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September 10, 2019- Nothing says holiday tradition, like seeing a live show with the family. The arts come alive with productions, concerts, and traditions that are uniquely Canton.

Canton Christmas Spectacular | November 15-17


We’ve taken the ORIGINAL Live Radio version of “It’s a Wonderful Life”  (what the movie was based on) and added performances by many of the area’s amazing actors, singers and dancers.  The Result?  It’s an amazingly fresh, exciting and contemporary take on a classic holiday story that will bring laughter, and tears of joy! Tickets start at $20 and can be reserved by calling 330.649.1954. 


The Strolling Nutcracker | November 29-30


The Massillon Woman's Club invites you to be part of this new Christmas traditon at the beautiful Five Oaks Historic Home. Candy Apples Dance Studio dancers will lead you through the house to enjoy the performance. Tickets go on sale October 14, 2019. Call 330.833.4896 to reserve your tickets. 


Ernie Haase & Signature Sound | November 30


Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is coming to Hartville Kitchen! Experience the warm atmosphere and delicious food Hartville Kitchen has to offer while enjoying a great concert or show! Forget your normal Gospel Quartet. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (EHSS) have broken the mold. Their unconventional approach to communicating the Good News with groundbreaking originality has blazed a trail that will go down in gospel music history. Across Europe they have been nicknamed the “Ambassadors of Joy.” Tickets for matinee or evening show are $49.00, include dinner and performance, and can be purchased at www.hartvillekitchen.com/dinner-shows/.


A Christmas Carol | December 6-22


God Bless Us, Everyone! Canton’s beloved and spectacular holiday tradition as only the Players Guild can bring you! Dickens’ ghostly story of Ebenezer Scrooge will fill you with the spirit of Christmas! Performances are Fridays at 8PM, Saturday December 7th at 2PM and Satruday December 14th & 21st at 2PM and 8PM, and Sundays at 2PM. Tickets are $34 for adults, $31 for seniors, and $27 for students 17 and younger. Purchase your tickets online today at www.playersguildtheatre.com/a-christmas-carol


Disney's Frozen Jr. | December 6-15 


The Carnation City Players is excited to present this timeless Disney tale begins far away in the kingdom of Arendelle, home of Princess Anna and Elsa—two sisters pulled apart by a magical secret. As Elsa struggles to harness her icy powers, Anna embarks on an epic journey—teaming up with Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven. Encountering Everest-like conditions and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna battles the elements in a race to save the land from eternal winter and finally reconnect with her sister Elsa. Performances are Friday & Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sundays at 2:30PM. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for students under 18. You can reserve your tickets by calling 330.821.8712. 


Annual Christmas Extravaganza! | December 7


The Lions Lincoln Theatre proudly presents its 2nd Annual Christmas Extravaganza! With songs, dances, skits and lots of colorful decorations, this special show – featuring many area performers – will delight children and adults and put everyone in the Christmas spirit! Tickets are $10 for Balcony and $15 for Main Floor. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 1-800-838-3006 or online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org


Christmas Music Celebration by MajesticVoice Chorus | December 7


Join us for the 11th annual "Christmas Music Celebration" presented by MajesticVoice at The Canton Palace Theatre! Holiday classics, heartwarming new melodies, familiar carols, rockin' band segment and singalong...music the WHOLE family will enjoy! Special guests include: PJ Chavez Band. MajesticVoice Chorus, under the direction of Kathleen Bell, will be joined by dancers from "A Time To Dance" in North Canton, Ohio featuring ballet, chorus line, and Irish Step Dancing. All Reserved Seating Tickets are just $25 per person at www.cantonpalacetheatre.org/tickets, by phone at 330.454.8172, or at the door.


Canton Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Pops | December 8


Join the Canton Symphony Orchestra at the Umstattd Performing Arts Hall to celebrate the holiday season! Always a popular family concert for the holidays, join the CSO for our celebration of the holiday season and sing along to some of your favorite carols. Tickets start at $22 and can be purchased online today at www.cantonsymphony.org/event/holiday-pops-2019/. You don't want to miss out on this holiday tradition!


Massillon Community Candlelight Walk | December 8


Carolers will sing on the steps of Massillon Public Library, the Massillon Museum will add a historic highlight, the Five Oaks Mansion will welcome guests, and Massillon Railroad Club will fascinate with its large model train display. Visit the warming station at the Thomas H. Russell House on historic Fourth Street for cookies and warm beverages. Choose your own route; set your own pace. Enjoy the candlelighting ceremony and choral music at St. Mary Church at the end of the event! All FREE for you to enjoy! 


The Nutcracker | December 13-15


Do not miss this thrilling opportunity to see New York City quality dance in Canton! Performances are Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 2PM & 7:30PM, and Sunday at 2PM. Tickets start at $21 for adults and $17 for children and can be purchased online at www.cantonballet.com/performance-tickets/.


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever | December 13-21


In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs! Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8PM. General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at avenuearts.org


The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra -- In the Christmas Mood | December 15 


The Lions Lincoln Theatre is proud to bring the Glenn Miller Orchestra back again!   This time, they will perform their Christmas special - "In the Christmas Mood", which will include classic Christmas songs PLUS many of their hits that we all know and love - In the Mood; Moonlight Serenade; Tuxedo Junction - the list goes on and on! Tickets are $20 for Balcony and $25 for Main Floor. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 1-800-838-3006 or online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org


Wizards of Winter -- presented by The Canton Repository | December 17 


Enjoy this Holiday Rock Event for the Whole Family Featuring former members of Classic Rock giants–The Trans- Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent Band, The Irish Tenors along with Broadway and Theater veterans THE WIZARDS OF WINTER perform a holiday rock opera titled “The Christmas Dream”. Join them on a musical journey in search of the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets start at $34 per person and can be purchased at www.cantonpalacetheatre.org


Hartville Christmas Showcase | December 19 


Join us for a night filled with dinner and captivating entertainment with local talent and featuring a performance by Jonathan White! Tickets are just $40 and includes Hartville Kitchen dinner and performance. You can purchase your tickets online now at www.hartvillekitchen.com/dinner-shows/.


Diamond Rio: Holiday Hits | December 19 


Grammy Award Winning Country Group, Diamond Rio comes to Canton, December 19th. Presented by The Canton Repository / CantonRep.com and Dusty Guitar Promotions, Diamond Rio will be bringing their Holiday & Hits tour to the Canton Palace Theatre. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at the Canton Palace Theatre box office, by calling 330-454-8172, or online at www.cantonpalacetheatre.org.

Allison Rowe

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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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