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We all love the holidays. Christmas literally comes once a year.  We get to bake cookies for Santa Claus.  We get to decorate the tree with our loved ones.  We get to go shopping and buy special gifts for the ones we love.  To those that live in Florida, especially in the Fort Lauderdale area, they have an extra event to look forward to.  It kicks off the holiday season in South Florida.  That activity is the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade which is sponsored by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino!  It has been hailed as the “Best Show on H2O.”

Let’s face it, after the year we all had last year, we need this parade.  We need these festivities.  We need to forget about our troubles for a little while and take in the sights like when we were kids. Remember how everything seemed so bright, colorful, and huge during Christmas time?  The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade will not let you down.  The Grand Marshall of this year’s parade is none other than Mario Lopez!  You may remember him from Saved By The Bell as A.C. Slater. The Belle of the Ball is Renee Korbel Quinn and the Commodore is Shane Strum.  This parade will be televised by WSVN Channel 7 News.  Millions will be able to watch this parade from the comfort of their living room.

Patrick Zarrelli and the team at SFL Media will have their mega yacht in this year’s parade.  The mega yacht, Miss Direction, will be decorated in the theme of the Grinch from Dr. Seuss.  Even though the mega yacht is 108 feet long, you will not be able to miss the eleven-foot tall Grinch that will be aboard the Miss Direction.  There will be a live band plus a DJ.  The company will be hosting their 2021 Christmas party aboard the Miss Direction during the parade.  Let’s just hope the Grinch doesn’t do anything crazy like unplug the DJ, drink all the drinks, or take the team’s presents.  We all know from the books and the movies that the Grinch is usually up to no good!  So keep an eye on your gifts, food, and drinks!

This holiday parade has been known to attract people from all over the world.  If you have never been to this parade, you may want to pencil it in on your calendar.  Saturday, December 11, 2021, is the day.  There will be a bunch of festivities that will kick off the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade at 4:00 pm at 512 NE 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.  There will be a student art contest, Junior Captain program, shoreline decorating, and an all-around family fun day.

There will be a pre-show at 6:00 pm to see all of the non-motorized vessels that are participating in the festivities. The parade itself will start at 6:30 pm.  It will start at the Stranahan House, go east along New River to Intracoastal Waterway.  It will keep heading north to Lake Santa Barbara located in Pompano Beach.  That is twelve beautiful miles of South Florida waterways for the beautifully decorated vessels of all sizes to float on so you can enjoy the lights, music, decorations, and celebrities.  This parade is the 7th largest spectator event in the country and has also been voted as one of the top 20 parades in the world as reported by USA Today.


The boats and massive yachts will be cheerfully decorated this year. There will be vessels of all shapes and sizes participating in this year’s Winterfest Boat Parade.  There will be kayaks, sailboats, barges and mega yachts all decked out in the latest and greatest holiday decorations.  There will be so many vessels with lights that you will be able to see the Christmas lights from outer space! (Hopefully)  There is a parade viewing area located at the Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park which is located at 300 Las Olas Circle, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children ten years old and younger.

Patrick Zarrelli and his amazing team at SFL Media are no strangers to the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. Mr. Zarrelli has been in the parade five times now with SFL Media.  He has won the awards for Best Newcomer, Best in Sound, and the last time he entered, he won the entire parade! Let’s keep our fingers crossed that he may win big again this year.  There may be some competition though since there will be vessels of all sizes and everyone is just as excited to be in the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade of 2021.  We all need this livelihood right now.  2020 was a bummer of a year and everyone is excited about this parade.  So be prepared for amazing sights and sounds that your heart and eyes will never forget.

SFL Media is a tech media company that can assist any business or celebrity with their online presence and so much more.  His staff of professionals is able to develop websites for clients from the beginning.  They will listen and integrate your ideas with their own to make your website the best it can be.  The tech team is also capable of hosting and managing your website for you so you can focus on your business, sales, and revenue.  Weekly updates will be provided to you so you are informed of every decision that is made on behalf of you or your business.  SFL Media also provides security for your website.  Firewalls will be put in place so no one can hack your website and damage your name along with your business.  We all know social media plays a huge role in everyone’s lives today.  SFL Media can post on your behalf to keep your social media sites active and up to date.  After all, you want your business to succeed and make a lot of profit.  With an active social media site, more customers will see your business and spend money with you.  SFL.Media

Blogs are also an important role in assisting a business with sales.  SFL Media teams are available to you and your company on a weekly basis to post blogs to your website.  You can either provide a list of topics to the team or generic, but appropriate for your business, topics will be used by the writers.  They are professionals that will put your company first and make sure you succeed.  Make sure you keep an eye out for the eleven-foot Grinch.  That mega yacht will belong to Patrick Zarrelli of SFL Media.  It will not disappoint you and either will his company.

Patrick Zarrelli takes pride in the work he does and he makes sure those same values are found in his employees.  The teams work together as a family to make sure that yours is taken care of.  They will make sure they do right by you and your business.  After all, when you succeed, so does the staff at SFL Media. Remember the name, Patrick Zarrelli and SFL Media.

Merry  Christmas to you and your family.  May your days be bright and full of cheer.  Now go make plans to go to the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade.  You will want to get there early to enjoy all of the festivities offered and get a good seat for the parade of the year!



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Julie is a freelance writer from upstate New York who currently lives in central Florida. Julie has been writing freelance works since she was in 11th grade and still enjoys doing it. Julie is able to write anything for you whether it be blogs, web content, business reviews and more. She will do her research in order to give thorough and honest information.

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