Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road presents Miracle on Cleveland Street from 5 - 10 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 2.
This free holiday festival returns for the eleventh year when the 400-600 blocks of Downtown Clearwater will be transformed into a holiday wonderland complete with falling snow, an ice skating rink, horse drawn carriage rides, pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus ($5 per photo). Festivities will also include a giant gingerbread house, face painting, inflatable bounce houses, a scavenger hunt, children’s bicycle giveaways and Lightning Made Street Hockey, hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Children will also be able to phone Santa’s Elves in the North Pole to share their Christmas wish list. *Some activities require a wristband, which can be purchased for $8.
The festival will feature vendors with arts and crafts and holiday themed-food and refreshments available for purchase throughout Cleveland St. Bazaar Art is hosting an Art Throwdown and Open Air Art Bazaar by local artists at Station Square Park on the 600 block and at 331 Cleveland St., Suite A.
Entertainment will include a free concert by The Atlanta Rhythm Section, a band that has been part of the southern rock scene for more than 30 years with hits like So Into You, Champagne Jam, Imaginary Lover and Spooky.
A limited number of SUPER VIP packages, priced at $49 are available and include priority seating in the first three rows of reserved general admission seating directly in front of the Tampa Bay Times Stage, a meet and greet with members of The Atlanta Rhythm Section, two complimentary beers and access to the Super VIP tent which includes complimentary snacks. In addition, VIP packages priced at $29 are also available, which includes priority-seating beginning in the fourth row directly in front of the Tampa Bay Times Stage and two complimentary beers or wine.
Miracle on Cleveland Street is proudly supported by the City of Clearwater, the Cleveland Street District and the Downtown Development Board and is produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road.