Lighting up Stan Hywet

One million lights illuminate Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens during Deck the Hall, the estate's annual holiday event taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23-25, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. The Manor House interiors will be decorated to reflect the theme of a Winter Wonderland, and every evening includes a Christmas tree lighting in the Courtyard at 5:30 p.m. with Santa. Tickets are on sale at, by calling 330-315-3287, or upon arrival. Tickets include a self-guided tour of the Manor House and grounds, including Dazzle and Gingerbread Land. 

MarketPlace at Hale Farm

From 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30, visit The MarketPlace at Hale Farm and Village for handcrafted at Hale products along with other Ohio and holiday brands, such as The Direction, Root Candles, Mud Pie, Daisy Mae Designs, Old World Christmas, Popped Popcorn, Thistle Dew, Bissels Maple, Waggoners Chocolates, and more. Explore the updated Holiday Market on the Farm shopping experience. Hale Farm and Village is located at 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath Township. The event is free.

Santa comes to Gervasi

From 11 to 3 p.m. Dec. 1, bring your kids to Gervasi Vineyards, 1700 55th St. NE, Canton, to meet the man in red. Santa will be visiting The Bistro the first three Saturdays in December to greet guests while they enjoy lunch. For more information, call 330-497-1000 or visit In addition, enjoy horse drawn carriage rides from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 and vintage carolers from 7 to 9 p.m.