Celebrate Christmas poolside at WTR’s Winterland


Christmas in Florida is special because we get to enjoy the holiday spirit in the sunshine and on the water.

The Godfrey Pool and Grill at WTR has been transformed into Winterland.

The typically adult only venue has opened its gates to all ages so everyone in the family can enjoy the Christmas spirit poolside. 

“It’s basically like Christmas threw up. We have little themed decorated areas; we have millions of lights lit up. It’s family friendly from 6 p.m. To 9 p.m. After 9 p.m. We have drunken Santa and then we open it up to the adults,” creator Mike Piper said. 

There are festive cocktails for mom and dad, and a cookie making station for the little ones. 

And of course, you can snap a pic in one of the instagram worthy decorated theme cabanas.

“You know it just gives us something to do in December, something for the community to look forward to including families. We have, you know, hot chocolate and after 9 p.m. We spike it,” Piper said. 

You can check out Winterland through the rest of the week and then it’s time for new years. 

Mario Lopez will be ringing in the new year at wtr with Tampa’s only dual-barge fireworks display over the bay.

Get ready Tampa Bay, it’s almost time to dress to impress and put on those dancing shoes.


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