Where to Be on New Year's Eve

Happy Valley will be chock-full of parties and specials this New Year's Eve. All you need to do is decide where you want to celebrate! Here's a guide to all the best parties and specials for you to ring in 2017.


First Night State College

When: 10 a.m. – Night

The grandest celebration in State College, as always, will be First Night. The good old fashioned, all-day and all-night community festival has live music, food, carriage rides, ice sculptures, crafts, ice-skating, a grand procession, and so much more. Buttons—which grant you general admission to most performances and workshops—are just $10 and can be purchased here or at many local merchants.


The Arena Bar & Grill

New Year's Eve Party

When: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Live music by the Screaming Ducks, party favors, pork and sauerkraut, and a champagne toast at midnight. Regular tickets $15, VIP booths $100 and include 4 tickets, a bottle of champagne, and a $20 Northland Motel voucher.

Northland Bowl

Northland Bowl has two parties to choose from. One is the perfect option for the whole family, and both are sure to be a blast.

  • Rock ‘N Glow Bowling New Year’s Eve Party
    When: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    For $99.95 you’ll get 4 hours of Rock ‘N Glow bowling, shoes, a large pizza, a pitcher of soda, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. A full bar will be available all night.
  • Family Cosmic Glow Bowling Party
    When: 6 – 9 p.m.
    Bowl with the whole family under the black lights… even the party favors glow! For $79.95 you’ll get 3 hours of bowling, shoes, a large pizza, a pitcher of soda, party favors, and prizes for strikes on red head pins.


Allen Street Grill

Great food, champagne at midnight and live music by Scott Mangene.



New Year’s Eve Comedy Special

Dinner served until 9 p.m., live comedy starts at 10 p.m. $20 per person, includes a champagne toast at midnight.


Elk Creek Café

Elk Creek Café will be serving up some very special features for the evening, plus $2 off growler fills all day.


Gigi’s Southern Table

Dinner for 2—small plate to share, any two entrees, chef’s featured dessert, and a bottle of house champagne for $99.


Happy Valley Brewing Company

Live music by Biscuit Jam from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m., $10 cover includes hats, noisemakers, champagne toast and hotdog buffet after the ball drops.


Mad Mex

2 entrees, 2 margaritas, an appetizer or wings, and a brownie to share for $40!


The Phyrst

Live music by the Nightcrawlers and no cover from 7 – 9 p.m., music by Maxwell Strait and $5 cover starts at 9 p.m. Complimentary hats, noisemakers, and champagne toast at midnight.


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