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Fort Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade

Riverside Boat Parade Parties
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL


What is the Winterfest Event and Details for the Best Viewing parties at The Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard?

Winterfest Boat Parade is a unique and amazing annual event that takes place on the New River in Fort Lauderdale every December. Ranked by The International Festival and Events Association as one of the top 20 Parades in the World! More than 1,000,000 cheering spectators line the 12-mile parade route and it is the largest, one-day, live audience event in Florida, and the seventh largest one-day spectator event in the country!

The Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard enjoys substantial event and dock space along the New River and has the best views of the beginning of the parade. The hotel hosts 3 separate parties for the public and approximately 3,000 people sell out the event every year. In addition to the various special parties which are perfect for families to individuals looking for the place to be, the hotel has ample parking available including valet. Attire ranges from business casual at the River Patio to families dressing to the theme of the parade. This year, the parade's theme is "Comics and Cartoons Rockin’ The Night Away."

Choose now from the following hotel party/ticket options:

VIP Patio Party on the New River: This is the VIP party and if you are looking to enjoy the hottest parade party in Fort Lauderdale, this is for you. Taking place on the beautiful Riverside Hotel’s New River Patio with perfect views along the New River, this party includes an open premium bar, terrific specialty foods, and this year added special décor and lighting. For guests who are a minimum of 21 years old. The theme of this year’s hottest party is Popeye and Olive Oil. Be seen and have your camera ready for this powerhouse event!

Rock the Dock Party: This special party takes place on the Riverside Hotel’s popular docks and marina. Not only perfect views as close as you can get to the water and viewing, the hotel includes a premium open bar and access to the special food trucks within a short hop. Great for anyone and must be 21 with a ticket to enter. The theme of the Rock the Dock will be Superman and Wonder Woman.

Las Olas Stadium Seating: The hotel is so popular for viewing of this parade special bleachers are brought in with direct views only a few feet away from the New River. Great for families and groups, this option provides a terrific fun opportunity at an outstanding value. Food and drinks are available from the special food trucks that sell an assortment of delicious treats. The hotel theme for this area will be The Avengers. Get your costumes ready!

Riverside Valet Services: The hotel provides valet parking for the first pre-purchased tickets while available (Trust us, you will be very thankful that you did) If you prefer not to valet, the hotel has a large indoor parking garage right beside the viewing areas.

Can I pick up my wristband before the event day? Yes! Wristbands can be picked up in the Riverside Hotel Sales Office with a valid printed ticket Mon-Fri from 10AM to 4PM, November 28th until December 9th. ALL SALES ARE FINAL!

Riverside Hotel
620 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

For more details, please call (954) 467-0671 or (954) 377-0952