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Happy Holidays

Welcome to the StateCollege.com Holidays page. Use the links below to discover whats happening right here in State College and Centre County.

Events

Holiday Lights on the Lake
oliday Lights on the Lake is a fifty-one acre dazzling display of lights and animation at historic Lakemont Park, in Altoona, PA.
November 21st to January 4th 2015 at 6:00 pm

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A Christmas Carol
Donations Accepted to Benefit Schlow Library $5 Admission to Benefit The State Theatre Dr.
December 5th 2014 at 7:00 pm

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First Night State College
First Night State College takes place in downtown State College, Pennsylvania and on adjacent University Park campus of The Pennsylvania State University on December 31, 2014.
December 31st 2014 at 7:00 pm

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Boalsburg Hometown Christmas
Family events at Fire Hall 8:30-11:30am Breakfast with Santa $5 8:30am-1:00pm Drawing Competition Display 10am-11am Christmas Crafts with Santa's Elves 10am-1pm Children book sale 11:30am-noon C...
December 6th 2014 at 8:30 am

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It’s a Wonderful Life
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. 12/22 and 12/23 | 4pm and 7:30pm Pricing: $5
December 22nd to December 23rd 2014 at 7:30 pm

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It’s a Wonderful Life
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. 12/22 and 12/23 | 4pm and 7:30pm Pricing: $5
December 22nd to December 23rd 2014 at 4:00 pm

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Santa Photos
Santa will be here to visit and take photos with the kids from November 14th through December 24th.
November 14th to December 24th 2014 at 12:05 pm

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Handel's Messiah
Professional performance with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra and Orpheus Singers and soloists. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. $5 for children 16 and under.
December 15th 2014 at 7:30 pm

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The Nutcracker
Enter a magical world where toy soldiers come to life, snowflakes dance across the stage and a Sugar Plum Fairy guides a young girl on an adventure through the Land of the Sweets! Join us for this...
December 14th 2014 at 3:00 pm

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Polar Express-Schlow Library-Sunday
Take part in a special memory...
Ongoing from December 7th to December 14th 2014 at 2:00 pm
Every:
  • - Sunday

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Polar Express-Schlow Library-Saturday
Take part in a special memory...
Ongoing from December 6th to December 13th 2014 at 11:00 am
Every:
  • - Saturday

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Bellefonte Victorian Christmas
Bellefonte Victorian Christmas offers a taste of Christmas Past with an Historic Homes Tour, an Arts & Crafts Show, concerts, horse-drawn buggy rides, gingerbread house contest, train rides, strollin...
December 12th to December 14th 2014 at 10:00 am

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Nutcracker Swing with Zeropoint Big Band
Zeropoint Big Band presents a holiday classic with a twist. Come hear Duke Ellington’s version of the famous Nutcracker Suite alongside some familiar big band classics.
December 5th 2014 at 7:30 pm

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A Charlie Brown Christmas
Saturday, December 20th @ 12 noon, 1:30 pm, and 3 pm ($8 +$2 ticketing fee) For the second year, FUSE brings the delightful Charles Schultz Peanuts characters to life on the stage of The State Thea...
December 20th 2014 at 12:01 pm

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SCROOGE! The Musical
Don’t miss FUSE Productions’ third annual production of SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL.
December 14th 2014 at 3:00 pm

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SCROOGE! The Musical
Don’t miss FUSE Productions’ third annual production of SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL.
December 11th to December 13th 2014 at 7:30 pm

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Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees is set for December 12-14, 2014. The 20th annual event will take place at CPI in Pleasant Gap and will be in partnership with the annual Bellefonte Victorian Christmas http://www.
December 13th 2014 at 9:00 am

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Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees is set for December 12-14, 2014. The 20th annual event will take place at CPI in Pleasant Gap and will be in partnership with the annual Bellefonte Victorian Christmas http://www.
December 12th 2014 at 4:00 pm

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Christmas Attic
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014.
December 4th 2014 at 7:30 pm

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Articles

Hope in a Box: National Organization Gives Jared Box Project Extra Reach Hope in a Box: National Organization Gives Jared Box Project Extra Reach
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Matt Allibone
“I’m tearing up just thinking about it,” Weakland says. “It’s touching to see how much it has grown and it’s incredible someone would choose this as a service project.” [Read More]
Food pantries preparing for holidays Food pantries preparing for holidays
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Between travel and gift expenses, the holiday season can be costly, especially for those with moderate- to-low incomes. For those who rely on food pantries to help feed their families, serving regular meals in addition to putting together a traditional holiday-sized meal can be daunting, if not [Read More]

Thanksgiving Buffets

The Dining Room - Nittany Lion Inn

11am-3:30pm

Reservations: 814.865.8590

$29.95 (+ tax) ADULTS,  $13.95 12 and under

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Gardens - Penn Stater

11am-4:00pm

Reservations: 814.863.5090

$26.95 (+ tax) ADULTS,  $13.50 6-12


The View - Mt. View Country Club

10am-3:00pm

Reservations: 814.466.7231

$24.96 (+ tax) ADULTS,   $19.99 Seniors,  $8.99 Under 12 

Le Papillon - Toftrees

11am-3:30pm

Reservations: 814.234.8000

$27.99 (+ tax) ADULTS, $24.99 Seniors,  $14.99 6-12, Under 5 Free

Volunteering

Red Cross

Salvation Army


State College Area Food Bank

  • Volunteers needed for holidays to pack bags, stock shelves and general office work.
  • Visit website
  • 814-234-2310

   
Toys for Tots - link

  • Toy donations should be new, unwrapped toys for infant through young adult (13 and above).
  • Wrapping Schedule:Penn Stater Conference Hotel (Open to public)
  • Saturday December 13th 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Open session for the public.
  • Sunday December 14th 2:00 PM to 4:00 P.M. Open session for the public.
  • Monday December 15th 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Open session for the public.
  • Tuesday December 16th 1:00 P.M. until complete - Open session for the public.
  • Thursday December 18th – 6:00 P.M. Clean-up and transfer of remaining toys – Open to the public

Those attending wrapping sessions are asked to bring a food item being collected to support Centre County Food 
Pantries.


Toys for Tots Basketball Games

  • PSU Men vs. VA Tech Wednesday December 3
  • PSU Lady Lions vs. Wagner Sunday December 7  

 

Shopping

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Recipes

Tah chin, submitted by Maryam Neshastehriz,

Who won a $50 gift certificate to Alto for her holiday Persian rice dish, below:

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 Figgy Yam Saute over Wild Rice, submitted by April Myers,

Chef and owner of The Enchanted Kitchen

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe by Chef Harrison Schailey

Of Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering (at the Hilton Garden Inn), 1221 East College Ave.

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