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Holiday Event Roundup

November 21, 2018 --- Happy Holidays!

If you’re in the mood for some seasonal fun, explore our local holiday events! We already covered your shopping needs in our Holiday Gift Guide – so now we’re serving up a long list of wintertime fun!

The Hall of Fame City Ice Rink is officially OPEN! Admission is only $2 with your own skates, or $4 with figure skate or hockey skate rental included. This outdoor ice rink is perfect for a day out with the family or date night!

November 30: Holiday Party at the Museum at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Activities include musical entertainment, crafts for kids, open hearth cooking demonstrations, and of course, SANTA!! 

November 30-December 9 (Thurs.-Sun.): Jingles of Christmas Past at the North Canton Playhouse. "Jingles of Christmas Past" is a holiday variety show filled with your favorite Christmas songs, some with a different "twist" and hilarious skits!

December 1: Cookie Crawl on Main Street Alliance. Enjoy a FREE cookie crawl and scavenger hunt at 16 shops on Main St in Downtown Alliance. All stops will have complimentary holiday cookies. 

December 1: Here Comes Santa! at Exploration Gateway. Visit with the big guy himself, make and take holiday crafts, see live animals, and enjoy cookies and milk at this FREE event from 10AM until 1PM. 

December 1, 8, 15: Lunch with Santa at the Bistro. Santa will be be visiting the Bistro the first three Saturdays im December to visit with all of the good boys and girls. 

December 1: A Christmas Tea at the Canton Women's Club. A traditional afternoon tea will be served while you enjoy the sounds of the holiday with live music.

December 1: Christmas on the Canal in Downtown Canal Fulton. Stroll the streets of historic downtown Canal Fulton in celebration of the holiday season.

December 1: A Vintage Christmas on 4th on 4th Street in Downtown Canton. Step a step back in time and take a nostalgic stroll down memory lane and start your holiday shopping early this year! 

December 1: Sensory Cinema: The Polar Express at Canton Palace Theatre. The holiday tradition continues with movies on Canton’s largest movie screen! FREE Admission. 

December 1 & 2: Christmas in Zoar in Historic Zoar Village. While in Zoar, makes sure to visit Belsnickel, Santa, and Kristkind, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the village.

December 2: Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides at Hoover Historical Center. Enjoy FREE admission to the Hoover Historical Center that will feature Santa to meet and greet photos with children of all ages! 

December 2: Holiday Celebration at Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center. Drop in between 3 and 6PM to celebrate the holiday season with the Nature Center. 

December 2: Massillon Community Candlelight Walk in Downtown Massillon. Stroll and enjoy musical entertainment in eight historic downtown churches and four local community partners. Candle lighting ceremony and choral music at St. Mary Church at the end of the event. All FREE for you to enjoy.

December 6: The Hoppers Concert at the Hartville Kitchen. The Hoppers are coming to Hartville Kitchen!  Experience the warm atmosphere and delicious food Hartville Kitchen has to offer while enjoying a great concert or show!

December 6: Light Up Downtown in Downtown Canton. A very special main stage show that will light up the skies with musical acts, fantastic and a ho, ho, ho-liday visit from the man in red. 

December 6: Night of Trees Gala at Beech Creek Gardens. Enjoy a magical winter evenings with delicious food, holiday light displays, and great entertainment!

December 6-8: Christmas at the Hollow at Quail Hollow Park. Celebrate one of the longest nights of the year and escape the noise and stress of the holidays by joining us for a quiet walk through the woods under a full moon.

December 7-22 (Friday & Saturdays): Christmas Carolers at Gervasi Vineyard. Carolers will be at Gervasi Vineyard while you enjoy dinner and admiring the property!

December 7: Holiday Open House at Canton Woman's Club. See our 150 years old Victorian home decorated for Christmas at this special Open House. 

December 7: Canton First Friday: Shop 'til You Drop in the Canton Arts District. First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District in Canton, OH featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events and always a few surprises for adults and children!

December 7: Fair & Square Market: Ethical Holiday Marketplace at Deli Ohio. You'll find handmade accessories, jewelry, baby toys, coffee, chocolate and more!

