Winterfest Flashback to 2020

“Home for the Holidays”

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.  

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

A cartoon TV with the Winterfest Parade on it and the WSVN logo
Teaser for the Channel 7 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Special


Celebrity: Captain Lee (Bravo’s Below Deck)

Jr. Captain of the Parade: Dantonio Frazier Jr. – Jack & Jill Children’s Center

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


All videos produced by WSVN Channel 7 unless otherwise noted.

2020 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Television Show by WSVN Channel 7
2020 Winterfest Memories: Shoreline and Grand Marshal Reception
2020 Winterfest Memories: Black Tie Ball
2020 Winterfest Memories: Winterfestivities
2020 Winterfest Memories: Winterfest White Party
2020 Winterfest Memories: Spirit of Giving
2020 Winterfest Memories: Jr. Captain, Letters to Santa, and Home for the Holidays Water Taxi
2020 Winterfest Memories: Party in the Park – Parade Viewing Area
2020 Winterfest Memories – Showstopper Parade Entries
2020 Winterfest Memories: Behind the Scenes
2020 Winterfest Memories: History and Economic Impact
2020 Deco Winner
2020 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Television Show


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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