Guide to the Fort Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade

The 12-mile-long Fort Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade is the official South Florida holiday season kickoff and attracts millions of spectators. Join in on this unique extravaganza of boats of varying sizes decorated in breathtaking holiday adornment by booking your stay with Latitude Key Vacations. We offer guests a plush selection of luxury vacation rentals in the best spots in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Book your stay today for an enchanting holiday getaway. 

Kick Off the Holiday Season With the Winterfest Boat Parade

The Fort Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade creates a massive economic impact on Broward County, bringing in over $50 million. There will be live entertainment in the parade viewing area, such as musical performances from the Shane Duncan Band and Southern Blood. You can also catch some of our favorite radio personalities, Drew (Y-100) and Amelia (BIG1059), from iHeartRadio. Here is what you need to know to book your trip to the Fort Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade:

Location: The official address is Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park, 300 Las Olas Circle, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. The boat parade floats along the New River and then moves east into the Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway before ending north into the Pompano Beach Lake Santa Barbara.

When: The next upcoming Fort Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade is December 10, 2022. The festivities begin at 4 p.m., and the boat parade will start at 6:30 p.m. The boat should hit the New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale by 7 p.m. The other upcoming Fort Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade dates are tentatively scheduled for:

-December 10, 2022

-December 16, 2023

-December 14, 2024

-December 13, 2025

-December 12, 2026

-December 11, 2027

The Best Spots To Enjoy the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

One of the best spots to see the Fort Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade and enjoy other entertainment is the parade viewing area sponsored by Baptist Health. You can purchase tickets to the viewing area online by clicking here. The cost for adults is $25 a ticket. The cost is $20 per ticket for children ages ten and under. Other possible viewing spots are at Bridges, The Riverside Hotel, Downtowner Saloon, and other various locations along the parade route. If you can’t watch the parade live, you can watch it on WSVN Saturday, December 17, at 9:00 p.m. or on Facebook.

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