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Winterfest VIP Viewing Party 

Winterfest is currently working on this year’s VIP Viewing Area. If you would like to be involved, please contact our offices by clicking here (

2024 PENDING SPONSORS: PEOPayGo, Holy Cross Health, Nova Southeastern University, Moss

The most prestigious location to watch the Winterfest Boat Parade! Close to 400 community leaders, dignitaries, and Winterfest Sponsors will enjoy the ambiance of the VIP Area nestled next to Stranahan House at Tunnel Top Park. This location is where the Parade starts along the New River. This event includes a magnificent buffet and cocktails featuring local restaurants, Riverside Hotel, and much more. The area is also host to the television show and our boat parade judges. This area is Winterfest’s way of saying thank you to all our Board of Directors and Sponsors. BY INVITATION ONLY.

2024 Judges:

Rear Admiral Douglas Schofield United States Coast Guard – Sector 7

Mayor Dean Trantalis City of Fort Lauderdale

Radio Personality Paul Castronovo iHeart Media – The Paul Castronovo Show

Chair Elect Debbie Danto Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

President David Serle Broward, Palm Beaches & St. Lucie REALTOR®

President & CEO Stacy Ritter Visit Lauderdale And YOU!

Holy Cross Hospital logo
NSU Florida logo
Moss logo
The Riverside Hotel logo
Boathouse at the Riverside logo
Wild Sea Las Olas logo
Stranahan House
Marriott Resort Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach logo
Argentino Las Olas logo
Panta Interactive logo
2022 VIP Viewing Area Banner with sponsors logos
2022 VIP Viewing Area Banner with sponsors logos

Previous Sponsors included Holy Cross Hospital and Riverside Hotel.

Click here for our Ticket Policy

When you attend our events, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by Winterfest, Inc./Winterfest Foundation and its affiliates and representatives of the event. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of the event representatives and this website. You release Winterfest, Inc./Winterfest Foundation, the event representatives, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings.