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Danville Holiday Festivities: First Night at State College

Nov 27, 2016 05:12PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

First Night State College

Come see why Santa and his reindeer choose to take up residence in Danville during the holidays.

Family traditions, holiday-themed entertainment and convenient shopping come together each 
November and December. Make the entire season merry and bright with a cozy carriage ride 
through downtown, a parade when Santa arrives in town, and a visit to Santa’s house.

Holiday shoppers are gifted free parking from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. Late night shopping events and special savings make it easier to enjoy the holidays close to home.  Festive music on Mill Street adds to the holiday spirit. 

Visit their website for a complete list of activities:


First Night State College

Dec. 31, Downtown State College

First Night State College is a family-oriented, alcohol-free, celebration of the New Year, taking place in downtown State College on December 31.  

Focused on visual and performing arts, First Night features one of Pennsylvania’s largest displays of ice sculpture. The evening is filled with a wide range of high quality musical and vaudeville performances, theatre, art workshops for kids, a 5K run, a giant puppet procession and horse-drawn carriage rides. Make the night an overnight with a First Night State College hotel package!

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