Downtown Scranton lost most of its Christmas time luster when Scranton Dry/Oppenheim's ( above) closed around 1980...
... and the Globe Store (above) shut down a little more than a decade later. Even though the Mall at Steamtown is there, it's not the same.
This one above actually came out pretty good. It's the Penn Security Bank building at North Washington and Spruce. What you can't see here is a really nice Christmas tree display on the bank's first floor.
And finally, looking down Spruce Street, with the Penn Security building on the left and Rite Aid straight ahead. In the distance, the WEJL radio tower, atop the Scranton Times Building, with all the holiday lights.