Thank you, Kim Sweers, for welcoming me to the helm of Boat Boss. Great platform to promote the 50th-anniversary celebration of Winterfest. Be a part of all the events leading up to the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade on 12.11.21.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (September 10, 2019) Winterfest, Inc. and
Disney Theatrical Productions announce the theme of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Black Tie Ball presented by
Ford in association with Republic National Distributing Company. Your Broadway
wish will be granted during the premier social event of 2019. On Saturday,
December 7th, the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Black Tie Ball will host special
performances from Disney’s Aladdin.
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
& Casino Hollywood will produce the event with luxurious and exotic
décor. “We are looking forward to
blending the magic of Disney’s Aladdin
with the creative minds of our outstanding production team,” said
Susan Renneisen, vice president of community affairs and special events for
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. “As the 2019-2021
chairwoman of Winterfest, Inc. and co-chair of the Black Tie Ball, I always
look forward to captivating the beauty, inspiration, and awe of Broadway. The
entertainment and overall experience of this gala is unprecedented because of
Winterfest’s affiliation with Broadway Across America.”
Hard Rock Ballroom will transform into a cave of wonders for South Florida’s
signature holiday gala boasting over 900 attendees. With just one rub of a magic lamp, guests will
journey to the fictional land of Agrabah. Live performances and colorful décor
will transport attendees from the moment they step into The Red “Magic Carpet”
Reception. As the evening progresses, décor will immerse guests into Aladdin’s adventures
as he stumbles upon the magic lamp, wish-granting genie and beautiful Princess
It doesn’t take three wishes to attend this year’s gala. Tables of 10 range from $3000-$5000 and reservations are now being accepted. This highly desirable event will sell out quickly. Didn’t get the digital invite? Click on the link: http://bit.ly/WinterfestBall2019, visit winterfestparade.com or call 954.767.0686 for more details.
Disney’s Aladdin will play a limited
two-week engagement at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft.
Lauderdale from January 8 – 19, 2020.
About Winterfest, Inc.
Winterfest is a Florida
not-for-profit organization based in Broward County that produces a variety of
events including the free public event known as the Seminole Hard Rock
Winterfest Boat Parade – “The World’s Most Watched Boat Parade.”
Approximately one million spectators view the Parade on the 12-mile route along
with millions more via television and the internet bringing National and
International recognition to South Florida.
Winterfest also hosts annual events to enhance the community’s image and
provide unique, wholesome family entertainment. For more information on
Winterfest, please contact the office at (954) 767-0686 or their website: www.winterfestparade.com.
About Seminole Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
& Casino Hollywood is the flagship casino resort of Hard Rock
International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. It isa
world-renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination that features
a AAA Four Diamond-rated, 465 room luxury hotel; expansive gaming offerings
including first-in-class slots, high-stakes table games and South
Florida’s premier poker room; spa and fitness center; award-winning dining and
nightlife; and the popular Hard Rock Event Center which hosts celebrity
performances, comedy acts and sporting events. A $1.5 billion expansion slated
to open October, 2019, will bring 638 new, luxury guestrooms to the first-ever,
guitar-shaped Guitar Hotel and 168 upscale guest accommodations, including
unique swim-up suites, in the adjacent Oasis Tower at Seminole Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Upon completion, the property will have a
combined total of 1,271 rooms. The project will also unveil a lush, “Bora
Bora” style lagoon with private cabanas and butler service; a
42,000 square-foot Rock Spa®; a 13.5 acre recreational water experience for
swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding; 19 dining outlets and 20 bars and
lounges; an expansive gaming floor housing 3,100 slots, 193 table games and a
45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention
space including a 38,000 square-foot, carpeted exhibition hall; and a 26,000
square-foot retail promenade. The highly anticipated Hard Rock Live
entertainment venue with a 7,000 person capacity, will showcase A-list
entertainers, comedy acts, Broadway performances, sporting events and live
broadcast productions. The integrated resort is located
on 87 acres of the Hollywood SeminoleReservation
along State Road 7, (U.S. Highway 441),
and is 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 30
minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. For more
information, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, call 800-937-0010 or
follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly,
the hit musical based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, opened on
Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim on March 20, 2014 and
quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent
years, breaking 14 New Amsterdam Theatre house records; worldwide it has
welcomed more than 10 million people and grossed over $1 billion. Its global
footprint includes productions in Tokyo, Hamburg and on tour across North America.
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and six-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
Aladdin, adapted from the animated
Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One
Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an
exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance.
This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs
from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the
The animated film Aladdin was released by
Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, becoming the
highest-grossing film of the year.
The film won the Oscar for Best Original Score and
introduced the hit song “A Whole New World,” which won the second of the film’s
two Academy Awards as Best Original Song. The Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle
recording of the tune soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic
designer Bob Crowley, six-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz,
two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken
The production team also includes illusion designer
Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira.
The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael
Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined
by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly.
Lights, Camera, Action… Movies on Parade is the theme for the 2019 Parade on December 14th. The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is the “Greatest Show on H2O” with holiday floats that really float. Enjoy your Christmas on the Water or entertain guests on land. Winterfest has tickets for reserved Grandstands seats for only $25-$30 pp. Have a boat? You can enter your vessel for as little as $35 (private entry / no signage). Love to dance? Entertain clients, friends or colleagues with the purchase of a table of 10 at the Black Tie Ball start at only $3,000. Celebrate the holidays with Winterfest in beautiful South Florida and enjoy this holiday tradition which sails from Downtown Fort Lauderdale to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. Call Winterfest, Inc. for all your Holiday Party needs 954-767-0686 or email us info @ winterfestparade.com
The Winterfest Parade Viewing Area for 2022 is NOW CLOSED
Join us in 2023 for the 52nd Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade
Winterfest’s PARADE VIEWING AREA sponsored by Baptist Health is located at Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park and is conveniently located in east Fort Lauderdale. Rideshare is encouraged and parking is within walking distance from the event area. Guests will enjoy a festival atmosphere with live entertainment before and after the Parade.
The excitement begins at 4 pm when the gates open. Come early and bring the family (no pets please) to enjoy the amenities. Enjoy the “Parade Viewing Area” – Stella Artois Culinary Courtyard, Live Entertainment, and activities. The Parade gets underway at 6:30 p.m. along The New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and should arrive in this area at approximately 7:00 pm.
SEATING – Chairs will be provided.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT – Live performances throughout the night by the Shane Duncan Band and Southern Blood with radio personalities Doc Reno and Amelia from BIG 105.9 from iHeart Radio.
TICKETS for the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade.
Individual adult tickets – $25. Children 10 years & younger – $20.