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WILKES-BARRE -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Wilkes-Barre as Public Square hosts its inaugural Holiday Market.

The event features crafts, food, and even carriage rides. It runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"They have them in Bethlehem, Allentown, Philadelphia, Bryant Park in New York - so why not Wilkes-Barre in Public Square," said Patty Hughes, special events coordinator for the city of Wilkes-Barre.

"Just to be with the joy of one another and share the joy of the holiday season and we expect thousands of people to be out here today," said vendor Jeff Wright.

Erica Lushefski admits she got quite the steal on a Christmas tree.

"We need more stuff local to do instead of traveling all the time," said Lushefski of Hanover Township.

On top of all the crafts and music, there's also horse drawn carriage rides if you're looking to set the scene for that special date or just to enjoy such a unique experience right in downtown.

The Luzerne County Transportation Authority will have a special trolley Saturday that'll run along Main Street and Washington Street to help more people come out to the market.

"We need stuff like this," said Cathy Sikora of Larksville. "I've been to other places and I love them. You can just buy such odd things and it gets the community out."