Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend

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Micro Wrestling. Advance tickets cost $15. The Micro Wrestling Federation performs live from 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 16 at The Leonard, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton. The show begins at 9 p.m., but doors open at 8 p.m. offering fans an opportunity to meet the stars before they climb into the ring. Attendees must be 18 and older. Tickets are available at For more information, visit

A Mountain Sky Christmas. $10 in advance, $15 the day of the show. A day of holiday spirit and family activities turns to a night of live music from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 17 at Mountain Sky, 63 StillmeadowLane, Jermyn. From noon to 2 p.m., horse drawn carriage rides cost $5 for kids and $10 for adults. Daytime activities also include arts and crafts, Christmas tree decorating and and a visit from Santa Claus. Wreaths, poinsettias, clothing, jewelry and musical instruments will be among items offered by an array of vendors. Live music from Dave Brown, Mountain Sky Orchestra and Riffmatik takes place in the evening.

“Elf.” Free. A screening of the Christmas comedy starring Will Ferrell and James Caan takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 Washington Ave., Scranton. The event is general admission and offers only open floor seating, so patrons are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on. All patrons need to obtain tickets, which are available at and free of charge.

Hardcore Holiday. The cover charge is $5 at the door. The annual pre-Christmas bash featuring some of NEPA’s heaviest bands takes place from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 17 into 18 at the New Penny, 1827 North Main Ave., Scranton. This year’s lineup includes Traverse the Abyss, Earthmouth and Prosody Metal. Patrons must be 21 and older to attend.