Frequently Asked Questions
1. How did Safety Harbor Christmas Fest start?
In 2017, Cypress Meadows had a desire to bring their annual Christmas production in to the community a spread the joy of the season with more families from the area than they reached with their annual Christmas production. They dreamed big and asked God "what would it look likfe it..." and out of that the Safety Harbor Christmas Fest was born.
2. Who is Cypress Meadows Community Church and how are they involved?
In June 1981, Douglas Poole and his wife Jacque joined up with a couple dozen other dreamers in a horse stable that had been flipped to a church. They had a dream of building a community of faith, hope and love that would become a place people could call their “home” and understand that they are worthy of love and belonging. They had no idea what God was going to do…they only knew God’s heart for people and they wanted to be a part of whatever He was up to in this world.
36 years later, Cypress Meadows has expanded to 2 large buildings, 3 services and hundreds of members. They have a homeless/under-resourced outreach program in downtown Clearwater, partner with Shiloh Church and School in Saint Louis Du Nord, Haiti where they sponsor 300+ school children, and Springs of Hope Kenya orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya.
3. Where will I be able to park?
Free event parking will be available at various municipal lots around downtown Safety Harbor, as well as at the First Presbyterian Church on 2nd Street. Free public parking is also avilable along 2nd Street, just south of Main Street.
Free parking for vehicles with proper handicap decals will be allowed to park at the Safety Harbor Marina on a first come, first serve basis.
Boat owners with a slip in the Safety Harbor Marina will be issued Marina Parking Passes which will allow them access and parking to the Marina the day of the event.