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2016 is wrapping up, and with it leaves a year's worth of football games, wings, Victorian Christmas, Arts Fest... LIFE. Pencil these dates into your calendar and get a head start on the reunions and hotel bookings … we'll find the best of fun for you closer to the time! THON  We're proud to have the largest student-led philanthropy in the world right here in Happy Valley! After months... MORE
So, it’s happened again: Christmas is less than a week away and you still haven’t finished all of your shopping. There's no need to panic this time, because we've got your last-minute gift ideas right here.  
If you have to be cold somewhere, it helps to be cold in a place as beautiful as Happy Valley in the winter. With sights like these, who can complain? Here are our favorite winter views in Happy Valley.    
How many things from our official Happy Valley winter bucket list can you say that you've crossed off? There's still plenty of time to get the ones you're missing!     Ice skate at Pegula Get a picture at the Lion Shrine wearing holiday gear Go to a Christmas festival (like any of these) Walk down Allen Street at night to see the lights and... MORE
The forecast for Winter 2017 is colder and snowier than last year, and that means one thing here in Happy Valley: Long Live Tussey Mountain. Tussey has seven different trails for skiers of all experience levels. From the Little Bear beginner’s slope to the most difficult slopes on the mountain—the Upper Tuscaror and Upper Shamokin—skiing and snowboarding conditions are always impeccable. And... MORE
Bowling, drinks and great food never go out of style! No matter your age, you can have a blast at Northland Bowl and The Arena Bar & Grill this winter. Take a look at the parties, events and specials they have planned for the season.   Lunch and Bowl with Santa Santa will be at Northland Bowl with his elves for two days to meet the boys and girls of Centre County. Just $... MORE
Music legend Kenny Rogers will make a stop at Eisenhower Auditorium on Saturday, December 17 as part of his final farewell tour. The Gambler’s Last Deal Christmas & Hits Tour will bring an end to his career that spans seven decades, 120 million album sales, 24 No. 1 hits and three Grammys—just to name a few. HappyValley.com had the pleasure of speaking to Rogers about his final tour... MORE
Picking out your just-right, dream Christmas tree is a crucial part of holiday cheer. It's also one of the simplest ways to have fun with the whole family. State College and surrounding areas prove that the tradition is alive and well with multiple tree farms and lots to choose from.      
Black Friday is traditionally all about saving at the big box stores, but there are plenty of ways to save money while supporting your favorite Happy Valley businesses. For both the traditional black Friday shopping day and Small Business Saturday, consider keeping your dollars local to get quality holiday presents while helping local corporations.   Gigi’s Southern Table 2080... MORE
The Best of the Season’s Shopping, Celebrating, and Santa Greeting For the happiest season of all, what better place could there be for holiday fun than somewhere with “Happy” right in its name? Holiday festivals, seasonal concerts, treats, sightseeing… There are so many ways to celebrate in Happy Valley this holiday season. Here’s a preview of our favorite holiday events to add to your... MORE

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