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 travelled throughout Fort Lauderdale, decorating contests and “enter to win” opportunities. Santa took a like 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)

Celebrity: Captain Lee (Bravo’s Below Deck)

Jr. Captain of the Parade: Dantonio Frazier Jr.

Poster Artist: Nick Scalzo

Ornament Designer: Pat Anderson

Boat Parade Chairman: Mark Swenson

Parade Enhancement: Britt Lanier

Events: Wendy Liebowitz

Future Vision: Ben Wesley

Sponsorship: Rob Kornahrens

Marketing & Communications: Karla Nelson-Thatcher

White Party Chair: Alyssa Lovitt

Volunteer Party Chair: Alice Harry

Ball Chairs: Susan Renneisen and Gregg Snowden

Student Art Chair (Winterfest Foundation): Rosalie Wheatley

Grandstand Chairman: David Greenberger

Control Boat Chair: Terry Delmonaco 

Ham Operator Chair: Carol Sjursen

Dock Walker Chair: Jeff Sturgis

VIP Area: Lisa Duke / Heiko Dobrikow

Chairman of the Board: Susan Renneisen

President/CEO: Lisa Scott-Founds

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