When Can I Visit?

Santa is in his sleigh every weekend night starting on Gallery Night November 17
  • Fridays 5pm – 9pm*
  • Saturdays 11am – 9pm
  • Sundays 11am – 4pm**
**November 19 5pm – 9pm
*November 24 2pm – 4pm, 6:30pm – 9pm
Santa is in the Elf Parade and opening ceremony from 4 – 6:30pm
Starting December 15, Santa is downtown every day
  • Monday – Friday 5pm – 8:30pm
  • Saturday 11am – 8:30pm
  • Christmas Eve 11am - 7pm

Santa Loves Getting Your Letters

New in 2017: Santa has a special express mailbox at every branch of Central Credit Union of Florida starting November 17! His elves will make sure your letter gets to him right away.
Photo Packages
One 6x8 print $16 ∗
One 6x8 print
One 4x6 print
4 ornament/wallet sized prints
Full quality digital originals
Two 6x8 prints
Two 4x6 prints
Eight ornament/wallet sized prints
Full quality digital originals
Sharing-quality digital photo FREE with your email address
∗ You can add digital originals to the one-photo package for $6 additional

23 Days of #SantaDowntown

Every night of the Performance Tour, every weekend day between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and every afternoon before our new Christmas Week tours, Santa Claus will be waiting for you in his sleigh in Downtown Pensacola.

We'll help you select the best photo from our session to make into high-quality dye-sublimation prints delivered on the spot. Our elves often get several great shots, so our multi-photo packages always include the full-quality digital originals and reprint rights at no extra cost.

No need to wait in line We have lots of fun reindeer games and craft tables where kids can write their letters to santa while they wait. This year, we're also debuting Christmas Storytime with Paul Morrell

Visiting Santa is always free! If you provide your email address, we'll send you a free photo from your visit that's suitable for sharing online with your friends and family. In order to help Santa spend more time downtown each year, we ask that you not take personal photos.

Winterfest grants a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual license to reproduce, reuse, edit, transmit and transfer these Photos with Santa to the bearer of the photographs. Download the Grant of License letter.

Spend some time with the jolliest elf

Drawing Contest Party November 18
Preview Night November 19
Elf Parade November 24;
November 25
December 1
Santa's Puppy Party December 2
December, 3, 8
Christmas Parade December 9
December 10, 223 South Palafox PlacePensacola, Florida