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 by Nuts For You. New this year, guests can enjoyhot beverage refills all season long in the Holiday Lights on the Lake souvenir mug,available in […]

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 vendors and other participants are clad in period costume. Let us be your host as you enjoy this old-fashioned Christmas weekend.


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 all ages will enjoy a scenic steam-powered ride through the winter countryside and a visit with Santa!  Hot Cocoa and cookies will be provided and […]

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 choirs from Altoona and Hollidaysburg High Schools, and other holiday surprises! Music from It's A Wonderful Life and Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus will be presented with […]

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 are geared towards kids in preschool and elementary school! Parents are welcome to stay and help or drop older children off.This event is free to […]

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 our Victorian Christmas at the Baker Mansion with a visit and photo with 🎅 Santa.Tour times at: 5-5:45PM / 6-6:45pm / 7-7:45pmPrice: $10 adult/$5 child

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 Arts. This performance is free and open to the public. The student ensemble is directed by Josh Hillard, part-time instructor in music at Penn State […]

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 three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage" and "Death and Eternity". The play depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as […]

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 Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, American composer David Diamond’s Romeo and Juliet, and Korngold’s thrilling Much Ado About Nothing.  Then, enjoy featured ASO clarinetist Anthony Poehailos in Rossini's operatically […]

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 from Symphony No. 1 by Florence Price, who was the first black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major symphony orchestra. "Music […]

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 you enjoy other Bond favorites including You Only Live Twice and From Russia With Love. You won't want to miss the end of a sensational season, also including […]

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