Upcoming holiday events

Downtown State College

The Polar Express, at 2 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13 at Schlow Library. Includes a trip to Santa’s Workshop and photos with Santa. For more information on either event, see: www.schlowlibrary.org. Registration begins Dec. 1.

Four-hour parking is free throughout December at any of the borough’s three municipal garages when motorists have a parking voucher from participating retailers. Parking will be free anywhere downtown on Dec. 22, 23 and 24.

Downtown Bellefonte

Bellefonte Victorian Christmas, Dec. 12-14. Performances, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, tours and more throughout the weekend. See bellefontevictorianchristmas.com for an updated schedule, list of events and map.

Santa Express Excursions by the Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society on Dec. 19, 20 and 21. More information is available at www.bellefontetrain.org.

Philipsburg/Moshannon Valley

Christmas Kickoff Parade in Philipsburg, beginning at 11 a.m. Dec. 6. Ample parking available. Parade begins at noon, and at 1 p.m., Santa, who will lead the parade, will draw a name and give away a 2014 Polaris Ranger 570.

Millheim/Penns Valley

Third annual Merry Millheim Weekend Dec. 5 and 6. Millheim business owners offer goodies, live music and promotions. See millheimpa.com for updated event information.

A fourth annual Handmade Holiday Market also will be set up in the Bremen Town Ballroom from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6. The ballroom is at 105 East Main St. Free parking is available.


The Milesburg “Home Town Christmas” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29. Craft shows will be available, open Houses will be featured, and Santa will appear on the streets of Milesburg. Eagle Valley Personal Care Home will have a craft show. See updated information at milesburgboro.com.

The Milesburg Museum & Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas Tea on Dec. 7. Call 355-5670 for more information.


A Taste of Boalsburg, 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at Liberty Hill Clubhouse. $35 per person. The event includes a performance by a holiday jazz trio as well as a meal from local vendors and a selection of local beer and wine. Email Chris Igo at igorpsu@aol.com for more information.

Boalsburg Hometown Christmas Dec. 6. Family-centric events begin with breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Boalsburg Fire Hall. Crafts, caroling and other events run throughout the day, and a tree-lighting ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. at the Boalsburg Diamond. See boalsburgvillageconservancy.org for an events schedule.