Hip Hip Hooray!!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Arts on the Square won Best New Event in NEPA in our favorite arts publication, Electric City!!!

Thank you all for making this happen!!! We're so grateful and are already planning the 2nd Annual!

Thank you, Scranton!

Monday, December 9, 2013
The first annual Holiday on the Square was a huge success! So excited to create a new downtown tradition!

Bundle Up & Come Downtown for Shop Scranton!

Friday, December 6, 2013
There are some great things happening at Holiday on the Square and Shop Scranton on Saturday!!!

ScrantonMade is giving away Goodie Bags to the first 150 people thru the (tent) door at the ScrantonMade table!   The bags are stuffed with some amazing goodies including “Snow Tracks” a downloadable music card featuring local musicians from Highway 81 Revisited,  a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie from Posh, lip balm from Lavish, fingerless faux fur gloves from Modish, a beer coozie from Backyard Ale House, a handsewn tomato pin cushion from Bachestinks, a cool keychain from Shanty Town Design, an exclusive raffle entry ticket for a rug from Fisher Cat Fiber Company, vintage matches from Reclaimed A Candle Company, gift tags from A Daily Obsession, and many valuable coupons for local businesses.

Pick up the Shop Scranton map at the ScrantonMade table featuring 30 downtown businesses that are planning something extra special on Saturday!

Here’s a sampling!

Letterpress Workshops at The Workshop
11-noon: Holiday card making  $10 limit 5 (3 spaces left)
1-2 p.m.: Holiday card making  $10 limit 5
3-4 p.m.: Coaster ornaments/gift tags $10 limit 5
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Open studio  $10 limit 5

Ballroom One will be featuring dance apparel and accessories from Dance Steps Dance Boutique, festive hair bows from Take a Bow Hair Accessories, Mini Holiday Photo Sessions available by Charlene Plevyak Photography, basket raffles, free gifts for the first 50 Children , tu tu's from Tulle Sweat and Glitter and holiday gifts from KB Craft.  Santa will be visiting Ballroom ONE too! From 3:00-5:00pm meet Santa and enjoy special dance performances by the Ballroom ONE Tiny Dancers, Jr. Ballroom Dance Groups and Crossmolina School of Irish Dance.

Modish will be offering Pizza & Wine and a Special Sale!

We’ll also be hosting an Ugly Sweater Contest judged by Sweatheart with $500 worth of local business cards as prizes.  Stop by the ScrantonMade tent to register by 1:30pm.  Judging happens at 2pm.

Stop by all of the Shop Scranton participating businesses and see what festive surprises they have in store for you!

Holiday on the Square: It’s Finally Here!

Well the tents are up, heated and ready to be filled with amazing handmade goods!  The trees are decorated and ready for the big tree lighting.  Downtown Scranton is all ready to celebrate the holidays with you. 

Along with 50 of the most wonderful  artisan vendors, don’t forget to enjoy all the other festivities we have planned.  We'll have live music both days, right inside the tent!

We’re thrilled that everyone’s favorite food truck, What the Fork, will be on conveniently located on the Square on Friday night.  Come hungry!

The activity tent will be abuzz with A Jolly Free-For-All , The Everhart, Scranton Public Library and several talented artists have very cool (free) crafts & activities planned for both Friday and Saturday.

Photographer John Ingiaimo will be on hand to take your portrait!

Spring Hills Farm will have live Christmas trees for sale as well!

The Shop Scranton signs will point you in the direction of all the participating downtown businesses!

See you there!!!

Laura's Shop Scranton Gift Guide

Thursday, December 5, 2013
ScrantonMade’s own Laura Ancherani put together this fantastic guide to the best gifts downtown has to offer. Make sure to pick up a copy of the Shop Scranton map at Holiday on the Square and make your way around to all the wonderful businesses downtown!

Smooth Sailing Body Scrub - $15 @ The Fanciful Fox

A medium grain Dead Sea Salt exfoliator.Scent: Citrus with woodsy undertones
Perfectly basic. Blissfully hand crafted with luxurious Dead Sea salt, exfoliating Tahitian Black Sand, and organic, moisturizing coconut oil. Ingredients: Dead Sea Salt, Tahitian Black Sand, (Organic) Coconut Oil, Essential Oils, Love 8 FL. OZ.

Infinity Knit Scarf - $28 @ Freedlove

Available in 5 colors and super cuddly!

Letterpress Gift Certificate - $30 @ The Workshop

Learn how to make small prints, postcards, greeting cards, business cards or coasters using metal type and vintage image cuts.
You'll learn how to lock up type, ink it, select paper and use the various presses. Classes are 3 hours long and class sizes are limited.

Paper and ink provided.

Membership - $40 @ The Vintage

Two free tickets per year
Special membership rates for most events
Access to special members only events
Advance ticket sale options for certain events
15% off all cafe/art sales
Insider email updates & more

Gift Card - $_____ @ POSH at The Scranton Club

Great gift idea for a date night out on the town, shopping day lunch with the girls, or a Sunday Brunch with the family!

You choose the amount you wish to place on the gift card.

Chrysalis Bangle Bracelet - $29 @ Modish

Bangle bracelets from the Noel Collection by Chrysalis Jewelry

Entire line available at Modish and can be the start of a unique collection

Plush Robes - starting at $99 @ LAVISH Body + Home

Made in the USA and feature a heavenly texture that falls somewhere between flower petals, fine down, and luscious faux fur. They are plush and luxurious on the outside with a satiny interior.One size fits most.

Fragrance - Scranton’s newest store! @ Note Fragrances

Opening on Black Friday, 11/29/13, just in time for you to find the perfect fragrance!
Note will be a place where you can SNIFF, CREATE, and SHOP.
A place where you can discover your own scent story or that of the person you’re buying the perfect gift for!

Chrissy’s Holiday on the Square Gift Picks!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Our vendors have been hard at work crafting up the best in handmade goodness for you. I thought it would be fun to share some great gift ideas that make me feel all warm & fuzzy and ready to embrace the season!

Christmas Card by Zoe Tilley Poster

 Buttoned Wool Cowl by Claireileen Designs

 Maple syrup by Spring Hills Farm

Salted Dark Chocolate Goat Milk Bath Soak by Alchemy Home Company

Truffles by  AH! Some Chocolates

Handpoured candles in vintage tins by Reclaimed A CandleCompany

 Clay bowls by Moscow Clay Works

And lastly, an Old-Timey Scranton Portrait by John Ingiaimo. What a perfect holiday keepsake for your mantelpiece!  Register HERE to reserve your time slot.

See you this Friday & Saturday at Holiday on the Square