TONIGHT & TOMORROW   7 pm

​SUNDAY   1:30 pm

Ballet Pensacola

THE NUTCRACKER
Saenger Theatre
118 South Palafox Place
850-595-3880 phone

  At Wonderland of Lights, the Christmas season springs to life with dazzling displays of electric cheer. This holiday tradition offers

  dazzling displays of holiday scenes, and will become one of the premier celebratory events in the Pensacola Area. These illuminated

  spectacles are easily visible during drive-through car tours, but at Santa's Village, even more holiday wonder awaits.

Santa's House: Kris Kringle himself listens to the wish lists of children propped upon his jolly knee and poses for photos.
Christmasy Critters: Kids can take a ride atop ponies and camels.
Festive Artwork: On the giant Christmas mural, visitors draw and color their own holiday imagery to leave their mark on the village.
Holiday Market: Families can fill their bellies at the Holiday Market with tasty treats and shop for one of a kind stocking stuffers.

                Located  @  18 East Garden Street             



​​​​​​​​​​​Take a tour in Downtown Pensacola, on Pensacola Beach,

a Pub Tour ​or take the GHOSTS, MURDERS & MAYHEM Tour.

The Ghost Tours are done ALL YEAR. Why?...
GHOSTS DON'T JUST WAIT 'TIL HALLOWEEN !!!

Check out the website for ALL the info.

458 years and counting

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THE UPSIDE OF FLORIDA

"The City of Five Flags"

Here's why. Five governments have flown flags here during our history: Spain, France, Great Britain, the Confederate States of America, and our National Flag.

Other commonly known nicknames are: 

"The World's Whitest Beaches," "Cradle of Naval Aviation" (Home of the Legendary Blue Angels), "The Western Gate to the Sunshine State," "America's First Settlement" (it really is),

"The Emerald Coast," "The Red Snapper Capital of the World," "The City of Champions" (many Olympic & sports stars are from Pensacola) & "The UP Side of Florida." 

SEE OUR HISTORY  (more than reading) on the PAGE TABS below

1559  pensacola then ​& now  2017

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Our Founder

DON TRISTAN de LUNA

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Credits and Search/Research Sites/Persons<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
​​​visitpensacola.com,​ emeraldcoasttours.net,  The Pensacola Archaeology Lab, Mr. John Appleyard, Cmdr. Leo F. Murphy U.S.N. (Retired),
flpublicarchaeology.org, americanart.si.edu, en.wikipedia.org,  uwf.edu Anthropology and Archaeology,  absoluteastronomy.com,
The Pensacola Historical Society,  cityshowcase.com, trifter.com, myfloridahistory.blogspot.com,  pensapedia.com,  shorpy.com, frankhardymademyphotographstwo.com, Flickr.com/photos/debra32514, georgiabears.com, driveinmovie.com,  Mr. John Worth,  wikipedia.org,
downtownpensacola.com,  Mr. Richard Brown, devilliersmuseum.com, Mr. Nik Schuck, ​pensacolapolice.com,  archaeology.org, Mr. 
William Lees, patriotresource.com, cnic.navy.mil, familytreemaker.genealogy.com, beyreuth.net/Pensacola300, Mr. Mike Lutzenberger, wfrm.org, 5flagsspeedway.com, Mrs. Lauren Lentile UWF, pci-nsn.gov/westminster/tribal_history.html, floridamemory.com, historicpensacola.org, pnj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery, flheritage.com, noaa.gov, weather.com, accuweather.com, wunderground.com, pnj.com/history, fiestaoffiveflags.org, veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com,
Mr. Len Mosey,
Grumman History Center, Blue Angels Alumni Association, Mr. Tom Kaminski, Lieutenant Bryan Buchanon U.S.N., blueangels-usn.org,
Lt. Morgan Smith, PH2 David Loveall, Mr. Alan Brown, wreathsacrossamerica.org, pensacolasurf.com, Mr. Paul Freeman, Mr. John Voss, Mr. Scott Murdock,
Cryptologic Technician Maintenance 1st Class Wesley Goodman, Mr. Will Noble, lpca.us, Mr. Mark Hilton, Mr. Charles Cottrell, Mrs. Victoria Wilcox,
pulsegulfcoast.com/2015/americas-first-settlement-unearthed-in-pensacola, Mr. Drew Buchanan, Mr. Derek Cosson, ​Mr. Tom Garner, Dr. Judy Bense,
pensacolamuseum.org, Ms. Sandy Brown, pensacolarunners.com, pulsegulfcoast.com

