When Can I Visit?

Santa is in his sleigh every weekend night starting on Gallery Night November 16
  • Fridays 5pm – 9pm*
  • Saturdays 11am – 9pm
  • Sundays 11am – 4pm**
**November 18 5pm – 9pm
*November 23 6:30pm – 9pm
Santa is in the Elf Parade and opening ceremony until 6:30pm
Starting December 14, Santa is downtown every day
  • Monday – Friday 5pm – 8:30pm
  • Saturday 11am – 8:30pm
  • Christmas Eve 11am - 7pm

Santa Loves Getting Your Letters

Photo Package
Digital Files Only $25

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.

New in 2018: Reservations! You can book a reserved day and time for your visit with Santa at Winterfest. Reservations are $10, and go on sale August 15. Reservations are recommended. The full cost of the reservation is applied towards any photo package you may purchase.

We have lots of fun reindeer games and craft tables where kids can write their letters to santa while they wait. This year, Christmas Storytime with Paul Morrell returns to delight children of all ages, along with the Winterfest Express train ride.

Visiting Santa is always free! In order to help Santa spend more time downtown each year, we ask that you not take personal photos. Santa welcomes children accompanied by adults. However, adults may not visit Santa.

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.

New in 2018: Reservations!

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