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Bringing Holiday Cheer to East Hill

To our fellow carolers’ dismay, the Christmas Caroling days seem to have taken a dip in popularity, and most importantly, people’s safety. It is no longer the “norm” to gather a group together and go door to door singing songs of cheer for all to hear.


Though this singing tradition to many has taken a back seat, it seems to have been replaced with more than one creative idea to keep the cheer coming.

Local neighborhoods have turned to hosting Vehicle Sleigh Rides, Santa Driving By on Fire Trucks, and Light Up Boat Parades. You name it.

Pensacola is gettin’ into the Christmas spirit and nobody is going to take it!

This weekend, find yourself at the 4th Annual East Hill All Vehicle Sleigh Ride!

Event details:

When: Saturday, December 16th @ 5:30 PM
Line-up Start: Line-up starts at 4:15 pm at the Bayview Community Center parking lot. The processional starts at 5:30 pm.

Donate to the Gulf Coast Kids House here!

Help spread holiday joy throughout the streets of East Hill with the 4rd Annual All Vehicle East Hill Sleigh Ride!

Decorate your golf cart, car, trailered boat, wagon, trailers, dog leashes, and bikes for a fun nighttime holiday processional through the neighborhood.

All are welcome, BUT your vehicle must be lit and able to go at least 5 mph.

Rules and Answers to Common Questions:

1. No throws or handouts. We don’t have barricades up because this is a processional. It becomes a safety concern if people are running into the streets. Also, there is no clean-up crew coming behind us. Please respect this rule so that we can continue to do this in the future.

2. Please don’t park on the route. We are expecting A LOT of people and we need the route clear for the processional and the law enforcement that will be escorting us. If you live on the route, it would be a HUGE help if you would move your cars into your driveways and ask your neighbors to do the same.

3. Please don’t block driveways or hang out in people’s yards. Please respect the neighborhood and the neighbors. We intentionally made the route go by 3 parks so people would have a place to view the processional (Bayview Park, Zamora Park on 18th, and Estramadura Park on Lakeview). Also, we go up and down Lakeview so people can watch from the median. Any street that crosses the route would be a great place to view as well.

4. Line-up starts at 4:15 pm at the Bayview Community Center parking lot. The processional starts at 5:30 pm. If you have a trailer you are bringing, consider lining up on Blount and joining the processional at the end. I would imagine the whole thing will be finished by 6:30 pm at the latest.


The parade begins on 20th and takes a right on Mallory –

— Left on Whaley

— Right on Osceola

— Merge onto Yates

— Left on Blackshear

— Left on 18th

— Right on Lakeview

— U-Turn at 13th

— Right on 18th

— Left on Blount

Finish at the park.

5. We are still raising money for the Gulf Coast Kids House to benefit victims of child abuse! Please consider giving. Any amount helps!

6. Help us get the word out! If you have neighbors who aren’t on Facebook, help spread the holiday cheer by letting them know about this.

7. Everyone is welcome. There is no sign-up and no fee. We ask that everyone consider donating to our fundraiser for Gulf Coast Kid’s House.

*If it rains we will reschedule for Saturday, December 23. Same time, same place.*

Follow along with the event page here for real-time details.