Pensacola Winterfest is a Family Favorite

 

Catch our Free Preshows Every Night

Sing and dance along with your favorite characters as we kick off each tour! Preshows are free and open to the public - there's something happening every few minutes at the Winterfest plaza at Government and Palafox

 

Lassiez Les Bon Temps Roulez

Enjoy an expanded Cajun Christmas party with gator karaoke and more!

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Find Your Spirits on Christmas Week

Scrooge and Tiny Tim return for a special tour from December 21-24 featuring ghosts and good cheer


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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. Keep your ears to the ground and your eyes on your Christmas tree …

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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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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.

 
 

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 25 minute ride aboard our mini-train through the lights, snow, and magical scenery of Winterfest!

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Awards!

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! Everyone in pajamas will win a ticket to ride on the train! Be sure to dress warm and cozy for our open-air tram! In addition to that, 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!

Santa Award

Earn train tickets from Santa when you bring him homemade cookies complete with a copy of the recipe used to make it! Every cookie recipe will be logged in Mrs Claus' recipe book, but only the best cookie of each week will be posted on social media with Santa's own explanation of what made this cookie the best!

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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.

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Reserve your time with Santa
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
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December , 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, $37$37

Reserve your time with the Grinch
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
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December , 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, $37$37

When you hear the bells ring, you will believe
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
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December $9$13
December 4$10$17
December 10, 18, 19$16$22
December 21$14$19
December 22, $16$22

Your heart will grow three sizes
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
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December $9$13
December 4$10$17
December 10, 17, 18, 19$16$22
December 21$14$19
December 22, 23, $16$22

Laissez les bons temps rouler
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
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December $9$13
December 4$10$17
December 10, 18, 19$16$22
December 21$14$19
December 22, $16$22

Get a blessing from Tiny Tim
223 S. Palafox Place, 32502Pensacola, Florida
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December $14$19
December 22, 23, $16$22