“Fifth Third Better Winterfest” Social Media Promotion for 2017

ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN  WINTERFEST GRAND MARSHAL SHOWBOAT TICKETS ON SOCIAL MEDIA – #53BetterWinterfest

“Fifth Third Better Winterfest” Social Media Promotion
Official Rules and Conditions of Entry
These are the official rules for the “Fifth Third Better Winterfest” promotion (the “Promotion”) hosted on the Facebook® page, Twitter® page, and/or any other social media site of Winterfest Inc.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER, PARTICIPATE OR WIN. MUST BE A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
ENTRANTS MUST HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET AND, IF APPLICABLE, A PUBLIC SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT WITH THE PLATFORM ON WHICH THE PROMOTION IS RUN (E.G., TWITTER® OR FACEBOOK®) AS OF THE COMMENCMENT OF THE PROMOTION PERIOD AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO BE A FAN OF WINTERFEST’S FACEBOOK® PAGE, OR MAY BE REQURIED TO BE A FOLLOWER OF WINTERFEST ON TWITTER® TO ENTER THE PROMOTION.
1. PROMOTION ENTRY PERIOD. The Promotion will begin on or about November 27, 2017 and end on or about December 2, 2017 as described in the applicable Facebook® post and/or Tweet (the “Promotion Period”).
2. ELIGIBILITY. The Promotions are open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 21 years old as of the date of entry. Entrants must have access to the internet and a public social media account on the applicable social media platform and may be required to be a fan of Winterfest’s Facebook® page and/or be a follower of Winterfest on Twitter® during the Promotion Period to be eligible to enter the Promotion. The Promotion is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
3. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES. By entering the Promotion, you agree to be bound by and accept these Official Rules and the decisions of Fifth Third and Winterfest (including with respect to the selection of entrants to be included in the Promotion and the interpretation of these Official Rules), which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion.
4. HOW TO ENTER. To enter the Promotion, use #53BetterWinterfest on Facebook or Twitter during the Promotion Period. Only those entries actually received during the applicable Promotion Period will be eligible to participate in the Promotion. All times are measured by Winterfest’s clock. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt; screen shots or confirming e-mails will not be accepted as proof of receipt. All entries become the property of Winterfest and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entrant is providing all entry information to Winterfest, and not to Twitter®, Facebook® or any other social media account used in connection with any Promotion. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible.
5. ENTRY CONTENT RESTRICTIONS. With respect to any materials or content submitted as part of your entry, such entry materials may not (a) contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to rights of privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement; (b) contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; (c) contain any unacceptable clothing or adornments; (d) contain indecent behavior, profanities or obscenities, including but not limited to nudity or pornography, or contain anything inappropriate, indecent, profane, obscene, hateful, tortuous, slanderous or libelous; (e) reference persons or organizations without their written permission; (f) disparage persons or organizations associated with Winterfest; (g) include threats to any person, place, business or group; or (h) violate any applicable federal, state or local laws and regulations. Any entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Winterfest’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. By submitting the entry materials, entrant warrants and represents that all persons appearing in any entry materials have consented to (a) their inclusion in such entry materials, (b)
the entry being submitted into the Promotion, and (c) Winterfest’s use of the entry as provided in these Official Rules. Each entrant further warrants and represents that the entrant has the legal right and authority to submit the entry and agrees to indemnify the Released Parties for any breach or alleged breach of any representation or warranty by the entrant herein. Any entry that fails to comply with and adhere to each and every term and condition set forth herein will be disqualified and deemed ineligible for participation in the Promotion. Winterfest is under no obligation to use or exhibit any entry material in any manner.
6. SELECTION. One Winner will be selected via random drawing by Winterfest from all eligible entries. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON / PER SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT. The odds of being selected for inclusion in the Promotion depend on the number of eligible entries received.
7. WINNER NOTIFICATION. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each Prize Winner’s agreement and consent that Fifth Third, Winterfest and their designees may use the Prize Winner’s name, social media account name/Twitter®/Facebook® handle and associated photograph, city, state, likeness, entry and or prize information in connection with the Promotions for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration except where prohibited by law. If the winning entry includes the name, likeness or other intellectual property of a third party, then Winterfest may require, as a condition to receiving the applicable prize, the Prize Winner to obtain written evidence from such third party that Fifth Third and Winterfest have the right to use such third party’s name, social media account name/Twitter®/ Facebook® handle and associated photograph, city, state, likeness, entry and or prize information in connection with the Promotions for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration except where prohibited by law.
8. PRIZE DETAILS. Winner will receive (4) Tickets to Ride on the Winterfest Grand Marshal Showboat on December 9, 2017. Estimated Retail Value of all prizes is $1,200 ($300/ticket).
9. PRIZE CONDITIONS. Winterfest reserves the right to modify, suspend, extend or cancel the Promotion (with or without notice) at any time in Winterfest’s sole discretion, and may, but is not required to, substitute another Promotion in its place. Winterfest further reserves the right to amend or change these Official Rules at any time, in Winterfest’s sole discretion.
10. RELEASE OF LIABILITY. By entering any Promotion, each entrant releases and discharges Fifth Third, Winterfest and any other party associated with the development or administration of the Promotion (including any social media platform on which the Promotion is administered or promoted), their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with the Promotion, including without limitation any and all claims, costs, injuries, losses, damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”).
11. DISCLAIMERS. Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Fifth Third or Winterfest’s servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the social media account submitted at the time of entry. Winterfest, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of any social media account or web site in connection with the Promotion. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Winterfest. Fifth Third and Winterfest further reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or
technical failures of any sort. The Released Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of the Promotion, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may modify or cancel the Promotion based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. THE RELEASED ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THE PROMOTION. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, WINTERFEST RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
12. APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of North Carolina. All disputes arising out of or connected with the Promotion will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Should there be a conflict between the laws of North Carolina and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the North Carolina. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in the Promotion and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
THE PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM. BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM FROM ANY POTENTIAL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ENTRY AND PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION, AND YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO WINTERFEST AND NOT TO TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM

