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2015 Celebrity Capt Lee @BelowDeck

‪#‎StudoftheSea‬ Bravo Star Capt Lee of Below Deck will be a celebrity in Winterfest on December 12, 2015. Capt Lee and his lovely wife, Maryanne, recently joined Winterfest board member Kim Bokamper, President & CEO Lisa Scott-Founds and David Founds for dinner to discuss details (Runway’s Vinnie also shown in photo). Cannot wait to see‪#‎CaptLR‬ ‪#‎RockTheWaterways‬ ‪#‎WinterfestSoFlo15‬

Welcome Winterfest 2015 Theme – Board & Advisory Team

With visions of sugar plum fairies, mermaids, gingerbread houses, princesses, talking animals, dragons and so much more, Winterfest announced the 2015 Boat Parade theme  of “Fairy Tales Afloat.”  Winterfest, a Florida not-for-profit organization known as the producers of “The World’s Most Watched Boat Parade,” also announced their 2015-2016 Chairman of the Board and new board members. Beauty & the Feast Restaurant on Fort Lauderdale Beach was the perfect setting for the new board installation and announcement of this year’s theme.  Past Chairman of the Board, Ken Ortner, President of Kenneth A. Ortner, P.A., handed over the gavel to Jim Dunn, Vice President of JM Lexus, dressed in a “Beauty and the Beast” costume.  “The 2015-2016 Winterfest Board has a fresh new direction,” said Lisa Scott-Founds, Winterfest President & CEO. “As we embark on our 44th Parade year, Winterfest continues to look for a fresh look and a twist of the unexpected. Many committees are already working on ideas with our fairy tale theme for the 2015 Parade and other events during the Winterfest Celebration.”

FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BOARD/ADVISORY: http://winterfestparade.com/?p=14

FOR COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE: https://db.tt/Ok04ic6N

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Winterfest TV – watch and vote

Missed the Winterfest Special? You can watch Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day  and EVERYDAY on the Internet!

  • SOUTH FLORIDA: Watch the Winterfest® Television Special on WSVN 7 on  December 25 and January 1 (5 a.m. and 1 p.m.).
  • STATE OF FLORIDA: Winterfest® Television Special is shared around the state through network partnership with WSVN and Fox Sun Sports. December 24 (7 p.m.), December 26 (1 p.m.), December 27 (11 p.m.), December 28 (5 p.m.), December 29 (11 p.m.), December 30 (6 p.m.), December 31 (9:30 a.m.), January 1 (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.), January 2 (1 p.m.), January 3 (11 p.m.) and January 4 (11 p.m.).
  • BOSTON: WSVN sister stations will air the Parade December 24 at 1 a.m. (WHDH) and December 21 at 2 p.m. and December 27 at noon. (WLVI).
  • AROUND THE WORLD: EyeOnSouthFlorida.com has the live version on their site with a link on Winterfestparade.com

ROCK THE VOTE:  VOTE for Your Favorite Parade Entry and WIN a Chance to Fly Away!

There are a variety of ways to vote:

Watch the Winterfest Special & Vote

WINTERFEST IS ON TELEVISION!

The first airing of the WSVN Television Special will air this Saturday night at 8:00 on WSVN Channel 7.

ONE HOUR SPECIAL: 

SOUTH FLORIDA: Watch the Winterfest® Television Special on WSVN 7 on December 17 (7 p.m.),
December 25  (4 p.m. ) and December 31 (5 p.m.).

BOSTON: sister stations will air the Parade December 25 at 1 p.m. (WHDH) and December 24 at 5 p.m. and December 25 at 10 a.m. (WLVI)

STATE OF FLORIDA: Winterfest® Television Special is shared around the state through network partnership with WSVN and Fox Sports Network as it is rebroadcast throughout the holiday season on Fox Sun Sports.

SEE IT LIVE:

LOCALLY: The ‘World’s Most Watched Boat Parade’ can be seen live on Fort Lauderdale’s city station – Comcast Channel 78.

AROUND THE WORLD: EyeOnSouthFlorida.com will stream the Parade live with a link on Winterfestparade.com.

Check our website for details and video highlights of events throughout the season.

ROCK THE VOTE: Your opinion counts. Tell us what you think by voting for your favorite entry in the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade! Don’t worry if you forgot the boat’s number – just watch our television special produced by WSVN Channel 7 to relive all the Parade excitement! VOTING STARTS PARADE DAY and ENDS JAN. 8th. Download the Winterfest App to VOTE.

VOTE for Your Favorite Parade Entry and WIN a Chance to Fly Away!

There are a variety of ways to vote:

  • Text your favorite boat’s number to “23000” (example – Boat100)
  • Visit www.winterfestparade.com and click “People’s Choice” under “Contests”
  • Visit the Big 105.9 website  

One random voter will win!

Can you smell the coffee?

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It is #BlackFriday – Did you start your day with coffee? A Keurig 2.0?

During the Holiday Season, Keurig would like to spread the Love. Couples will have the opportunity to be in the Parade and renew their vows aboard the Keurig 2.0 Showboat. Enter to win by clicking on the link –

CLICK TO ENTER THE CONTEST

Share a cup and say “I DO” to the improved powerful Keurig 2.0.

Get a Glimpse of Winterfest!

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Get your tickets today to see this year’s WOW Showboats!

In honor of this year’s theme “TV’s Greatest Hits” – Winterfest will have an  American Bandstand Barge in the Parade December 13, 2014. Get ready to start singing “I’m on, because I’m on the American Bandstand.”

And what would the Parade be without Santa. The Baptist Health South Florida Showboat will have additional holiday cheer with the nominees of the Winterfest Jr. Captain aboard the entry.

President Barack Obama Recognizes CEO of Winterfest

President and CEO Lisa Scott-Founds received a letter from President Barack Obama congratulating her on her achievements, dedication and passion for Winterfest.

The framed letter was given to Ms. Founds during the GrayRobinson, P.A. Winterfest White Party presented by Publix prior to the announcement of the 2014 Grand Marshal for the Parade Flo Rida on Saturday, November 15, 2014.
President Obama letter to Lisa Scott-Founds

Captain’s Meeting

WINTERFEST CAPTAIN’S MEETING PRESENTED BY SHOW MANAGEMENT – MIAMI BOAT SHOW is a mandatory meeting for all Boat Parade participants, hosted by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. Captains receive line-up information, along with rules and regulations for the parade. Goodie bags, featuring great items from our sponsors, and raffle items from ACR Electronics are available for Parade participants. CAPTAINS ONLY.

Want to promote your company to boaters? Donation items / gift certificates to the boaters – contact Winterfest for details.

OFFICIAL BOAT SAFETY SPONSOR OF THE PARADE: ACR ELECTRONICS

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