Tampa Bay Informer - Pinellas Community
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 16:01

Winter Wonderland Opens Dec 4th

Winter WonderlandThe Church of Scientology’s Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV), invites you to join them for the grand opening ceremony of the 17th Annual Winter Wonderland in downtown Clearwater. As is tradition each year, this magical winter holiday village – which runs for seventeen consecutive evenings - is opened with an official holiday light up by community leaders: City Councilmember John Doran, CCV, the Church of Scientology and of course, the much anticipated secret-surprise entrance by Santa Claus. The special Grand Opening Ceremony will take place at 6:30 PM on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009.

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Thursday, 19 November 2009 10:13

Holiday Safety Tips

Keep Santa Safe this Christmas
Keeping Santa and His Helpers Safe This Holiday Season 
 
The holidays are an exciting time of year. However, decorating, traveling and even cooking can pose some safety risks. Taking simple preventative measures will help you and Santa Claus stay safe during this joyous season.

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Deck the District Wreath Decorating CompetitionThe public is invited to participate in the Clearwater Downtown Development Board‟s 2nd Annual "Deck the District Wreath Decorating Competition" to be held in conjunction with the Downtown Partnership's Miracle on Cleveland Street and the city s Holiday Light Up downtown.
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Winter Wonderland Began Construction on November 1st - Photo by Heidi LuxThe 17th annual Winter Wonderland in downtown Clearwater will open on December 4th, but construction is already underway. Beginning on October 31st, a team of industrious “elves” began building the holiday village, located on the corner of Ft. Harrison Avenue and Drew Street. These hardworking volunteers are helping Santa and the Clearwater Community Volunteers bring holiday joy and magic to children throughout the community.

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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.

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Cherish the LadiesOn Wednesday, December 16th at 8:00 pm, the Florida Orchestra will perform with Cherish the Ladies for A Celtic Christmas. The event will take place at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg.

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The Florida Orchestra Brass QuintentThe December installment of the Peace Memorial Concert Series will take place on December 13th with a concert from The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet, the most accomplished professional brass ensemble in the Tampa Bay area.

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Winter Wonderland in ClearwaterWinter Wonderland is in its 17th year in downtown Clearwater, literally bringing thousands of people into downtown every year.  Our holiday village has the purpose of being a food & toy drive for the needy in our community, in addition to creating a wonderful holiday experience for children of all ages, so as to instill a hope for the future. 
 
As a result of Winter Wonderland, we have warmed the hearts of thousands and have delivered literally tons of food and toys to families in need over the years.

Winter Wonderland is put on each year by Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.  Donations to CCV are tax deductible.

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