Winter fun: Winterfest is back at Lock 3. It opens at 11 a.m. and a party begins at 6:30 p.m. with hot chocolate and cookie decorating, tree lighting, fireworks and more. More events are scheduled through the run of the festival. lock3live.com.
Black Friday beer: Hoppin' Frog Brewery offers its traditional Black Friday celebration at its taproom, 1680 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. The brewery will serve chicken and waffles starting at 10 a.m. and will tap special beers, including the new release Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Batch 300.
Christmas concert: 98 Degrees, the former boy band (should we call them a “man band” now?), presents a Christmas show at 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. Tickets are $39.50-$79.50 at ticketmaster.com.
Hall of Fame deal: The Pro Football Hall of Fame holds Free Kids Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids age 12 and under get free admission with a paid adult companion, along with a grab bag of football merchandise, games, activities and more. www.ProFootballHOF.com.
Holiday TV battle: Holiday TV is now in full swing, and thank heaven for DVRs and cable reruns, because tonight at 8, there’s a grand battle of classics between “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” on ABC, “Frosty the Snowman” on CBS, and the original “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on NBC (Boris Karloff + Chuck Jones = the One True Grinch. Sorry, Jim Carrey and Benedict Cumberbatch).