HOLIDAY EVENTS

Akron Zoo presents Zoo Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Akron Zoo, 505 Euclid Ave., Akron. Enjoy crafts, live music, a resolution wall and animal encounters. At noon, the zoo will drop a ball “zoo style” to ring in the new year. Tickets are $7 per person. For tickets, go to www.akronzoo.org.

 

Aurora Inn 80’s New Year’s Eve Party: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday at the Aurora Inn, 30 Shawnee Trail, Aurora. Live band, dancing, champagne toast, 1980s-themed appetizers. $69 per person. For reservations, call 330-562-0767.

 

Cleveland Botanical Garden Winter Spectacular “Glow”: Through Jan. 5 at 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.

 

Gervasi Vineyard New Year’s Eve at the Crush House: 5 p.m. Monday at Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St. NE, Canton. Enjoy a four-course meal and raise a toast to auld lang syne. $85. For tickets, call 330-497-1000, ext. 521, or email sattar@gervasivineyard.com.

 

Great Lakes Science Center Winter Wonder Days: Thursday-Sunday at Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland. Includes the "CryoBlast Big Science Show" and the "Fire and Ice Big Science Show," "Water WonderLAB," an engineering design challenge inspired by the popular game Fortnite, carpet skating rink and more. For more information, go to http://greatscience.com/.

 

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

 

Holiday Hangover: 8 p.m. Jan. 4 at the House of Blues Cleveland, 308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland. Photos with Santa, Krampus, naughty elves and more. Music by Tricky Dick & the Cover-Ups, Old Skool and Pop Fiction with Sparky B. $13 in advance, $15 day of show. www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Holiday Tours of Perkins Stone Mansion: 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at 550 Copley Road, Akron. All tours of the Perkins Stone Mansion are guided. Tours are $10 per person. www.SummitHistory.org.

 

Massillon Public Library Noon Year’s Eve: 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday at Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. For children through sixth grade and their families to enjoy New Year’s Eve kids’ style. Families can dance, go on a library scavenger hunt and make Noon Year’s Eve crafts. At noon, a balloon drop and toast will ring in the Noon Year. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or go to www.massillonlibrary.org.

 

Stan Hywet’s “Deck the Halls”: 5-8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. The Manor House interiors are 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. Friday and Saturday 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.

 

Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo: 5-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday at the Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron. The zoo is decorated with thousands of lights. Themed weekends will include costumed characters, ice carvers and carolers. Mrs. C’s Sweets will be open for s’mores and other holiday treats. The new Ice Beer Garden will also offer adult beverages for guests 21 or older. Tickets are $15 for adults and $11 for children. Pre-sale tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for children.