america's first settlement

Santa Claus is coming to downtown Pensacola! Come visit Santa and his elves at Santa Plaza in front of the Escambia County Government Building. See a show on their brand new stage, then follow the dancing reindeer to visit Santa Claus and play reindeer games! You'll find lots of holiday fun around the tree. Turn into a snowman with our amazing snow machine and throw snowballs at the Grinch! Freeze dance with Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Blitzen, and enjoy a cup of gourmet cocoa, scrumptious snack, or visit their hot dog stand. Reindeer games and activities that are free for everyone! Come enjoy the show and dance around. Take part in the reindeer games and get your picture taken with Santa! Santa's waiting!

TONIGHT   5 pm - Midnight

GALLERY NIGHT PENSACOLA
Palafox St. (between Garden & Main Sts.)

and Government St. (between Palafox & Tarragona Sts.)
850-434-1234 phone

The streets are closed to vehicles, FOOT TRAFFIC ONLY.

Website  Visits    81,299

Pensacola Weather

Experience the magic of this

beloved holiday classic!

Follow the adventures of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and embark on a journey through the Land of the Sweets with the guidance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Nutcracker is a holiday classic, perfect for the entire family!

Closer Look

FRIDAY   High 55°  Low 38°   Real Feel 34°   Rain 40%

Cloudy, cooler with light rain & drizzle

Wind  N  5 - 15 mph, a few gusts to 20 mph

at Weather

THIS EVENING   7:05 pm

Doors Open   5:35 pm

Pensacola Bay Center
201 East Gregory Street
850-432-0800 phone

TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT

6:30, 7 & 7:30 pm

Holiday Lantern Tours

Historic Pensacola
205 E Zaragoza St.
phone 
850-595-5985 ext 111

EVERY WEEKEND

through

SUNDAY, December 24

Downtown Pensacola
223 South Palafox Place
850-583-1365 phone
FREE FOR EVERYONE

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Come enjoy an enchanted evening in Historic Pensacola, strolling under the holiday lights and learning about holiday traditions of the past. Historic Pensacola's Holiday Lantern Tours, led by living history interpreters dressed in Victorian finery, will take you inside the Lavalle, Dorr and Lear/Rocheblave houses, each decorated in keeping with the holiday traditions of the Colonial, Victorian and Edwardian periods.

$15 for adults and $8 for children younger than 12.

TICKETS - $29, $20, $18, $15

MILITARY DISCOUNT W/ID GET $2 OFF PER ANY SEAT. 
COLLEGE DISCOUNT W/ID LIMIT 1 PER ID GET P2 SEATS FOR $10.

​Parking is $5.00, CASH ONLY

america’s 1st Settlement,  One Nation under  GOD ,  in  GOD  we trust.

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SEGWAY TOURS - 1 hour  $45  (Locals/Students/Military $40)   2 hours  $65 (Locals/Students/Military: $60

 This includes the first few minutes for instruction and YES, IT IS VERY SIMPLE TO LEARN!    

 If you choose 2 hrs., it is still the lowest price in the entire southeast for Segway rides! 

AND, HONESTLY, TWICE THE AMOUNT OF FUN ! ! !

BICYCLE TOURS     2 hour Bicycle Historical tours Adults: $45  (Locals/Students/Military: $40) 

BIKE RENTALS - $10.00 for a day, $50.00 for a full week. 

WE CAN DELIVER BIKES DOWNTOWN FOR FREE, $20.00 TO THE BEACH (for toll & gas). 

PUB TOURS (or Pub Crawl, must be 21 & up)  $15 a person - Walking... not driving, riding or stumbling.  

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