September Happy Hour

The 2023 September Happy Hour has entered the history books!

Coming in 2024, this page will be updated with all the exciting details of our next September Happy Hour.
We’ll see you then!

Winterfest September Happy Hour at The House On The River

The House on the River

September 27th
5:00 PM
301 SW 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

WE LOVE OUR WINTERFEST and BOATING COMMUNITY  

Join Us on September 27th @ 5 PM at The House on the River, 301 SW 3rd Avenue, in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Happy Hour Prices (4-6 PM), Raffles (6-7 PM) & Drink Tickets for Boaters who register as 2023 Parade participants or as a Control Boat.

We ❤️ our Boaters – separate raffle for them too! #WinterfestFL

Santa At The Boat Show

Winterfest hosts Santa’s Vacations! This year, we are taking the “Jolly Ol’ Elf” to #FLIBS

🎅 You can find him with his Winterfest family in their “Holiday Corner” at the Convention Center! 🎄

❄️ 10/26 @ 12-3 PM

❄️ 10/27 @ 12-3 PM

❄️ 10/28 @ 12-3 PM

❄️ 10/29 @ 12-3 PM

❄️ 10/30 @ 1-4 PM

Times subject to change without notice – Santa will be taking breaks to feed his reindeer!

#WinterfestFL #SantaAtFLIBS #Santa #BoatParade #FLIBS2022

August Happy Hour

The 2023 August Happy Hour has entered the history books!

Coming in 2024, this page will be updated with all the exciting details of our next August Happy Hour.
We’ll see you then!

Savor Cinema logo
Savor Cinema Front Entrance

Savor Cinema

August 30
5:30 – 7:30 PM
503 SE 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Special montage of Winterfest and theme announcement for the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade.

Get ready to celebrate the end of Summer with Winterfest.  On August 30, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Savor Cinema will host the Winterfest Happy Hour and Roll Out of this year’s Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade theme: “Reflections Afloat!

Join us for an evening of comradery with parade participants, control boat volunteers, Winterfest board and advisory members, community leaders, and fans as we toast the end of the summer and the countdown to this year’s Winterfest Celebrations. Savor Cinema is the first of a series of monthly Happy Hours and various events culminating with the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. Winterfest has been a beloved tradition in Broward County for over 52 years, captivating audiences with its stunning displays on boats and festive spirit. The Parade celebrates 20 years this year with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as its title sponsor.

During this August Happy Hour, you’ll have the opportunity to be among the first to enjoy the Reflections Afloat theme mini movie. Raffles and other prizes for boaters and non-boaters will be part of the get-to-gether.

Savor Cinema, renowned for its unique ambiance and dedication to the arts, provides the perfect backdrop for this theme announcement. Delight in the company of fellow Winterfest enthusiasts, local leaders, and community members as you indulge in free popcorn while enjoying for purchase a variety of beverages, movie-themed snacks as well as tacos, hot dogs, and other popular food items for sale from “That’s My Dog,” “Tacos Veracruz” and “Cousins Maine Lobster” Food Trucks.

Picture of That's My Dog food truck
That’s My Dog Food Truck
Picture of the Tacos Veracruz food truck
Tacos Veracruz Food Truck
Cousins Maine Lobster

Happy Hour Highlights:

– Exclusive unveiling of the Parade Theme: Reflections Afloat

– Mingling with Winterfest organizers, local leaders, and community members

– Food Trucks and a variety of Happy Hour priced beverages

– Opportunities for sponsorships and involvement in Winterfest

– Take your photo with Cut-Outs of our past Grand Marshals

– Raffles to win prizes for participating boaters and non-boaters alike

– Free Parking in the garage across from Savor Cinema … and don’t forget the Free popcorn!

Join us at Savor Cinema on August 30, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and let us ignite your excitement for the upcoming Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Parade. For more information visit WinterfestParade.com or call 954-767-0686.

WE LOVE OUR WINTERFEST and BOATING COMMUNITY

Please join your friends at Winterfest for fun, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, and happy hour prices.

