The 2018 Grand Marshal Experience will be hosted at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
This Winterfest Celebration welcoming our Grand Marshal Huey Lewis includes dignitaries and celebrities who join us at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to celebrate, Winterfest style. RECEPTION BY INVITATION ONLY.
This fabulous reception presented by JM Lexus is the prelude to the parade. Many local VIP’s, dignitaries, sponsors will be on hand to welcome this year’s celebrity Grand Marshal. Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor, Dean Trantalis, will give the Grand Marshal a key to our beautiful city and Riverwalk, Inc. will present a brick in his/her name(s) for the Riverwalk Celebrity Walk of Fame on the banks of the staging area of the Parade.
Please view photos of our past parade Grand Marshals Big & Rich, PITBULL, Flo Rida, Deborah Norville, Barry Gibb, Brooke Burke, Kim Kardashian, Alonzo Mourning, Jim Belushi, Lorraine Bracco, Frankie Valli, Randy Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and many more on our Facebook page.
This is a private reception to honor our Grand Marshal. Become a Sponsor – Get Invited!
“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
FREE activities for kids of all ages! Look for the brand new giant Toboggan Tunnel, Polar Express, Catabella Express, SunSentinel Kids Town, activities from Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Win prizes from South Florida Ford, Face Painting, Florida Renaissance Pirate Ship, the Danielle Pet Rescue Row, photo opps with Santa and mascots, complimentary bicycle helmets from Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, virtual reality experience from iFLY and the ultimate Plinko game from Southwest Airlines. Get samples from LaCroix, RX Bar, Power Crunch, Nesquik, Gogo Squeeze Gogurtz and so much more. Enjoy the sounds of the Shane Duncan Band bringing us back in time to the 80s along with special performances by School of Rock, the South Florida Cloggers and other guests. Get your ice skating on with a REAL ice rink from the Florida Panthers (fee to skate). There will be food and beverages for sale. A perfect day on the river for the entire family.
A REAL Ice Rink *Fee to skate
Photo opps: Stanley thePanther, Santa
WSVN Channel 7, SunnyTV, and EyeOnSouthFlorida.com on-location
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. “Anastasia” theme decor as guests experience a progressive ball as they travel from Russia to Paris. Special performances direct from the Broadway Production (Special thank you to Broadway Across America) and dance the night away with entertainment by Private Stock – 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. 2018 Belle of the Ball: Alyssa Lovitt.