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Holiday Light Up and Miracle on Cleveland Street Return for 2nd Year Dec 4th

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This year's Miracle on Cleveland Street will include an additional snow slide to bring Christmas cheer to children - Photo by David ZiffOn Friday, December 4th, the Miracle on Cleveland Street, which served as the pilot for the highly successful 4th Friday series, will return again for its second year.

Last year, two tons of snow was trucked into Downtown Clearwater, to create the miracle of a “white-Christmas” in Florida. There was a ten-foot toboggan slide set up for children to play on, as well as the Clearwater Community Volunteer’s choochoo train. Santa and the Snow Princess were in attendance, along with Mayor Hibbard. Approximately 3,000 people flocked to Cleveland Street for the holiday magic.

This year, the event will be even bigger and better than last year. Forty tons of snow are expected to be trucked in, and there will be two slides in addition to carolers, vendors and food.

The Miracle on Cleveland Street is put on by the Clearwater Downtown Partnership, and will be held in conjunction with the opening of Winter Wonderland on Ft. The Miracle on Cleveland Street attracted approx. 3,000 people to Downtown - Photo by David ZiffHarrison and Drew Street, and the Holiday Light Up in Station Square Park. During the Holiday Light Up, a glittering 25 foot evergreen tree will be decorated and lit in Station Square Park.

The “Deck the District Wreath Decorating Contest” will take place that same evening as well. Entries will be displayed in Station Square Park during the Holiday Light Up, and there will be cash prizes for the best decorated wreaths. First prize is $100, second prize is $50, and third prize is $25. There will also be a $25 “People’s Choice” prize. Wreaths must be delivered to Station Square Park on December 4th between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. The contest is sponsored by the Downtown Development Board. For more information and contest rules, visit

Miracle on Cleveland Street will take place on December 4th at 5:30 pm, and the light up will take place at 7:30. All events are free to the public.

For coverage of last year's Miracle on Cleveland Street, go here.

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