Holiday Happenings

Santa Sign

Here Comes Santa! On Saturday, December 1, meet the big guy himself from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as Stark Parks and the Stark County District Library welcome Santa to the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. Children can visit with Santa, make holiday crafts to take home, see Santa’s live animals, enjoy cookies and milk, and hear a seasonally-inspired music performance by the Jacks ‘n Jills Show Choir from Jackson High School. Santa will make his arrival at 10:30 a.m. Don’t forget your camera!

Be a part of holiday music magic with Stark Parks and the Canal Fulton Community Band as they present a Holiday Concert! On Wednesday, December 5, come to the Exploration Gateway at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy a performance with an array of music from Hollywood movie tunes to the joyous sounds of the season.

Looking to escape from cabin fever over the holiday break? Register for Winter Camp at Stark Parks! On Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28, children ages 6 to 12 can become scientists and sleuths through hands-on activities, crafts, games, outdoor exploration, and even making some “wild” new friends. The time is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway and camp-goers must be able to attend both days.

The Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park is located at 5712 12th St. NW in Canton. It is also a drop-off location for the Toys for Tots campaign. Purchase a Toys for Tots item from the Lily Pad Gift Shop! The Lily Pad is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. New and unwrapped toys can be dropped off before Dec. 14.