Holiday Extravaganza

Thank you for celebrating the 2022 Holiday Season with us!

HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA GUIDE 2022

Overview

Celebrate the holidays in Downtown Clearwater with lights, decorations, music, merriment, and festive holiday events all season long.

Watch highlight video from the 2022 Holiday Extravaganza and 2021 Holiday Extravaganza.

We look forward to an even bigger celebration in 2023! Check back again for more details as we get closer to the holiday season.

2022 Events

City of Clearwater Tree Lighting Ceremony 

Wednesday, November 30th from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm | FREE
Station Square Park | RSVP on Facebook

Celebrate the start of the holiday season by lighting up Clearwater’s Christmas Tree with Santa and all his holiday friends during a special night filled with holiday cheer, festive games, giveaways, vendors, music, and real snow! 

Special holiday performances by St. Cecelia’s Church Children Choir, Sacred Heart School Choir, YMCA of the Suncoast Dance Academy, and more.

Presented by:  City of Clearwater, Clearwater Downtown Development Board, and Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency 

Watch 2021 Tree Lighting Ceremony Video

Miracle on Cleveland Street 

Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm | FREE
Cleveland Street at Osceola Avenue | RSVP on Facebook

Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road Presents Miracle on Cleveland Street in Downtown Clearwater. This FREE family-friendly festival returns for the 14th year when the 400 block of Cleveland Street will be transformed into a holiday wonderland with falling snow, a variety of live music including strolling carolers, holiday themed selfie-photo stations and activities that include:

  • A photo and meet and greet opportunity with the big-guy himself, Santa Claus!
  • The always-popular Tel-An-Elf where children can call the North Pole to video chat with Santa’s Elves.
  • Hop on board the Holly Jolley Trolley and enjoy a holiday sing-a-long ride through downtown Clearwater.
  • The thrilling Xtreme Board Snowboard Simulator! Thrill-seekers of all ages step on a snowboard simulator for a half-pipe design ride surrounded by a mountain backdrop that feels like the real thing!
  • Ice skating Florida style on a synthetic ice rink!
  • Gingerbread Mini Putt-Putt Golf for kids. Children can work on their swing and go for the hole-in-one, using kid-friendly equipment!
  • An Ornament Craft Station where children can create and take home their very own holiday tree ornament!
  • Touch-A-Truck Emergency Vehicles on site for up-close inspections!

Children can participate playing FREE games for prizes, such as:

  • The Snowball Toss Game is the classic ping-pong tossed into little snowman themed jars for a chance to win a prize!
  • The Lollipop Tree will have lollipops on it and kids can grab a lollipop to win a prize!
  • Embark on a holiday-themed Scavenger Hunt throughout the festival with a chance to win a new bicycle!

Holiday themed-food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre. A community holiday concert performed by the Ruth Eckerd Hall Chorus featuring the Salvation Army Music and Arts Ensembles will be the finale of the day’s activities beginning at 6 pm in the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre.

Presented by:  Ruth Eckerd Hall 

Food Truck Thursdays Holiday Jingle

Thursday, Dec. 8 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm 
Station Square Park | RSVP on Facebook

Enjoy your lunch break outside in festive Station Square Park with music, games, two food trucks, dessert, and more holiday surprises.  

Presented by: KnowBe4

Cocktails and Candy Canes    

Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm 
Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison Avenue  

Registration. Presented by:  Amplify Clearwater

Holiday Spirit of Lights Festival in Downtown Clearwater  

Friday, Dec. 9 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm | FREE
Cleveland Street from Osceola Avenue to East Avenue | RSVP on Facebook

Stroll Downtown Clearwater’s holiday lights and experience an extra special night of holiday festivities with free family activities including glow in the dark putt-putt mini golf, train rides, bounce houses, crafts, face painting, Kona Ice, and special holiday picture opportunities.

