The Definitive Happy Valley Winter Bucket List

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!



  1. Ice skate at Pegula

  2. Get a picture at the Lion Shrine wearing holiday gear

  3. Go to a Christmas festival (like any of these)

  4. Walk down Allen Street at night to see the lights and Christmas tree

  5. Go skiing, snowboarding or tubing at Tussey Mountain

  6. See a Penn State hockey game

  7. See a Penn State basketball game

  8. Get a real Christmas tree at one of these tree farms

  9. Ride the Santa Express

  10. Tour the Christmas lights of Penn State’s fraternity houses

  11. See a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life at The State Theatre

  12. Try one of the Creamery’s holiday flavors, like Egg Nog or Peppermint Stick

  13. Eat a warm grilled sticky with hot cocoa on a cold night

  14. Go gift shopping downtown

  15. Give to a local charity (here are a few ideas)

  16. Do the Heartland Christmas Wine Trail

  17. See the Arboretum in a whole new light while it's decked out for Christmas

  18. Celebrate the New Year at First Night



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