Merry Christmas!

From all of us at Winterfest, thank you for a wonderful 2023. We wish you all the best as you celebrate with your family, and we can't wait to see you in 2024. Keep your ears on, we'll be back in July to announce some exciting new events.

Special Rates for Holiday Stays

Traveling to Pensacola to celebrate? Stay with our partners for special discounts on Downtown Pensacola hotels during the Christmas season!


Pensacola Winterfest is a Family Favorite

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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 brings back memories of the Polar Express. The conductor calls your name: All aboard for the most wonderful journey you'll take this Christmas season. Take a ride aboard our mini-train through the lights, snow, and magical scenery of Winterfest!

Find Your Spirits on Christmas Week

Close your eyes and remember! Scrooge and Tiny Tim return with a week full of ghosts and good cheer.

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Chase the Grinch on a Christmas Caper

New for 2023! The Grinch is up to his old tricks but the Whoville police are a match for his mischief making pranks. Guard your Christmas trees — he’s on the loose…

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A Journey into Wonder

Join the Conductor for a magical journey to a life-size steam engine! Share in the adventure as the Conductor recounts the story of the boy who received the first gift of Christmas…

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The Grinch and Martha make a Merry Match!

A certain surly sneak with a grizzly green grimace has built himself a trolley. Whatever his intentions, it's sure to lead to an avalanche of adventure.

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Family Photos with Santa and the Grinch

Santa would love to visit with you by his sleigh! Get your reservations to ensure you have the perfect family photo.

You may also intrude upon the Grinch for a photo or two, but he may have a surprise in store for you.


It's Time for a Christmas Cool Down

Check out our new tour, a Whoville Christmas Caper and make your plans to visit Santa! Scrooge and Marley will be making a ghostly guest appearance on Christmas week to end the season with a thrill.

There's lots of fun in store this year, so stay tuned for updates as we roll out the red carpet for Christmas!

Express Service at the Palafox Saturday Market

Every Saturday this winter you can ride the Winterfest Express electric train when you visit the Palafox Market's new southern expansion at Plaza Ferdinand!

There's so much to see and do Downtown - find your favorite market booth and check out all the great events to make the most of your visit!


Catch our Free Preshows Every Night

Sing and dance along with your favorite characters throughout the night! Preshows are free and open to the public - there's something happening every few minutes in the Winterfest plaza at Government and Palafox, starting at 5pm every night of our tours

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