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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

2018 First Night 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 2017 at 6:30 pm

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Centre Dance Presents: The Nutcracker
Friday, December 15th | 7pm Saturday, December 16th | 7pm Sunday, December 17th | 3pm Pricing: $10 Adult (+$2.50 Ticketing Fee)
December 15th to December 16th 2017 at 7:00 pm

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A Charlie Brown Christmas
Live performances of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Sunday, December 17, 2017, 3 pm and 6 pm, at the Ferguson Township Elementary School, 215 Pine Grove Rd, Pine Grove Mills, PA. Free admission.
December 17th 2017 at 6:00 pm

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Adam Swartz Puppets: Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol
Assist a passel of puppets and people performers in their efforts to reform Ebenezer Scrooge in time for Christmas.
December 30th 2017 at 1:00 pm

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First Night State College
First Night State College takes place in downtown State College, Pennsylvania and on the adjacent University Park campus of The Pennsylvania State University each New Year’s Eve.
December 31st 2017 at 12:00 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 23rd 2017 at 1:00 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 21st to December 23rd 2017 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 21st to December 23rd 2017 at 4:00 pm

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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol was the first work performed publicly by Charles Dickens, and the success of his 1853 reading for a Birmingham, England, charity led him to consider reading professionally.
December 18th 2017 at 7:00 pm

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Current Articles

It's Not Too Late to Make a Difference for the Holidays It's Not Too Late to Make a Difference for the Holidays
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
I would like to suggest that you give serious consideration to an “alternative” holiday gift or donation to a charity or cause that is meaningful to you. The challenge I have for you is create experiences for others less fortunate than you. If you can do it locally, that’s even better. But do [Read More]
Lentz to Offer Final ‘A Christmas Carol’ Performances Lentz to Offer Final ‘A Christmas Carol’ Performances
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Special to The Gazette
For 40 years, Dr. Tony Lentz has worked to embody the attributes of the many characters in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” during his one-man performances of the story presented in churches, libraries, coffee shops and theaters from North Carolina to Maine to Colorado. [Read More]
Holiday Spending Habits and Potential Pitfalls Holiday Spending Habits and Potential Pitfalls
3 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
3 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]

Past Articles

The Avid Gardener: A Primer on Poinsettias The Avid Gardener: A Primer on Poinsettias
52 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
52 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
53 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
53 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
53 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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