Notes on Attractions in Tremont Leading Up to Christmas and the New Year
by Jessie Schoonover
This year I came across several enriching events celebrating Christmas in Tremont.
At 3 p.m. on Dec. 15 the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Zion United Church of Christ at 2716 W. 14th St. which featured the evocative music of Rimsky-Korsakov. The selections included Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47; Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34; and the holiday-themed Russian Eastern Overture, which celebrates the Eastern Orthodox faith and the symbolic centering of Easter as a time encapsulating humankinds hope and faith.
Cleveland’s national attraction, the Christmas Story House and Museum is celebrating the 30th anniversary since the release of the nostalgic film in 1983. Leg lamps are appearing in abundance around Tremont.
“Everything has been busy around here,” said Christmas Story House Curator Grace French. “We have had a lot more people coming to the house this year because of the 30th anniversary,” she added.
Following Christmas, the Literary Café has slated a New Year’s Eve Party to welcome 2014.
The Noga Floral Shop located at 2668 W. 14th St. also offers an abundant selection of ornamental rose arrangements and other Christmastime and winter-inspired, assorted bouquets, including the ‘deal of the day.’ They are open from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., but are closed on Sundays. Delivery options are also available.
Antique stores are flourishing, with unique trinkets and mementos that make suitable gifts for many friends and family. Tremont Emporium at 2173 Professor Ave. is currently fully-shelved with festive and nostalgic Christmas relics. The store has currently extended its hours for the holidays which are available to view at the store’s web site: www.tremontemporium.com. The Emporium also welcomes consignment trade-ins and buys as well.