Winterfest Parade Viewing Area Tips

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Winterfest Parade Viewing Area: 80 Las Olas Circle Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Map


For your safety. In order to help protect our valued guests, Winterfest will conduct searches of bags at our entrances, as a condition of entry onto the viewing area. Expect to walk through metal detectors and/or wands, so empty your person of metal objects.

Winterfest DOES NOT allow the following items to be brought onto the area:

1. Firearms/weapons
2. Explosive devices/fireworks
3. Alcoholic beverages
4. Selfie Sticks
5. Drones
6. Any other item deemed to be a danger to others.

Chairs, Coolers, Blankets, etc. are NOT allowed in the Gated Viewing Area.

Check the weather. South Florida weather in December is world-famous for its balmy, tropical conditions, but can change quickly. Check ahead on whether you need to bring sunscreen, a hat, a sweater, or a poncho. Our official television station WSVN Channel 7 hosts a seven-day forecast.

Arrive early. There is plenty to see and do. The area opens at 4:00 p.m. with live entertainment and activities. Food and beverages are for sale in this gated viewing area.

Parking. Winterfest is encouraging Ride Share for this event. The viewing area is conveniently located near various public parking areas including the new Las Olas Parking Garage and beach parking. Hotel shuttles will be available.

Pets. Please leave pets at home. Pets are not permitted in the Park. Do not leave them in your vehicle. Only service/assistance dogs and seeing-eye dogs are allowed within the Parade viewing area. Remember, the Parade has fireworks.

Take Photos. The Parade and Viewing Area will have plenty of snapshot opportunities. Remember to upload your photos to social media with the hashtag #WF50 #WinterfestFL

Credit cards & ATM’s. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover are accepted at designated ATM machines. Check with Guest Services for more information.

Remember your medication. If you have a medical condition that requires medication, be sure to bring what you need with you.

Parade Entry List. The website and the Winterfest app will have a list of Parade Entries. Many of the photo images will be uploaded approximately an hour prior to you viewing the Parade.

Lost? Please seek assistance at the Guest Services booth regarding lost children.

Lost & Found Items. If you’ve lost an item during your visit, all unattended property will be safely placed in the Guest Services booth.

Bring your appetite. The Parade Viewing Area has a festival atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase. Remember this location is close to Fort Lauderdale Beach with plenty of restaurants to enjoy pre and post Parade!

Be Health – Wash your Hands! Bring a mask, if desired.  Please wash your hands and assist your children in washing their hands. If you wish, and it makes you feel comfortable – please wear a mask. As of 9.1.2021, masks are not required in an outdoor setting.

Event Location Updates: Look for entertainment and vendor updates on this website. Download the Winterfest App to stay connected and vote for your favorite entry!

Have a blast! The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is the “Best Show on H2O,” one of the oldest holiday traditions in our community and the 7th Largest Spectator Event in the Country. Have a great time!

Photographers and Media in this Area. When you attend our events,  you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by Winterfest, Inc./Winterfest Foundation and its affiliates and representatives of the event.

Images, photos, and/or videos may be used to promote similar events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of the event representatives and this website. You release Winterfest, Inc./Winterfest Foundation, the event representatives, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video, and/or sound recordings.

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