The highly-anticipated charity event, annually coordinated by HRC VIP Events, will take place on Sunday, December 12th at 9pm. This year's event, Winter Wonderland, will be a spectacle in itself; not only for it's theme but also because it's hosted by Eden, Downtown Tampa’s ultra-lounge and nightclub.

HRC VIP Winter Wonderland at Eden is open to the public and money raised will be for a local Tampa charity, “Starting Right, Now.” Eden's 3 unique spaces will be open for event attendees to experience the full Winter Wonderland treatment. Lounge in the open air garden of Eden, head inside to the Ark, or explore Hades upstairs while listening to DJ Ku spin live.

​Starting Right, Now ends homelessness for youth by providing one-on-one mentoring, a stable home, assisting with employment opportunities, teaching financial literacy/life skills, and promoting educational achievement.

HRC VIP Events was created by Casino employees for Casino employees & friends over 15 years ago. They connect the Hospitality Lifestyle Industry, Host Rockstar VIP Parties, and Support Local Charities.

For more info about the party please visit HRC VIP Events Facebook page.

About Eden

Eden is Downtown Tampa’s ultra-lounge and nightclub, creating a space where all are welcome to revel in an elevated night-out experience. Nestled in the heart of Franklin Street, neon lights above ancient Indian gates greet you with a mantra: “The choice is yours.” Inside, you have the freedom to move between three distinct spaces and vibes: The Garden, The Arc and Hades.

Eden, true to its name, has a cocktail menu inspired by the 7 deadly sins. You can reserve a spot in the joyous garden of paradise, or find yourself in the mysterious depths of their red rooms

We highly recommend you order up the forbidden fruit cocktail when you visit. The drink features Meiomi Pinot Noir, WhistlePig Maple Syrup, Pierre Ferrand, Simple, Pineapple, OJ and mixed fruit.

Eden serves late night food until close, with an eclectic menu crafted by executive chef David Reyes. Reyes, is also the executive chef of Phoenix Hospitality Group’s sister restaurant, Haiku in Downtown Tampa.

The concept, by the Phoenix Hospitality Group, is open Thursday through Sunday from 9pm-2am. You can visit Eden’s website for details on party reservations and securing a table. Follow Eden on Instagram for teasers of what’s on the menu for the evening.

There are a lot of things to do in Tampa around the holidays; find events, guides, and more by checking out Tampa’s Christmas Guide

Find more things to do in Tampa Bay by registering on 813area, your free local guide to everything in the Bay area.