Light Up Downtown
State College, Pennsylvania 16801
Region: The Alleghenies
Hours of operation: 5-8pm
Admission fee: Free
Let's Light Up Downtown for the holidays! Light Up Downtown will include several locations enhanced with lights and decoration's. We encourage you to come downtown and enjoy a festive walking (or trolley) tour. While you're here, grab some take out and knock out some holiday shopping! We thank you for supporting local this holiday season! Light Up Downtown will be on display from November 18 through January 2, 2022! "Be the Light" at MLK Plaza: -Santa will be on site for photos beginning at 5pm -Enjoy hot cocoa and popcorn courtesy of the Lion's Club -Free balloon animals from Nittany Balloons -A performance by the Central PA Dance Workshop at 7pm kick off the timed lighting show on the plaza -At 7:15pm a few lucky children will be randomly selected to ride the trolley with Santa and light up the rest of town. -Bring a new toy for Toys for Tot or a non-perishable item for the Food Bank to enter for the chance to Light Up Downtown with Santa! Other Light Up stops downtown: "Gingerbread WalkWay": -Calder Way Lights will run in coordination with the holiday lightshow on MLK Plaza beginning at 7pm and will run every night from dusk until 10pm through the holidays. Two blocks of Calder sparkle from Fraser Street to Pugh Street. -Make sure to stop at our community garden and visit our gingerbread family for a photo! "Garland Gateway": The traditional evergreen will be standing tall at the Allen Street Gates all and will be lit by Santa's trolley around 7:20pm for the holidays! "Enchanted Forest": -10 local non-profits will participate in the Enchanted Forest tree decorating challenge...the winner will receive $1,000! -Stop down to the corner of College and Locust, support our local non-profits and vote on your favorite decorated tree! -Scan the QR code on your favorite tree and vote by December 5! "Candy Cane Lane": New this year...the pigs in Centennial Walkway will be a glow with festive lights for the season! Free Trolley Rides will loop through Light Up from 5pm-8pm on the following days: Thursday, November 18 - Light Up Night Friday, December 3 - First Friday Saturday, December 4 Friday, December 10 Saturday, December 11 Trolley runs from Fraser Street to Locust Lane and back. Jump on at either stop, the trolley will be taking continuous loops. Masks are required inside the trolley.