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Tampa Bay has a North Pole?

Well if you have ever wanted to travel to the North Pole without the frigid weather and airfare costs you are in luck!

The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa have officially brought the holiday cheer for the whole month of December! The main event “Winterland” will have a number of rotating events throughout December and a 12 drinks of Christmas pop-up bar. The event is FREE on weekdays with the exception of private events and family-friendly until 9PM. Winterland is 21+ after 9PM.

I was lucky enough to enjoy the grand opening on December 5th with my husband. We decided to stay overnight so we could get the full holiday/hotel experience.

First off the hotel was beautiful and decked out with holiday spirit!

We checked into our King Bay View room. What a view! You could even see dolphins swimming in the distance. It was hard to leave the room with such a gorgeous room and view but we needed to get out and enjoy the holiday festivities at Winterland.

We hopped over to the WTR Pool Bar to try a few of the 12 drinks of Christmas. First drink was the Pomegranate Pipers Pippin which is Pomegranate juice & Rose' champagne! Delicious and the santa mug added to the tasty drink!

Vanilla Dove shot was next on the list! Amaretto liquor, Irish cream, Vanilla Vodka and a dash of nutmeg. This could have easily been a martini. I may have to recreate this as a Christmas eve cocktail for the family.

We then moved over to the fire-pit to warm-up by the fire. How often do we get to enjoy a fire in Florida? I was super excited! This obviously called from some Rose' champagne to add to the ambiance.

Next we visited all the different set-ups for the instagram pictures. My favorite was the Grinch Cave and the Christmas Story set-up!

We closed the night with a hot chocolate and egg nog. (How could you not?)

Overall the event had great Christmas tunes, fun picture opportunities and delicious unique Christmas cocktails. I highly recommend you check out the holiday fun when you can. It is going on the whole month of December.

There are still some additional events interlocking with the Winterland event all month long at the Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa:

Friday, December 14th (5PM to 9PM) – Ugly Sweaters & Toys for Kids: Come out to an ugly sweater party at The Godfrey benefiting families in need. Tickets are $10. Donate a used or new toy for a FREE cocktail.

Monday, December 24th (5PM to 9PM) – Christmas Eve Dinner with Mrs. Claus: Enjoy a holiday dinner on Christmas Eve featuring a ham carving station, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, and more. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the Winterland this day. Tickets are $24.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids ages 6 to 12. 50% off for first-responders.

Tuesday, December 25th (11:30AM to 8PM) – Christmas Day Buffet: Celebrate Christmas Day with a holiday buffet. Tickets are $24.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids ages 6 to 12. 50% off for first-responders.

Make sure to book a room at the Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa and make it a mini vacation for you and your family! You will not be disappointed.


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