Pensacola Winterfest is an annual event that attracts thousands across the nation to celebrate the holiday season. From the ever popular trolley tours to
pictures with Santa, there is plenty of fun to be had at the 2012 Pensacola Winterfest celebration. If you're headed to Florida this holiday season or live in the area, don't miss your chance to participate in all the activities this festival has to offer.
As one of the most popular activities at Pensacola Winterfest, trolleys and buses escort passengers through a 2-mile route and act as mobile theatres, traveling to 22 different performances. Favorite Christmas characters come to life along historic Downtown Pensacola
. The Performance Tour
will feature the likes of Snoopy and Elvis, while the Santa's Express Tour
is especially kid-friendly and holiday spirited.
This winter wonderland is located in front of the Escambia County Courthouse
, and here you can go on a carriage ride, meet Rudolph, take a photo with Santa, get into a snowball fight, get your face painted, and more.
Other Annual Activities
Aside from these renowned events, there are plenty of other activities to take part in during Pensacola Winterfest including the following:
- Elf Parade and Opening Ceremony : Enjoy this fantastic spectacle on November 24, 2012 from 5-6 p.m.
- Rudolf's Revenue : This free event is great for the whole family and you can enjoy music, dancing, and delicious treats. The date has yet to be determined.
- Photos with Santa : Visiting Santa is free and a great place to take the children. Appointment dates with Santa will be announced at a later time.
Additional Things to Do
There are plenty of scheduled activities to participate in, but many others to take part in every night of the celebration. You can enjoy treats throughout the neighborhood such as hot chocolate and other sweets. Stop at the Gingerbread House
or the Trolley Stop Shop
for a delicious meal or scrumptious delights. Couples can enjoy 20 minute romantic carriage rides through downtown Pensacola and families can relax and take pleasure in a Pensacola vacation rental
. Don't forget to allow your children to ride on Santa's Little Choo Choo
, available every night of the Performance Tour.