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Photo courtesy Barbara Brown"Giving Day" in downtown Bellefonte
December 12, 2020

The Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Committee is sponsoring a "Giving DAY"' in downtown Bellefonte on December 12th from 9am to 5pm
  • The Girl Scouts will be collecting children's pajamas for area Foster Children sizes infant to 14. Donations cam be dropped off at the Little House located behind Centre County Historic Museum on the corner West Howard Street and N. Allegheny Street, On Saturday 1oam to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm
  • We will also be collecting can goods and monetary donations for the Faith Centre Food Pantry. There will be a truck parked in front of the Centre County Courthouse to collect food items. Monetary donation boxes will be available at the Santa House and the Knuupp Centre.
  • The Santa House will be Open from 11am to 4pm with limited visitation to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines. The Santa House will be open regular hours throughout the season. Saturday, 1pm to 4pm  and  Tuesday and Thursday 6pm to 8pm. 
  • Historic Walking Tours will be available starting at the Knupp Centre
    11am, 2pm, & 4pm throughout the Day on Saturday. Cost $5.00
    Reservations can be made at the Knupp Heritage Centrer by calling- 814-810-3297
    Space is limited to 12 quests per tour. T
    Cookies and Christmas Wassel will be available throughout the day.
  • Local Historia presents “A Victorian Walk in the Park” (see for tickets and more details):Bring your lanterns or candle lights for an evening walking tour full of the historic and holiday spirit of Christmas. Talleyrand Park and the Waterfront area during the holidays are the perfect setting for an enchanting walk back in time. This walking tour will feature locally sourced stories from the Victorian Era (1837-1901). Period clothing is encouraged! Bundle up and we will keep your heart warm with stories ranging from history to mystery! Also in keeping with Christmas traditions, a ghost story or two might make an appearance as well.
    • Friday Dec. 11, 2020
      • 7:30pm tour Sold Out!
      • 8:30pm tour 

    • Saturday Dec. 12, 2020
      • 7:30pm tour
      • 8:30pm tour

    • Each tour is approximately 45 min
      All details and tickets at
    • Feel Free To join us in keeping the tradition of Bellefonte Victorian Christmas and join the town folk that we all dressed in period dress and wishing everyone "A Happy Christmas!"

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownBellefonte Victorian Christmas - Cancelled due to Governor Wolf's COVID-19 requirements announced November 23, 2020
Friday, December 11 and Saturday December 14, 2020
Bellefonte Victorian Christmas offers a taste of Christmas Past with a History On Wheels Guided Bus Tour, an Arts & Crafts Show, concerts, horse-drawn buggy rides, gingerbread house contest, train rides, strolling entertainment, breakfast with Santa and a Victorian Tea Party. Held on the second weekend in December.
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Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Bellefonte Community Easter Egg Hunt
TBD, 2021

The Bellefonte Community-wide Easter Egg Hunt is held annually prior to Easter. All children 12 years and under are invited to attend. Games, refreshments, and a visit from the Easter Bunny are highlights of the event, along with 15,000 Easter Eggs. The children are divided up into age groups throughout the park. Golden eggs with coupons for special baskets, gift certificates, and prizes from the downtown businesses are included in the day's festivities. Centre Crest, local clubs, churches, and fire companies will supply the candy-filled eggs and special prizes. There is no charge for this event. It is held in conjunction with Historic Bellefonte Inc and the Bellefonte Moose Lodge 206. If any children need to complete community service time for school, they may volunteer to help with this event.

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe 72nd Annual Bellefonte Children's Fair
tba 10am-3pm -
The Bellefonte Children's Fair, held on a Saturday in early June, features five fun-filled hours of games, activities, entertainment, raffles and displays. This event is made possible by Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary and proceeds benefit the Bellefonte Borough playgrounds. Click for more...

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Historic Bellefonte Cruise - Cancelled, Resumes 2021
tba, 2020 - [NOTE: Vendors and pre-registrations will be contacted. More information is available at or by calling 814-280-5881.] Held Father's Day weekend, includes an open cruise, a sock hop, all-vehicle show, parade of high performance and classic show cars, motorcycle poker run, and lots more. The show includes Truck classes, redefined Motorcycle and Car classes, FREE Children's Class registration, and a Sunday Event – HBC 5K Run/walk to benefit Centre County Y! Click for more...

Photo courtesy of Bellefonte Arts & Crafts FairBellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair- Cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
July 31 & August 1, 2020
The fair includes over 100 juried artists and crafters, family entertainment, great food, and free children's activities. Park and ride shuttle service available from the Bellefonte High School.Click for more information...

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownFall Festival/Halloween Parade- Cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
tba Enjoy the Talleyrand Fall Fest and costume Halloween Parade! Parade forms at 11am at Bellefonte Elementary School. The Festival runs Noon to 4pm at Talleyrand Park. HBI partners with the Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary and Centre County Library for this wonderful celebration of fall.

The parade will line up at the Bellefonte Elementary parking lot behind the School at 11:00am and procession will start at 11:30am and proceed down North Allegheny Street to W. High Street to the diamond and then proceed from the Diamond down West High Street to the Talleyrand Park Gazebo for final judging and prizes. Please stay for all activities, vendors, games, food, and fun!

There will also be Trick or Treating sponsored the area businesses uptown from 12:00noon to 4:00pm. All programs and activities are subject to change.


Bellefonte Community Children's Garden

The mission of the Children's Garden, created in 2007, is to delight children and nurture their sense of wonder in nature. This beautiful place for fun, exploration and learning includes six raised beds where youth groups grow vegetables, plus a sensory herb garden, a garden full of plants with animal names, a fairy garden, and a butterfly garden planted by the Penn State Master Gardeners.

Whether working to make sure Talleyrand Park shows visitors a pretty face, or to beautify the Borough with flower plantings during the summer; or working at the 9-11 Memorial Garden, or planting seeds with school classes in the Community Children's Garden, the Garden Club members are volunteers working to make our town a pleasant and interesting place to live. We also learn about gardening topics at our meetings, on field trips, and through garden tours.

The mission of the Bellefonte Garden Club is to promote gardening, educate our members about gardening, and use plants and landscaping to beautify our community. We are proud to be a part of Historic Bellefonte Inc. Visit us online at


HBI is a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the revitalization of Bellefonte and the preservation of the Borough's rich historic, cultural and architectural heritage. Through a volunteer structure, HBI serves as an umbrella vehicle to coordinate community efforts to carry out its mission.

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Bellefonte, PA 16823

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