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

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 814-238-7004 […]

Downtown Polar Express

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 814-238-7004 […]

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

Pre-registration has SOLD OUT. Day of walk-ins will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis…doors open at 9am on Saturday’s and 12pm on Sunday’s to the Downtown State College Improvement District at 127 S Fraser Street to secure your spot in the schedule. Please call 814-238-7004 with questions. Welcome aboard the Polar Express, […]

Downtown Polar Express

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 814-238-7004 […]

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 […]

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 […]