Boaters registered for the Parade (as an entry or control boat) will be automatically entered to win additional prizes.

Register to enter the parade NOW: https://winterfestparade.com/parade-application

Register to be a Control Boater NOW: Boaters – We Need YOU! | The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade (winterfestparade.com)

Christmas In July

2023 Christmas In July has entered the history books!

Coming in 2024, this page will be updated with all the exciting details of our next Christmas In July.
We’ll see you then!

Santa visiting Las Olas!
Christmas in July

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU – Take our Christmas in July Poll – one random voter will win a $50 Gift Card (your name and email must be included with your vote) https://woobox.com/tkhrek

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 participate in the Christmas Day Fun on July 22, 2023!

Daytime: Family Fun with Santa & the “Nice List” Gang

Nighttime: The Elves Go Rogue with “Jingle Bells and Naughty List” Elves

Christmas in July / Summer Savings

JULY 22, 2023 – Daytime
“The Nice List”

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SANTA ON LAS OLAS BOULEVARD

11:00 AM – 12:50 PM SANTA’S GOLF CART BRIGADE on LAS OLAS BLVD.

SANTA STOPS

11:20 AM Robinson’s Jewelers Las Olas

11:35 AM Louie Bossi

11:50 AM B-Square

12 NOON Anne’s Florist

12:10 PM Carroll’s Jewelers

12:20 PM Kilwins – Fort Lauderdale

12:30 PM El Camino

12:40 PM Piazza Italia – Link to Specials for the Day

PHOTOS WITH SANTA @ RIVERSIDE HOTEL

1:15-2:10 PM Photo opportunity at the Fireplace

BAKEOFF JUDGING / TREATS @ NEW RIVER CAFE & BAKERY

1:00-2:30 PM Bakeoff Judging – “Christmas In July” Teen Bake-Off Link

2:15 PM Santa Visits for a Cookie

2:20-2:30 PM Bakery Treats for Guests

WATER TAXI HOLIDAY CRUISES

2:20 PM Santa visits the Water Taxi Stop at Stranahan House / Tunnel Top Park

2:30 PM Family / “Nice List” Cruise click to purchase tickets

( Look for lunch / dinner savings with your pre-purchased Water Taxi Ticket Cruise and Save – Water Taxi )

MORE CHRISTMAS IN JULY DAYTIME

Las Olas Yoga– Enjoy a class with the studio decorated for the holidays. Classes are from 9 am – 1 pm. Holiday savings on retail  as well as discounts on our new student specials and memberships.

Robinson’s Jewelers– One of Santa’s stops! Ask about their July specials!

Warby Parker– Festive staff members all day long!

Ya Mas Taverna–  Hosting a “Barbie” brunch! The most popular toy comes alive at Ya Mas on 7/22!

YETI– Ask them about their Christmas In July specials on holiday themed inventory!

Zola Keller– Shop for your Winterfest Black Tie Ball Gown EARLY and SAVE! Click to view this special and more (click to our hotel page)

JULY 22, 2023 – Nighttime – “Jingle Bells and Naughty Elves”
“The Naughty List”

THE ELVES GO ROGUE

11:30 AM ’till close – Piazza Italia – Specialty Drinks all day – Link to Specials for the Day

JINGLE BELLS and NAUGHTY ELVES

5:30-6:00 PM – Stranahan House – Elves Gathering

6:30 PM – Jingle Bells and Naughty Elves Water Taxi Cruise click to purchase tickets

New River Café & Bakery will have Tiramisu in an edible chocolate cup with a Grand Marnier infusion for Water Taxi Guests with tickets for the Jingle Bells and Naughty Elves Cruise.

( Look for lunch / dinner savings with your pre-purchased Water Taxi Ticket Cruise and Save – Water Taxi )

For additional details with the Naughty Elves

MORE CHRISTMAS IN JULY NIGHTTIME

American Social–  Specialty Cocktails and a special place to stop for your social media needs- Take an “ELFIE” using a 360 camera photo opportunity provided by GoQuiPlus.com

B Square– Themed cocktails and food specials, with a festive staff ready to welcome you! Take an “ELFIE” at the Photo booth set up provided by GoQuiPlus.com for some more Christmas In July fun!