December 7-22 (Fridays & Saturdays): Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at Gervasi Vineyard. 

December 7-23 (Fridays-Sundays): A Christmas Carol at the Players Guild Theatre. Join the Players Guild Theatre to see the classic story of A Christmas Carol come to life and get you in the Christmas spirit!

December 7: Swim with Santa at the Massillon Recreation Center. Come see Santa at the Massillon Aquatics Center for an evening with Santa!

December 7-9: The Nutcracker presented at the Canton Ballet at the Canton Palace Theatre. New York City Ballet dancers Sterling Hyltin and Joseph Gordon will dance the leading roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier at the Canton Palace Theatre.

December 8: Breakfast with Santa at the Hartville MarketPlace and Flea Market. Gather for Breakfast with Santa. Kids and adults alike will love this fun-filled event.

December 8: 1st Annual Christmas Extravaganza! at the Lions Lincoln Theatre. 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!

December 8: Lunch with Santa at Springhill Historic Home. Santa will be visiting Spring Hill Historic Home for a delcious lunch!

December 8: Home Sweet Home: A Gingerbread Tradition at Fieldcrest Estate. Invites families, friends, couples or the crafty single to choose from one of the floor plans to build and decorate as you please.

December 9: Santa Fly-In at the MAPS Air Museum. Guess who is flying into the MAPS Air Museum? Santa Clause will be stopping by Sunday, December 9th to visit all the little good boy and girls!   

December 9: VOCI presents: Christmas at the Movies at Perry Christian Church. This family Christmas concert will feature the best choral music found in our favorite Holiday movies.  From It’s a Wonderful Life to Frozen, the chorus will have you singing and dancing in your seats.

December 9: Holiday POPS presented by the Canton Symphony Orchestra at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. A Canton family tradition with the Canton Symphony Orchestra.

December 11: VOCI presents: Christmas at the Movies at First United Methodist Church. This family Christmas concert will feature the best choral music found in our favorite Holiday movies.  From It’s a Wonderful Life to Frozen, the chorus will have you singing and dancing in your seats.

December 13: One Man Performance of "A Christmas Carol" at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. John Ferris will recite A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens from memory, portraying all of the characters.

December 14-22 (Friday & Saturday): It's A Wonderful Life at Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre. 

December 14: Christmas Concert at the Roxy at the Roxy Theatre. The Alliance Symphony Orchestra Big Band will perform a 90-minute concert that includes familiar Christmas songs and big band selections, sponsored by the Minerva Area Historical Society.

December 15: Breakfast with Santa at the Legends of Massillon. Join Santa for breakfast, visits and picture opportunities at the Legends of Massillon!

December 15: Brunch with Santa + Christmas Sweater Party at Royal Docks Co. Taproom! A brunch buffet will be available along with goodies for the kids and drink specials for the adults. 

December 15: Christmas Music Celebration by MajesticVoice Chorus at the Canton Palace Theatre. 

December 15: Downtown Canton Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl beginning at Canton Brewing Company. Grab your ugly sweater and join us for some fun! Great drink specials at all participating bars and a chance to win our grand prize!

December 16: Christmas Is Coming with A Chorus for a Cause at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Celebrate the Christmas season with a concert full of traditional and fun holiday music.

December 16: KAVAN-- The World's #1 Rock-n-Roll Elvis Christmas Concert at the Lions Lincoln Theatre. This matinee show will be a mix of classic holiday hits and #1 hits from all eras of Elvis.

December 16: Hall-iday Winterfest at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The fan plaza inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium will transform into a Winter Wonderland for parents and children of all ages. Enjoy FREE activities and entertainment for the whole family.

December 22: Winter Wonder Flea at Cultural Center for the Arts. Join us for some holiday shopping, music, food & cocktails with 70+ talented makers and vintage finders in downtown Canton!

December 22: Meet Santa at Beech Creek Gardens. Bring the whole family to meet Santa on Saturday, December 22 from 4-6 pm as a special experience during Christmas at Beech Creek Gardens in Alliance.

December 22: Winter Night Hike at Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center. Celebrate one of the longest nights of the year and escape the noise and stress of the holidays by joining us for a quiet walk through the woods under a full moon.

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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