By Denise Allabaugh, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice
Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George will lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the new pop-up shops opening in Midtown Village in downtown Wilkes-Barre.
The event kicks off Small Business Saturday in downtown Wilkes-Barre.
The day of events is being coordinated by the Diamond City Partnership, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association and the City of Wilkes-Barre.
Sponsored by the PPL Foundation with partner Insalaco Development Group, the pop-up shops will be open in Midtown Village 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday until Dec. 23. Parking will be validated in Parking Authority facilities with a pop-up shop purchase.
More than 50 small businesses, both in the downtown and throughout the Greater Wilkes-Barre area, will offer deals or discounts on Small Business Saturday.
The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts will hold its third annual holiday arts market Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a special $3 screening of the classic holiday film “Miracle on 34th Street.” Other activities at the Kirby Center include a make-an-ornament station and a coloring table as well as a tree-lighting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. accompanied by local holiday performers and a visit from Santa.