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If you haven’t visited Happy Valley yet this year, the next two months are as good a time as any to make a trip. There’s so much to see and do. There’s top-notch sporting events, world-class concerts, holiday festivals and much more.

No matter what you fancy, there’s something fun for you and your family in Happy Valley. Plan your trip today!

Area Events

Holiday Open House

November 9-11 – Tait Farm

This annual event will provide early holiday cheer with delicious local foods.

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Bellefonte Victorian Christmas

December 7-9 – Bellefonte

Experience Christmas in Victorian Bellefonte with a plethora of fun events. Tour seven historic Victorian homes beautifully decorated inside and out for the holidays. Take your kids to breakfast with Santa so they can get their last minute gift wishes to him. You can also take a stroll through the festival of trees.

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First Night State College

December 31 – Downtown State College

Celebrate the New Year with this traditional winter festival! There will be live music, hot food and beverages, ice sculptures lining the streets of State College, carriage rides and more!
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Bryce Jordan Center

Penn State Centre Stage

Center for Performing Arts at Penn State

The State Theatre

Penn State Wrestling

Penn State Women’s Volleyball

Penn State Basketball

Area Shows

Carrie Underwood – Blown Away Tour

November 13 – Bryce Jordan Center

The Queen of country music is returning to the Bryce Jordan Center. Hear Carrie Underwood perform her latest songs as well as the hits that made her a superstar!

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Ron Carter Trio

November 8 – Schwab Auditorium

One of the most prolific bassists in Jazz, Ron Carter has performed on more than 2,000 albums. Accompanying Carter will be guitarist Russell Malone and pianist Donald Vega.

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In the Red and Brown Water

November 7-15 – Penn State Centre Stage

Don’t miss this story of kingship, love and heartache performed by talented students in the Penn State School of Theatre.

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The Celtic Tenors

November 30 – The State Theatre

Just in time for the holidays, The Celtic Tenors seasonal holiday show is sure to put you in the spirit of the season.

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3 Doors Down and Daughtry

December 4 – Bryce Jordan Center

These multi-platinum rock bands are performing on tour together for the first time ever! If you’re a fan of rock, you can’t miss this show.

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Scrooge, the Musical

December 14-16 – The State Theatre

Revisit the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his nightly ghostly night time visits on Christmas eve with this musical. The show is presented by the State Theatre and State College Community Theatre.

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Bryce Jordan Center

Penn State Centre Stage

Center for Performing Arts at Penn State

The State Theatre

Penn State Wrestling

Penn State Women’s Volleyball

Penn State Basketball

Penn State Wrestling

Rec Hall will once again be the place to be as the two-time defending national champion Penn State wrestling team returns to the mats. Here are some good early season games.

Nittany Lion Open

December 2 – Rec Hall

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Penn State vs. Indiana

December 9 – Rec Hall

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Penn State vs. Lock Haven

December 15 – Rec Hall

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Penn State Women’s Volleyball

The Penn State women’s volleyball team is currently enjoying a tremendously successful season as they hold the No.1 in the country. However, their schedule still has plenty of tough tests upcoming including several games in Rec Hall. These several matchups should be a good test for the Nittany Lions.

Penn State vs. Illinois

November 8 – Rec Hall

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Penn State vs. Northwestern

November 10 – Rec Hall

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Penn State Basketball 

Led by first team All Big Ten point guard Tim Frazier and second-year head coach Patrick Chambers, there’s plenty of reason to have hope for this year’s Penn State men’s basketball team. The team surprised many experts last season by winning twelve games and now that they’re more experienced, there’s no telling how far they can go.

Penn State vs. St. Francis (Home Opener)

November 9 – Bryce Jordan Center

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Penn State vs. Boston College

November 28 – Bryce Jordan Center

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Penn State vs. Penn

December 1 – Bryce Jordan Center

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Penn State vs. Army

December 8 –Bryce Jordan Center

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Bryce Jordan Center

Penn State Centre Stage

Center for Performing Arts at Penn State

The State Theatre

Penn State Wrestling

Penn State Women’s Volleyball

Penn State Basketball

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