Enjoy festive carolers, bands, live music, stilt walkers, The Grinch, Elsa, Ana, Olaf, reindeers, and Santa.  

Presented by:  City of Clearwater, Clearwater Downtown Development Board, and Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency 

Help us stuff a trolley for Kimberly Home by donating items such as:
Diaper bags, diaper creams, baby wipes, paper towels, baby bath towels, wash clothes, washcloths, baby pajamas, onesies, socks, crib sheets, baby blankets, baby accessories, twin bed sets, pillows, books, baby toys, toddler toys, or gift cards

The Market Marie on Cleveland Street 

Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | FREE | RSVP on Facebook

Cleveland Street from Osceola Avenue to East Avenue and Station Square Park 

Outdoor farmers and artisan market featuring unique mix of 100 + local vendors along Cleveland Street on the 2nd Saturday monthly with entertainment and an extra touch of holiday flare with a visit from Santa Claus. 

Dinner with Santa      

Friday, Dec. 16 from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm | FREE
Station Square Park

Enjoy a family friendly Christmas celebration featuring Dinner with Santa complete with food, games, crafts, movies, music and a Christmas Jewelry Fair. 

Presented by: The Hispanic Outreach Center 

Clearwater Jazz Holiday Wanderlust Concert Series 

Saturdays – Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 10, 17
Doors open at 5:30 pm  |  Performance 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Station Square Park

Bistro inspired outdoor concert series Saturday nights in Station Square Park. Tickets available at: clearwaterjazz.com

Saturday, December 17

  • 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm CJH Giants of Jazz Annual Young Lions Show Hosted by Frank Williams
  • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Kat Riggins & her Blues Revival

Past Performance Dates: November 26, December 3, December 10

Presented by:  Clearwater Jazz Holiday 

Holiday Trivia Night at Downtown Pizza     

Wednesday, Dec. 14 and Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7:00 pm 

Downtown Pizza at 428 Cleveland Street  

Think you know everything about the holidays? Test your holiday knowledge and get in the holiday spirit at trivia night while enjoying everyone’s favorite traditional holiday treat…pizza!  

Yuletide Magic      

Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6:30pm | FREE
Station Square Park | RSVP on Facebook

Premier Dance will be presenting holiday themed and dance performances in all different genres including ballet, jazz, lyrical, pom, salsa and ballroom with dancers ages 3 and up!

Holiday Performances at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre       

The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, a cultural landmark in Downtown Clearwater, presents the following festive performances this holiday season:

405 Cleveland Street | Tickets

And More… 

Check out our full calendar below for even more events.

View Holiday Highlights Flyer PDF

Holiday Stroll

Every night in December from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm | FREE

Cleveland Street from Osceola Avenue to East Avenue and Station Square Park  

‘Tis the season to bring families together in Downtown Clearwater for a magical, holiday stroll of lights each night over the holiday season. On select evenings enjoy FREE pop-up special performances in Station Square Park to get you in the holiday mood.

Special Pop Up Holiday Performances | FREE

Select dates in Station Square Park | RSVP on Facebook 

  • Dec. 13 – MZ Dance Studio | 7:00 pm
  • Dec. 14 – Frozen Stories in the Park | 4:30 pm
  • Dec. 14 – Clearwater Band | Due to unforeseen circumstances this performance has been cancelled 
  • Dec. 15 – Plumb Elementary Chorus | 6:30pm

Pet Parade

The 2nd Annual Home for the Holidays Paws-on-Parade

Saturday, Dec. 17 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bring your furry loved ones to wag, woof and celebrate the holidays down Cleveland Street during this pet friendly parade.

Costume Contest Registration

Suggested donation benefiting the Humane Society of Pinellas to enter the costume content.

Costume Contest Categories:

  • Best Holiday Costume (small/medium dog and large/XL dog)
  • Most Festive Pairing (Pet and Human judged together)

FREE to march in the parade. All pets welcome!

👟 Pet Parade kicks off at 11:00 am at Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison Avenue
🎟 Day of registration begins at 10:00 am at Cleveland Street and Watterson Avenue
🎪 Pet Festival from 12:00 – 2:00 pm along Cleveland Street at Garden Avenue and in Station Square Park
🎅 Pictures with Santa and his friends
🐾 Meet Adoptable Pets from the Humane Society of Pinellas
🐾  Meet Local Pet Rescue Groups
🎁 Pet Vendor Market
🦴 Biscuit decorating and treats
🏆 Costume Contests and Prizes
⚾ Meet Tampa Bay Rays Mascot Raymond from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.
🎄 FREE holiday fun for the entire family

RSVP on Facebook

Presented by:
Clearwater Downtown Development Board, Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency, the City of Clearwater, Humane Society of Pinellas, and Tiny Paws.
 

Watch 2022 Parade Promo Video

Watch 2021 Parade Highlights Video

2021 Parade Photos and Pet Photos with Santa

Decorations

Window Displays

Located across downtown check out colorful and artistic window displays inspired by the holiday season.

Participating 2022 locations:

530 Pub & Grill – 530 Cleveland Street
AAMCO Auto Work – 201 S MLK Blvd
Adrenaline Fitness Gym – 1280 Court Street
Alex Mark Studio – 1220 Cleveland Street
Align Your Spine – 821 Court Street
Blu Lotus Treatment Center – 306 S Prospect Ave
BuzzAzz Business Solutions –  645 Cleveland Street
Capstone Realty – 1433 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Chiang Mai Thai & Sushi – 415 Cleveland Street
City of Clearwater Municipal Services Building – 100 S Myrtle Ave
Clear Track Studios – 814 Franklin Street
Clearsky – 418 Cleveland Street
Clearwater Fire Station #45 – 1140 Court Street
Clearwater Mortgage – 823 Court Street
Clearwater Public Library Main Branch – 100 N Osceola Ave
Downtown Boxing – 936 Cleveland Street
Downtown Pizza – 428 Cleveland Street
Dream Coast Builders – 304 S Prospect Ave
Emily’s Family  Restaurant – 101 S Garden Ave
Energy Professionals -1315 Cleveland Street
Fashion Cleaners – 1153 Court Street
Ferguson Land Survey – 806 Franklin Street
Garden Avenue Boutique – 107 S Garden Ave
Garden Tower – 33 N Garden Ave
Gilbert Tax Group – 300 S Prospect Ave
Hands on Health Clinic – 815 Court Street
Happy Bubbles Laundromat – 412 S Missouri Ave
Hawaiian Moon – 321 S Missouri  Ave
Home Health Works – 817 Court Street
IDATIX -1499 Gulf to Bay Blvd
In and Out Taco – 435 S Myrtle Street
JCC Properties – 1462 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Julies Mexican Restaurant – 1237 Cleveland Street
Kara Lynn’s Kitchen – 615 Cleveland Street
Mana Mana – 33 N Garden Ave
Marlen Rose Gallery – 416 Cleveland Street
Mayer Chiropractic Center – 1400 Court Street
McGuire Law Office – 1173 NE Cleveland Street
Mexico Lindo – 812 Court Street
Mr. Submarine – 1010 Cleveland Street
NFP – 1225 Cleveland Street
Nutritional Wellness- 205 S Myrtle Ave
One Clearwater Tower – 600 Cleveland Street
One Stoppe Shoppe – 411 Cleveland Street
Papa Johns Pizza – 411 S Missouri Ave
Philly Joes – 405 S Missouri Ave
Pilates by Christening – 639 Cleveland Street Suite 102
Pinellas Auto Services – 1331 Cleveland Street
PJ’s Auto World – 1370 Cleveland Street
PPG Paints – 936 Cleveland Street
Priority One Clearing Services – 1151 NE Cleveland Street
Residence Inn by Marriott – 940 Court Street
Ryan Reality – 825 Court Street
Salon Bravo – 425 Cleveland Street
Senior Subs & Gyros – 1364 Cleveland Street
Sim City Center – 802 Court Street
Sommers Title Company – 1290 Court Street
Soul Fusion – 516 Cleveland Street
Sr Bubbles – 1408 Cleveland Street
Station Square Reality – 34 N Garden Ave
Tequila’s Mexican Grill – 422 Cleveland Street
The Captain Lounge – 522 Cleveland Street
The Hispanic Outreach Center – 612 Franklin Street.
The Nash Keys – 520 Cleveland Street
The Nolen Apartments – 949 Cleveland Street
Tiny Paws Day Care – 1446 Gulf to Bay
Toscano Interiors – 819 Court Street
Tropical Inn Suites – 1320 Cleveland Street
Ulan Nutritional Systems – 1170 NE Cleveland Street
Valor Capital – 400 Cleveland Street
Zaniboni Lighting – 101 N Garden Ave

