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Holiday Events Near S&A Homes’ Communities

Holiday Lights on the Lake at Altoona

The holiday season is the best time to start new traditions with loved ones! Whether it’s venturing through a holiday light display or attending a local winter event, having traditions during the coziest time of year makes the season bright.

Our S&A Homes team has curated a list of magical events and attractions to get your entire family in the festive mood! 

Holiday Lights on the Lake at Altoona

Holiday Lights on the Lake at Altoona

From now through January 8, experience Holiday Lights on the Lake at Altoona from the comfort of your vehicle! For 26 years, this incredible display has been a family favorite and is considered one of the most beautiful holiday light displays in the area. With over 50 acres of land illuminated by more than 1 million lights, this exciting attraction is sure to boost everyone’s holiday spirit.

Visitors can also stop by Santa’s gift shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, holiday decorations and tree ornaments. Delicious baked goods and homemade crafts are on display for adults, while special treats and visits with Santa are available for the kids! 

For more information on dates, hours of operation and pricing, visit

Festival of Trees

festival of trees

Presented by the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology, the Festival of Trees will take place on December 9 through 11 as part of the Bellefonte Victorian Christmas event. This community event transforms the Central Pennsylvania Institute into a winter wonderland featuring more than 60 beautifully decorated trees, a poinsettia sale, a holiday scavenger hunt, letters to Santa, basket raffles, live music, tree competitions and so much more!

A free shuttle will be provided with pick-up locations at Bellefonte High School and on the diamond. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 years old and under. For more information on the Festival of Trees event, visit

Volvo Holiday Lights Drive-Thru

Spend time with the Volvo family this holiday season at the Volvo Holiday Lights Drive-Thru! Starting December 8 through 11 from 6 to 8 p.m., experience a light display like no other at the Volvo Construction Equipment. This unique attraction showcases construction equipment wrapped in colorful displays of holiday lights that all ages can enjoy!

For more information on this fun event, visit

A Christmas Carol at the Majestic Theater

A Christmas CarolEnjoy a night at the theater with your nearest and dearest! A multitude of talented actors, dancers and singers are bringing to life the holiday classic of A Christmas Carol at the Gettysburg College Majestic Theater. Evoking emotions of true magic and holiday cheer, this heart-warming show provides music and laughter that the entire family will appreciate. 

For show dates, times, pricing and more visit

Winter Market in Downtown Bellefonte

Shop under the lights at the downtown Bellefonte Winter Market! On December 11 from 12 to 4 p.m., enjoy a European-style, open-air market located in Talleyrand Park near the gazebo. The Winter Market will feature close to 70 local artisan vendors, food trucks, craft beverage vendors, story-time and crafts for kids and a warming tent for when you get chilly! 

For additional information on the Winter Market in downtown Bellefonte, visit

Which holiday event located near your S&A home are you going to attend this season? 

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