WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) A gift to downtown Wilkes-Barre shoppers from Mayor Tony George.
He announced on Wednesday that the City of Wilkes-Barre will be suspending parking meter fees in the downtown area for certain hours during the holiday shopping season.
The fee suspension will be in effect from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM from Friday, December 9, 2016 through Monday, December 26, 2016.
The fee suspension will be in place for the following bounded area: Union Street on the North; Franklin Street on the West; South Street on the South; and Washington Street on the East. Residents and visitors are advised that all meter enforcement not contained in the above-describe area shall remain in full force and effect.
The parking meter fee suspension will encourage residents and visitors to attend the City’s “Old-Fashioned Holiday Market” on Public Square on Friday December 9th and Saturday, December 10th.
The market will be open from 11AM to 7 PM each day and will feature art & craft vendors, food vendors, and entertainment. Art & Craft vendors will sell jewelry, clothing, home décor and gifts and food vendors will sell sweet and treats, such as chocolate, candy, popcorn, as well as snacks like popcorn and jerky.
Local restaurants will provide shoppers with samples of their menu items and there will be wine sampling as well. Shoppers will be entertained by more than a dozen performances during the two-day event.