Watch highlights from 2022, 2021 and 2020.

Station Square Park 

The heart of the holiday season in Downtown Clearwater is Station Square Park at 612 Cleveland Street featuring the City of Clearwater’s Christmas Tree, lights, decorations, and is the home to many of our special events and performances.

Activities

What the Holidays Mean to You? Coloring Contest  

Dec. 1 – 23 
Clearwater Public Library Main Branch

Kids 10 and under, are invited to help make the Library, festive this holiday season.  Beginning on Dec. 1st, pick up your wood ornament at the Main Library.  Show us through your art “What the Holidays Mean to you?” Contest ends on Dec 23rd.  

Elf on the Shelf invades Downtown Clearwater 

Dec. 1 – 24

Watch daily videos at facebook.com/DowntownCLWCRA

Holiday Solar System Neighbors Program   

Thursday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | FREE
Clearwater Public Library Main Library

Join us in front of the library with our very own NASA ambassador and the Clearwater Sister Cities to enjoy the incredible views of the Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn through the lens of a telescope! Did you know Clearwater’s Sister City is Nagano, Japan? Otsukimi or “moon-viewing” is a festival in Japan honoring the moon. Bring the whole family to the library and learn origami, take pictures with our green screen and enjoy some hot cocoa and candy canes to make the night complete. All ages welcome. Weather permitting.

Winter Wonderland 

Select nights Dec. 3 – 23 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street

Each year since 1993, the Clearwater Community Volunteers put on Winter Wonderland, which is a charity drive in downtown Clearwater whose proceeds benefit the children of Pinellas County. Winter Wonderland is a complete Christmas village with an entertainment stage, photos with Santa, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, a hot chocolate shop, and Holiday Express Train!

Entrance to Winter Wonderland is free but we ask visitors to bring a non-perishable food item and/or an unwrapped toy. The toys and canned goods are donated to local area charities, such as the Homeless Emergency Project sponsored by Everybody’s Tabernacle.

Winter Wonderland is open from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Wednesdays through Sundays. Grand Opening on Saturday, December 3rd and Closing Night, Friday, December 23rd. Winter Wonderland is closed the first two weeks Monday and Tuesday but open the 3rd week all week! Click Here for additional details on this year’s Winter Wonderland.

The Elves & the Shoemaker 

Dec. 17 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm | FREE
Clearwater Public Library Main Branch

The Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth presents “The Elves & the Shoemaker” at the Clearwater Public Library. The classic Brothers Grimm story takes the stage as an original musical with new lyrics set to traditional holiday melodies. An Elf must help a poor shoemaker… with the help of the elves in the audience.

Parking

Free and convenient parking can easily be found throughout Downtown Clearwater. Please read all posted signage prior to parking.

>>> Click Here to learn more about available parking options.

 

Loading Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

  • No matching events listed under Holiday. Please try viewing the full calendar for a complete list of events.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
+ Export Events

Submit An Event