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Winterfest 2023 Kickoff, Get the Details Here!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Downtown Pensacola’s Annual Winterfest kicks off this weekend and you will find all the details you need to know in the article here.


This Weekend At A Glance

Pensacola Elf Parade – TODAY!
November 24, 2023
Parade starts at 2:00 PM

*Free Elf Ears Download & Contest Details Here*
Rock your best Christmas sweater or elf outfit; deck out your wagon with your best winter wonderland style! Contest judging begins at 1:25 PM!

Friday – Sunday Tours & Performances 

  • A Whoville Christmas Caper
  • Polar Express
  • The Grinch’s Merry Match
  • Grinch & Santa Photos

*Get more info & tickets here!*

What is Winterfest?

Winterfest is one of Pensacola’s favorite events of the year! Winterfest of Pensacola is a nonprofit that transforms Downtown Pensacola into a magical holiday wonderland. From now through December, you can find performances and tours offered for the whole family to enjoy!

When is it?

Pensacola Winterfest events run on the following days in 2023: November 17, 19, 24—26; December 1, 2, 8, 10, 15—17, 19—24.

You’ll find free pre-shows and have visits with Santa and the Grinch each night of the event. Take a ride on the Polar Express or celebrate with the Whos on the Grinch’s Merry Match and A Whoville Christmas Caper.

Starting December 16A Christmas Carol will bring you ghostly lessons of Christmas giving.

The first performance begins at 5:00 pm Friday nights, and 4:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday nights. A new performance plays every 15 minutes until 8:00 pm.

Check out their Calendar of Events for full details.

Where is Winterfest? 

Winterfest is based at the plazas around the Old County Courthouse at the corner of Palafox and Government Streets in Downtown Pensacola. You can use the address 223 S Palafox Place, 32502 for your GPS or maps app. Take a look at our map for directions.

Let the Winterfest activities begin!

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Makenna Curtis is a Pensacola local with a BIG heart for her hometown. Motherhood, storytelling, helping others, and celebrating the small things in life are just a few of her favorite things. Makenna graduated the University of West Florida with a degree in Communications and Advertising in 2017. Her passion for living life to the fullest and connecting with others makes having a conversation or reading her work easy!