Macy's presents Miracle on Cleveland Street, a Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience, in downtown Clearwater on Saturday, December 7 from 5 to 10 pm. VIP packages are on sale now. This free holiday festival returns for the 13th year when the 400-600 blocks of downtown Clearwater will be transformed into a holiday wonderland complete with falling snow, an ice skating rink, holiday train rides and pictures with Santa Claus ($5 per photo). Mayor George Cretekos will kick-off the event with the lighting of the tree at Station Square Park.
Festivities will also include face painting, inflatable bounce houses, a scavenger hunt with the chance to win a brand new child's bicycle, courtesy of Baystar Restaurant Group and more. The following activities require a wristband, which can be purchased for $8: holiday train rides, ice skating, inflatable bounce houses and Rockem Sockem Robots. The festival will feature vendors with arts and crafts and holiday themed-food and refreshments available for purchase throughout Cleveland Street. Entertainment will include a FREE concert by The Romantics on the Tampa Bay Times stage on Cleveland Street. The original members of The Romantics, Wally Palmar, Jimmy Marinos, Mike Skill and Rich Cole, formally became a band on Valentine's Day, 1977. More than 40 years later they are still known for having created some of the most influential and beloved rock and roll of all time, including their hit songs like What I Like About You, Talking In Your Sleep and One In A Million. 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 Romantics, 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. There will also be live local performers on the Station Square Stage. Miracle on Cleveland Street is proudly supported by the City of Clearwater, Downtown Clearwater and the Downtown Development Board and is produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. VIP and Super VIP Packages may be purchased at Ruth Eckerd Hall's Raymond James Central Ticket Office at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater or by calling 727.791.7400. The Raymond James Central Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Patrons may also purchase tickets at www.rutheckerdhall.com/miracle 24/7. Packages may also be available day of at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre Box Office.