The "My Sleigh Ride with Santa Drawing Contest will return November 17, 2018!
Get a FREE Photo with Santa
Visit Santa and get a free photo when you enter the "My Sleigh Ride with Santa" drawing contest on November 17. Our "upgrade" photo packages are available for $18 off to contest entrants during the event.
Win a Ride in Santa's Sleigh in the Elf Parade
The grand prize winner will ride with Santa in the Elf Parade on November 23, and may bring three guests on the first Winterfest Performance Tour at 6pm following the parade.
Story Time with Paul Morrell
Don't miss the debut of Christmas Storytime with Paul Morrell at 4pm! Paul's engaging storytelling and performance will captivate your heart.
Draw a picture of you in Santa’s Sleigh!
Residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties who are ages two (2) to seven (7) at the time of entry are eligible to enter. You may create your entry with paint, crayon, pencil, or ink on an 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of unlined, white paper. Artwork must be horizontal. We only allow one entry per person. Entries must be the entrant’s original, unpublished work.
Bring your drawing to Santa at the Old County Courthouse on Saturday, November 17 from 2pm to 5pm, rain or shine
All entry forms must be signed by the entrant’s parent/guardian. By signing, parents grant permission for their children’s artwork, first name, and photo to be put online.
Photos from 2017's Contest!
We're so proud of all the creative kids who entered our drawing contest last year! 2017 was our second year, and we have a lot of fun putting the Santa Photo Party night together in the runup to the Elf Parade See the album on our Facebook page
Photos from 2016's contest
Your art may be featured on the Winterfest website and Facebook as well as digital billboards. Santa will announce the winner at 6pm in the Winterfest Plaza. The winner will ride with Santa in the Elf Parade on November 23, and may bring three guests on the first Winterfest Performance Tour at 6pm following the parade.
Visiting Santa is always free. You can reserve a date and time for $10, which will be applied towards any photo package you purchase223 S. Palafox Place, 32502 ∗ Pensacola, Florida