Elf the Musical Jr.

The North Canton Playhouse, 525 7th St. NE, presents “Elf the Musical Jr,” based on the popular holiday movie “Elf” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. This hilarious and heart-warming show is great for the whole family. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Visit www.northcantonplayhouse.com or call 330-494-1613 for tickets.

Christmas at Clay’s

Experience the magic of Christmas with the light and tree display at Clay’s Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18-21 and Dec. 27-29. Clay’s Park is at 13190 Patterson St. NW in North Lawrence. Visit www.christmasatclays.com/ for pricing and other details.

Wizards of Winter

The Wizards of Winter will be at Canton Palace Theatre at 8 p.m. Dec. 23. Featuring former members of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Wizards of Winter are a diverse orchestra and get you into the holiday spirit at the Canton Palace Theatre. This contemporary musical masterpiece has classic Christmas songs, time true favorites and original compositions that take concert goers on a journey through the experiences of the Holiday Season. Visit www.cantonpalacetheatre for details.

Hike-a-Thon

The Sunup to Sundown Hike-a-Thon is back from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Ring in winter as with a series of hikes on the shortest day of the year. The first hike will begin at 7:15 a.m. at Quail Hollow Park, 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville. You may choose to hike all day and follow the staff from site to site or you can select which park(s) you'd like to hike. The full schedule and registration details can be found at www.reservations.starkparks.com/program/683.