See you in 2020!

We had such fun sharing Christmas cheer with thousands of folks on this year’s tours, and we can’t wait to be back next year with friends old and new.

Stay tuned for news about next year's tours and events! We'll be announcing all the good news starting July 15. You can friend us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know

Pensacola Winterfest is a Family Favorite


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.

What do tickets cost? When is Winterfest? Is visiting Santa free?

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

Performance and Mini Tours

Our tours and performances light up beautiful Downtown Pensacola from Historic Seville to the Palafox Business District. Our special Christmas Week Mini-Tours are great for young children and visiting family! See our Polar Express and Grinch for more info on the fun! Our flagship Performance Tour returns with even more fun performances with your favorite holiday characters including Snoopy, Mr. Scrooge, Rudolph, and the Whos of Whoville on an hour-long trolley ride around downtown Pensacola.

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

Reindeer Games

the Winterfest Express electric train ride!

Dance and play with Santa's reindeer every night of the Performance Tour! Reindeer games are free fun for everyone, and you can also visit Santa Claus in his sleigh and write him a letter.

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

Find out More

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

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