DIY – Holiday Fun

Winterfest is looking online for fun and creative festive fun for the whole family! From recipes to decorations, Winterfest is working on a few easy links to make this year “together” memorable. Keep visiting this page as we expand on how to get creative this holiday season.

HOMEMADE ORNAMENTS: Want to create a memory for your tree? ArtisNadine Floyd (The Media Lab) will be featured in a few of our “How To Videos” and offering ornament kits in our merchandise section.

Sailboat Ornament: https://www.cleanandscentsible.com/driftwood-sailboat-ornament/

Country Crafts (75 Ornament ideas): https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/how-to/g1070/easy-to-make-christmas-ornament-crafts/

Salt Dough Ornaments: https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g4965/salt-dough-ornament-ideas/?slide=6

50 Coastal Holiday Decorating Ideas: https://www.prudentpennypincher.com/50-cheap-easy-diy-coastal-christmas-decorations/

Not in the Mood to Look for Items to Make Ornaments? Amazon has kits to make that memory: https://www.amazon.com/Ornament-Crafts-Kids/s?k=Ornament+Crafts+for+Kids

What are the holidays without tasty treats from the Kitchen?

HOLIDAY COOKIES:

Linzer Cookies – Peppermint Melt-Away Cookies – Chocolate Truffle Bars recipes from Publix Aprons: https://ww4.publix.com/aprons-recipes/holiday-cookie-exchange

Santa’s Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies https://socialapps.publix.com/christmas/chocolate-chip-cookies

Gingerbread People https://socialapps.publix.com/christmas/gingerbread-people

Sugar Cookies https://socialapps.publix.com/christmas/sugar-cookies

Hannukkah Desserts (cookies and cakes) : https://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/hanukkah/g1344/hanukkah-treat-recipes/

Santa on the Waterway

Oh, you better watch out – Winterfest is telling you why – Santa Claus is taking a boat ride in December. The date and time are still a secret so come back to this page soon.

Special thank you to the City of Fort Lauderdale and Water Taxi for hosting Santa while the Parade takes a hiatus for 2020. Afterall, It’s not the Holidays until Winterfest brings Santa to Town!

Pop-Up Santa

The Greater Fort Lauderdale area is known as a vacation playground with its beautiful beaches, waterways, restaurants, hotels, and more. It is also Santa’s favorite place to stop for a little fun before and after his busiest day.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Fort Lauderdale are secretly treating Santa Claus as a tourist. And, guess what? Winterfest will have the evidence! Come back to this page the first week of November to find out where Jolly Ol’ Elf will be visiting during his stay before the “big night.” Winterfest is going to “Catch Santa Under the Florida Sun on Social Media.”

Rumor has it: Santa is flying into Fort Lauderdale on Southwest Airlines and will be driving thru town on a convertible Mustang, Sorry, Rudolph – no reindeer on this vacation!

Family Fun Day

Winterfest Family Fun Day at Huizenga Plaza

For an exciting day of family fun in Fort Lauderdale, head on over to Huizenga Plaza for Winterfest’s Family Fun Day. This event offers a plethora of free activities for kids of all ages–and parents, too! This holiday event features giant slides such as the Alpine Woods Toboggan Tunnel, Polar Express Slide, Catabella Express Train, and other activities.

Our Family Fun Day is in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale and it is packed with exciting family activities. You can get your face painted by our lovely artists, check out the Florida Renaissance Pirate Ship, hang out with the most adorable puppies from Pet Rescue Row, and so much more!

There are even plenty of opportunities for photo ops with Santa,  and other surprise guests. 

If you work up an appetite, there will be plenty of food and beverages options for sale. Get samples from LaCroix, and so much more.

With great food, fun activities, and live music, this is an event you don’t want to miss out on. It’s a perfect day on the New River / Riverwalk for the entire family. If you would like to become a sponsor, contact us today at 954-767-0686

Previous Sponsors: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Publix

List of Event Highlights and booths:

  • Photo opps: Santa
  • WSVN Channel 7  and EyeOnSouthFlorida.com are scheduled to be on-location
  • Pet Rescue Row
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • La Croix

Video from 2019 Family Fun Day

Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsorships are created to provide the maximum entertainment/branding opportunities within the Winterfest Celebration.

Click on the sponsorship level of interest and a Winterfest representative will contact you to have a custom sponsorship created for your company.

OR

Call the Winterfest Office at 954-767-0686

  • Tickets to Winterfest Events – the Winterfest White Party, Grand Marshal Reception, VIP Area, and Captain’s Cup
  • 10×20 Booth prominently displayed
  • Logo inclusion in a variety of Winterfest Promotions including Family Fun Day Flyer and Social Media
  • Other media opportunities
  • Tickets to Winterfest Events – the Winterfest White Party, Grand Marshal Reception, VIP Area, and Captain’s Cup
  • 10×10 Booth prominently displayed
  • Logo inclusion in a variety of Winterfest Promotions including Family Fun Day Flyer and Social Media
  • Other media opportunities
  • Tickets to Winterfest Events – the Winterfest White Party, Grand Marshal Reception, VIP Area, and Captain’s Cup
  • Logo inclusion in a variety of Winterfest Promotions including Family Fun Day Flyer and Social Media
  • Other media opportunities
  • Logo inclusion on Family Fun Day Flyers and Social Media
 
 
 
 

Have a Sponsorship Idea not Listed? Contact Winterfest to have a representative discuss how to make your idea a reality.

Photos are on our Facebook page.

