Bells of Christmas

No sound is lovelier during the Christmas season than the sound of bells ringing joyfully. Come join The Harmony Ringers, the only semi-professional bell choir in Stark County, when they present "Bells of Christmas" at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church, 4600 Fulton Drive NW, Jackson Township. A few of the songs that you will hear are "Jingle Bell Rock," "And the Glory of the Lord" from The Messiah, "The Little Drummer Boy," and "The First Noel," which is always a crowd favorite. This will be the first concert to use the church's 6th and 7th octaves of new bass chimes. This concert is free to the public, but freewill donations are always appreciated. 

Christmas at the Palace

Celebrate the holiday season at the historic Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N, Canton, with Kellie Pickler and Phil Vasser at 8 p.m. Dec. 15 Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, N.C., with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 19, she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of "American Idol." Phil Vassar is one of a handful of musicians to have multiple hits as a songwriter and as an artist. Tickets are $49 and $69, all seats reserved. Complete details can be found at

Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops featuring the Snowman will be at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall at 3 p.m. Dec. 17. A young child can’t believe his eyes when the snowman he has created comes to life. One of the best-selling children’s books of modern times, "The Snowman," is even more enchanting when it’s experienced in the big-screen animated version with live musical soundtrack by the orchestra. The magical family holiday presentation also features traditional favorites like Sleigh Ride, The music from Home Alone, and the popular sing-along. Umstattd Hall is at 2331 17th St. NW in Canton. Visit for information and to purchase tickets.