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 […]

Polar Express

Come to the children’s department of the Schlow Centre Region Library and listen to the story of the Polar Express! Then, take a ride around the block on a trolley to Santa’s winter wonderland. During the ride, children will be given a velveteen pouch with a bell inside, and a coin to spend at Santa’s […]

Polar Express

Come to the children’s department of the Schlow Centre Region Library and listen to the story of the Polar Express! Then, take a ride around the block on a trolley to Santa’s winter wonderland. During the ride, children will be given a velveteen pouch with a bell inside, and a coin to spend at Santa’s […]

Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season on Allen Street from 5:30 – 7:30 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, and welcome Santa as he arrives to light the tree! Donations are collected for the State College Area […]

Downtown Holiday Open House

Join Downtown State College on Saturday, November 17th for a Holiday Open House! Visit your favorite shops, boutiques and restaurants on Saturday and get a jump start on your shopping list. Enjoy demonstrations, refreshments, raffles, and give-a-ways at participating businesses and show your love for Downtown State College.   Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe will be hosting […]

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Ring in the holiday season with this annual tradition in Downtown State College.  Every year the community gathers to sing carols, enjoy cookies and treats, and welcome Santa.  Donations are collected for the State College Area Food Bank and Toys for Tots, and one lucky donor is chosen to help Santa light up the tree! […]

Three-Year Old Breccan Mitchell Helps Santa Light State College Tree

Attendees Sang Carols, Drank Hot Cocoa, Donated Toys and Canned Goods, and Visited with Santa State College, PA – Three-year old Breccan Mitchell was the lucky child who helped Santa light this year’s tree in downtown State College! The entire crowd counted down as Mitchell and Santa worked their holiday magic, turning on over 5,000 […]

Downtown Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season on Allen Street from 5:30 – 8p.m. for a free evening of carols, cookies, and hot chocolate! Music will be played, stories will be read, and joy will be spread as we welcome Santa Claus to light the tree. You can also get in the holiday spirit through the gift […]

Downtown Polar Express

Come to the children’s department of the Schlow Centre Region Library and listen to the story of the Polar Express! Then, take a ride on a trolley through downtown State College’s winter wonderland. During the ride, children will be given a drawstring bag with a bell inside, and a coin to spend at Santa’s Workshop. […]

Downtown Polar Express

Come to the children’s department of the Schlow Centre Region Library and listen to the story of the Polar Express! Then, take a ride on a trolley through downtown State College’s winter wonderland. During the ride, children will be given a drawstring bag with a bell inside, and a coin to spend at Santa’s Workshop. […]