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Canton First Friday Presents Winterfest on January 5th to Kickoff 2018

January 2, 2018- ICE Returns to Canton First Friday! Court Avenue between 3rd and 4th street transforms into our wintry playground. Ice slide, interactive photo ops, and live demos from Elegant Ice Creations at 6 and 8pm, PLUS tour around the Arts District to see the 20 local carvings. Good food, exciting music, new art, shopping and lots of ICE are in store. The Hall of Fame City Skating Rink will also be open for skating.

First Friday means FREE Family Movie at the Canton Palace Theatre! At 7:30PM, grab a seat at the Palace to watch “Frozen”.  Admission is free, but a ticket is required. Pick up your tickets ahead of time at the Palace, throughout the Canton Arts District, and at the Canton Museum of Art.

Take a break from the cold outside and walk through some of the many art exhibits all around the Arts District. The Canton Museum of Art will be teaching you to carve your very own soap sculpture. John Strauss Furniture will be showing off their new front showroom windows with 10% off select items. The Hub Art Factory will be celebrating Alaska Thompson’s first solo art exhibit, while Tanner Lemon entertains with a live ice-inspired painting over at Lynda Tuttle’s Art Center.

Shopping is never hard to do when you buy local downtown. If you spend $20 or more at any gallery or studio, you will receive cash back. Stop in and save at local shops such as Modern Ritual and The Local. Arrowhead Vintage & Homemade Goods will be offering 20% off select handmade infinity scarves. Print and Press and Cantonology will also be having spectacular items for you to check out. Stop by The Essential Alternatives to pick up your Winter Wonderland Diffuser Blend for only $10. While you’re down, stop in to the Bliss Lofts where they’ll be offering tours of their mock units.

Take a break and eat some delicious finds throughout the arts district when you stop at George’s Lounge for gourmet burgers. Grapes in a Glass will also be featuring their famous hot caramel apple cider. First Friday also marks the launch of a new line of waffle burgers at Cultured Coffee & Waffles.

First Friday will be partying hard all night with tons of fun events for everyone! George’s Lounge will have live music all night. Buzzbin will  be hosting an Old School 90s Hip Hop Fire & Ice Party, along with a free beer if you get a high score on any game in the arcade. Daniel Beule will be home from New York and selling his latest creations at the Canton Brewing Speakeasy. To top it off, Escape Room Downtown will be open from 5-10PM.

Join the party and make Canton First Friday part of your weekend on January 5th in the Canton Arts District from 6-10PM. Download the map, plus additional details you may need at First Friday is brought to you by the Downtown Special Improvement District, and of course, ArtsinStark.

Allison Rowe


Allison Rowe is the Marketing Coordinator for Visit Canton.  She enjoys shopping, spending time with friends & family, going to concerts, and watching football!  Allison can be found trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and hanging out at Canton First Fridays.

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