26th Annual Holiday Lights on the Lake

Visitors can expect traditions such as the Avenue of Trees, Tunnel of Lights, Santaphotos, the model train exhibit courtesy of the Alto Model Train Museum Association,and delicious cinnamon roasted nuts […]

Dickens of a Christmas – Ebensburg

Ebensburg’s 17th annual Dickens of a Christmas is scheduled to take place December 2 – 4, 2022. It is a family-oriented Christmas celebration based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Many […]


The Santa Express

 ALL ABOARD! All Aboard the Santa Express! Santa Claus is coming to The Everett Railroad! One of Central Pennsylvania’s favorite holiday traditions returns select weekends in November and December. Children of […]

Annual Altoona Christmas Parade

Come join our Float in the Annual Altoona Christmas Parade. More details to come. Mark your calendar now.

Altoona Symphony Orchestra – Holiday Spectacular!

Ring in the holiday season with the ASO Holiday Spectacular! This concert is sure to bring the entire community together and will feature local dancers in selections from The Nutcracker, combined […]

Holiday Kids Craft Night

Our next free kids craft night is just in time for the holidays!Join us on Thursday, December 8th to make holiday crafts, ornaments, and gifts- and get treats!Crafts and activities […]

Victorian Christmas Piano Performance

​🎹 Join us for a special Victorian evening featuring music played on Anna Baker's Piano by Cynthia Moringiello. She will use Anna's songbook. This unique event will include self-guided tours of […]

Penn State Altoona’s University Jazz Band

Penn State Altoona’s University Jazz Band will perform on December 10, at 2:30 p.m. in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing […]

Pollyanna…The Glad Girl

With Pollyanna's sunny disposition, this musical teaches children to always look on the bright side of things.


Hansel and Gretel

An original musical adaptation of the Brother's Grimm age-old tale of a journey, a secret and a grand adventure.


Our Town

Mishler Theatre, 1212 12th Avenue, Altoona, 16601, United States

Thorton Wilder's story of the fictional small town of Grover's Corners and its citizens. Spanning the years between 1901 and 1913, Our Town is narrated by a stage manager in […]

Shakespeare’s Passion

Experience the timeless drama of Shakespeare with guest conductor Benjamin Firer and discover why these works have moved us for centuries. Be transported around the world and across time with […]

Music of the Americas

Altoona Native and hometown favorite Anthony Cornet will perform Gershwin's timeless Rhapsody in Blue in a concert featuring music from Mexico, South America, and the USA! This program will also include excerpts […]

Bond and Beyond

Piano virtuoso Thomas Pandolfi joins us to celebrate the silver screen with a performance of his James Bond Piano Concerto! Sip a martini, shaken not stirred, from the Mishler's Spiritz Lounge while […]

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