$5 Discount Coupons at Local Sprint and Publix Locations

GET YOUR $5 COUPON (saving for up to $20 on 4 adult tickets) for the

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Grand at

Select SPRINT and PUBLIX LOCATIONS IN BROWARD:

Sprint Locations

2050 N Federal Hwy Pompano Beach FL 33062
3796 W Hillsboro Blvd Deerfield Beach FL 33442
167 S POMPANO PKWY Pompano Beach FL 33069
2912-14 UNIVERSITY DR Coral Springs FL 33065
5511 WILES RD Coconut Creek FL 33073
801 S UNIVERSITY Plantation FL 33324
12150 W SUNRISE BLVD Plantation FL 33323
1539 E COMMERCIAL BLVD Fort Lauderdale FL 33334
1617 E SUNRISE BLVD Fort Lauderdale FL 33304
2102 E Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale FL 33306
8171 W Sunrise Blvd Plantation FL 33322
1300 SE 17th St Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
3939 W Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale FL 33312
5411 N UNIVERSITY DR Lauderhill FL 33351
17800 BISCAYNE BLVD AVENTURA FL 33180
2975 SW 160TH AVE MIRAMAR FL 33027
12206 PINES BLVD PEMBROKE PINES FL 33026
616 N UNIVERSITY DR PEMBROKE PINES FL 33024
20633 Biscayne Blvd Aventura FL 33180
6609 TAFT ST Hollywood FL 33024
1780 STIRLING RD Dania Beach FL 33004

