Tunkhannock is absolutely magical during Christmas in Our Hometown. There is always so much to see and do. Plus, the shops are all so beautifully decorated and have a great assortment of unique gifts. Join us this Friday night and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, in Tunkhannock for a weekend of festivities.
The Dietrich will be all decked out with an amazing holiday display including a dollhouse, a Christmas barn, Steve Colley’s gorgeous recycled glass artwork, antique toys and a toy theatre created by Stephen Hendrickson, part-time Tunkhannock resident and production designer for CBS’s popular show “The Good Wife.” It is definitely a sight to behold.
The Dietrich will also be showing the Jim Henson movie “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” at 5:30 and 7 p.m. on both Dec. 6 and 7. I grew up watching this movie and am excited to see younger generations experience this sweet film. Admission is free. It is brought to you in part by the Jim Henson Legacy Foundation and is sponsored by Ace-Robbins, Inc. Tickets will be available first come, first served.
The theater will also present a Holiday Workshop Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Appropriate for all ages, this event will get you in the holiday spirit with a variety of activities including cookie decorating, ornament making and singing. Silly Sally will also be on hand to make a variety of balloon creations. If you can think of it –she can probably make it from angel wings to dogs to hats to swords. Admission is free, and we would once again like to thank Ace Robbins for underwriting the event.
While at Christmas in Our Hometown, be sure to visit the Cookie Walk at the Dietrich. For $5 you can purchase a container to fill with just the most delicious homemade cookies. All the proceeds will go to support arts and education programming for children at the theater. Just think of it, eating cookies to support a good cause. You can’t beat that.
The following Wednesday, Dec. 11, holiday fun will continue with the Dietrich’s Classic Movie Series showings of “White Christmas” at 1 and 7 p.m. I just can’t wait to see Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney on the big screen. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at www.dietrichtheater.com or at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth.
From “White Christmas” we will go to “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Be sure to experience this classic holiday film at the Dietrich Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 2, 7 and 8 p.m. Thanks to Ace-Robbins – admission, popcorn and soda are free. What a gift! Tickets are available first come, first served.
As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies!