Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

Kicking off the holiday season in Fort Lauderdale is the annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. This evening parade along the New River features over 100 lavishly decorated boats, all decked out with thousands of lights and holiday cheer. Festive music fills the air as the glittering procession of vessels drifts by. The best viewing spots are along the downtown riverfront, like Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. Arrive early to secure a prime spot along the water’s edge. Public parking garages and lots are located nearby, which makes finding parking for your Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale rental simple and straightforward. After watching the dazzling lighted boats, extend the holiday fun by visiting Riverwalk’s many restaurants, bars, and shops just steps away. Las Olas Boulevard also offers festive ambiance and holiday shopping opportunities. Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade: Along the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale (954) 767-0686

Flamingo Gardens Holiday Light Show

At Flamingo Gardens in Davie, the holiday season transforms this botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary into a magical winter wonderland. The annual holiday light show illuminates the gardens with over one million lights along with larger-than-life holiday displays. Wander through luminescent gardens, get a festive family photo at the 30-foot holiday greeting card display, and take a ride on the Holiday Light Train for a tour through the illuminated garden trails. Flamingo Gardens offers charter bus parking on-site, making transportation with Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale quick and convenient. Your group will be dropped off right at the entrance ready to delight in the spectacular light displays. Flamingo Gardens: 3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330 (954) 473-2955

Las Olas Boulevard Holiday Light Display

For holiday magic right in the heart of downtown, head to Las Olas Boulevard. This iconic Fort Lauderdale street gets a festive makeover each holiday season with thousands of twinkling lights strung overhead. The enchanting lighting display stretches along 1.5 miles of Las Olas Boulevard. Stroll past the glittering lights and browse the boulevard’s boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and cafes. Many establishments extend their hours during the holiday season for ideal evening shopping and dining. Catch a seasonal show at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, or admire the 50-foot Christmas tree at Huizenga Plaza. Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale can easily transport groups right along Las Olas Boulevard. Your bus driver will drop off and pick up passengers curbside at a designated point along the sparkling street. Las Olas Boulevard Holiday Light Display: East Las Olas Boulevard from SE 6th Avenue to SE 17th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

Winterfest at Bryant Park

Bundle up and head to Bryant Park for Winterfest, a seasonal celebration held annually in December. Located right behind the Fort Lauderdale public library, this city park transforms into a winter wonderland with real snow. Slide down the snow mountain, make snow angels, and sip hot cocoa in the chill. Winterfest also features holiday movies on the big screen, photos with Santa, festive crafts and games, and more wintry fun. With Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale, your group can easily access the seasonal excitement. The bus driver will drop off passengers right at the library, just steps from Bryant Park. Winterfest at Bryant Park: 100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 828-5363

Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant

For a heartwarming holiday show, attend the Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant. This musical production shares the nativity story with awe-inspiring costumes, festive sets and songs, live animals like camels and donkeys, and a 50-foot flying angel. Multiple shows are held throughout December at the main campus of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale provides convenient transportation directly to the church campus. Your bus driver will drop off and retrieve passengers at the designated zone right outside the auditorium entrance. After the uplifting show conclude your evening along the riverfront just minutes away. Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant: 2401 W Cypress Creek Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 977-9673

Holiday Fantasy of Lights at Tradewinds Park

One of South Florida’s favorite holiday traditions since 1990, Holiday Fantasy of Lights illuminates Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek with over one million twinkling lights. This drive-thru spectacle delights visitors with larger-than-life holiday displays including a 12-foot tall animated teddy bear, a gigantic rocking horse, toy soldiers, and more. Tune your radio to holiday music to enhance the experience. Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale provides an ideal way for your group to enjoy the glimmering light show. Your bus driver will wind through the park’s roads, ensuring everyone gets optimal views of the dazzling holiday displays from the comfort of the bus. Holiday Fantasy of Lights: Tradewinds Park, 3600 W Sample Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 (954) 957-3990

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Experience the magic of the holidays at Santa’s Enchanted Forest, South Florida’s largest holiday theme park. Open annually from late October through early January at Tropical Park, this wonderland includes carnival rides, holiday shows, dazzling displays, festive foods, arcade games, visits with Santa, and shopping at over 150 vendors selling unique arts, crafts and gifts. With Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale providing transportation, your entire group can celebrate the season together at Santa’s Enchanted Forest. Your bus driver will drop off passengers right at the front gate. Santa’s Enchanted Forest: Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155 (305) 559-9684

Nights of Lights in Riverside Park

Along Fort Lauderdale’s historic Sailboat Bend, Riverside Park sparkles for the holidays with over one million lights during the annual Nights of Lights display. The lush tropical park dazzles with larger-than-life holiday displays. Visitors can stroll through the park, enjoy holiday treats, and make festive crafts. Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale provides easy transportation, dropping off right inside the park’s entrance. After exploring the glittering lights, extend your evening along Sailboat Bend’s Riverwalk with restaurants and entertainment options just steps away. Nights of Lights in Riverside Park: 606 SW 2nd Ct, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954) 828-5363

Fort Lauderdale Beach Candy Cane Parade

On mid-December mornings, Fort Lauderdale Beach comes alive with holiday revelry during the Candy Cane Parade. Floats, marching bands, dance troupes, and more proceed down A1A in this festive procession. Spectators can watch from the sidewalks or the beach. Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale provides ideal transportation for candy cane fans. Your bus driver will drop off passengers near the boardwalk at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, where prime parade watching awaits. After the parade, extend the fun with beachfront activities steps away. Candy Cane Parade: Fort Lauderdale Beach, State Road A1A (954) 828-5363

Holiday Boat Parades Around Greater Fort Lauderdale

Boat parades are a beloved Fort Lauderdale holiday tradition, with multiple displays of festively illuminated vessels held in waterfront communities. In addition to the main Winterfest Boat Parade downtown, catch a boat parade in nearby cities like Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, and Hollywood. Check individual city event calendars for dates and details. With Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale, your group can easily access these gleaming, floating holiday displays. Your driver will transport passengers directly to prime parade viewing spots along the water’s edge in each city. After watching the procession of sparkling boats drift by, head to area restaurants to continue the seasonal celebrating. Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade: Along the Intracoastal Waterway (954) 786-4111

First Night Fort Lauderdale

On New Year’s Eve, welcome 2023 with a fantastic evening of fun and entertainment at First Night Fort Lauderdale. This alcohol-free, family-friendly community celebration features live music across three stages, street performers, arts and crafts, dancing, ice skating, laser shows, and jaw-dropping midnight fireworks over the New River. With Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale providing transportation, your group can easily access all the excitement. Your driver will provide convenient drop-off and pick-up service along the First Night route on SW 2nd Street. After the dazzling fireworks show rings in the New Year, continue celebrating at downtown bars and restaurants just steps away. First Night Fort Lauderdale: Downtown Fort Lauderdale along SW 2nd Street (954) 467-3890

Rent With Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale To Hit Every Attraction

The holiday season brings plenty of festive fun to Fort Lauderdale. By booking group transportation with Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale, your group can hit every attraction and event with ease. Our charter buses and professional drivers simplify travel logistics so you can focus on creating holiday memories. For hassle-free transportation to Florida’s favorite holiday happenings, call Charter Buses Fort Lauderdale today at (954) 809-3533. From boat parades to light displays and everything in between, we’ll get your group there in comfort and style. ‘Tis the season for holiday cheer in Fort Lauderdale!