LACKAWANNA COUNTY — By early evening, the presents had been opened and the feast had been eaten, but many folks in our area found ways to keep the holiday festivities going.
At the Cinemark Movie Theater in Moosic, business was bustling as families and friends came out to take in some after dinner entertainment this holiday.
For some, this is part of their Christmas ritual.
“It’s a tradition, we come every Christmas day after we have dinner and lay around and do whatever,” said Lisa Jones of Taylor.
“We started a couple years making this a Christmas tradition, Christmas Day tradition,” said Donna Smith of Lake Ariel.
For others, this was something new to do.
“The kids decided to hang out with their other family members so we decided, hey why not, let’s just go to the movies,” said Amanda Romano of Wilkes-Barre.
But all agreed that taking in a movie was just another way to continue celebrating the day.
“I just wanted to take them to a movie and give it to them for a Christmas present,” said Bob Cherundolo from Baltimore, here visiting family in Moosic. “I did something different for them this year.”
Those looking for some outdoor entertainment could take in a show of a different kind: the Christmas light show at Nay Aug Park in Scranton.
“Make it a little more special. It’s our first Christmas together, so seeing the lights was good, it makes it all the better,” said Leah Farino, who brought her boyfriend out from West Scranton.
“It’s beautiful, it’s absolutely beautiful, we enjoyed it very much. We’re here with my dad visiting,” said Chris Walsh from Washington, D.C.
And, after all that fun for holidays, folks headed home saying Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.