2nd Annual Messiah Sing-Along — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Credo Chamber Music invites members of the community to join in to celebrate the season. The performances will feature vocal soloists from Oberlin Conservatory and include a chamber orchestra conducted by Oberlin Conservatory String Division director Peter Slowik. For tickets, call 216-231-1111. For more information, call 440-774-3638.
14th Annual Tommy’s New Year’s Day Pancake Breakfast — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tommy’s, 1824 Coventry, Cleveland Heights. Items from Big Fun, Simply Charming and other local independent businesses will be raffled. Admission is $10, $5 children 12 and under. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. For more information, call 216-371-3457 or email email@example.com.
32nd Annual Tree Festival — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 2-6 p.m. Thanksgiving, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1, John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. Hundreds of trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. Free admission. For more information, call 330-543-8340 or 330-543-8424.
Akron’s 34th Annual TubaChristmas — Noon and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., University of Akron. TubaChristmas combines hundred of tubas and audience singalongs. Free for audience, $10 for performers. For more information about performing, contact 330-972-8301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Lunch 6th Annual Holiday Latke Party — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 25 at Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland. Featuring: Blue Lunch, Austin “Walkin’ Cane” Charanghat and Jake Friel. Will benefit ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter. $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For ticket information, call 216-383-1124.
Breakfast With Santa — 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Hudson’s Restaurant, 3900 Medina Road, Akron. $12, $9 for children 10 and under. Reservations are available, call 330-666-7777.
Breakfast with Santa — 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Hudson’s Restaurant, 80 N. Main St., Hudson. $12, $9 for children 10 and under. Reservations are available, call 330-650-1955.
Candlelight Christmas at Quail Hollow — 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Quail Hollow Manor House, 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville. See splendidly decorated Christmas trees and fireplace mantels throughout the home. Each evening a sit-down dinner will be served in the dining rooms, along with entertainment. $28.50 per person. For reservations, call Bill Weaver at 330-933-0124.
Christmas at the Hollow — 6-9 p.m. Dec. 12-14 at the H.B. Stewart Estate at Quail Hollow State Park, 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville. Events will include a self-guided tour through the decorated H.B. Stewart home and a visit with Santa. Participants may also make a holiday ornament, toast marshmallows and take a wagon ride through the woods. There will be wood carving demonstrations. Admission is $2. More information, at 330-877-6652 or www.quailhollowpark.net.
Christmas Open House and Craft — Noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 Market St. NE. Open house with refreshments and a craft in the children’s department. For more information, call 330-854-4148 or go to www.canalfultonlibrary.org.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad The Polar Express — Through Dec. 20. Departing from the Rockside Station in Independence and the Akron Northside Station. Trains depart nightly at 7 and return at 9 with additional matinee times at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 15 only. Trains travel through Cuyahoga Valley National Park all the way to the North Pole and back during the two-hour journey. $43 for standard seating, $57-$77 for an upgraded ticket. www.CVSR.com.
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, PlayhouseSquare Palace Theatre, 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Featuring: Oleta Adams, Jonathan Butler and Keiko Matsui. $10, $35, $50 and $65. 216-241-6000 or www.playhousesquare.org.
Dover Historical Society Christmas at the J.E. Reeves Home — Daily tours 1-7 p.m. through Dec. 22 at the J.E. Reeves Victorian Home, 325 E. Iron Ave., Dover. Theme is Trees and Trains. Decorations include 90 Christmas trees and model trains. $8, $7 seniors, $3 ages 5-17. 330-343-7040.
Downtown Barberton Christmas Walk and Lake Anna Holiday Lighting — 4-9 p.m. Nov. 30, downtown Barberton. Includes pre-lighting activities such as Santa Land from 4 to 5, Barberton High School band and choir performances from 5-5:45 and tree lighting and lighting of Lake Anna from 5:45 to 6. From 6 to 9 there will be performers, Santa Land, costumed characters, horse and wagon rides, food, shopping, ice sculpting, children’s crafts, a 24-tuba Umpah Christmas Concert and more. Free admission. More information at www.ndsbarbertonevents.com.