PublixWeb                 Publix Super Market Locations

Sheridan Plaza 5211 Sheridan Street Hollywood 33021 954 987-6331
Lighthouse Point 3700 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach 33064 954 786-3056
Coral Ridge 3400 N. Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale 33306 954 564-9612
Hollywood Circle 1735 E Young Circle Hollywood 33020 954 922-1531
100 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Wilton Manors 33311 954 565-4891
Pine Island Ridge 8842 State Road #84 Davie 33324 954 472-4511
Hallandale Place 1400 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd. Hallandale Beach 33009 954 454-6440
Hollywood Mall 3251 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood 33021 954 364-5005
Sea Ranch Village Sh. Ctr. 4703 North Ocean Drive Sea Ranch Lakes 33308 954 784-3707
Mercado Real 1001 South Federal Highway Boca Raton 33432 561 417-2445
Pine Lake Plaza 411 S. Cypress Rd. Pompano Beach 33060 954 784-3277
Shoppes @ Beacon Light 2450 N. Federal Highway Lighthouse Point 33064 954 784-3011
Publix @ Palm Aire 1140 SW 36th Ave. Pompano Beach 33069 954 975-0119
Northridge 1003 E. Commercial Blvd. Oakland Park 33334 954 491-9330
Five Points Plaza 2633 North Dixie Highway Wilton Manors 33334 954 566-6363
Beachway Plaza 402 East Dania Beach Blvd. Dania 33004 954 920-4289
Publix @ Las Olas 601 South Andrews Ave Ft. Lauderdale 33301 954 728-8330
Hillsboro Square 150 South Federal Highway Deerfield 33441 954 427-5537
Pompano Plaza 1405 South Federal Highway Pompano Beach 33062 954 784-3725
Publix at Sunrise Blvd. 1415 East Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale 33304 954 888-8915
The Harbor Shops 1940 Cordova Rd. Ft. Lauderdale 33316 954 847-2844
Publix at Galleria 2501 East Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale 33304 954 390-6063
Publix at Plantation 1181 S. University Drive Plantation 33324 954 577-0542
Pompano Shopping Center 2511 E. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach 33062 954 786-7966
1700 Sheridan St. Hollywood 33020 954 927-5680

 

This coupon is good for up to 4 tickets – a $20 SAVINGS!

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You can also purchase your tickets directly at Crown Wine & Spirits and receive added value from Crown:

 CROWN LOCATIONS
SOUTH FLORIDA LOCATIONS  CROWN LOCATIONS
1030 N.E. 15th Avenue Fort Lauderdale  33304
954-358-9463
FORT LAUDERDALE 1645 Cordova Road Fort Lauderdale 33316954-525-6565
1320 N Federal Hwy Pompano Beach 33060954-941-2608 NORTH BROWARD 306 S Federal Highway Deerfield Beach 33441954-427-5274
SOUTH BROWARD3363 Sheridan St Hollywood 33020

954-987-9463

532 SE 15th Avenue Boynton Beach 33435
561-734-9463911 SE 6th Avenue Delray Beach 33483
561-278-2100
PALM BEACH757 S Federal Highway Boca Raton 33432
561-394-3828
3500 N Federal Highway Boca Raton 33431561-392-6366
1590-94 S Dixie Hwy (Mia) Coral Gables 33146786-621-9463 MIAMI5749 SW Bird Road Ste 104 Miami  33155
305-662-98982947 Coral Way Miami  33145
305-982-8256
2046 SW 57th Ave Miami  33155305-264-4210

 

Family Fun Day

“Panthers in the Park” Winterfest Family Fun Day and Ice Skating Experience – November 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

FREE fun for kids of all ages! Polar Express, Fair Superslide, Sun Sentinel kids town, face painting, sampling, massages and much more. Photo opps with Supercon Superheros, mascots and Santa to name a few. Free bicycle helmets and other giveaways, along with live entertainment! Ohhh – and a REAL Ice Rink from the Florida Panthers (Fee to skate).

Activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an real ice rink

¨  A REAL Ice Rink *Fee to skate

¨  Photo opps: Stanley the Panther, Santa, SuperCon Heroes

¨ MC Chris Cruz from Y100

¨  Sample LaCroix , Power Crunch, GoGo Squeeze, & Nesquick

¨  Catabella Express Train, Polar Express, Giant Fair Slide!

