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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
Iconic Penn State Gear and Goods Can Be Shipped to Anyone on Your Gift List Gifting your Penn Stater friends and family with awesome local items is a surefire way to make them feel super happy and at home. Especially if they can’t be in Happy Valley this holiday season; just bring Happy Valley to them! Best of all, there are plenty of gifts that you don’t even need to leave your couch to... MORE
Tickets for the first ever Happy Valley Jam at Beaver Stadium are now on sale! The first-of-its-kind country concert on July 8 will feature Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Big & Rich, David Ray and Adley Stump. And though some probably thought they'd never see the day, Beaver Stadium will also be selling beer and wine at the event. Tickets for reserved seating, including on-field... MORE
People are passionate about music around here. The announcement of Blake Shelton as Beaver Stadium’s first musical performer was met with a divided reaction. Country lovers rejoiced, while others were—to put it mildly—not so pleased. What’s important to remember is that in Happy Valley, you can see live music of every kind. Between the BJC, Eisenhower Auditorium, Schwab Auditorium, The... MORE
After weeks of waiting and many guesses, Penn State Athletics has announced that the first concert in Beaver Stadium on July 8, 2017 will be headlined by Blake Shelton. Shelton will be one of five country acts in the lineup for the "Happy Valley Jam", along with Chris Young, Big & Rich, David Ray, and Adley Stump. The night will also mark another big first for Beaver Stadium:... MORE

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