Thu. 12/1
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Chamber Event
Join everyone at Central Plaza & Downtown Canton
100 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH
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Santa’s very first Children’s Elf is popping back in to downtown Canton for a Light Up Downtown, a magical, musical, holiday jamboree and ELFstravaganza on Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.!
The whole family will be enchanted at this year's Light Up Downtown, presented by the Canton Development Partnership, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber. Come take a magical journey with Christopher Pop-In-Kins, Santa’s Official Children’s Elf, as he pops in again this year during Light Up Downtown for the mainstage show at 6 p.m. All of your favorite holiday characters will visit from wonderful winter wonderlands and through smiles, laughs and song, encourage everyone to enjoy the heart of the holiday – and it is all brought to life at Central Plaza.
You’ll see merry musical helpers like Sugar Plum Fairies, Reindeer, Frosty and all of the toys from the North Pole. When the big man in red arrives, he offers a spectacular gift to Christopher, topping off the evening with fireworks and fun.
Tons of Holiday Hoopla!
Beyond the main stage show, Light Up is your chance to watch 16 city blocks come alive with attractions, entertainment, refreshments and fun for children of all ages. The excitement is happening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Canton. You’re in for a night of surprises and fun for all ages! Best of all? This festive festival is FREE!


Light Up Downtown will run until 8:30 p.m. and will be held snow, rain or shine. There will be plenty of free parking, both on-street and in the Timken High School and Stark County District Library parking lots, as well as parking in various decks and lots throughout downtown for a nominal fee.
This year’s Light Up event is chaired for the fourth year by Kayleigh Kriss, on-air personality for Mix 94.1, and a wonderful committee of dedicated volunteers.
Our event sponsors include: Key BankAEP Ohio, along with the Aultman Health FoundationMotorola, Kenan Advantage Group, H-P Products, Downtown Canton Special Improvement District, Shearer’s Foods, The Repository, Mix 94.1 and News-Talk 1480 WHBC AM, PPI Graphics, The Karcher Group and The City of Canton.

Visit for a full schedule of events and more about Christopher Pop-In-Kins.