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 Packages
Digital Files Only $25
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
NEW! HD video of your child's visit with Santa
Full quality digital originals
Sharing-quality digital photo FREE with your email address
∗ You can add digital originals to the one-photo package for $7 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.

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.

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, 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.

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
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