2021

Parade Theme: 50 Years of Hard Rockin’ Fun… Winterfest 2021

Grand Marshal:

Celebrity: Captain Lee (Bravo’s Below Deck)

Commodore: Shane Strum

Jr. Captain of the Parade:

Child Warrior Ambassador:  Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Belle of the Ball: Renee Korbel Quinn

Poster Artist: Charles Fazzino

Ornament Designer: Pat Anderson

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2020

Winterfest Flashback to 2020

2020 brought the virtual world into primary focus for Winterfest events. During the pandemic, Story time with Santa, Letter for Santa, DIY Videos on cocktails, ornaments, baking and more became the highlights with the theme “Home for the Holidays.”

Winterfest spread the holiday cheer with a decorated vessel which traveled throughout Fort Lauderdale, decorating contests and “enter to win” opportunities.

Santa took a vacation prior to the holiday in Greater Fort Lauderdale with Winterfest and Visit Lauderdale able to capture all the excitement on video.

WSVN created a television recap of the “Best Show on H2O” with historic video and current highlights such as the Winterfest Foundation Jr. Captain, poster unveil and the Winterfest elves visiting hospitals in the area.  

Parade Theme: Home for the Holidays

Virtual Parade with a television show (because of the pandemic)

A cartoon TV with the Winterfest Parade on it and the WSVN logo

Celebrity: Captain Lee (Bravo’s Below Deck)

Jr. Captain of the Parade: Dantonio Frazier Jr.

2020 Jr. Captain
2020 Jr. Captain Dantonio Frazier Jr.

Poster Artist: Nick Scalzo

Ornament Designer: Pat Anderson

2020 Collectible Ornament - "Home for the Holidays"

Boat Parade Chairman: Mark Swenson

Parade Enhancement: Britt Lanier

Chairman of the Board: Susan Renneisen

President/CEO: Lisa Scott-Founds

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:

Winterfest is named Top Three of 100 events in South Florida by BizBash.

2020 Winterfest Newsletter Cover
Download and read the 2020 Winterfest Newsletter. 12 pages of all the activities, contests, holiday cruises, and more. (.pdf)

2019

Winterfest Flashback to 2019

2019 marked the Parade’s 48th year with Brett Michaels as Grand Marshal. Bill Walker from Water Taxi was honored as Commodore and Robyn Vines from Gray Robinson PA as Belle of the Ball.

The Parade and White Party had a flare of the Bahamas with Bahamas Tourism and Bahamas Paradise.

Emma Sorensen representing Make A Wish graced the Parade as the Jr. Captain with FPL and the Winterfest Foundation.

Child Warrior Ambassador, Braulio Hernandez, represented Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Brooke Trace was the Poster Artist.

Winterfest was voted #3 in the Top 10 winners in the category Best Holiday Parade by USAToday.

Parade Theme: Lights, Camera, Action… Movies on Parade

Movies on parade, 2019 theme
Winterfest Parade 2019 Theme Lights, Camera, Action … Movies on Parade

Grand Marshal: Bret Michaels

Celebrity: Captain Lee (Bravo’s Below Deck)

Commodore: Bill Walker

Jr. Captain of the Parade: Emma Sorensen

Child Warrior Ambassador:  Braulio Hernandez Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Child Warrior Ambassador Braulio Hernandez

Belle of the Ball: Robyn Vines

photo of Robyn Vines

Poster Artist: Brooke Trace

Ornament Designer: Pat Anderson

2019 Collectible Ornament - "Movies On Parade"

Boat Parade Chairman: Mark Swenson

Parade Enhancement: Britt Lanier

Events: Wendy Liebowitz

Future Vision: Ben Wesley

Sponsorship: Rob Kornahrens

Marketing & Communications: Kim Butler and Greg Snowden

White Party Chair: Alyssa Lovitt

Volunteer Party Chair: Alice Harry

President/CEO: Lisa Scott-Founds

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:

2019 Winterfest Newsletter Cover
Download and read the 2019 Winterfest Newsletter with highlights of all the season’s events (.pdf)