10th Annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-13 at The Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Featuring Ryan Humbert, Emily Bates and a 12-piece big band. Benefitting Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s Muffins for Mammograms Program. $20. For tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.com.

 

28th Annual Chanukah at the Mall: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Summit Mall Food Court, 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn. Bring canned goods for the annual Canorah, which will be donated to the Akron-Canton Foodbank. A project of Chabad of Akron/Canton and Anshe Sfard Synagogue. 330-867-7292.

 

38th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 HIll St., Akron. Featuring 110 professional artists and craftspeople, entertainment, refreshments and door prizes. Admission is $5, $4.50 for seniors.

 

39th Annual TubaChristmas: Noon and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. Conducted by founder Tucker Jolly. TubaChristmas combines hundreds of tubas, many festively adorned with tinsel, garlands and lights, and singalongs. Free for audience, $10 for performers. Register to perform at 330-972-8301 or email trjolly@uakron.edu.

 

Akron Children’s Museum 3rd Annual Hands-On Holiday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Children’s Museum, 216 S. Main St. Visit and take photos with holiday character, dance to a live DJ, design your own snowflake cookie, make and take home crafts, face painting, and more. $10 per person. For more information, call 330-396-6103 or go to www.akronkids.org.

 

New Franklin Community Christmas Open House at Tudor House: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Tudor House welcomes the Christmas Season with musical performances, kids’ activities, refreshments and special guests: Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free. 665 Latham Lane, New Franklin.

 

Christmas in the Valley: Starting at Noon Dec. 8 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9. For more information, go to www.valleycity.org/christmas-in-the-valley-dec-8-9/.

 

Cleveland Botanical Garden Winter Spectacular “Glow”: Through Jan. 5 at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Featuring dozens of decorated trees, gingerbread houses, outdoor train rides for children, evergreen adventures family play area, seasonal refreshments and more. Cost is $16 adults, $12 ages 3-12. For tickets, call 216-721-1600, ext. 110. For more information, go to http://cbgarden.org/glow.

 

Downtown Holiday Cookie Crawl: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Alliance. 14 shops between Freedom Square’s Christmas tree and Union Avenue are providing free cookies. Win prizes finding the holiday trolls who escaped the Troll Hole Museum. Grab a map at the Troll Hole Museum at 228 E. Main St., Alliance.

 

Falls Cancer Club Annual Cookie Walk: 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at Redeemer Christian School, 2141 5th St., Cuyahoga Falls. Pay by the pound for your selections. For more information, call 330-929-2796.

 

Holidays at Spring Hill: 3-6 p.m. Dec. 20-23, 26-30 and Jan. 2-6 at Spring Hill Historic Home, 1401 Spring Hill Lane NE, Massillon. Self-guided holiday themed tours with music. Santa Photos on Dec. 22. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and students. For more information, go to www.springhillhistorichome.org.

 

Holiday Bazaar: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at The HUB Community Center, 3676 Community Lane, Copley. Over 30 direct sales and craft vendors. www.thehubcopley.com.

 

Holiday Lantern Tours: 5:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7-8, Dec. 14-17 and Dec. 19-23 at Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath. Stroll through the village of historic houses decorated for the season by lantern. Meet the village residents as they prepare for the arrival of friends and join in singing carols by candlelight. $20 nonmembers; $15 members; $12 children (ages 3-12). Reservations required, call 330-666-3711, ext. 1720 or email halereservations@wrhs.org.

 

Holiday Market on the Farm: 3-7 p.m. Friday at Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath. Shop from over 20 Ohio artists, handcrafted at Hale merchandise, gift certificates and more. Bomba Taco’s & Rum and Peace Love & Donuts will offer a delicious menu for purchase. 330-666-3711 or www.halefarm.org.

 


Jingle Jazz and Friends: 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. University of Akron’s favorite jazzers team up with the Brass Choir, Concert Choir and Chamber Choir for a holiday extravaganza. $12, $6 for non-UA students and free for UA students. For tickets, call 330-253-2488 or go to www.uaevents.com.

 

Kenmore Holiday Celebration: Saturday with activities along Kenmore Boulevard. This event offers a variety of free entertainment, including musical performances, clowns, and a Holiday Magic Show. The Kenmore Holiday Celebration begins at 754 Kenmore Boulevard with a pancake breakfast running from 8-10:30 a.m. Kenmore Holiday Celebration activities are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three free trolleys will take you to all of the activities and sites up and down the Boulevard. Evening activities begin at 6 p.m. at Kenmore Shadyside Park.

 

Lodi Library’s Winter Wonderland: 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Lodi Village Square. Live reindeer, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, crafts, a bonfire and visit with Santa. For more information, go to www.mcdl.info/winterwonderland.

 

Lunch with Santa: 11 a.m. Dec. 8 at Spring Hill Historic Home, 1401 Spring Hill Lane NE, Massillon. All children will receive a photo of themselves with Santa with a little note in the mail after the event. $10 adults, $8 child, $5 3 and under. For tickets, call 330-833-6749 or go to www.springhillhistorichome.org/santa/.

 

Medina County Historical Society Holiday Open House: 1-4 p.m. Sunday at 206 N. Elmwood, Medina. 330-722-1341 or www.medinahistorical.com.

 

The Rialto Theatre Christmas Party: 7 p.m. Dec. 22 at The Rialto Theatre, 1000 Kenmore Blvd. With A Band Named Ashes, Ben Gage, Mark Leach and Abby Rose. Free. 234-525-19556 or www.therialtotheatre.com.

 

The Rock & Roll Holiday Ball: 7 p.m. Saturday at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 E. 9th St., Cleveland. Holiday dinner menu crafted by Rocco Whalen and holiday activities including photos and holiday-themed Stories of Rock. Mike Farris will perform holiday hits. Tickets are $75. For tickets, go to https://ticketing.rockhall.com/events.

 

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Live on Stage: 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 8 and 1 p.m. Dec. 9 at Playhouse Square Connor Palace Theatre, 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. $10-$65. 216-241-6000 or www.playhousesquare.org.

 

Santa’s Magical Story Time: 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. Santa will tell stories of the North Pole. Free. Registration required, call 330-832-5037 or go to www.massillonlibrary.org.

 

Stan Hywet’s “Deck the Halls”: 5-8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 6-9, 13-23 and Dec. 26-30 at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. The Manor House interiors will be decorated to reflect the theme of “Winter Wonderland," and every evening also includes a Christmas Tree lighting in the Courtyard at 5:30 p.m. with Santa. Fridays and Saturdays tickets are $22 adults, $9 ages 6-17; Sunday-Thursday tickets are $18 adults, $7 ages 6-17. For tickets, call 330-315-3287 or go to www.stanhywet.org.

 

Summit Mall Community Tree Lighting: 3 p.m. Saturday at Summit Mall, 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn. Festivities include games, crafts, and “Elfie Station”, food vendors, carolers, local choirs and dance companies, and Santa will arrive via fire truck. For more information, go to www.simon.com/mall/summit-mall.

 

Ugly Sweater Tavern Trek: 5 p.m. Dec. 8 starting at the Venice Cafe, 163 W. Erie St., Kent. Participating locations include: Venice Cafe, Water Street Tavern, Ray’s Place, The Loft, Zephyr Pub, Panini’s, Bricco, Treno Ristorante, Franklin Hotel Bar, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dominick’s, 157 Lounge, and Barflyy Retro Bar & Arcade. Tickets are $15. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/o/main-street-kent-16485227431.