Shop for a tangible Winterfest memory to hang on your tree. Each ornament, one per year, is a piece of history reflecting that year’s boat parade theme. Collectible and limited, many years are still available. Click below to browse through the years, with a picture of each ornament to enjoy.
You never know … you might catch Santa or his Elves picking up the mail at these locations.
Look for Santa Mailboxes at the following locations in the City of Fort Lauderdale and Greater Fort Lauderdale Area:
Mailboxes are in location NOW:
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center 2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill 3115 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Broward Health Medical Center 1600 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Broward Health North 201 E. Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33064
Broward Health Imperial Point 6401 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Broward Health Coral Springs 3000 Coral Hills Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065
Joseph C. Carter Park 1450 W Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Holiday Park 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Riverside Hotel 620 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Stranahan House 335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Winterfest at the LOOP – November 28, December 5, and December 12 Winterfest will have a booth at the LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park). Santa will be popping in to grab a LaCroix sample and pick up his letters. 3000 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Xtreme Action Park 5300 Powerline Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 333091
12 Days of Christmas on Las Olas – December 1-12 The Las Olas Association is bringing an Old-Fashioned Christmas Town to the Boulevard. Drop off your letter and vote for your favorite decorated storefront, Christmas tree, or costumed pet with Winterfest.
You might even catch the Jolly Ol’ Man himself walking along our beautiful downtown area.
* Broward Health Hospitals will have FREE Santa Letter Supplies in their Gift Shops (while supplies last).
Download the Winterfest Parade App to get notices, sighting updates and mailbox locations or visit Winterfestparade.com
Not in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area or want to send your letter electronically?
With your parent’s or guardian’s permission, click here to receive a message from Santa Claus.
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH WINTERFEST SOUTH FLORIDA AND BEYOND: Watch the Winterfest® Television Special on WSVN 7 on December 19 (10 a.m.), December 25 (5 a.m. and 11 a.m.), and January 1 (5 a.m. and 12 noon). FOX Sports Sun will be airing the Winterfest® Television Special throughout the holiday season. Check local listings.
PARTY AT HOME IN BOSTON: Sister stations will air the Parade on December 26 at 3-4 p.m. (WHDH) and December 27 at 4-5 p.m.(WLVI).
FOX SPORTS FLORIDAFOX SPORT SUN
December 24th 7 PM
December 25th 7:30 AM and 6 PM
December 27th 12 PM
December 28th 12 PM
December 29th 5 PM
December 31st 7:30 AM
Looking for more “Holiday Television Magic”? Click on these links to view other holiday shows:
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 – 7-year-old James T. (J.T.) Floyd – the star of our “How To Ornament Videos. ” He will show us how to make Boat, Gnome, and Snowflake 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.
OTHER CRAFT IDEAS (cookie links at the end of this post) :
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!
Our virtual storytime with Santa Claus had a little gremlin issue but no worries – Winterfest and the elves at the North Pole just finished the video and it is now available on our website and social media.
ADDED bonus: Songstress Julia Dale popped in to sing a few songs prior to the reading of ” ‘Twas a Night Before Christmas.” This video will remain on our site and social media during the month of December.
Special thanks to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Visit Lauderdale, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau for working behind the scenes to bring Santa Claus to the Historic Stranahan House for this special reading.
Special Thank you to our sponsors for supporting Winterfest in bringing Santa to your home this December.