This is one of my favorite times of the year in Pensacola. Things have settled down from all of the great fall festivals and it is time to get ready to bring in the holidays. Winterfest is a wonderful family friendly activity to help get you in the mood for the holidays.
Each Winterfest tour begins at Plaza Wonderland, which is at the Courthouse Plaza. Here, you can visit Santa Claus and see Rudolph’s Revue. Rudolph’s Revue is a musical show that is shown twice nightly. Even if you aren’t going to take one of the paid tours, Rudolphs’s Revue is a free show. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the show!
There are three Winterfest tours available: Performance Tour, Rudolph’s Holiday Stroll, and Santa’s Holiday Express Tour. The Performance Tour is a sixty minute ride that makes 12 stops for performances along the way. The performances all feature scenes that you will recognize from Grinch, The Polar Express and more.
Performance Tours runs December 3, 9, 16, 17, and 18th.&; Admission is $18 for adults and $12 for children ages 10 and under.
Rudolph’s Holiday Stroll is a one hour guided walking tour through the downtown area. The tour makes stops to see Scrooge, Elvis, Polar Express, the Gingerbread House and more.
Rudolph’s Holiday Stroll runs the same nights as the Performance Tours: November 25, and December 3, 9, 16, 17, and 18th. Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under making this an inexpensive holiday activity for your family.
Santa’s Holiday Express Tour is a good choice if you have younger children. The tour ride is only thirty minutes long but you will still get to see many of your favorite characters.
Santa’s Holiday Express tour is available every night from December 20th to the 22nd. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under.
There are also 20 minute carriage rides available but they do not include Winterfest performances. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-10.
Tours are already selling out, so be sure to purchase your tickets if you would like to go! Tickets can be purchased at the event or online at Winterfest. It can get busy so I highly recommend purchasing your tickets ahead of time to avoid waiting in line and to make sure that you get the scheduled time you would like. There is a small processing fee associated with the tickets and there is an additional fee if tickets are purchased at the event.
Winterfest of Pensacola, Inc.
226 East Intendencia Street, Pensacola, Florida