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Winter Wonderland 2016 Graphic

For the 20th consecutive year, families are invited to Kamms Plaza to see Santa and Mrs. Claus at one of the first stops on their busiest month of the year. Join the fun on Friday, December 2, under the clock at 6 p.m. as friends and neighbors gather 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 performs a capella and invites all to join in crowd favorites.

Sip hot chocolate provided by the Kiwanis Club of West Park and enjoy the ceremonial turning on of the lights, too. The singing continues until Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive from the north by horse-drawn sleigh! They'll leave the sleigh behind to greet the assembled families. And, with his bells jingling, Santa will lead everyone to the Frozen Fairy Tale Winter Wonderland.

This free event is sponsored by Kamms Plaza Shopping Center with the support of KCDC. Special thanks goes to Kamms Plaza management -- James A Carney and Lisa Kay -- for their many years of hard work, kindness, and generosity in creating Winter Wonderland!

James Carney is the Managing Partner of Kamms Plaza Shopping Center. His family is the majority owner of the Plaza and has been for more than 50 years. He enjoys giving back to the community and appreciates the community's support of the plaza.

Lisa Kay has been James Carney's Property Manager for 20 years. She manages the company's commercial office buildings and retail shopping centers in Ohio. "I have two daughters who have grown up with the Kamms Plaza Winter Wonderland, and they are sad that this will be its final year."

A new family-oriented event will take place in the future, but not around the winter holidays. In the meantime, don't miss this final Winter Wonderland!

The fairy-tale themed indoor event runs until 8:30 p.m. Meet and greet four famous princesses: Cinderella, Rapunzel, and both Anna and Elsa from the movie, "Frozen," while Santa and Mrs. Claus pose for instant photos with children. Pick up a 20th Anniversary celebration token and celebration cupcake, too.

Catch a fairy-tale movie and pick up complimentary popcorn. Cookies, hot chocolate, and hot cider will be served by volunteers of the St. Joseph Academy Key Club. And, Peace, Love, & Little Donuts will offer special fairy-dusted donuts

At 8:15 p.m., a Chinese raffle and a drawing for valuable door prizes takes place, featuring several flat screen TVs and two large gift baskets. The drawing is for adults only, and raffle ticket holders must be present to win.

Sleigh rides around Kamms Plaza are set for that night and continue free of charge on Friday, December 9 and 16. 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. Dress warmly and enjoy this family friendly treat!

Santa & Mrs. Claus
Santa and Mrs. Claus will appear at the final Winter Wonderland on Friday, December 2. Be sure to bring the kids for a complimentary instant photograph taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
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The Kamm's Corners Summer Arts & Entertainment Series

Presenting a wide breadth of musical, visual, and culinary arts at our family friendly events, the Kamm's Corners Summer Arts and Entertainment Series launches each year with The Hooley on Kamm's Corners and continues weekly throughout the summer at our Kamm's Corners Farmers Market every Sunday from June through October, now celebrating its 10th season! See the flyer. It is also a feature of Asphalt Cinema, a free outdoor movie evening on the third Fridays of June, July, and August at Impett Park. See the 2016 flyer.

We are grateful for the volunteer work of the many residents and business owners who take part in planning and running these events, making the series such a great success! To become involved, please e-mail marilyn.osborne@kammscorners.com or call 216-252-6559, ext. 1600.

We appreciate support from our generous sponsors such as Fairview Hospital in helping to pay for the Summer Arts & Entertainment Series.

In addition, we thank the residents of Cuyahoga County for supporting this program through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC).

KCDC is pleased to be among the groups funded for art programing in 2017.

CAC Logo
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The Hooley on Kamm's Corners Recap

The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ took place on Saturday, May 14, from noon to 8 p.m. (It is always on the second Saturday of May.) Click here for a recap of this year's event. Plan to join us next time on May 13, 2017!

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Asphalt Cinema Features an Outdoor Family-Friendly Film, Games, Art, and Fun

Be sure to join us next summer on the third Fridays of June, July, and August at Impett Park on West 153rd Street for our popular summer series: Asphalt Cinema. It's an evening of games and prizes that ends under the stars with a family friendly movie. The fun is free of charge, thanks to our sponsors.

In addition to games, art activities take place and everyone is entertained with the help of a DJ, starting at 8 p.m. Kids draw characters from the featured film and win a prize! The artistic portion of Asphalt Cinema is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Hot dogs, cold beverages, and fresh popcorn will be available for purchase from West Denison Baseball League. The movie and the fun activities are FREE of charge thanks to our Asphalt Cinema sponsor, Fairview Hospital!

See you this coming summer!

Asphalt Cinema Collage

 

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Annual Town Meeting Highlights

Kamm's Corners Development Corporation’s 39th Annual Town Meeting returned to the auditorium of St. Joseph Academy at 3470 Rocky River Drive on June 22.

The informative evening was free of charge. On their way in, guests visited the display tables of local non-profit agencies to learn more about their programs. The evening’s agenda included updates on neighborhood initiatives such as the newly created Special Improvement District for Downtown Kamm's Corners. There were updates on collaborative efforts with Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation. Councilman Marty Keane provided news about city-related issues.

The following awards were presented

  • Bob Bohr Safety Award: Mary Jane McLucas, Retired Crossing Guard at Five Points
  • Community Impact Award: Setta Family and Setta Trophy

In addition, resident Joe Outlaw received recognition for his 30 years of volunteer service to KCDC. Our always-popular "Spontaneous Raffle" rounded out the evening. Cookies from K & K Portage Market and beverages were served afterward. We are grateful to Fairview Hospital for their sponsorship of this key community event.

See a photo gallery of this year's event, here.

Collage 2016

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Links to Videos & Photos of Our Past Events

Video Highlights of The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™

The following videos were created by KCDC Manager of Office Operations and Hooley™ Event Manager Jackie Wohleber, with contributions from the KCDC staff:

Online Photo Albums

Enjoy these alphabetized online photo galleries of some of our past events. The photography and web gallery work was performed and donated by KCDC Business Member Joe Outlaw of Joe Outlaw Creative Services with contributions from KCDC staff and others. Anyone who would like a copy of one of the featured pictures may contact Joe at 216-941-6417. Many may be downloaded from the gallery at full size.

For more event information call 216-252-6559 ext. 1600 or email info at kammscorners.com.

 

 
 
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