¨  Free bicycle helmets from Epilepsy Foundation

¨  Bounce houses, coloring stations, photo booths, cookie / cupcake decorating, instrument petting zoo, kids’ games!

¨  Performances by Classic Rock Therapy , Hip Hop Kidz, South Florida Cloggers, & Julia Dale

¨  WSVN Channel 7, SunnyTV, and EyeOnSouthFlorida.com on-location

¨  Cathy & Larry Danielle Pet Rescue Row—Bird Lovers, Abandoned Pet Rescue, Milo’s Dog Rescue, Charlie’s Friends, Furever Family Rescue, Canine Companions, & the Humane Society of Broward Co.

¨  Interact with Broadway Across America, The Salvation Army, Cirque Du Soleil, Sanibel Shell Love Bug, M.A.D.D, ACR, AARP, Anidjar & Levine, P.A., Renaissance Festival, Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, & Fifth Third Bank

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Tree Lighting on Worth Avenue

Led by Santa Claus, his elves, and entertainers, The Worth Avenue Association and Palm Beach Mayor, Gail Coniglio, welcome the holiday season with an annual parade featuring a fabulous “Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat” that concludes with the signature, spectacular Christmas Tree Lighting Event, signifying the unofficial start of Palm Beach’s magical shopping season. The parade begins at 6pm, with the flip of a switch that lights the magnificent 40-foot tree happening at 6:29 pm. Make sure to get there early and queue up the little tykes for a turn on Santa’s magical throne.

Contact Luxury PR Group at 561.843.9554 or visit http://worth-avenue.com for more information.

 

Black Tie Ball

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball Presented by Ford, in Association with Republic National Distributing Co. will set the surrealistic mood for this enchanted evening. “Jersey Boys” theme decor and a special performance direct from the Broadway Production (Special thank you to Broadway Across America). Attendees will enjoy beverages featuring Brugal Rum, Deep Eddy and bubbly by Taittinger Champagne, while dressed in formal wear, will dance and be entertained throughout the night with entertainment sponsored by Luxury PR.  This event is tagged as the largest holiday gala in Fort Lauderdale.

The Ball is the most elegant of our festivities and by far the highlight of Fort Lauderdale’s social season.

The Red Carpet Reception, sponsored by The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, P.A., features an expanded Fidelity Investments Silent Auction from 6 – 8 p.m.

https://qtego.net/qlink/winterfest.php

Bid on over 250 items.  A live auction takes place inside the ballroom with items such as a 2018 Ford Mustang, FB Group Marine Racing Experience, Crystal Cruise and a shopping spree from Carroll’s Jewelers.

Dinner and Dancing 8 – midnight. Hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Hard Rock Live.

CLICK TO PURCHASE TICKETS / TABLE of 10  

 

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Winterfest named Top 20 Festival & Event winner

Southeast Tourism Society has named Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for December 2017.

This year’s Parade is December 9, 2017.  The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.

Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room.

December 9, 2017, Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, Fort Lauderdale, FL, https://WinterfestParade.com/

The world’s most watched parade travels the Intracoastal waterways, 12 miles in Broward County from Fort Lauderdale, north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. The parade hosts brightly embellished boats carrying celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens and other thrilling entries such as a floating Broadway barge. The theme for the parade is “Broadway on Parade.” The International Festival and Events Association named Winterfest to its top 20 Parades in the World. Come see why 1 million people come to watch this holiday spectacle every year!

“The Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Festival and Event list is an excellent guide for the Southeast’s visitors, residents and travel writers.  The events selected represent the best, and often most unique, activities in our region,” said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society.

Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.   The online nomination link and submission deadlines are available at SoutheastTourism.org or by calling 770-542-1523.

Winterfest Listed in Top 100 Events

BizBash Selects Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade as One of Miami/South Florida’s Top 100 Events

Winterfest, Inc.  is acknowledged as one of the most powerful events making an impact in Miami/South Florida.

