2012 welcomed back Southern Wine & Spirits back to the Winterfest Celebration with the return Moet & Chandon as the sponsor of the Black-Tie Ball with a special performance of “Wicked” and a live auction item by JM Lexus 2013 ES350.  The parade’s theme “Musical Memories” hosted, for the first time, a replica of an 1812 tall ship – The Lynx, giant reindeer from the Galleria Mall, Biscayne Lady returned to the Parade, Big 105.9 Paul & Young Ron – Anthony Coal Fired Pizza Entry, Grand Marshal Showboat powered by Ford, paddleboarders; the Baptist Health Santa Showboat returns with the Jolly ol’ Man and more. Winterfest continues its charity initiative encouraging parade entries to promote a charity in the parade. The Parade went “National” with Inside Edition’s Deborah Norville as Grand Marshal showcasing the event on her television show.

Parade Theme: “Musical Memories

Grand Marshal: Deborah Norville

Commodore: John Haley – Winterfest Boat Parade Chairman

Jr. Captain of the Parade: look for the nominees on the Winterfest facebook page

Belle of the Ball: Lily Pardo – WSVN

Poster Artist: Susan Sommer-Luarca, Official Triple Crown Artist, Official Artist of the NFL, Official Olympic Artist, and Official Artist of the PGA

Ornament Designer: Pat Anderson

Boat Parade Chairman: John Haley

Ball Chairs: Susan Renneisen and Kara Wolf

Shoreline Chair: Rosalie Wheatley

Grandstand Chairman: David Greenberger

Control Boat Chairs: Jim Zimmerman

Ham Operator Chair: Robin Terrill

Chairman of the Board: Robert W. Leider

President/CEO: Lisa Scott-Founds

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