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 […]

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 […]

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 […]