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

Events

Polar Express-Schlow Library-Sunday
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Ongoing from December 7th to December 14th 2014 at 2:00 pm
Every:
  • - Sunday

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Polar Express-Schlow Library-Saturday
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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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Volunteering

Red Cross

  • Call 814-237-3162 if you are interested in becoming a regular volunteer.
  • Check back on the Centre Communities Chapter Website http://centre.redcross.org/ for additional blood drives each week

Salvation Army


State College Area Food Bank

   
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  

 

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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Articles

The Angels Among Us The Angels Among Us
46 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The pictures that parents and Jared Box builders send are heart wrenching. Little bodies, hooked up to to tubes and machines, some without hair, smiling from their hospital bed as they hold their Jared Box on their laps. [Read More]
Tenth Annual State College Santa Crawl Attracts Hundreds of Revelers Tenth Annual State College Santa Crawl Attracts Hundreds of Revelers
46 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
If you braved Saturday's snowstorm you might have noticed a crowd of Santa Claus lookalikes cruising the streets of State College. It's all part of a growing holiday tradition that raises money for the Pat Boland Scholarship Fund. [Read More]
Christmas Tree Farms Scramble to Keep Up With Demand Christmas Tree Farms Scramble to Keep Up With Demand
46 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
For area Christmas tree farms December provides a crash course in crowd control. They have to be ready to handle hundreds of customers -- all of them searching for the perfect Frasier Fir -- or maybe a nice Blue Spruce. As the Centre County Report found out, getting ready for those crowds takes a lo [Read More]
Three Minutes of Holiday Heaven, Santa Conducts Trombone Chorus Three Minutes of Holiday Heaven, Santa Conducts Trombone Chorus
46 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Dozens of children jammed into Eisenhower Chapel Thursday to see Santa Claus conduct the Penn State Trombone Choir in a program of yuletide favorites. From the Twelve Days of Christmas to Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer, it's classic holiday fun for everyone- [Read More]
The angels among us The angels among us
46 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — In the spirit of the holiday season, my columns for this month will feature friends and neighbors who make a difference in our community. This week, I would like to introduce you to Gerald Lyons. I was dropping our dogs off at Lyons Kennels for the family vacation last summer [Read More]
Students Design One-of-a-Kind Holiday Ornaments to Help Shelter Dogs & Cats Students Design One-of-a-Kind Holiday Ornaments to Help Shelter Dogs & Cats
46 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
"I love animals and I sometimes volunteer at PAWS," says eighth grader Anna Harris. "So what I'm doing in school is also helping the thing I do at PAWS." [Read More]
Jingle Bells Needed at Salvation Army Red Kettles Jingle Bells Needed at Salvation Army Red Kettles
47 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
If you don't hear the bells ringing when you're out shopping, that means the Salvation Army probably needs your help. "We rely heavily on the kettle season to support us throughout the year, but we also have a lot of faith that we will be provided for as well." [Read More]
Distraction of the Day: Penn State Christmas Light Show Distraction of the Day: Penn State Christmas Light Show
47 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Kevin Horne
After winning over the internet (although probably not his neighbors) with this video of his Christmas light display synchronized to popular Penn State fight songs, Witt is back at it again this year with an even more impressive and Penn State-centered display. [Read More]
The Angels Among Us The Angels Among Us
48 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
"Every year I read the Angel Tree Christmas wish lists and every year I cry. This one got to me today. It is from a teenage boy and his six wishes include: two tee-shirts, cologne, deodorant, a light jacket, and a toothbrush." [Read More]
The Joy of Giving The Joy of Giving
47 weeks ago - Town and gown
Christmas was approaching, the SEAL wrote, and his unit was deployed at a remote location with no running water, and what seemed like no chance of a holiday celebration. Then, on Christmas Eve, a helicopter dropped boxes that contained MFM stockings. [Read More]
For Those Who Dare: A Party Planning Guide for the Thanksgivukkah Host For Those Who Dare: A Party Planning Guide for the Thanksgivukkah Host
48 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Marjorie Miller
Those who observe both holidays may be a little nervous about how to celebrate the freaky fusion of the Day of Thanks and the Jewish Festival of Lights. Or they may be thrilled at the prospect of double the celebration and double the food. But what food to serve? [Read More]
State College Food Bank Scrambling to Handle Heavy Thanksgiving Load State College Food Bank Scrambling to Handle Heavy Thanksgiving Load
49 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Adam Lidgett
"This is the busiest ten days of the year," Pioli says. "This is a food bank, so like any other non-profits we have budgets and we have to pre-plan the product." [Read More]
Turkey Tracking, the Quest for a Less Stressful Thanksgiving Meal Turkey Tracking, the Quest for a Less Stressful Thanksgiving Meal
49 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
You probably won’t have to track your turkey, call him, or shoot him, but there are some things that you need to do to keep your holiday meal on track. Number one is of course — make a plan. [Read More]
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