As the calendar turns to December, holiday festivities will be in full swing throughout Centre County.

Here’s a look at the markets, fairs and festivals happening around the area for the weekend of Dec. 2-5 to get you into the spirit of the season.

Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, noon-4 p.m.
Centre Furnace Mansion

1001 E. College Ave., State College

The 21st annual Stocking Stuffer market features hand-crafted treasures of local artisans and fine antiques by local dealers in a festive indoor showcase. Admission is $5 and free for children 12 and under. The event is the Centre County Historical Society’s largest fundraiser, providing up to 20% of its annual budget.

Friday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Gallery Shop
818 and 824 Pike Street, Lemont

Visitors can meet and buy from artists at indoor booths and have the opportunity to shop from extra inventory of The Gallery Shop’s artists.

Friday, Dec. 1, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Downtown Millheim

Millheim’s annual holiday festival will be filled with music, shopping and festive activities. Santa Claus arrives at 5 p.m. Friday and will be at the Millheim Hotel to meet with kids from 6 to 8 p.m. Vendors will be at the hotel and the Brementown Ballroom 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Millheim Hotel, Pisano Winery and Elk Creek Cafe will feature live music, and a live nativity scene will be set up in town.

Friday, Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m.
Downtown State College

The Downtown State College Improvement District’s final First Friday celebration of the season will have a holiday theme. Meet with Santa and enjoy free hot cocoa and popcorn from the State College Lions Foundation at the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza on South Fraser Street, where community members can also check out the holiday light show. Free trolley rides around town will depart from the plaza as well. Tempest Studios will host Mrs. Claus and friends for a cookie party. The Makery and The Squirrel & Acorn Bookshop will have holiday crafts and Growing Tree Toys will host a coloring contest. You’ll also find music, art, special deals and more. For the full schedule and a map of activities, visit the DSCID website.

Friday, Dec. 1, 5:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2, 4-8:30 p.m.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
842 W. Whitehall Rd., State College

The festival will kick off the Christmas season with nativity displays, musical performances and children’s activities.

Friday, Dec. 1, 5:30-10 p.m.
Tussey Mountain
311 Bear Meadows Road, Boalsburg

Tussey Mountain kicks off the ski and snowboard season by celebrating the coming cold temperatures and paying respects to Ullr, the Norse god of snow. The family-friendly, all-ages event will debut the lodge’s newly remodeled outside bar on the back deck. Live music with Kate Twoey of Pure Cane Sugar is from 7-9 p.m., with a bonfire and solo stoves burning all night. Indoor seating also will be available. Norwegian meatballs, chili hot dogs and more will be available to order, along with a selection of beers on tap and other cocktails.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nittany Valley Sports Centre
177 Champion Drive, State College

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Central PA Chapter’s 46th annual winter market will feature more than 50 artisans in a wide range of media for the juried exhibition and sale. Admission is $5 and free for children 12 and under.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mount Nittany United Methodist Church
1500 E. Branch Rd., State College

Shop for the holidays with local craft vendors. Homemade soup, baked goods and other foods also will be available for purchase.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
177 Rimmey Road, Centre Hall

Rhoneymeade rings in the holiday season with its annual ‘Winter Cheer’ event, featuring a small market with handmade wreaths and local artwork. Warm up with apple cider while taking a tour of the Historic Rhone House.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Boalsburg community hosts its annual Christmas celebration with events throughout the village on Saturday.

Boalsburg Heritage Museum, 304 E. Main St., 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Puppet show with Adam Swartz (10:30 a.m.)

Homemade Christmas cookie sale

Ornament making

Olde tyme Christmas dress up for children

Music by Cardinal Brass Quartet and harpist Claire Packer

Hot chocolate in the Summer Kitchen

Happy Valley Nomadic Spirits

Tours of the house, the light house, the barn and the 1804 David Boal Tavern

Columbus Chapel & Boal Mansion Museum, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kristkindl Market with craft and food vendors

Horse and carriage rides

Live music

Saint Nicholas meet & greet

A Basket Full, noon-3 p.m.

Meet Santa on the porch

Hot cocoa and treats

DIY sugar cookie decorating with Nuttree Bakery

10 a.m.- 5 p.m.:Specials and activities at Boalsburg businesses.
4 p.m. Carolers around downtown.
5 p.m. Bellefonte Community Band, hot cocoa, coffee and popcorn on the Diamond.
6 p.m. Santa arrives by fire truck; lighting of the Village Christmas tree

Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pennsylvania Military Museum
51 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg

An outdoor living history event that will showcase a timeline of how American soldiers spent their holidays throughout history. Inside the museum, visitors can take selfies with Santa.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Boalsburg Fire Company
113 E. Pine St., Boalsburg

The Potters Guild’s annual sale will feature the work of local ceramic artists, with a wide selection of ornaments, bowls, platters, mugs, planters, sculptural forms and more.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 1-4 p.m.
Hintz Family Alumni Center, University Park

Penn State Blue & White Society’s annual winter festival benefitting THON will feature winter crafts, pictures with Santa and other photo opportunities, games, a holiday movie, hot chocolate bar and more. Free-will donations will be accepted at the door.

Sunday, Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
University Baptist & Brethren Church
411 S. Burrowes St., State College

The 41st annual Alternative Christmas Fair will host 30 local, national and international charities. On a single form, shoppers select which charities to support and how much to give to each. Cards are provided to let loved ones and friends know that a gift to charity has been given in their name. Lunch options will be available. Can’t make the fair on Dec. 3? An online giving option will be live at from Dec 3-17.

Sunday Dec. 3, noon-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Eagle Iron Works and Curtin Village
251 Curtin Road, Howard

The third annual fundraiser event will kick off with holiday photos with Santa from noon to 4 p.m. in the parlors of Curtin Mansion, which will be decorated in 1850s and 1950s styles. No registration is required, and donations will be accepted. Bring your own camera or use one on site. An evening holiday reception begins at 5 p.m. and will include a reading of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” finger foods, wines, ciders and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets are $30, with instructions for purchase and reservations on the Curtin Village website. All proceeds will benefit the Roland Curtin Foundation’s efforts to preserve the history of Eagle Iron Works and Curtin Village.

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