The 2nd Annual Light Up Downtown Event Kicks Off Tonight

The Downtown State College Improvement District is ready to light up State College for the holidays, with the second annual Light Up Downtown event kicking off tonight at 5pm. 

The event begins at the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza at 5 p.m. with a visit from Santa and then includes festivities taking place all around downtown throughout the evening. The highlight of the evening, of course, is the timed holiday light show, at MLK Plaza and along Calder WalkWay, which begins with a dance performance from Central PA Dance Workshop.

The family-friendly event invites children to enjoy hot cocoa, popcorn, balloon animals and activities at MLK Plaza, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., after which several children will be selected to ride with Santa on the downtown State College trolley, where they’ll travel with him to light up the rest of downtown, including the tree at the Allen Street Gates, “Gingerbread WalkWay” on Calder Way, Locust Lane and “Candy Cane Lane” on Centennial Walkway.