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First Night on South Allen Street

The information below will make your participation in First Night State College more enjoyable and safe.
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First Night State College events are held regardless of weather conditions!  Wear more warm clothing than you think you’ll need.

First Night is an alcohol-free event.  Additionally, State College’s open container ordinance prohibits public consumption of alcoholic beverages. Food or beverage consumption is not allowed at indoor performance sites.

Performance sites have limited seating, and admission is first-come, first-served.  If you cannot get into an event of your choice, consider other offerings.  Plan your evening in advance and arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of each event.

Four parking garages, several surface lots, and on-street spaces provide a variety of parking options in downtown State College for First Night. Additional free parking is available on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Need info or help? Inquire at our Warm Up and Information Station.  Our Warm Up Station is in Woskob Family Gallery, 146 S. Allen Street for First Night information.

Lost children, lost parents or lost personal items may be reported by calling the First Night State College office at (814) 237-3682.

First Night State College’s Warm-Up Station is at Woskob Family Gallery, 146 S. Allen Street. This warm-up site is open from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The First Night Warm up station in the Woskob Family Gallery is sponsored by Geisinger.  Snacks are provided by Wegmans.

Town & Gown’s First Night State College Official Program Guide is the official program guide for 2024 First Night State College. It is available in many locations in downtown State College during the month of December and on December 31 will be available at performance venues and First Night State College’s Warm-Up and Information Station.

The First Night State College website is mobile optimized and can serve as your digital guide while you’re here. Bookmark the site now so you have it handy!

For periodic updates, be sure to follow First Night State College on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram . Use the hashtag #FNSC24 to tag us in your posts.

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