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, November 22nd and Sunday, November 24th. 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 […]

Our Gift to You: PARK FREE

From December 1 through January 2 Enjoy up to 4 hours of FREE garage parking by picking up a validation from your favorite downtown businesses From December 23 through January 1 Park FREE at all municipal meters and garage locations: Pugh, Fraser, and Beaver No validation needed! Here is a list of the businesses participating […]

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! […]