2018 Winterfest


More than 1,000,000 cheering spectators

Event Details

Winterfest Boat Parade

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Fort Lauderdale, FL


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


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

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 many 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. We love it when your guests dress to the theme of the parade.  Seating is only available in the Stadium seats.


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 10Am to 4PM December 10 – 14, 2018 . ALL SALES ARE FINAL!

When you will receive Winterfest event tickets?

Your tickets will arrive via email within 24 hours after purchase.

2018 Pricing – Winterfest Boat Parade

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Choose now from the following hotel party/ticket options:

NEW RIVER PATIO ROCK THE 80s PARTY – $140 PER PERSON: This is the premier party and if you are looking to enjoy the hottest parade party in Fort Lauderdale, this is for you. This event takes 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. Be seen and have your camera ready for this powerhouse event! Gates open at 6:00 pm limited seating

Price: $140.00 – Capacity 250 persons


This special party takes place on the Riverside Hotel’s popular docks and pool deck. 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. Gates open at 6:00 pm standing room only.

Price $80.00 – Capacity 500 persons

TRANSFORMERS THEMED – LAS OLAS STADIUM SEATING – $35 PER PERSON: 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.  Gates open at 4:00

Price: $35.00 – Capacity 499 persons

Riverside Valet Services –

$35 per car.  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.

Price: $35.00