Winterfest Flashback to 2020

2020 brought the virtual world into primary focus for Winterfest events. During the pandemic, Story time with Santa, Letter for Santa, DIY Videos on cocktails, ornaments, baking and more became the highlights with the theme “Home for the Holidays.”

Winterfest spread the holiday cheer with a decorated vessel which traveled throughout Fort Lauderdale, decorating contests and “enter to win” opportunities.

Santa took a vacation prior to the holiday in Greater Fort Lauderdale with Winterfest and Visit Lauderdale able to capture all the excitement on video.

WSVN created a television recap of the “Best Show on H2O” with historic video and current highlights such as the Winterfest Foundation Jr. Captain, poster unveil and the Winterfest elves visiting hospitals in the area.  

Parade Theme: Home for the Holidays

Virtual Parade with a television show (because of the pandemic)

A cartoon TV with the Winterfest Parade on it and the WSVN logo

Celebrity: Captain Lee (Bravo’s Below Deck)

Jr. Captain of the Parade: Dantonio Frazier Jr.

2020 Jr. Captain
2020 Jr. Captain Dantonio Frazier Jr.

Poster Artist: Nick Scalzo

Ornament Designer: Pat Anderson

2020 Collectible Ornament - "Home for the Holidays"

Boat Parade Chairman: Mark Swenson

Parade Enhancement: Britt Lanier

Chairman of the Board: Susan Renneisen

President/CEO: Lisa Scott-Founds


Winterfest is named Top Three of 100 events in South Florida by BizBash.

2020 Winterfest Newsletter Cover
Download and read the 2020 Winterfest Newsletter. 12 pages of all the activities, contests, holiday cruises, and more. (.pdf)
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