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)