Not such a bad little tree: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” comes to life on the Akron Civic Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Actors will perform the holiday classic, and the audience can join in singing after the final bow. Tickets are $27-$47 at 330-253-2488, www.akroncivic.com.
Hudson holiday fun: Hudson’s Christkindlmarkt, featuring 20 local vendors, entertainment, food and drink, runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday on the Hudson Green. www.facebook.com/HudsonLandsberg/. And for more shopping, the Hudson Holiday Hop is from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday in shops and galleries around downtown. www.hudsonarthop.com.
Gospel quartet Christmas: The Mansfield-based GloryWay Quartet will perform at a 7 p.m. Christmas concert with special guests Sherril Rundle and Joyful Noise as well as soloist Bruce Wells at Northside Christian Church, 7615 Ridge Road in Wadsworth. Suggested donation at the door is $10 per person (maximum $15 per family) and $5 per student (12 and younger free). Refreshments provided. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit Love in the Name of Christ.
Songs of the season: The Summit Choral Society presents its Christmas Candlelight Concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at St. Bernard Catholic Church in downtown Akron. It features the Metropolitan Chorus and the Children's Choirs. Tickets are $29-$35 at www.summitchoralsociety.org.