Wekiva Island launches a month of winter-themed entertainment


  • photo by Rob Bartlett
In addition to being everyone's favorite party spring, Wekiva Island is one of the few places in Florida where you can stand under snow flurries ... in your shorts.

Winter Wonderland at Wekiva Island starts today and continues through Dec. 30. Today's fake-freezing events include snow flurries and a snow slide, and the month includes Santa visits, Nutcracker stilt-walkers, a toy drive, Christmas movie screenings, ornament decorating, storytelling and a boat parade. See the full list of Winter Wonderland events here.

Wekiva Island has had some rough luck in the past few years – a devastating electrical fire in October 2013 followed by an arson incident three months later, and a total dousing by Hurricane Irma earlier this year. Owner Bill Weinaug, who struggled to keep paying employees while Irma repairs were carried out, says, “I want this year’s Winter Wonderland to be bigger and better than ever, so our patrons can get excited about Wekiva Island again.”