Pensacola Winterfest is a Family Favorite


Find Your Spirits

Close your eyes and remember! Scrooge and Tiny Tim return with a season full of ghosts and good cheer.

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Family Photos with Santa and the Grinch

Santa would love to visit with you in his sleigh! Get your reservations to ensure you have the perfect family photo.

You may also intrude upon the Grinch for a photo or two, but he may have a surprise in store for you.


Catch our Free Preshows Every Night

Sing and dance along with your favorite characters throughout the night! Preshows are free and open to the public - there's something happening every few minutes in the Winterfest plaza at Government and Palafox, starting at 5pm every night of our tours

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A Journey into Wonder

Join the Conductor for a magical journey to a life-size steam engine! Share in the adventure as the Conductor recounts the story of the boy who received the first gift of Christmas…

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Catch a Ride on the Grinch's "Best" Trolley

A certain surly sneak with a grizzly green grimace has built himself a trolley. Whatever his intentions, it's sure to lead to an avalanche of adventure.

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The Magic of Pensacola Winterfest

The moment you enter Plaza Wonderland on Palafox Place, the snow begins to fall. A cup of hot chocolate and the sound of a trolley bell brings back memories of the Polar Express. The conductor calls your name: All aboard for the most wonderful journey you'll take this Christmas season. Take a ride aboard our mini-train through the lights, snow, and magical scenery of Winterfest!

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Make the most out of your visit by winning as many of our awards as possible

🏅 Polar Express Award

Win train tickets by having the best pajamas or pajama family set on your tour! Only one family will win the prize. Be sure to dress warm and cozy for our open-air tram. Everyone who takes this tour will receive the first gift of Christmas, a bell from Santa's sleigh!

🏅 Grinch Award

Win train tickets by dressing in your Who best! Most Suessian looking Who on each tour will win — every Who dressed up in the winning party will win a train ticket!

🏅 Cajun Christmas Awards

Win a crawfish necklace for completing the crawfish scavenger hunt! Beat a gator in a wrasslin' competition to win a certificate!

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Still have questions? Ask the Chief Elf! You can email us, call us, or text us at 850-583-1365 between the hours of 10am and 5pm central time. If the elves are busy, please leave a message and we will return your call.

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