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Tampa wins snow day in McDonald's contest


There is going to be snow in Tampa.

The city is the winner of the McDonald's Winter Wonderland national contest, which is rewarding one warm-weather city with a special event featuring “real snow,” giveaways and food samples.

Voters used the hashtag #momentsofwonder to vote on Twitter, where Tampa beat out San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix, New Orleans, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Austin, Texas.

The Winter Wonderland event will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday on the Riverwalk near the Sail Pavilion at the Tampa Convention Center.

The free celebration will include snowman building, snowball tossing, snow angels and a photographer taking photos for guests to take with them.

There will also be free samples of McDonald's white chocolate mocha, and other giveaways.