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With a little Winter, comes Hope. I speak in the sense not only of Christmas but also the two amazing celebrity dolphins at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This is not just another Dolphin Tale. The Winter’s Wonderland & Sea of Lights is family magic.
I was so excited to partner with Coca-Cola Florida as a Coke Ambassador and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, to experience my first visit at such a magical time of year. The education as well as entertainment value far exceeded my expectations.
Be sure to visit with your family as well as taking any out of town guests for a fun experience they will surely not forget. My Grandmother is still talking about how amazing the boat ride we took was and my son still talks about seeing Winter and Hope up close, he is a huge fan of both movies.
Calendar of Events:
- 11/24-12/23 – Come see Winter Claus. Guests have the opportunity to meet Winter Claus (set-up in Spectrum Theater)
- 12/15, 12/16, 12/22, 12/23 the aquarium is staying open late until 9 p.m. You will get the best view of the lights at night! Make sure to see Winter Claus, enjoy free cookies and enjoy a “Sea of Lights” 45 minute boat ride!
- 12/27-12/30 – Actors from the Dolphin Tale movies will be at the aquarium to meet guests.
The Sea of Lights special nights run from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on select dates (listed above) with $9.99 admission starting after 4 p.m. The Sea of Lights Boat Cruise will take you around Clearwater Bay to see the holiday lights by boat.
You will want to make sure to get your photo with Winter Claus, see the special Santa and Elf dive presentation at Mavis’s Rescue Hideaway with the sea turtles, experience all the stunning holiday decor, and of course keep refreshed with your favorite 20oz Coca-Cola products.
The family will get to see real on set locations from both the Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 movies. Take photos of your family enjoying the aquarium, catch a show with the very talented dolphin, Nicholas. Pet a few stingrays, and learn about the amazing goals of the aquarium to Rescue, Rehab, and Release.
All the animals are waiting to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Insider tip, if you love to pick out ornaments for your tree, the gift shop has an amazing assortment of not only ornaments but amazing gifting ideas!
Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.