In 2007, “Magical Movie Moments” theme brings Winterfest into a “New Beginning” with the parade’s staging area moving to Downtown Fort Lauderdale on the New River. This traditional holiday event scheduled December 15th remained faithful to its original route as it continues north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. Watercolor artist Pat Anderson creates a poster to mark this historic event along with a colorful map of the new route and commemorative ornament. This expansion of the Parade opened the doors to Winterfest events expanding to the downtown area. The 2nd Annual Winterfest White Party finds a cultural home at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale featuring the Radio City Rockettes. The parade also added a new dimension with many of its events streamed live on the internet.

Parade Theme: “Magical Movie Moments” –December 17th

Grand Marshal: Lorraine Bracco

Honored at Black Tie Ball: Marge (Belle of the Ball) and Max Osceola, Jr.

Poster and Ornament Artist: Pat Anderson

Boat Parade Co-Chairs: Ryan Campbell and John Haley

Ball Chair: Susan Renneisen

Shoreline Chair: Rosalie Wheatley

Grandstand Chairman: Paul Kahn

Control Boat Chair: Lee Bell

Ham Operator Chair: Robin Terrill

Chairman of the Board: Gary Correll

President/CEO: Lisa Scott-Founds


Parade ventures into a new direction – Downtown. For the first time in the parade’s history, parade participants are docked during staging along the New River instead of floating in position in Port Everglades. Winterfest introduces mascot Skip Ahoy (Austen Read and Michael Keleher)

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