PRESS CREDENTIALS: All media requests must be submitted using an email address from the media’s active domain address. The submission must include commitment from an editor/publisher noting where and when the story/photos will be printed/uploaded on social media platforms.

Any social media influencers must submit their handles, viewership and pre-/event day promotions plans when requesting credentials.

Grand Marshal Reception

The 2021 Grand Marshal Experience will be hosted at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This Winterfest Celebration welcoming our Grand Marshal includes dignitaries and celebrities who join us at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to celebrate, Winterfest style.

RECEPTION BY INVITATION ONLY.

Many local VIP’s, dignitaries, sponsors will be on hand to welcome this year’s celebrity Grand Marshal. Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor, Dean Trantalis, will give the Grand Marshal a key to our beautiful city and Riverwalk, Inc. will present a brick in his/her name(s) for the Riverwalk Celebrity Walk of Fame on the banks of the staging area of the Parade.

Please view photos of our 2019 Grand Marshal Brett Michaels and past Grand Marshals: Huey Lewis, Big & Rich, PITBULL, Flo Rida, Deborah Norville, Barry Gibb, Brooke Burke, Kim Kardashian, Alonzo Mourning, Jim Belushi, Lorraine Bracco, Frankie Valli, Randy Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and many more on our Facebook page.

This is a private reception to honor our Grand Marshal. Become a  Sponsor – Get Invited! SPONSORSHIPS are available with this event. 2019 Sponsors included Alfa Romero of Fort Lauderdale and South Florida Business Journal. The video also includes images of our Jr. Captain from the Winterfest Foundation.

Need a room for the night?

Glam-A-THON Stiletto Carnival

GLAM-A-THON is part of WINTERFEST SANCTIONED EVENTS & CELEBRATION EVENTS*:

The all new celebration begins when the streets of downtown Fort Lauderdale turn into a colorful, sensual Carnival dance experience! Enjoy the music, costumes and parade of dancers during the launch of Stiletto Carnival on May 11th, embracing diversity in South Florida! The event will benefit Glam-A-THON™ and raise awareness and funding for breast cancer patients through Broward Health Foundation. www.glam-a-thon.com

* Celebration/ Sanctioned Events are events in the South Florida Area which are cross promoted with Winterfest.

 

Black Tie Ball

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball in Association with Republic National Distributing Co. will set the surrealistic mood for this enchanted evening. Video Invitation will be available in the Fall.

Special performances directly from the Broadway Production (Special thank you to Broadway Across America) and dance the night away.  This event is tagged as the largest holiday gala in Fort Lauderdale.

The Ball is the most elegant of our festivities and by far the highlight of Fort Lauderdale’s social season. Who will be the 2021 Belle of the Ball? The announcement will be in the Fall.

Other partners of the event: Fidelity Investments Silent Auction from 6 – 8 p.m. Bid at the convenience of your home in October with over 250 items.  A live auction takes place inside the ballroom.

Dinner and Dancing 8 – midnight. Hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Event Center.

Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsorships are created to provide the maximum entertainment/branding opportunities within the Winterfest Celebration.

Click on the sponsorship level of interest and a Winterfest representative will contact you to have a custom sponsorship created for your company.

OR

Call the Winterfest Office at 954-767-0686

  • Two Premium Tables of Ten at the Winterfest Black Tie Ball
  • Tickets to other Winterfest Events – White Party, Grand Marshal Reception, VIP Area, and Captain’s Cup
  • Logo inclusion in a variety of Winterfest Promotions including the Winterfest Black Tie Ball Video Invite
  • Representative interviewed with a highlight included in one-hour television special and other media opportunities
  • VIP Table of Ten at the Winterfest Black Tickets to other Winterfest Events – Black Tie Ball, Grand Marshal Reception, VIP Area, and Captain’s Cup
  • Logo inclusion in a variety of Winterfest Promotions including the Winterfest Black Tie Ball Video Invite
  • Corporate inclusion in one-hour television special and other media opportunities
  • VIP Table of Ten at the Winterfest Black Tickets to other Winterfest Events – Black Tie Ball, Grand Marshal Reception, VIP Area, and Captain’s Cup
  • Logo inclusion in a variety of Winterfest Promotions including the Winterfest Black Tie Ball Video Invite
  • Logo inclusion on the digital auction used by Winterfest for over three months and promoted on a variety of media platforms
  • Tickets to the Winterfest Black Tie Ball
  • Tickets to other Winterfest Events – White Party, Grand Marshal Reception, VIP Area, and Captain’s Cup
  • Logo inclusion in a variety of Winterfest Promotions including the Winterfest Black Tie Ball Video Invite
  • Corporate inclusion in one-hour television special and other media opportunities
  • Tickets to select Winterfest Events including the Winterfest Black Tie Ball
  • Logo inclusion on the photos taken throughout the event by a select photographer and uploaded to social media
  • Tickets to select Winterfest Events including the Winterfest Black Tie Ball
  • Logo inclusion on the digital auction used by Winterfest for over three months and promoted on a variety of media platforms
  • Tickets to select Winterfest Events including the Winterfest Black Tie Ball
  • Logo inclusion on a variety of social media platforms
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Have a Sponsorship Idea not Listed? Contact Winterfest to have a representative discuss how to make your idea a reality.

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Photos are on our Facebook page.

PRESS CREDENTIALS: All media requests must be submitted using an email address from the media’s active domain address. The submission must include commitment from an editor/publisher noting where and when the story/photos will be printed/uploaded on social media platforms.

Any social media influencers must submit their handles, viewership and pre-/event day promotions plans when requesting credentials.