Pensacola Winterfest is a Family Favorite


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 bring back memories of the Polar Express. The conductor calls your name: All aboard for the most wonderful journey you'll take this Christmas season.

What do tickets cost? When is Winterfest? Is visiting Santa free?

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You've helped us receive national recognition for our Winterfest celebration

Hearing from you that you've made Winterfest part of your family's Christmas traditions makes it all worthwhile.

#1 Christmas Event in Florida, from Florida Travel + Life Top 20 Events in the Southeast US for November 2016, from the Southeast Tourism Society Top 25 Cities in the U.S. for Christmas Festivities,
Best American Towns for Holiday Shopping 2016, 2017
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Performance and Mini Tours

Our tours and performances light up beautiful Downtown Pensacola from Historic Seville to the Palafox Business District. Our special Christmas Week Mini-Tours are great for young children and visiting family! See our Polar Express and Grinch for more info on the fun! Dates and tickets for the 2019 season will be announced soon! Our flagship Performance Tour returns with even more fun performances with your favorite holiday characters including Snoopy, Mr. Scrooge, Rudolph, and the Whos of Whoville on an hour-long trolley ride around downtown Pensacola.

Where do I park? How do I get tickets? Where is Winterfest?

Reindeer Games

Christmas Storytime with Paul Morrell and the Winterfest Express electric train ride!

Dance and play with Santa's reindeer every night of the Performance Tour! Reindeer games are free fun for everyone, and you can also visit Santa Claus in his sleigh and write him a letter.

Which tour should I take? What are the trolleys like? What time does it start?

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Visiting Santa is always free. You can reserve a date and time for $10, which will be applied towards any photo package you purchase
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
November , 23, 29, 30;
December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,

Winterfest's premier tour features 19 performances along a 60-minute trolley trip through Downtown Pensacola.
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
November $9$17
November 29$21$36
November 30;
December 6, 7
December 13, $21$36

When you hear the bells ring, you will believe
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
November , 23$7$12
December 18, 19$7$14
December 20, 21$8$16
December 22, 23, $10$20

Your heart will grow three sizes
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
December $7$12
December 18, 19$7$14
December 20, 21$8$16
December 22, $10$20