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Miracle on Cleveland Street - Photo by David Ziff

December 5th 2008, the Clearwater Downtown Partnership hosted its inaugural “Miracle on Cleveland Street” in conjunction with The City of Clearwater’s annual “Holiday Light Up”. Adults and Children flocked the street to bask in the 2 tons of snow that blanketed the 500 block of Cleveland Street.

 

Kids Toboggan in the Snow on Cleveland Street - Photo by David ZiffWhile hundreds of children qued up to tobbogan down the huge "snow slide" the adults shopped at the holiday street vendors booths that were set up on each side of Cleveland Street. In addition to the holiday shopping, visitors also enjoyed a variety of holiday entertainment provided by: Francis Wilson Playhouse, Artists in Action Int’l, Clearwater Academy Choir, BB’s Dance Factory, Ruth Eckerd Hall and more.

 

Published in Events
Friday, 28 November 2008 15:46

Winter Wonderland 2008 Clearwater, Florida

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Ding-Ding-Ding! Choo-Choo! All Aboard!

Come one, come all to the magical holiday festivities once again created by the Clearwater Community Volunteers, dubbed “Elves” by Santa himself.

If you’re already a faithful fan of “Winter Wonderland” I assure you, that this year has more surprises than ever!

However, while the Elves were busily working on “Winter Wonderland”, Pam Ryan Anderson (the Head Elf) received an urgent text from Santa.  The text said, “Ho, Ho, Ho, there are still a few in the community that are not aware that the festivities are open to everyone and, admission is FREE!” and his text continued, “Ho, Ho, Ho, some ‘naughty overgrown children’ otherwise known as ‘adults’ may have never even noticed ‘Winter Wonderland’ when driving up and down Ft. Harrison.”

Published in Pinellas County
Friday, 28 November 2008 15:30

Miracle on Cleveland Street

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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.

Published in Pinellas County