jh//Rocking Christmas: Wizards of Winter, featuring former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow and the bands of Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent, will rock Christmas classics at 7 p.m. at Akron Civic Theatre. Tickets are $29-$49 at 330-253-2488 or www.ticketmaster.com.
More holiday sounds: Mannheim Steamroller’s somewhat gentler modern takes on holiday music will fill the State Theatre in Playhouse Square at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$90 at www.playhousesquare.org.
Christmas party at theater: The Rialto Theatre’s Christmas Party features A Band Named Ashes, Ben Gage, Mark Leach and Abby Rose at 7 p.m. at the theater, 1000 Kenmore Blvd. It’s free. 234-525-1956 or www.therialtotheatre.com.
"Polar Express": The West Theater in Barberton will show “The Polar Express” at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include popcorn, a hot chocolate bar and visits with Santa. Wear your jammies. https://thewesttheater.com.