Alliance Amateur Radio Club
Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce
Alliance Symphony Orchestra
Canton Amateur Radio Club
Canton Memorial Civic Center
Canton Museum of Art
Canton Palace Theater
Canton Symphony Orchestra
Carnation City Players
Louisville Art and History Gallery
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
Rodman Public Library
Spring Hill Historic Home
The Wilderness Center
University of Mount Union
WEEKENDS, November 23—December 23
10AM—8PM FRI & SAT
4th annual Christmas at Beech Creek Gardens (11929 Beech Street N.E.) in Alliance. New this year, the Plant Science Center is transformed into “The World of Make Believe”; explore educational hands-on exhibits, enjoy treats, meet the Grinch, and visit the gardens after dark to view their dazzling holiday light displays. Enjoy hot cocoa and roast marshmallows around a campfire. $5 general admission; ages 2 and younger admitted free. For more information, visit www.beechcreekgardens.org.
Friday, December 7
6PM—10PM First Friday celebration in the Canton Arts District, with special holiday deals and discounts at local businesses. After shopping, bring any receipts for purchases of $30 or more to the Avenue Arts Marketplace in downtown Canton and receive $10 cash back until 9:45pm. The Center Ice Skating Club will host a performance at 6pm, followed by free group and individual lessons, with open skate afterwards. Opening reception for the new exhibit, Continuum Art of the Cleveland School and Beyond, with live music, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar from 6pm-8pm; admission to the museum and parking are both free. The Canton Ballet performs its live production of The Nutcracker at the Canton Palace Theater at 7:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm, purchase tickets online at https://cantonpalacetheatre.org/event/canton-ballet-presents-the-nutcracker/?wcs_timestamp=1544211000 or call the Canton Ballet at (330)-455-7220. Download the event map and get any additional details online at www.cantonfirstfriday.com, and follow Canton First Friday on social media for all the latest updates.
Saturday, December 8
10AM—3:30PM 2018 Winter Craft Bazaar at the Elk’s Lodge (606 Glamorgan Street) in Alliance. Shop for unique holiday gifts and enter to win raffle baskets. Food and drinks available. Admission is free. For more information, call (330)-581-9367 or e-mail email@example.com.
11AM Lunch with Santa at Spring Hill Historic Home (1401 Spring Hill Lane N.E.) in Massillon. Join Santa and his elf helper for lunch, a Christmas craft, and some one-on-one time with the big man himself! All children will receive a photo of themselves with Santa, with a little note in the mail after the event. The lunch menu includes pasta, a side salad, applesauce, rolls, carrots, grapes, and Christmas-themed cookies. Tickets $10 for adults, $8 for children, and $5 for ages 3 and younger; to purchase, call (330)-833-6749 or buy online at www.springhillhistorichome.org/santa/.
December 20-23, December 26-30, & January 2-6
3PM—6PM Spring Hill Historic Home (1401 Spring Hill Lane N.E.) in Massillon is open for self-guided, holiday-themed tours. The home is fully-decorated, with inspiration from the centennial of the end of World War I (earlier this year). Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children, and free for ages 5 and younger. For more information, call (330)-833-6749 or visit www.springhillhistorichome.org.