Inside This Issue

20th and Final Winter Wonderland Is on Friday, December 2

Shop the Holiday Showcase on December 10 & 11

Newly Renovated West Park Home for Sale

Free Holiday Train Display Returns

Brighten a Needy Child's Christmas

Support KCDC with Your Gift

Other News & Events

December 1, 2016
Last Annual Winter Wonderland Is This Friday, Featuring Frozen Fairy Tales, Santa, Treats, Carriage Rides, and More!  

For the 20th consecutive year, families are invited to Kamms Plaza for a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Join the fun on Friday, December 2, under the clock at 6 p.m. for a mini-concert and sing-along under the stars at the corner of Rocky River Drive and Lorain Avenue. The Academy Chorale of St. Joseph Academy will perform and invite all to join in singing crowd favorites. Sip hot chocolate provided free of charge by the Kiwanis Club of West Park, and enjoy the ceremonial turning on of the lights.

Then Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by horse-drawn sleigh to lead everyone to the the indoor Winter Wonderland -- a free event sponsored by Kamms Plaza management.

The Fairy Tale themed evening runs until 8:30 p.m. Horse-drawn carriage rides are set for that night and continue free of charge on Friday, December 9 and 16. Click here for all the details about the evening's event. 
Shop the Holiday Showcase for Goods from 25 Arts & Crafts People and 24 of Your Favorite Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Vendors

Discover what happens when you mash up local artisans and makers with farmers market vendors, Weber's Ice Cream, and Hatfield's Goode Grub food truck!

On the second weekend in December, join us for 5,000 square feet of holiday gifts and cheer with nearly 50 vendors participating! For the first time, Kamm's Corners Farmers Market will be combined with an arts and crafts fair at a new location: the KCDC building across Lorain Avenue from Kamms Plaza. The address is 17401 Lorain Avenue, between Citizens Bank and Steak N Shake.

Bring your canvas bags to fill with goodies on Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each day offers something a little different, with Santa visiting all day on Sunday! Click here for a flyer with parking details and more about the many offerings coming to this Kamm's Corners Holiday Showcase!   

Artisans and makers may apply now to participate by clicking here for the online application. Most spaces are filled, so act fast!

Newly Renovated West Park Home for Sale

Picture yourself and your family living in this fully renovated cozy West Park Cape Cod home at 4481 West 174th Street. It has a brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dark cabinets, and new flooring and counter tops. The dining and living room areas shine with natural light. These rooms also have beautifully refinished original hardwood floors. The second floor has two bedrooms with more refinished original hardwood, built-in drawers, and a dormer desk. The full bath is beautifully finished with ceramic flooring and shower surround. Additional living space is in the basement area, including a full bathroom. The house has a new one-car garage and newly landscaped back yard. See additional photos and the online listing here.  

This was a formerly vacant home acquired through the Cuyahoga County Land Bank program, which works to eliminate vacant, blighted properties and returns them to productive use.  

Free Holiday Train Display Returns to Puritas Nursery with Two Visits from Santa

Toy train displays are a family favorite for the holiday season, and Puritas Nursery offers one of the finest holiday model train displays in the region! That's why families return year after year to build fond memories of a cherished tradition. There is no charge to enjoy the variety of locomotives traveling through miniature villages and living vegetation inside the heated greenhouse at 19201 Puritas Avenue. While there, select a freshly cut Christmas tree, drilled with the "stay straight" system. The shop also offers a large selection of Christmas cactus, cyclamens, mistletoe, and air plants.

In addition, Santa Claus visits from 1 to 3 p.m. twice during the season: on Saturday, December 3 and 10. Personal photos with Santa are encouraged. Simply bring your camera. The trains run through December 31. For more information and photos from previous year's events, click here

Brighten a Needy Child's Christmas

The U.S. Marine Corp Toys for Tots campaign is underway locally at two drop-off points to help needy children experience the joys of Christmas. Drop off unwrapped new toys during business hours at West Park Dental, 17001 Albers Avenue. Local Star Trek fan club, the USS Challenger, is also collecting toys at Savor the Moment Coffee Shop, 4080 Rocky River Drive. Donations are being collected through December 11. For more about the Toys for Tots campaign and to donate online, click here.

We Appreciate Your Support!

For nearly 40 years, KCDC has been working for you and your community, helping Kamm's Corners remain one of the most desirable places to live, work, and play. We administer the Storefront Renovation program, bring new businesses to the community, produce Kamm's Corners Magazine, and conduct neighborhood events such as Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, Asphalt Cinema, and The Hooley on Kamm's Corners . Your gift dollars in any amount, helps to make our community even better. Click here to donate online or mail your gift check to our address below. Gifts are tax deductible! Thank you!      

In Other News . . .  

Planning a party or event? The West Park VFW Post 2533 offers hall rentals for all occasions at 3791 West 150th Street at reasonable rates. Call 216-671-5849 for more information.

Help Boy Scout Troop 293 by purchasing a Christmas Tree from a wide selection at St. Mark Church, 15800 Montrose Avenue, December 2 through 4. 

All are invited to join River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, for a Christmas Concert: Peace, Love, & Harmony, featuring St. Edward and St. Ignatius High Schools, on Sunday, December 4, from 2 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and benefit the Women's Outreach Center. Click here for the details about the event and reception that follows. 
West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, offers unique gifts at its popular Christmas Craft Show on Sunday, December 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Want to be a featured crafter? Click here for details.

The West Park Family YMCA offers Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10, from 8 to 10 a.m. at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue. Advanced registration is required at $10 per adult and $6 per child. Call 216-941-5410 or click here for online registration.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4260 Rocky River Drive, invites the community to an evening of worship and music on Wednesday, December 14, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. See the flyer with details, here.

Enjoy an inspiring Christmas Concert in the auditorium of St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive. All are welcome on Thursday, December 15, at 7 p.m. The event is free of charge. For more information, call 216-251-6788.

On Saturday, December 17, at 6:30 p.m. St. Pat's West Park, 4427 Rocky River Drive, hosts "Steppin Out," a women's singing group performing and raising money for charities for 61 years. Enjoy holiday favorites and popular tunes for a free-will donation at the door. See the flyer here.

The 2017 West Park Historical Society calendar, is now available for $10 in person or $12.50 by First Class Mail. (No online sales.) To order, call Dar McGeady at 216-476-8214 or email

Holiday gift-giving need not put a major dent in your budget! Shop the unique goods at My Reclaimed Life, 16205 Lorain Avenue. The boutique offers vintage and antique goods as well as crafts and art by local makers. Call 216-532-5236 for more information.
West Park Barbershop Premier Lounge is now open! It's an upscale barber shop created by Patrick Burke and the people behind the original West Park Barber shop, which remains open at 17008 Lorain Avenue. The Premier Lounge is at 17134 Lorain Avenue, just nine doors west.

Save the date! Monday, January 23, is set for the Third Annual West Park Pizza Bake-Off, from 5 to 8 p.m. inside the St. Patrick Church gym, 4427 Rocky River Drive. Pizza shops may enter by emailing Details about the event will appear in our next e-newsletter.

For more extensive coverage of news and additional features, please read Kamm's Corners Magazine, available online at the archives page here. Or you may subscribe free of charge by sending your name and complete address to

Second floor office space is available in beautiful Downtown Kamm's Corners inside the newly renovated Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. First floor office and retail space is available at the KCDC Building, 17401 Lorain Avenue, across from Kamms Plaza. Click here for details.   
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