Family Fun Day

“Panthers in the Park” Winterfest Family Fun Day and Ice Skating Experience – November 25th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

For an exciting day of family fun in Fort Lauderdale, head on over to Huizenga Plaza for Winterfest’s Family Fun Day. At the Winterfest Family Fun Day presented by the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, we offer a plethora of free activities for kids of all ages–and the parents, too! Since this event is right in time for the holidays, be sure to keep an eye out for the brand new giant Toboggan Tunnel, Polar Express, Catabella Express, Sun Sentinel Kids Town, and other activities from the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.  

Our Family Fun day is packed with exciting Fort Lauderdale family activities where you can win prizes from South Florida Ford, get your face painted by our lovely artists, check out the Florida Renaissance Pirate Ship, hang out with the most adorable puppies from Danielle Pet Rescue Row, and so much more. There are even plenty of opportunities for photo ops with Santa, Stanley the Panther, and other surprise guests. While participating in our Fort Lauderdale family activities, you can enjoy the sounds of the Shane Duncan Band who will be bringing us back in time to the 80s (in tune with our Winterfest theme) with their live performance. School of Rock, the South Florida Cloggers, and other guests will also be taking the stage during our family fun in Fort Lauderdale as well. Did we mention that we have a REAL Ice Rink* for kids and parents to skate on? Get your ice skating on with our expansive outdoor ice rink, generously donated by the Florida Panthers.  

If you work up an appetite at our Family Fun Day, there will be plenty of food and beverages options for sale. Get samples from LaCroix, RX Bar, Power Crunch, Nesquik, Gogo Squeeze Yogurtz, and so much more.

With great food, fun activities, and live music, the Winterfest Family Fun Day presented by the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is an event you don’t want to miss out on. It’s a perfect day on the river for the entire family. If you would like to become a sponsor for the Winterfest Family Fun Day, contact us today at 954-767-0686

  • Photo opps: Stanley the Panther, Santa
  • WSVN Channel 7, SunnyTV, and on-location
  • Cathy & Larry Danielle Pet Rescue Row
  •  Southwest Airlines
  • Fifth Third Bank






The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade


The 47th Annual Holiday Parade- “Best of the 80s.”

NEW DATE: DECEMBER 15, 2018 starting in the Downtown Area at 6:30 PM

The Boat Parade will stage on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Parade travels East to the Intracoastal Waterway as it continues North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. It’s 12 Miles of the “Greatest Show on H20.” The parade takes approximately 2 and 1/2 hours to view from one location (starting locations stagger as you travel north – please look at the bridge closings on this website). To purchase tickets:

Private boats to the giant showboats and corporate megayachts will be adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights, music, entertainment, decorations, celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens and many other exciting entries expected to be viewed by over one million spectators. Parade highlights: Grand Marshal Showboat, presented by Galleria Mall Reindeer Showboat, FB Marine Fireworks Barge and the South Florida Ford Santa Showboat. Showboats are sponsored by WSVN, Southwest Airlines,  FPL Jr. Captain, Republic National Distributing, Co., BB&T Dragon and more. Vote for your favorite entry to win on the Winterfest App!

Boat entries are now being accepted (Cost to enter a private boat is ONLY $35 – download under applications).

Future Dates:

DECEMBER 14, 2019 (12/14/19)

DECEMBER 12, 2020 (12/12/20)

Please contact us at 954.767.0686 for more details and remember – only $35 for a privately owned boat to enter this parade!!!!!

Click Here to View Map of The Parade