In 2002, Winterfest sanctioned Paradise City, a large indoor show of juried, museum-quality craft and fine art in Southeast Florida. The show hosted a series of seminars, lectures and benefits with its cultural partner, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art.
Parade Theme: “Pirates in Paradise” – December 10
Grand Marshals: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Commodore: Kaye Pearson
Boat Parade Commodore: Joe Milsaps
Belle of the Ball: Patricia Collier (Cingular Wireless) / Edmund Ansin (WSVN) Admiral
Poster Artist: Clara Mateus – Art Institute
Ornament Artist: Pat Anderson
Boat Parade Chairman: Michael Long
Ball Chair: Cindy Rodriguez
Shoreline Chair: Rosalie Wheatley
President/Chairman of the Board: Joseph T. Ducanis, Jr.
Executive Director: Lisa Scott-Founds
Jorge Moreno – Latin Grammy singer in parade
First year of the Winterfest Charm: Snowflake from J.R. Dunn Jewelers
Mooncusser celebrated 25 years performing in the parade