Miracle on Cleveland Street returns for a 5th year to the Cleveland Street District in downtown Clearwater on Friday, December 7. This FREE holiday festival will feature a variety of vendors, as well as food, beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and plenty of holiday cheer. The street fair begins at 5:30 pm with entertainment outside until 10 pm plus three free screenings of the modern Christmas classic Elf in the Capitol Theatre. Miracle on Cleveland Street is proudly presented by Bright House Networks and Morgan Stanley, supported by the City of Clearwater, the Cleveland Street District and the Downtown Development Board and produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road.
Downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with two toboggan slides, holiday crafts, live music and a visit from Santa. Every half hour, snow will fall in front of the Capitol Theatre and the sounds of Christmas choirs will fill the streets. The festivities will extend from the 400 block of Cleveland Street down to the waterfront.
Starring Will Ferrell, James Cann and Bob Newhart, Elf will screen at the Capitol Theatre at 5 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm. Buddy, played by Will Ferrell, is a man raised as an elf at the North Pole. After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, he is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity, spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics as he goes. All screenings of this holiday favorite are free and open to the public.
Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc. is the 2,200-seat Ruth Eckerd Hall, the 500-seat Capitol Theatre, the 200-seat Murray Studio Theater, The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute and Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to engage the community to master, experience, discover and explore quality performing arts.
Ruth Eckerd Hall was named the #1 theater in the world for venues with 2,500 seats or fewer for the decade (2000-2009) by Billboard, based on number of shows, tickets sold and gross ticket sales. Each year, Ruth Eckerd Hall is consistently ranked as a top-five venue in the world with 2,500 seats or fewer by various industry trade publications including Billboard, Pollstar and Venues Today.
Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road has been booking and producing concerts and festivals such as the Tampa Bay Rays Summer Concert Series, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Friends of Music, and corporate events in Florida and across the country for more than ten years, entertaining more than 1.5 million fans of music.