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Local Pulse’s Weekend Top 10

Christmas Messiah at The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

SNOWBALL DERBY AT FIVE FLAGS Thursday, November 30 – Sunday, December 3. The Snowball Derby is a 300-lap super late model stock car race held annually at the Five Flags Speedway, a half-mile paved oval track. For more information on this action-packed weekend-long event, click here: https://www.5flagsspeedway.com/

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AMERICA’S CUP WATCH PARTY Thursday, November 30, and Friday, December 1 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Seville Quarter. Come watch our favorite sailing team, American Magic, compete in the second of the 37th America’s Cup Preliminary Regattas. This event is presented by Sail Pensacola. https://sailpensacola.org/

ICE FLYERS TEDDY BEAR TOSS Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. Toss! Those! Bears! Join the Ice Flyers for their annual Teddy Bear Toss Night. Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears and other stuffed animals to the game and throw them onto the ice after the first Ice Flyers goal is scored. All items collected will be donated to local non-profit organizations just in time for the holidays. For single-game tickets and more information, visit their site: https://iceflyers.com/

CHRISTMAS MESSIAH Presented by the Pensacola Choral Society Friday, December 1 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 2 at noon at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. There will be selections from Handel’s beloved masterwork and arrangements of “Joy to the World,” “Still, Still, Still,” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” as well as Jennifer Higdon’s ethereal “O Magnum Mysterium.”

The concert features our 100-voice chorus and chamber orchestra conducted by artistic director Peter Steenblik. In addition, it showcases four of Pensacola Opera’s Jan Miller Studio Artists as soloists, soprano Nicole Heinen, mezzo-soprano Alexandra Sanchez, baritone Bernardo Medeiros (from this season), and tenor Randy Ho (from last).
Tickets available here: Christmas Messiah Tickets

COASTAL CAT CAFE GRAND OPENING Saturday, December 2. This cafe offers a one-of-a-kind experience where you sip on coffee and indulge in delectable treats, all while enjoying the company of our adoptable resident cats. Visit their site to learn more about booking a time to go! https://www.coastalcatpcola.com/

SURFIN’ SANTA CHRISTMAS PARADE Sunday, December 3. The parade starts at 2 p.m. from Avenida 10. The parade will make its way down Via De Luna toward Casino Beach and end at the Gulfside Pavilion. Santa will close out the parade, so be on your best behavior! https://www.facebook.com/pensacolabeachchamber

A PENSACOLA CHRISTMAS Saturday and Sunday, December 2 & 3 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church. FBC’s annual Christmas celebration, A Pensacola Christmas, is performed by their festival chorus, orchestra, soloists, and audience caroling. https://www.fbcp.org/events

USO RUNWAY 5K Saturday, December 2 at 10 a.m. This 5k is on the RUNWAY at Pensacola International Airport! All registered participants receive an event t-shirt, race bib with timing, and a FANTASTIC finishers medal. Awards will be given to the top three runners in all age categories. For more information, click here: https://www.facebook.com/runway5k

PENSACOLA HOLIDAY MARKET Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Community Maritime Park in downtown Pensacola. This event is presented by Apex Shows and Events and will feature food trucks, vendors, and Santa for pictures! $5 Tickets can be purchased here, but children 12 and under are free.

PENSACOLA BEACH LIGHTED BOAT PARADE Saturday, December 2 with festivities going from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Holiday Lighted Boat Parade is at 6:30 p.m. and will set sail from Sabine Marina in Little Sabine Bay, do a loop, wind its way around the Santa Rosa Sound/Boardwalk area, and circle back to Sabine Marina. Leading up to the boat launch, a kid’s party will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Shaggy’s Pensacola Beach. Directly following the boat parade, Santa will make his way to the Quietwater Shell to greet the children. Spectators can watch the parade from Little Sabine or the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk and any of the businesses along the route. https://www.facebook.com/pensacolabeachchamber

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