May 23,2017 — From galas and benefits, to entertainment, sporting events, and more, BizBash has announced its 2017 list of Top 100 Events in Miami/South Florida and has named Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade to this exclusive list. To select and rank these events, BizBash considers the event’s influence within the industry, in addition to innovation, reach, economic impact, and more.

Winterfest, Inc., which produces the Parade known as the “Greatest Show on H2O” and One of the Top Parades in the World, recently announced the theme for this 46th annual event “Broadway on Parade.” Set to sail along the Fort Lauderdale waterway on December 9, 2017, Winterfest will host 100 entries featuring the most spectacularly decorated mega yachts, barges, kayaks and privately owned vessels.

“So many high-profile events call Miami and South Florida home, and to choose the best from this diverse landscape is no easy task,” says Beth Kormanik, BizBash executive editor. “Today’s top events reflect a sharply honed sense of mission, thoughtful production, and engaged guests—factors that all contribute to their success.”

“Winterfest is honored to be recognized fourth out of 100 events by BizBash in all of South Florida. As the signature event of South Florida and the Greater Fort Lauderdale area during the Winter Holidays season,” added Lisa Scott-Founds, President & CEO, Winterfest, Inc. “Winterfest entertains over one million people watching along the waterway and millions more on television and online, this parade has something for everyone.”

From galas and benefits, to entertainment, sporting events, and more, BizBash has announced its 2017 list of Top 100 Events in Miami/South Florida and has named Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade to this exclusive list. To select and rank these events, BizBash considers the event’s influence within the industry, in addition to innovation, reach, economic impact, and more.

Winterfest, Inc., which produces the Parade known as the “Greatest Show on H2O” and One of the Top Parades in the World, recently announced the theme for this 46th annual event “Broadway on Parade.” Set to sail along the Fort Lauderdale waterway on December 9, 2017, Winterfest will host 100 entries featuring the most spectacularly decorated mega yachts, barges, kayaks and privately owned vessels.

“So many high-profile events call Miami and South Florida home, and to choose the best from this diverse landscape is no easy task,” says Beth Kormanik, BizBash executive editor. “Today’s top events reflect a sharply honed sense of mission, thoughtful production, and engaged guests—factors that all contribute to their success.”

“Winterfest is honored to be recognized fourth out of 100 events by BizBash in all of South Florida. As the signature event of South Florida and the Greater Fort Lauderdale area during the Winter Holidays season,” added Lisa Scott-Founds, President & CEO, Winterfest, Inc. “Winterfest entertains over one million people watching along the waterway and millions more on television and online, this parade has something for everyone.”

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade and the rest of Miami/South Florida’s Top 100 Events list can be found at www.bizbash.com/top-100.

Winterfest Wins at FFEA

The Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) presented Winterfest Inc. with eight awards during their 22nd annual convention and tradeshow in Orlando. The annual SUNsational Awards program recognizes members’ innovation, individuality and creative collaboration.
Winterfest, Inc. which produces the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade won the following awards:
TWO (2) – 1st Place for Brochure, Tickets and Invitations.
FIVE (5) – 2nd Place for Facebook promotions, Promotional Items, T-shirt and Poster.
ONE (1) – 3rd Place for Tickets.
Creative work by SMark Graphics, Wizards Creation along with artists Pat Anderson and Marcia Moore where highlighted during the 2015 Winterfest campaign.
For a complete list of winners, visit www.ffea.com/sunsational-awards.
For more information on Winterfest, visit winterfestparade.com or call 954-767- 0686.

