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Final Chance for Free Horse-Drawn Rides

Train Displays Run Through New Year's Eve at Puritas Nursery

Red Bar and Lounge Now Open

Try Thai Elephant

Police & Firefighters Memorial Shines

Other News & Events

December 15, 2015

Final Chance to Enjoy Free Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides Around Kamms Plaza

This week, on Friday, December 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. enjoy a free horse-drawn sleigh ride around Kamms Plaza at the corners of Rocky River Drive and Lorain Avenue. 

The complimentary sleigh rides depart from the tower corner at 6 p.m. with the last trip leaving around 7:40 p.m. Heavy rain or ice will cause the rides to be cancelled. Bundle up and enjoy this family friendly treat from plaza management. While there, enjoy shopping at the many stores, including Ace Hardware, Carol & John's Comic Shop, Dollar Tree, Kamm's Plaza Pet & Supply, Marc's, Radio Shack.

Dine at Dragon Towers, Gene's Place, Red Lantern, Romeo's Pizza, or Subway Sandwiches. Many plaza establishments offer holiday gift certificates -- a great stocking stuffer!

Puritas Nursery Trains Run Through New Year's Eve -- Free!

Once again, Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue, features its free annual holiday display of model trains through New Year's Eve. Three distinct layouts feature 14 running trains.

The displays are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The nursery closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Call 216-267-5350 for more information. See photo galleries here.

Red Bar and Lounge Now Open

New to West Park's entertainment scene is Red Bar and Lounge in the former Paddy Rock space at 16700 Lorain Avenue. With 12 beers on draft, 15 flat screen TVs, pool tables, and both American and Mediterranean cuisine, the new place features two floors for food, fun, and entertainment. Book a party or simply enjoy an evening out with friends. Call 216-744-6664 for more information. See the flyer here for specials and more about coming events. 
  • December 17 -- Breakfast Club
  • December 18 -- DJ Smarky Smark
  • December 20 -- Christmas Concert w/Logan Wells & Ronnie Clinton
  • December 23 -- Comedy Show with four acts
  • December 31 -- New Year's Eve Party with Karim Jaber
Try Thai Elephant for Curry and Other Favorites
Owner Sirima Kabnoi invites you to Thai Elephant.
Remember, one of your dining options in Kamm's Corners is Thai Elephant, 16610 Lorain Avenue, tucked into the north side of the street behind a small storefront. Visit the serene setting, perfect for trying a variety of dishes from Pad Thai to Massaman Curry.  
Click here to read the review at Bite Buff, written by an explorer of the best that Cleveland and its independent restaurants has to offer. Dine in or order to go. Call 216-671-9999.  
Cleveland Police and Firefighters Memorial Shines
Last week, Cleveland Court Community Service workers did an outstanding job of cleaning up the leaves and debris surrounding the West Park Cleveland Police and Firefighters Memorial on Rocky River Drive, south of McKinley Avenue. 
Court Community Services is a not-for-profit agency that arranges community service work for adult offenders referred from the Cuyahoga County Common Please Court, Cleveland and other municipal courts, as well as the U.S. District Court, and the County Prosecutor's Pre-Trial Felony Diversion Program. The mission of Court Community Service is to design and manage an efficient system of quality alternative sentencing options responsive to the needs of the courts and the community. We here in West Park appreciate their fine services throughout the year, and especially on this recent project.  
In Other News . . . 

Local restaurants offer gift certificates, perfect stocking stuffers for the holidays. They are also happy to host your holiday work parties, family get-togethers, or an evening out with friends. Simply make reservations, then relax while they take care of all the cooking, serving, and cleanup!   

Are you a young professional in need of an updated head shot? Come to The West Park Young Professionals social hour at Thai Elephant, 16610 Lorain Avenue, this Thursday, December 17, at 7 p.m. dressed to impress! Discounted photos from Thomas Mulloy Photography will be available for $10. Bring a 6-pack of your favorite craft beer to share for the "brewhaha" table at this BYOB establishment. See the membership form here or e-mail for more information.   
Take your children to breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 19, at West Park Station. The event is from 8 to 10 a.m. and includes breakfast, a craft activity, and a photo on Santa's lap. The fee is $10 for adults and $6 for children. All proceeds benefit the West Park YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign. Seats are limited, so register early in person at the YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue. For more information, call 216-941-5410.

The 2016 West Park calendar, presented by the West Park Historical Society, is now available for $8.50 at these locations: Gene's Place to Dine, K & K Portage Market, and Puritas Nursery.      

Save the date! The second annual West Park Pizza Bake-Off is set for January 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. inside the St. Patrick Church gym. Pizza shops in West Park may enter now by calling or texting Jeff at 216-402-7621 or by e-mailing

Our KCDC offices will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Happy Holidays!

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