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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

It’s a Wonderful Life
A young George Bailey, overwhelmed by family obligations and a sense of responsibility toward his community, feels tied down to a company he never had an interest in working for, and a life he never w...
December 20th to December 22nd 2018 at 7:30 pm

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It’s a Wonderful Life
A young George Bailey, overwhelmed by family obligations and a sense of responsibility toward his community, feels tied down to a company he never had an interest in working for, and a life he never w...
December 20th to December 22nd 2018 at 4:00 pm

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First Day Hike
Start a new tradition by kicking off the new year with a hike at Bald Eagle State Park! Join the park naturalist for a 2-mile hike on the Skyline Trail.
January 1st 2019 at 10:00 am

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5K Resolution Run
Runners and fast walkers can speed into the New Year on a certified, mostly flat, wheel-measured course around the streets of the Penn State Campus in one of the most popular events of First Night Sta...
December 31st 2018 at 6:30 pm

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First Night State College
First Night State College is an alcohol-free, visual and performing arts-centered community New Year's event.
December 31st 2018 at 9:00 am

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Ted Christopher reads: A Christmas Carol
Ted Christopher reads Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. Perfect for the whole family.
December 21st 2018 at 7:00 pm

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Current Articles

Annual Stocking Stuffer Sale Supports Historical Society, Local Artists and Businesses Annual Stocking Stuffer Sale Supports Historical Society, Local Artists and Businesses
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
A local tradition at the Centre Furnace Mansion will help welcome the holiday season this weekend. [Read More]
Boalsburg Is Home to Old-Fashioned Christmas Fun Boalsburg Is Home to Old-Fashioned Christmas Fun
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
The historic village of Boalsburg knows how to celebrate. Although perhaps best known for its annual celebration of its place in American history as the birthplace of Memorial Day, it also shows off its small-town charm at the annual Boalsburg Hometown Christmas event, slated for Saturday, Dec. 1. [Read More]
Penns Valley Offers Many Seasonal Events Penns Valley Offers Many Seasonal Events
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
Penns Valley will be celebrating the holiday season with many Christmas-themed events, including the annual “Merry Millheim” celebration on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1. [Read More]

Past Articles

Shop, Dine and Celebrate in Downtown State College Shop, Dine and Celebrate in Downtown State College
43 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Rob Schmidt
Unique stores, diverse dining options and traditional holiday events make Downtown State College the place to be this holiday season — and it all kicks off Friday with the annual holiday tree lighting event. [Read More]
Holiday Spending Habits and Potential Pitfalls Holiday Spending Habits and Potential Pitfalls
94 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Spending outside your means or creating debt will only create hardships and extra payments in the future. Many holiday shoppers open up credit cards thinking they will pay them off right away or make payments until next year and use those cards again. Then the bills begin to pile up in January and i [Read More]
Local Librarians Offer Tips for Perfect Presents Local Librarians Offer Tips for Perfect Presents
94 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Special to The Gazette
The clock is ticking to find those perfect presents for the special people in your life. The good news is that librarians are a great resource for gift ideas for just about any age. Here are a few suggestions from staff at Schlow Centre Region Library in State College and Centre County Library in Be [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: A Primer on Poinsettias The Avid Gardener: A Primer on Poinsettias
143 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
Nothing adds warmth to the December holiday season like the poinsettia plant. [Read More]
Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays
144 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Penn State News
Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it's important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season to look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises and make sure they are safe. [Read More]
Tips to manage stress over the holidays Tips to manage stress over the holidays
145 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PORT MATILDA — The holidays are here, and with all the parties, shopping and festivities, it can be an exhausting time for many people. All these extra obligations and responsibilities can create feelings of stress, anxiety and depression in people, said Dr. Paul Damaske, family medicine [Read More]
How parents can manage children’s behavior during holidays How parents can manage children’s behavior during holidays
145 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The holiday season is a time of a joy, love and hope. It is a time for families and friends to come together. And, for many parents and children, it is a rare time in their busy daily life schedule to relax and enjoy being with one another. The holiday season also can be a trigger for the onset [Read More]

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).

 


Toys for Tots Basketball Games

 

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