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It's a well-known fact that we like to celebrate things in Happy Valley – our most famous trademarks are hugely attended celebrations like 4th Fest, Arts Fest, Homecoming and Blue-White Weekend. So when it comes to Christmas, it’s only fitting that we have some of the most fun and festive celebrations around, and you don’t want to miss any of them. Here’s your one-stop guide to the holiday... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – This is it. The final home football weekend of the season has arrived. In addition to the football game, there’s a lot going on in Happy Valley! So, get your planner out, free up your weekend and get ready to have some fun! Here’s what happening this weekend: THURSDAY, NOV. 16 Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony – The State College Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony will be... MORE
STATE COLLEGE –  Just because it’s too cold to hike, bike and swim, that doesn’t mean the kids need to stay cooped up all day! There are plenty of fun activities for families looking to get out and about this winter. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer LIVE The “most famous reindeer of all” takes the stage for the critically-acclaimed “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.” Watch as... MORE
(Editor's note: HappyValley.com's Jessica Hallman recently caught up with "The Sound of Music" actress Melissa McKamie (Elsa Schraeder), who gave us a sneak peek at the upcoming performance). Sometimes, the best part of a live performance is seeing the production through a cast member’s eyes. In her first major role as part of a national tour, Melissa McKamie, who plays Baroness Elsa Schraeder... MORE
The “Official” Homecoming Bucket List (Editor’s note: Here are some suggestions for those of you headed back to Happy Valley for Homecoming): Visit your old dorm Take an updated photo at the Lion Shrine Enjoy some ice cream at the Student-Alumni Ice Cream Social at the Hintz Alumni Center Sit on Old Main Lawn Watch the Homecoming parade Take a walk down Beaver and College... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – There are weekends and busy weekends. And then there is Homecoming weekend. This weekend, in case you didn’t already know, is Homecoming weekend. There are a plethora of events and activities slated for this weekend. If you aren’t out doing something, you’ve got no one to blame but yourself! So get out, enjoy the fall foliage and take advantage of everything Happy... MORE
Homecoming is here, and we have a lineup of all the events. Embrace the journey throughout the campus this week and roar with pride for all the things State has to offer! Pollock Party, Monday, Nov. 6 Liven up your Monday with Pollock Party at the Pollock quad. Upperclassmen can return to their roots while freshmen can discover theirs. This carnival-style event will be fun for all with food... MORE
The hills are alive with the Sound of Music, and for two nights this month, Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium will be too. The brand-new Broadway production tour will make a stop in Happy Valley Nov. 14 and 15 for two performances. Viewers will be delighted with musical favorites from the well-known film, including "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss,"... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – Does the one-point loss to Ohio State have you down? Need a pick-me-up? Well, good news – the weekend is almost here. Even though the Penn State football team is out of town, there’s still plenty to do and see in Happy Valley this weekend. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights as you plan for the first weekend in November. FRIDAY, NOV. 3 Bellator 186 – Bellator... MORE
For the most part, kids enjoy ALL candy. However, we’re here to tell you the do’s and don’t’s for handing out candy this year ... in our opinion. Best: Reese’s: What’s not to love about chocolate with peanut butter? Not only do kids love Reese’s peanut butter cups, but Reese’s pieces are a great go-to as well.  Twix: Twix bars are the best bang for your buck! In one small wrapper,... MORE

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