We look forward to welcoming 2020 with you on December 31, 2019 from noon until 11 pm!!!

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See a Show!

First Night State College means great family-friendly entertainment! We present music, comedy, variety, and dance in downtown churches, theatres, and public buildings. Our musical acts cover the range from classical to rock ‘n’ roll and from Celtic to ukulele. If you want to say good bye to 2018 with a few laughs we’ll do our best to make you chuckle with three variety acts plus an improv troupe. If you like dance, you can shake a leg in a belly dance workshop! You’re sure to find something you like at First Night!

Join the Fun!

At First Night, you needn’t just watch other people having fun; you can join in! Get a little exercise skating at Pegula Arena, or put on your running gear for our 5K resolution run. Carry a puppet or drum in our grand procession—it’s not just for children! Flex your creative muscles in our art, craft, music, and dance workshops for children and adults. Or just check out our ice sculptures, make a resolution, and enjoy the evening with someone you love. At First Night State College there are lots of ways to join in the fun!

Plan Your Visit!

A First Night button is your key to a great evening. A $10 button provides admission to all of our shows on a first-come, first-seated basis. Buttons are available online (through December 21), at selected downtown merchants, and at our performance venues. Plan on eating while you’re here; we have great food options, both sweet and savory. There’s no need to drive home late at night–area hotels are offering special package rates. Make First Night State College part of your holiday celebrations!

Buy a Button!

A First Night button gets you into all performances and some activities – for just $10!

Major Sponsors

State College Borough
Mount Nittany Health
Geisinger
PNC Bank
Penn State Health

We’re grateful to all the individuals, businesses, and organizations who support First Night each year. You can see the complete list of sponsors here, and a list of other community supporters here.

More sponsors, as well as other donors and volunteers, are always welcome!

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