Storytime with Santa

Storytime with Santa 2022 poster

THERE ARE STILL A FEW BOOKS LEFT –

First 100 Families to register will receive a complimentary book, The Polar Express.
One book per mailing address. Register Below!

THANK YOU SANTA for reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas” while on vacation in the Broward County Area in Florida on December 15, 2022, before the big night. EyeOnSouthFlorida was able to capture all the magic and Winterfest was able to ask Santa a few of our fans questions after the reading.

2022 Santa Reading Twas the Night Before Christmas at Stranahan House

The reading will be active during the holiday season by EyeOnSouthFlorida

2022 Santa Answers a few questions for Winterfest such as what is his favorite cookie
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Christmas In July

Santa visiting Las Olas!

Join Us for Christmas in July!

Why wait for the winter to participate in your favorite holiday festivities? 
Good ol’ Saint Nick is taking a vacation to Fort Lauderdale this summer and you are invited to take part in 3 days full of Christmas fun!

View our itinerary!

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DIY – Holiday Fun – Ornaments

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? Meet Winterfest’s Workshop Wizard – 8-year-old James T. (J.T.) Floyd – the star of our “How To Ornament Videos. ” He will show us how to make Boat (2 different kinds), Gnome, Snowflake, Wreath, and Star Ornaments.

Visit a Dollar Store, Hobby Lobby, or other location to pick up the following items and print out or re-create the easy templates on this page.

DIY Star Ornament in the Winterfest Workshop – Thank you to The Media Lab
DIY Wreath Ornament in the Winterfest Workshop – Thank you to The Media Lab
DIY Gnome Ornament in the Winterfest Workshop – Thank you to The Media Lab
DIY Boat Ornament in the Winterfest Workshop – Thank you to The Media Lab

OTHER CRAFT IDEAS (cookie links at the end of this post) :

DIY Ornament Video Ideas from Hobby Lobby:

OTHER LINKS:

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

Gingerbread men cookies

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/