Light Up Downtown!

The Downtown State College Improvement District is working to make this holiday season one of the most festive and decorative seasons to date! Light Up Downtown will include several locations enhanced with lights, greenery and decoration’s. We’re creating a winter wonderland that encourages the community to come downtown and enjoy a safe festive walking tour. […]

What If: A Night with Michelle Nelson-Schmidt

A night of fun and inspiration with author/illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt. Join us for Story Time, Kids Activities, Live Entertainment, Book Signing, Refreshments, and more! Michelle travels the country meeting children, presenting her books and artwork, and sharing her empowering message of believing in yourself and following your dreams. Known for connecting with children and promoting […]

First Night

Ring in 2019 in Downtown State College! Enjoy New Year’s Eve at a local restaurant, take in the holiday atmosphere with carved ice sculptures and festive musical and visual entertainment – it’s fun for the whole family! First Night State College will take place in downtown State College, PA and on the University Park campus of Penn […]

Weekend Events December 13th-15th

Are you looking for something fun to do this  weekend? Look no further! Downtown State College Improvement District has got you covered. Continue reading to discover events happening in and around downtown between Friday, December 13th and Sunday, December 15th. Enjoy! Friday, December 13 Comic’s Club                    […]

Downtown Polar Express

UPDATE: Pre-registration has SOLD OUT. Walk-in registrations will be accepted in person on a first come, first serve basis by visiting the Downtown State College Improvement District at 127 S Fraser Street, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Additional spaces will be reserved for day of walk-ins beginning at 9am on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday. Please call […]

Downtown Holiday Open House

Why wait for Small Business Saturday? Join us for a Holiday Open House and kick off your holiday shopping now at downtown’s locally owned small businesses! Visit your favorite shops, boutiques and restaurants and get a jump start on your shopping list. Enjoy demonstrations, refreshments, raffles, and give-a-ways at participating businesses and show your love […]

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kick off the holiday season on Allen Street from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. with a free evening of carols, cookies, and hot chocolate! Enjoy the sounds of the season with performances from a variety of community groups, a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas with Mrs. Claus, and welcome Santa as he arrives to […]

Weekend Events November 22nd-24th

Are you looking for something fun to do this  weekend? Look no further! Downtown State College Improvement District has got you covered. Continue reading to discover events happening in and around downtown between Friday, November 22nd and Sunday, November 24th. Enjoy! Friday, November 22 Downtown Farmer’s Market                  […]

The Happy Valley Holiday Shoppe

With the holiday season just around the corner, downtown State College has a new store that will meet all of your needs! Located at 325 E. Calder Way, The Happy Valley Holiday Shoppe is a place that anyone with holiday spirit will love. When Cheap Thrills, the clothing store that formally sat in the shop’s […]

Weekend Events November 15th-17th

Are you looking for something fun to do this  weekend? Look no further! Downtown State College Improvement District has got you covered. Continue reading to discover events happening in and around downtown between Friday, November 15th and Sunday, November 17th. Enjoy! Friday, November 15 Infant Massage                    […]