BEGINNING TOMORROW   6 pm

Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds
6655 Mobile Highway
800-377-4625 phone
$20 per vehicle, $35 per min-van or limo,

$75 per motorcoach, $35 season pass.

TONIGHT

Puck Drops @ 6:35 pm

ICE FLYERS ICE HOCKEY

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

EVERY WEEKEND

through

SUNDAY, December 24

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

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The Elf Parade is a grand kickoff to the 2017 holiday season in downtown Pensacola! The Parade Grand Marshall leads the merry crew of kids, parents, toys, and characters from the old Escambia County Courthouse to Plaza Wonderland at Palafox and Government Streets. Costumed kids of all ages march alongside an alligator “second line” brass band, Santa, and our characters from stops in the Winterfest Performance Tour. The six-block route takes about 20 minutes, and includes a Christmas song battle, tumbling snowflakes, and plenty of cheer.

"BUCKET LIST"

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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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​​​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

458 years and counting

 FUN STUFF 

​​to check off of your

"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." 

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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.

8:30 pm EST

at Weather

12:30 pm EST

                Located  @  18 East Garden Street             



4:30 pm EST

Friday's 5 pm – 9 pm,     Saturday's 11 am – 9 pm,     Sunday's 11 am – 8 pm

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!

Doors Open @ 5:35 pm

​PARKING: $5.00 - Cash Only, Day of Game

TICKETS - $29.00, $20.00, $18.00, $15.00
DISCOUNTS
 MILITARY DISCOUT W/ID GET $2 OFF PER SEAT.
 COLLEGE DISCOUNT W/ID LIMIT 1 PER ID GET P2 SEATS FOR $10. 

Closer Look

WEDNESDAY   High 70°  Low 46°

Breezy and getting cloudier all day.

Wind  N  10 - 15 mph, gusts to 25 mph

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

​​​​​​​​​​​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.

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FRIDAY   4 pm

ELF PARADE

223 Palafox Place
850-435-0914 phone

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