The Mall at Steamtown to host Festival of Trees exhibit, Toys for Tots fundraiser

For Abington Journal | November 23rd, 2015 2:30 pm

SCRANTON — The annual Festival of Trees exhibit and Toys for Tots fundraiser, held in the past at the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum, is moving to The Mall at Steamtown this year. Opening night is Friday, Dec. 4, as part of the Lackawanna County sponsored ScrantonMade Holiday Market Place, which was formerly held on Courthouse Square. The activities will be located in the former Bon Ton space in the mall.

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is currently seeking organizations, businesses and schools to sponsor and decorate a tree. All funds raised from the trees go directly to Toys for Tots. Participants must supply their own artificial tree.

The cost to sponsor a tree is $50 for non-profits, schools and small businesses (50 or under employees) and $100 for corporations (over 50 employees). Checks or money orders, made payable to Toys for Tots, should be mailed to Michele Newberry, community relations coordinator, The Lackawanna County Commissioners Office, 200 Adams Ave., Sixth Floor, Scranton, PA 18503.

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the City of Scranton, the exhibit theme for this year is “Scranton Through the Decades.”

The registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 1. For more information, call the arts and culture department at 570-963-6590, ext. 016, or email

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Information provided by Lackawanna County Communications.