Boathouse–  Themed Cocktails and menu specials all day long!

Cuba Libre– Will be celebrating in true “elf” style with specialty cocktails all night!

Riverside Hotel– Offering an option to “Elf Responsibly” with room specials so you can “take the elevator home” if you’d like to stay overnight!

LAST MINUTE UPDATES

Last minute updates on Boulevard Activities at night can be found on LasOlasBoulevard.com

DID YOU MISS SANTA?

Stop by July 21-23 and drop off your letter:

Riverside Hotel

Robinson’s Jewelers Las Olas

Kilwins – Fort Lauderdale

BE AN ELF on SOCIAL MEDIA and WIN PRIZES: Look for the Christmas in July Posters at various locations along Las Olas Boulevard and “Elf Yourself” – weekly winners will be announced on social media.

Or, click the link, take a photo, and upload it on social using the five #’s:

#ChristmasInJulyOnLasOlas #GotElfed #WinterfestFL #LasOlasBlvd #Waterataxi

REMEMBER YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA MUST BE PUBLIC (not private) for us to see your photos).

TOO SHY to change your social media accounts to public? No Worries – Email your photo using our frame or one of you in “Elf attire” to boats@Winterfestparade.com, and we will confirm the photo can be uploaded into our contest and send you a confirmation link.

Winners will be announced weekly ending July 25th.

PRIZES INCLUDE: $20 Gift Cards, $50 Restaurant Gift Cards, Santa Books, Tickets onboard Water Taxi, Hotel Stay at Riverside Hotel

Want to expand Christmas in July beyond one Day?  Bring the Christmas in July Inspiration home! 

Looking for a Summer Get-Away? Stay Local? Click here!

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November Happy Hour

The 2023 November Happy Hour has been cancelled due to weather.

Coming in 2024, this page will be updated with all the exciting details of the next November Happy Hour.
We’ll see you then!

Winterfest November Happy Hour at Bokamper's

Bokampers

November 15
5-7 pm
3115 NE 32nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Happy Hour Info

WE LOVE OUR WINTERFEST and BOATING COMMUNITY  
Please join your friends at Winterfest for fun, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, and happy hour prices.
Boaters registered for the Parade (as an entry or control boat) will be automatically entered to win additional prizes.

October Happy Hour

The 2023 Winterfest October Happy Hour has entered the history books!

Coming in 2024, this page will be updated with all the exciting details of the next Winterfest October Happy Hour.
We’ll see you then!

Postcard for the October Winterfest Happy Hour at the Historic Downtowner

The Historic Downtowner

October 18
5-7 PM
10 S New River Dr E, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

WE LOVE OUR WINTERFEST and BOATING COMMUNITY  

Please join your friends at Winterfest for fun, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, and happy hour prices. Boaters registered for the Parade (as an entry or control boat) will be automatically entered to win additional prizes.

Captain’s Cup

The 2024 Captain’s Cup is Cancelled!

Coming in 2024, this page will be updated with all the exciting details of our next Captain’s Cup.
We’ll see you then!

Winterfest celebrates parade participants and partners that make the year magical.

This wrap-up party recognizes parade entries, corporate sponsors, the board of directors, and Winterfest supporters. The Awards Dinner is decorated to the Parade’s theme with entertainment to compliment.

One lucky boater will win the People’s Choice Award.  By voting – you are saying thank you to those that went the extra mile to become a winner! Voters have the opportunity to win airline tickets (see rules).

Live entertainment, cocktails, full-course dinner, and more!

EVERY PARADE ENTRY receives two (2) complimentary tickets to the event. Two (2) additional tickets can be purchased for $35 per person. Additional tickets will be available for a different price. To see photos from last year’s event – please like our Facebook page and view photos from previous entries!

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