Downtown Clearwater Holiday Carnival (Dec. 7-9)

Trade the hustle and bustle of the holiday season for the fun and excitement of the midway at the Downtown Clearwater Holiday Carnival, Dec. 7-9 at the waterfront Coachman Park in Clearwater, FL.

This family-friendly event features rides for all ages, from whimsical kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides, carnival games, favorite fair food and more.

The annual Clearwater Holiday Lighted Boat Parade will cruise past Coachman Park around 8:30 pm on Saturday. Other festivities will include live music, DJ entertainment, children’s activities and vendors.

Carnival admission is free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30.

Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.)

Visit the website for coupons for $5 off unlimited ride wristbands, $5 off a 50-ticket Super Saver Family Pack, and $2 off a food purchase of $10 or more.

Carnival hours are 5 to 10 pm Friday, noon to 10 pm Saturday and noon to 7 pm Sunday at 301 Drew Street.

For more information, call Dreamland Amusements at 866-666-3247 or visit http://dreamlandamusements.com/upcoming-events-amusement-carnival/#clearwater.

The Downtown Clearwater Holiday Carnival is presented by the City of Clearwater and the Community Redevelopment Agency.