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First Night State College

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First Night State College will take place in downtown State College, Pennsylvania and on the adjacent University Park campus of The Pennsylvania State University on December 31.

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Visit the FIRST NIGHT OFFICIAL SITE to see a list of all events. You can also check out and add events to our Community Calendar throughout the year for Free!.

 

While outdoor events are free, a First Night State College button provides general admission to all indoor performances and provides essential funding for outdoor programming, too. Wearing a First Night State College button is a great way to show that you support this great home-grown event. At $10 each, it's the best deal in town. Children 12 and under do not need a button if accompanied by a button-wearing adult. (see official site for details)

 
Schedule of Events, Tuesday, December 31

 

PURCHASE A BUTTON and get more info on events on the First Night State College website


Mr. Music, Lenny Tepsich (free)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Downsbrough Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 South Allen Street

State College Area High School Thespians
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Community Room, State College Municipal Building, 243 South Allen Street

Mr. Music, Lenny Tepsich (free)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Downsbrough Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 South Allen Street

Arts Festival Banner Exhibition
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S. Fraser Street

Earl Houser, Jr. Magic (free)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Woskob Family Gallery, 146 South Allen Street

Fraser Street Saxes
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street

Middle-earth Studios presents The Legend of the Unicorn
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Westminster Hall, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue

Centred Outdoors First Night Hike
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sidney Friedman Park, 241 South Fraser Street

Allegheny Ukulele Kollective
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 East College Avenue

Arietta Women’s Ensemble
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Faith United Church of Christ, 300 East College Avenue

State College Area High School Thespians
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Community Room, State College Municipal Building, 243 South Allen Street

Black Cat Belly Dance
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street

Geoff Marsh (Variety Act)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue

Middle-earth Studios presents The Legend of the Unicorn
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Westminster Hall, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue

The World Goes ‘Round
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sanctuary, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue

Natascha & the Spy Boys
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 East College Avenue

Happy Valley Improv
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Penn State Downtown Theatre Center

Tolins, Sleigh & Younken
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street

The JANO Duo
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue

Peter Gross, comedy hypnotist
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Community Room, State College Municipal Building, 243 South Allen Street

Heritage Brass
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Faith United Church of Christ, 300 East College Avenue

Live Mannequins
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Appalachian Outdoors, 123 South Allen Street

Kristi Jean and Her Ne’er-Do-Wells
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sanctuary, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue

Below Centre
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue

Peter Gross, comedy hypnotist
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Community Room, State College Municipal Building, 243 South Allen Street

Revamped
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Grace Lutheran Church, 205 South Garner Street

Happy Valley Improv
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, 146 South Allen Street

Deb Callahan Band
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 East College Avenue

Jon Rounds and Richard Sleigh
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street

Geoff Marsh (Variety Act)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue

Keystone Society of Swing
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hyatt Place State College, 219 W. Beaver Avenue

Callanish
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sanctuary, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue

Camerata Amistad
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue

Tussey Mountain Moonshiners
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street

Ramalama
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Faith United Church of Christ, 300 East College Avenue

West Coast Cool with Rick Hirsch
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Grace Lutheran Church, 205 South Garner Street

Peter Gross, comedy hypnotist
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm Community Room, State College Municipal Building, 243 South Allen Street

The Jive Bombers
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 East College Avenue

Eric Ian Farmer
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street

Happy Valley Improv
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, 146 South Allen Street

Wicked Chicken
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue

The World Goes ‘Round
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sanctuary, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue

Geoff Marsh (Variety Act)
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue

 



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 2019 at 6:30 pm

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First Night Grand Procession
One high point of First Night State College, the Grand Procession, steps off at 6:30 p.m.
December 31st 2019 at 6:30 pm

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First Night Ice Skating
Ice skating is First Night State College’s most popular event, and makes a great way to slide (or triple Salchow) into the new year.
December 31st 2019 at 5:00 pm

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