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 […]

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 […]

First Friday: Holiday Pop Up Party at the Makery!

Join us for a holiday kickoff right in downtown State College! We’ll have cocktails, carols, and the very best local makers market, all in our festive, fun art studio! For more information check out: https://www.facebook.com/events/726168784523606/

First Friday: Holiday Pop Up Party at the Makery!

Join us for a holiday kickoff right in downtown State College! We’ll have cocktails, carols, and the very best local makers market, all in our festive, fun art studio! For more information check out: https://www.facebook.com/events/726168784523606/

First Friday: Schoolin Life @ 3 Dots

Hot beverages, live Schoolin Life podcast recording, interactive community activities, meet and greet with local artists, and Big Springs cash bar!

Beeswax Cloth Food Wrap Class

Cloth wax food wraps are easy to use; flexible, water resistant, airtight and reusable. They are a great way to reduce your plastic use. Join us at The Makery as we learn about the materials and process to make these. In each class you will make 4 wraps of varying sizes. Class is $25. You […]

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 […]