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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

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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Bellefonte Victorian Christmas
The 37th Annual Bellefonte Victorian Christmas is a merry weekend of old-fashioned holiday entertainment, shopping, and social events embodies what is good and wholesome about this holiday of all holi...
December 7th to December 8th 2018 at 9:00 am

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Candy Cane Carnival
Santa kicks off the 2018 Holiday Season at the Candy Cane Carnival !!! There will be games, crafts, and of course candy canes !! 10AM – 2PM
November 17th 2018 at 10:00 am

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4th Annual Run Rudolph Run 5K
Grab your Santa hat and join us for a wintery fun 5K.
December 8th 2018 at 9:00 am

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Arboretum Winter Celebration and Holiday Tree Display
The Arboretum invites everyone to welcome the holiday season on Friday, December 7, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at a festive gathering in the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens.
December 7th 2018 at 5:00 pm

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Holiday Tree Lighting
Kick off the holiday season on Allen Street from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
November 16th 2018 at 5:30 pm

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2018 Boalsburg Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
NVRC Boalsburg Turkey Trot. Join in the fun on Thanksgiving Day (November 22, 2018 at 9AM) at this 5K run/walk.
November 22nd 2018 at 7:30 am

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is BACK at the Bryce Jordan Center Friday, November 16th.
November 16th 2018 at 7:30 pm

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Christmas Crystals at the Cave
Begin the Christmas/Holiday Season by visiting us! Our First Annual "Christmas Crystals at the Cave" will feature special/extended hours; specials on gifts and merchandise, including unique crysta...
November 24th to November 26th 2017 at 10:00 am

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Current Articles

Shop, Dine and Celebrate in Downtown State College Shop, Dine and Celebrate in Downtown State College
3 days 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]

Past Articles

Holiday Spending Habits and Potential Pitfalls Holiday Spending Habits and Potential Pitfalls
51 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
51 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
100 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
101 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]
Holiday gift ideas for your college student Holiday gift ideas for your college student
102 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
If you have someone on your holiday gift list who is a high school senior, or perhaps someone who is already a college student, I hope you may find these holiday gift ideas helpful for the young adults in your life: ■ A cookbook, such as “27 Easy College Cookbook Recipes” by [Read More]
Tips to manage stress over the holidays Tips to manage stress over the holidays
102 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
102 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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