at what’s inside the Free Goodie Bags we’re giving away to the FIRST 100 SHOPPERS ON SATURDAY DEC 6th at Holiday on the Square!!!






Lip Balm from Lavish Body + Home and Gourmet Dog Treat from Wilbur’s Barkery.



 A SURPRISE from Fly Me Home Décor and soap from Mount Pleasant Herbary.




$10 Luger Bucks from Carl von Luger Steak and Seafood and Lift Voucher for Montage Mountain



Clay ornament by Creative,Crafty Gifts, Mini Hat by A Daily Obsession, AnthraChic earrings by Subverse Aphrodesiaand hair pins by Boutique Libertina


 And soooo many more surprises!!!



See you at Holiday on the Square!!!

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