Get Ready for the Summer of Santa

Santa is in Pensacola for his summer vacation and he's bringing an action packed July of surprise Christmas fun!

July 4

11 am — Downtown barbecue
12pm — 2021 Winterfest Tickets on sale!
9 pm — Fireworks on Facebook Live

July 8: Airshow HQ at Hilton Pensacola Beach

11 am — Santa Meet and Greet
2 pm — Airshow on Facebook Live

July 10

10 am — Palafox Market downtown

July 17

Santa will throw out the Wahoos first pitch with Grinch and the Things
Enjoy train rides on the Winterfest Express electric train

July 19

Santa Pool Party at Margaritaville
with the Grinch and friends

July 24

11 am — Santa brings Christmas in July to Bodacious Bookstore
Listen to readings, play with the elves, and write letters to Santa

Pensacola Winterfest is a Family Favorite

New in 2021: Catch a Ride on the Stolen Trolley?!

A certain surly sneak with a grizzly green grimace has designs on our Snowflake Trolley. Whatever his intentions, it's sure to lead to an avalanche of adventure. Keep your ear to the ground and your eyes on your Christmas tree …

 

Plus enjoy an expanded Cajun Christmas party and more fun with your friends from the Polar Express!

Papa Noel reads the story of the Cajun night before Christmas in his cozy cabin.

What do tickets cost? When is Winterfest? Where is Winterfest?

Family Photos with Santa and the Grinch

Santa's sleigh returns downtown this year on November 21! Get your reservations early 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.

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

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. Take a ride aboard our mini-train through the lights, snow, and magical scenery of Winterfest!

Thanks for your support!

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
Visit Pensacola Quint and Rishy Studer Downtown Crowd WEAR TV 3 ABC Stu Bonnin - Kids Dentist


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

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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 10:00 a.m. and 5:p.m. CST. If the elves are busy, you may leave a message and we will return your call.

Friend us on Facebook and sign up for our email list to keep in touch about fun activities like our mini train!

 

First City Christmas Visit First City Christmas to find out about more great holiday events in Downtown Pensacola and the Pensacola Bay area.

Where? Parking? When? Trolleys? Which Tour? More Questions...

The Elf Parade is a grand kickoff to the 2021 holiday season in downtown Pensacola!
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
November 26FREEFREE

Reserve your time with Santa
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
November , 26, 27, 28;
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23,
$37$37

Reserve your time with the Grinch
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
November , 26, 27, 28;
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23,
$37$37

When you hear the bells ring, you will believe
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
November $9 $8$13 $11
November 26$16 $15$22 $21
November 27$14 $12$19 $17
November 28$10 $9$17 $15
December 3$9 $8$13 $11
December 4$10 $9$17 $15
December 10, 18, 19$16 $14$22 $21
December 21$14 $12$19 $17
December 22$16 $14$22 $21
December 23, $16 $15$22 $21

Your heart will grow three sizes
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
November $9 $8$13 $11
November 26$16 $15$22 $21
November 27$14 $12$19 $17
November 28$10 $9$17 $15
December 3$9 $8$13 $11
December 4$10 $9$17 $15
December 10, 18, 19$16 $14$22 $21
December 21$14 $12$19 $17
December 22$16 $14$22 $21
December 23, $16 $15$22 $21

Laissez les bons temps rouler
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
2021 dates to be announced  

Get a blessing from Tiny Tim
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
2021 dates to be announced