Decorating Tips for Your Boat

  1. DECORATIONS: Both sides of the boat must be decorated the same.
  2. THEME: The 2017 Parade Theme is “Broadway on Parade.”
  3. DECORATING TIP: Use a pattern / coroplast / foam board / bead board /corrugated plastic sheets/styrofoam, etc. for your designs – draw on coroplast your designs, paint and outline in rope lighting. (HINT): DO NOT USE SPRAY PAINT on foam. It will dissolve. Acrylic Paint is best or vinyl. If you work with a sign company – they can help create your designs  (SAMPLE using a projector to help outline characters, images for your boards)Outlining Simpsons close
  4. Punch holes for placing lights or staple rope lighting. You will have to figure out the placement of the lights…A 50 light string or 100 light string. Space them so you have enough to go around the figure as desired. You can always tie up the extra in the back… just make sure you are not short. You can use a screw driver to punch holes in the foam.
  5. TEST THE LIGHTS AND HOW VISIBLE THE LIGHTS ARE AT NIGHT
  6. ATTACHING THE DECORATIONS TO THE BOAT: Use plastic tie wraps for the figures and lights.
  7. ATTACHING THE FIGURES AND LIGHTS TO THE BOAT Tie the corners and anywhere else it matches a rail to secure it. Be careful – remember wind can move objects – use the plastic tie wraps in all corners of the foam board.
  8. VIDEO TIPS: Decorating Tip playlist on You Tube: http://bit.ly/1tkELEp
  9. Please remember costumes, fabrics and spotlights to enhance your decorations! And Don’t forget your hull – use glittery milar curtains.

 Additional decorating tips: http://www.boatus.com/magazine/2013/december/designing-a-holiday-lights-display-for-your-boat.asp

LIGHT GUIDELINES:

IF YOU ARE USING C-7, C-9 LIGHTS – this is the minimum guideline: Depending upon the display and type of lighting being used, a chart has been formulated to provide minimum guidelines. These figures are traditional Christmas tree string lights and are listed per deck (i.e. a two deck, 40’ vessel will be required to have a minimum of 12,000 miniature lights or 3,000 C-7 & C-9 lights). Please remember, these are MINIMUM guidelines and Winterfest reserves the right to disqualify any entry if these guidelines are not met! This is an application only, no entry is granted by submission.

Boat Size in Feet       Miniature Lights           C-7 & C-9 Lights

20-29                             5,000                                              1,000

30-39                             6,500                                              1,500

40-49                             8,000                                              2,000

50-59                             9,500                                              4,000

60-69                             12,000                                           6,000

70 Plus                          17,000                                           8,000

To check the ABYC allowable ampacity of conductors, download the rating table from Blue Sea Systems or check a reference guide such as Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual by Nigel Calder.  Also click on the linke:  http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/pages/how-much-power.htm  to calculate power usage.

LOOKING FOR ROPE LIGHTNG DISCOUNTS: Use Code: paradise100 for free shipping on orders over $100. Ordering less than $100? Sign up on the http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/

USING A GENERATOR:

You can power almost any amount of lights and decorations, depending on the size of the generator.

Disadvantages: While using a generator gives you the advantage of being able to use a greater number of lights and decorations, it does have some drawbacks. Some generators can be loud and can restrict your ability to hear and the limited availability of generators to rent or borrow can be a challenge if your boat isn’t already equipped with one.

OTHER METHOD: Use of an inverter if you have an inboard engine. Inverters invert the power from your engine’s DC current to AC. If you have an outboard engine without electric start, an inverter probably will not regenerate the on board batteries. Inverters can be purchased at local marine suppliers. Make sure to purchase the correct inverter for your vessel. Add up the amount of watts that you intend to power and obtain an inverter with extra wattage.

Advantages: An inverter is simple to use and uses the power your engine is already generating. It is quieter than a generator and boat engine running at the same time. When not using the inverter for decorating your vessel, you can use some of your 110 volt items from home providing you have purchased the correct size inverter.

Disadvantages: Inverters range in price depending on how many watts you want to generate. The more watts you require, the more money you will have to spend. If you have an underrated inverter, you may find you’re without lights in 20 – 30 minutes because the safety feature of the inverter will shut it down.

Where to get your generator: http://www6.homedepot.com/tool-truck-rental/3000_Watt_Generator/EB3000CK2A-656033/index.html