Santa will return to downtown Canton this December for the annual Light Up Downtown family celebration. This year’s event is scheduled for December 5, with the stage show beginning at 6 p.m., the fireworks going off at 6:45 p.m., and everything wrapping up at about 8:30 p.m.
Santa Claus’ arrival at the 2007 Light-up Downtown came in a spectacular pyrotechnic flash. Photographer Ray Stewart caught the brilliant scene on camera, capturing a moment that the public couldn’t see from their perspective. Ray has worked for The Repository for more than 10 years.
Some holiday traditions have a timeless appeal. Nostalgic Christmas carols, colorful light displays, the magic of “The Nutcracker” and the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge. Here are 10 of our favorite seasonal events, all happening in December, in no particular order. Take a browse.