NeighborWorks to Host West Side Wonderland Initiative

NeighborWorks is kicking off the inaugural West Side Wonderland initiative which includes a series of events, celebrations, and deals at West Scranton businesses. From the captivating Tree Lighting Celebration to the exciting ‘Where’s Westley’ scavenger hunt with prizes to local businesses ranging from $50 to $1,400 in value, this initiative promises merriment, excitement, and cherished memories to all who participate.

On Saturday, December 2nd, Allen Park will become the hub of holiday cheer in West Scranton as it hosts a free Tree Lighting Celebration, starting at 4 pm. Families are invited to partake in cookie decorating, savor hot drinks, take photos with Santa, and enjoy sharing in a community celebration. The highlight of the evening unfolds at 6 pm when the tree lights up and we celebrate community and the coming of the winter season.

The ‘Where’s Westley’ scavenger hunt adds an extra layer of excitement to the festivities, encouraging participants explore West Scranton while supporting local businesses. From December 2 through December 19, riddles will be unveiled at 8 am on our Facebook page ( to guide participants to Westley’s secret location. The first 20 people to find Westley at each business will receive a special prize. They can get a special passport stamped at each location to enter for a chance to win one of many prizes ranging in value from $50 to $1,400.

Shopping local takes on a new meaning during West Side Wonderland, as 14 local businesses join the festivities with exclusive deals and offers. Shoppers can mention the West Scranton Wonderland campaign to unlock these special discounts, adding warmth and charm to your holiday season. Visit to view all the deals!

This initiative is part of NeighborWorks’ West Scranton Neighborhood Plan, a comprehensive 10-year strategy for improving the neighborhood.