Bistro lunch with Santa

Bring the kids and have a bistro lunch with Santa at Gervasi Vineyards in Plain Township. Santa Claus is coming to town and will be stopping at Gervasi several times in December. Each lunch is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Reservations are highly recommended. Visit the website at gervasivineyard.com or call 330-497-1000 for more details or to make reservations.

Canton Ballet to perform 'Nutcracker'

It’s become a holiday tradition in Stark County. The Nutcracker will delight audiences once again this year during several afternoon and evening performances starting on Dec. 9. The Canton Ballet’s website at http://www.cantonballet.com/ has all the dates, times, location and ticket information.

Santa flying to MAPS

Guess who is flying into the MAPS Air Museum at 1 p.m. on Dec. 4? Old Saint Nick will be really busy around the area this season. One of his favorite stops will be at the MAPS Air Museum, 2260 International Parkway in Green. After getting a picture with Santa, take a few minutes to explore this treasured Stark County museum.

Hartville Christmas tradition

Spend an evening in the Historic Downtown Hartville starting at 4 p.m. on Dec. 4.  Bring your family and friends and celebrate a Hartville Christmas tradition with a tree lighting at 5p.m., visit with Santa, local choirs, wagon rides, downtown open house shopping, a cookie contest and much more.

Candlelight walk

Join the Massillon Community Candlelight Walk starting at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 4. Spend the evening enjoying Massillon’s beauty and tradition while strolling amidst luminarias and lovely architecture. There will also be musical entertainment at eight historic downtown churches. Carolers will sing on the steps of the Massillon Public Library and the Massillon Museum will add a historic highlight. There’s more going on at Five Oaks Mansion, the Massillon Railroad Club and a candle lighting ceremony at St. Paul’s Church and much more.