Events In Downtown State College.
From the very First Night of the year throughout every season in Downtown State College, there’s always something to do or see, enjoy or experience - for an intimate evening, group outing, business gathering or fun for the whole family.
From the hottest concert tours and performing artists… to Broadway plays, musicals and theatrical productions. From local festivals and nationally-renown expositions… to monthly events and down-home good times you have to see to believe.
Please use the links on this page to explore things to do in Downtown State College - and stop back often, as we’re always adding, announcing or cooking up something new!
Links to Area Venues
2014 Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 7th, 2014
We welcome all to join us for our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Allen St. between College Ave. and Calder Way.
Free cookies and hot chocolate will be provided courtesy of the local businesses. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be mc'd by Jeff Brown and include performances by Dan & Galla, the State College High School Brass Quintet, Nittany Valley Children's Choir, the Performing Arts School of Central PA, the State College High School Choir, and Fuse Productions the cast of Scrooge. Followed by the arrival of Santa and the lighting of the downtown tree!
Begin this season of giving with a donation to the State College Area Food Bank or Toys for Tots. Kids 12 and under who donate a toy or canned good will be entered to win a chance to help Santa light the tree.
First Friday will also take place this evening from 5 to 9 p.m. www.firstfridaystatecollege.com
Here is a list of items the Food Bank needs:
- Spaghetti/Pasta Sauce
- Cereal or Oatmeal
- Tomato Product (diced, stewed, paste, sauce, etc.)
- Canned fruits (peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, applesauce)
- Canned vegetables (green beans, corn, mixed vegetables, etc.)
- Canned meats (Tuna, chicken, Spam)
- Sugar (2 lb & 4 lb containers)
- Condiments (ketchup, mustard, barbeque sauce, etc.)
- Juice (100%)
- Salad Dressing (Ranch, Italian, etc.)
- Laundry Detergent
We currently are NOT in need of the following: protein beans