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Miracle on Cleveland Street Featured

Written by  Angela LeMay
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Remember, Remember the 5th of December.

Urgent weather alert! Doppler weather radar at the Clearwater Downtown Partnership has just confirmed a 100% chance of an unprecedented blanketing of snow during the City of Clearwater’s annual Holiday Light Up on the 500 block of Cleveland Street. Expect complete road closures due to strolling carolers, gift vendors and merriment of the sort on Cleveland Street from 5pm – 8pm between Garden and Fort Harrison Avenues.

When Chairman Bill Sturtevant of the Clearwater Downtown Partnership was asked what he attributed the unusual weather pattern to he said Santa ordered it, towards the goal of strengthening our merchants by bringing more people to downtown. Bill further remarked that the board acted fast and decided to seize the opportunity in Downtown and established this event as our annual:
“Miracle on Cleveland Street.”

One of Bill’s colleagues Eleanor Lyda also stated since schools will be closed at that time a giant 10 foot snow slide is being brought in for children to toboggan down and play in the snow flurries.

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Evidently, when Ruth Eckerd Hall caught wind of the opportunity they partnered up with the Clearwater Downtown Partnership. Then an avalanche of interest was started and Opus South Corporation and Water’s Edge 1, LLC chimed in with their generous contribution. Another source, reported that the elves from the nearby Winter Wonderland are bringing their train to crash the party.

The Clearwater Downtown Partnership is going all out for this event by bringing in a stage with live performances, excerpts from the Nutcracker Suite, actors from Francis Wilson Playhouse in Dickens’s characters, Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Tap Dancing Troop, BB’s Dance Factories “The Snow Princess” and much more…

The event will be family friendly, with enough for adults to also enjoy. Premier Beverage will be providing adult beverages and Monster Energy Drinks will be providing non-alcoholic beverages.

The heaviest center for snow and action will be at the 500 block of Cleveland Street. Dress warm and prepared to be jolly. The Clearwater Downtown Partnership is an independent voice of citizens, business, and property owners who are interested in supporting the economic vitality of Downtown Clearwater. It brings stakeholders together to develop, advocate and implement policies that build an exciting, vibrant and diverse downtown, and plays an essential role in keeping the business and residential community educated, informed and involved in the continued success of the downtown.

Membership donations will go directly towards projects that will create tangible result in downtown.

For more information or to become a member, visit

- Tampa Bay Informer
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