Jingle Bell Follies

Theatre 8:15 presents Jingle Bell Follies, a family variety show for all ages. It is a Christmas celebration that includes songs, dance, holiday skits and a visit from Santa. Performances are Dec. 8 through the 17 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. and Sundays at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and children under 5 are free. Tickets are available through the online box office at www.theatre815.com. For more information, call 330-896-0339 or email tickets@theatre815.com. Theatre 8:15 is located at 4740 Massillon Road in Green.

New York City Ballet

The New York City Ballet dancers will perform the leading roles in The Nutcracker at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec 9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N. This is a rare opportunity for audiences to see performing members of America’s premiere ballet company in Northeast Ohio. Admission is $21 to $25 for adults and $17 to $19 for children. Reserved seat tickets can be purchased online at cantonballet.com, by calling 330-455-7220 or at the ballet office in the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton.

A Christmas Carol

Rubber City Theatre presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol this holiday season with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2:30 p.m. through Dec. 21. There will also be Saturday matinee performances on Dec. 9, 16 and 23 at 2:30 p.m. All performances are held at 2207 Romig Road, Akron. Tickets begin at $16 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. They can be purchased by phone at 234-252-0272, online at rubbercitytheatre.com/tickets, or at the door within one hour to show time. 

Holiday light show

The musical light show, "Holidays on Wildflower," is lit and collecting donations for two causes. All cash and check donations from 2017's Christmas Light Show will benefit Akron Children's Hospital. Also being collected is food for the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank. Drop off food items in the green collection barrel and tune to 93.5 FM and enjoy the show. The light show is at 4781 Wildflower Drive in Green. Visit http://www.facebook.com/holidaysonwildflower for more information.