Falls Cancer Club 2nd Annual Cookie Walk and Pumpkin Roll Sale — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at First Christian Church, 2253 Third St., Cuyahoga Falls. 330-929-2796.
A Farnam Family Holiday — 6-9 p.m. Dec. 13-15, 20-22, and 27-29 at Farnam Manor, 4223 Brecksville Road, Richfield. Holiday supper with historical interpreters in the 19th-century manor of Everett Farnam. Visitors will be served a meal of food from the era, hear the “latest” news, join in conversation, play parlor games and more. $60, $30 for children 12 and under. For more information and to make a reservation, call 234-200-6547 or go to www.olhs.org.
Festival of Trees — Monday through Dec. 30. The Allen Theatre lobby at PlayhouseSquare, 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. On display will be dozens of trees designed by a team of professional decorators. Light Up the Night, a free community tree-lighting celebration, will take place 5:30-8 p.m. Monday in the Allen Theatre lobby. Performance by the Singing Angels. More information at www.clevelandplayhouse.com.
Holiday Choir Classic — 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Featuring youngsters from the Falcon Academy of Creative Arts 6th-7th Grade Choir, Summit Children’s Choir Touring Ensemble and ETC Heid’s School of Musical Arts. $10, $5 for children 3-5. 330-253-2488. 800-745-3000 or www.akroncivic.com.
Holiday in the Heartland: An Evening With Michael Stanley and the Resonators — Doors open 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the House of Blues Cleveland, 308 Euclid Ave. $32 in advance, ticket four-packs $98, VIP packages $82.50. 800-745-3000, www.houseofblues.com or www.livenation.com.
Holiday Lantern Tours at Hale Farm & Village — Dec. 7, 13-15, and 18-23 at Hale Farm and Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath Township. Lantern-lit journey takes guests on a holiday history tour of Northeast Ohio during the Civil War. Tours depart every 20 minutes beginning at 6 p.m. $20, $15 members, $12 children. Reservation required, 330-666-3711.
Holmes for the Holidays Art Show — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Castle Club, 434 N. Washington St., Millersburg. This year’s artists include: Eva L. Artrip, David Ernst, Cheryl Miller, Brian Sommers, Shara Prindle, Jessica Rohr, Don Weisgarber, Kenny Coblentz, Heidi Yoder, Marlene Mullet and Barbara Hill-Rickman. Refreshments and a special tea tasting will be provided by Vickie Boley’s World Cup Teas, available throughout the day. For more information, go to www.victorianhouse.org.
I-X Christmas Connection — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the I-X Center, 6200 Riverside Drive, Cleveland. Arts and crafts for sale, holiday entertainment. Tickets are $10.99. Visit www.ixchristmasconnection.com for updates, entertainment performance times, vendor listings and more.
Jingle Bell Swing — 8 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Starring Helen Welch with Rock Wehrmann, Bryan Thomas and Chris Baker. $25 or two for $40. 330-253-2488 or www.akroncivic.com.
Jingle Jazz Featuring the Boston Brass — 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., University of Akron. $12, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with ZipCard. 330-972-7570 or www.uaevents.com.
John Trapani Big Band 25th Annual Big Band Christmas Show — 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at GlenOak High School Theater, 1801 Schneider St. NE, Plain Township. Theme The Last First Noel, and will feature vocalists Wendy Lloyd and Don Dasco. $17.50, $15 for students. For more information, call John Trapani at 330-492-7070 or go to www.johntrapanibigband.com.
