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Events

Santa's Sleigh Is on Its Way Storytime
It's a magical Christmas Eve, and all of the children in your town are sleeping.
December 17th 2016 at 11:00 am

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Centre Dance presents: The Nutcracker
Join our AVID Dance Productions featured Senior Company members, along with all the Centre Dance ballet students as they perform for this year’s The Nutcracker; showcasing a variety of dance styles.
December 16th to December 18th 2016 at 7:00 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 2016 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 2016 at 4:00 pm

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Resolution Run
Runners and fast walkers can speed into the New Year on a certified, mostly flat, wheel-measured course around the streets of Penn State Campus in one of the most popular events of First Night Sta...
December 31st 2016 at 6:30 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 2016 at 12:00 pm

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Centre Dance presents The Nutcracker
Join our AVID Dance Productions featured Senior Company members, along with all the Centre Dance ballet students as they perform for this year’s The Nutcracker; showcasing a variety of dance styles.
December 18th 2016 at 3:00 pm

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Centre Dance presents The Nutcracker
Friday, December 16th | 7pm Saturday, December 17th | 7pm Sunday, December 18th | 3pm Pricing: $10 tickets (+ $2 ticketing fee) Join our AVID Dance Productions featured Senior Company members, a...
December 16th to December 17th 2016 at 7:00 pm

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Kenny Rogers
Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers makes a stop at Eisenhower Auditorium on his final farewell tour!The Gambler’s Last Deal Christmas & Hits Tour takes a reflective look back through Rog...
December 17th 2016 at 7:30 pm

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Articles

Parking Is Free Through Christmas in Downtown State College Parking Is Free Through Christmas in Downtown State College
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Shoppers heading to downtown State College are getting a little holiday gift of their own. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: A Primer on Poinsettias The Avid Gardener: A Primer on Poinsettias
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
Nothing adds warmth to the December holiday season like the poinsettia plant. [Read More]
Old Fort Family Has Unique Holiday Tradition, Atop Silo Old Fort Family Has Unique Holiday Tradition, Atop Silo
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
If you have ever driven through the intersection of routes 45 and 144 at the village of Old Fort at night during the Christmas season, you must have seen it. [Read More]
'Tis the Season for Local Christmas Tree Farms 'Tis the Season for Local Christmas Tree Farms
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
A number of farms around the State College area offer residents a place to find that special tree to light up their homes. With Christmas right around the corner, it's time to stop thinking about that perfect tree and get out there and do it. [Read More]
It’s Time to Spread Some Holiday Cheer It’s Time to Spread Some Holiday Cheer
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jillian Reese
What I've learned over the past few years, however, is that everything is a matter of perspective. What seems all merry and bright to some, may be truly dark and dismal to others. [Read More]
Saint Joe's Students Fill Stockings for Troops Saint Joe's Students Fill Stockings for Troops
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Special to StateCollege.com
Students at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Boalsburg recently filled 148 stockings to be sent to U.S. troops overseas. The school's Service Club coordinated the effort. [Read More]
Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays
11 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
12 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]
The Blonde Cucina: Cook up a Victorian Christmas The Blonde Cucina: Cook up a Victorian Christmas
12 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing. One delightful event that our county enjoys is the annual Bellefonte Victorian Christmas festivities, Friday, Dec. 9, through Sunday, Dec. 11. this year. Giving and receiving gifts was not the focus of the Victorian Christmas [Read More]
Tips to manage stress over the holidays Tips to manage stress over the holidays
12 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
12 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]
Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Features a Hallmark Movie-Like Setting Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Features a Hallmark Movie-Like Setting
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
Walk down the streets of Bellefonte during Victorian Christmas, being held this year Friday, Dec. 9, through Sunday, Dec. 11, and you may feel as though you have landed in a Dickens tale or a Hallmark Christmas movie setting. [Read More]
Boalsburg Hometown Christmas Features Family Fun Boalsburg Hometown Christmas Features Family Fun
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
Boalsburg Hometown Christmas, a weekend of family-oriented events, is scheduled for Friday (Dec. 2) and Saturday (Dec. 3). [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

 

Shopping

Shop one of our great advertisers right here in the statecollege.com mall.

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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