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The Arboretum at Penn State to host annual Winter Celebration Dec. 13

The entrance to the Childhood's Gate, a popular area for families at the Arboretum at Penn State, was brightly decorated for the 2018 Winter Celebration. Credit: Patrick Mansell / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Arboretum at Penn State invites the campus and surrounding community to welcome the holiday season at its annual Winter Celebration on Friday, Dec. 13.

From 5 to 7 p.m. visitors may stroll through holiday displays, listen to seasonal music, take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and buy a cup of hot cocoa.

Two a cappella groups, the State High Chamber Singers and Penn State’s Pennharmonics, will perform a concert of popular and holiday tunes on the event lawn starting at 5:30 p.m.

All activities will take place in the Arboretum's H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens at the corner of Bigler Road and East Park Avenue on the University Park campus.

Holiday displays will remain in place through January.

To learn more about the Winter Celebration, visit the Arboretum's website at


Last Updated December 05, 2019