Lock 3 Park — 200 S. Main St., Akron. Ice skating through the end of February, also Holiday Market Nov. 29-Dec. 31 in the German cottages, the Akron History Exhibit and Toy Marble Museum. Ice skating hours for November: 3-10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 29. Closed Thanksgiving Day. December hours: 3-9 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Special December hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 and 24; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 23 and 30; closed Christmas Day; and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 31. January hours: 3-9 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays; Special January hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 2 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 20. February hours: 3-9 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Special February hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 17. Admission is free, skate rentals $3. Also, Reindeer Run, Nov. 29-Feb. 23, a 150-foot sledding hill with toboggans and tubes provided by park. Hours are 6-9 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Dec. 24 and 26 and Jan. 2. Rent sleds/toboggans for $3 for 30 minutes, free for children under 5. Also Archie’s Enchanted Encounter sponsored by Chapel Hill Mall, Nov. 23-Dec. 31. Have a chat with the 17-foot-tall talking snowman. 6-8 p.m. Fridays, noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Dec. 26-31, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. More information, www.lock3live.com.
Madrigal Dinners — 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 in the Stanton Middle School Audteria, 1175 Hudson Road, Kent. Theodore Roosevelt High School choirs will serve a three-course dinner and provide a historical presentation with dramatic pageantry and musical entertainment. Tickets will be available until Nov. 25 by calling 330-676-8890 or emailing email@example.com.
North Coast Men’s Chorus Holiday Show — 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 14 and 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at PlayhouseSquare Hanna Theatre, 2067 E. 14th St., Cleveland. $10-$40 in advance, $15-$45 at the door. 216-241-6000, 866-546-1353 or www.playhousesquare.org.
Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. $31.50, $41.50 and $48.50. 330-523-2488 or www.akroncivic.com.
Ohio Dance Theatre presents The Nutcracker — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 22 at Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria. Daniel Ulbricht, New York City Ballet principal dancer, will appear as a special guest artist. Tickets are $12-$33. For tickets, call 440-366-4040, 800-995-5222 or go to www.ohiodancetheatre.org or www.stockerartscenter.com.
Phil Keaggy and Michael Card Holiday Concert — 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Cuyahoga Falls High School auditorium, 2300 Fourth St. $20-$40. For tickets, call 855-223-1008 or go to http://event.attendstar.com/event/show/celebrate-christmas-with-michael-card-and-phil-keaggy/.
Q104’s Holiday Show — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the House of Blues Cleveland, 308 Euclid Ave. Featuring: Backstreet Boys, Gavin DeGraw and Plain White Ts. $35. www.livenation.com.
Rick and Jim’s Big Christmas Show — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at Haddad Theatre, 144 N. Broadway St., Medina. $10. For tickets, go to www.rickandjim.com.
Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza & Variety Show — 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Featuring: Cody J. Martin, Maurice Martin, Mike Protich and Scarlet. Proceeds will benefit Mobile Meals Inc. $15, $20 reserved. 330-253-2488 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Singing Angels-Holiday Spectacular — 2 p.m. Sunday at PlayhouseSquare State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. $15-$40. www.singingangels.org.
Sugar Plum Tour — 2-5:30 p.m. Dec. 8. A self-guided tour of homes decorated for the holidays. The tour will feature five homes in Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Bath. Holders of patron tickets will be invited to a private party after the tour at a sixth location. The tour raises money for the Akron Community Foundation’s Gay Community Endowment Fund. General admission tickets are $25 with patron tickets at $150. For tickets call, 330-376-8522 or go to www.sugarplumtour.org.
Summit County Historical Society Perkins Stone Mansion Holiday Tours — 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays Dec. 4 through Dec. 21 at the Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road, Akron. $6, free for SCHS members. 330-535-1120 or www.summithistory.org.
Voices of Canton Annual Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste — 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14, 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Canton Woman’s Club, 822 Market Ave. N. $48 per person. For tickets, call 330-455-1000 or go to www.voicesofcanton.org/tickets.
Voices of Canton 2013 Holiday Festival Concert — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Central Presbyterian Church, 47 Second St. NE, Massillon and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church, 4600 Fulton Drive NW, Canton. Free. 330-455-1000 or www.voicesofcanton.org.