See you in 2020!

We had such fun sharing Christmas cheer with thousands of folks on this year’s tours, and we can’t wait to be back next year with friends old and new.

Stay tuned for news about next year's tours and events! We'll be announcing all the good news starting July 15. You can friend us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know

When Can I Visit?

Santa is in his sleigh starting on Gallery Night November 15, and every weekend night starting November 29
  • Fridays 5pm – 9pm*
  • Saturdays 11am – 9pm
  • Sundays 11am – 4pm**
*November 29 6:30pm – 9pm
Santa is in the Elf Parade and opening ceremony until 6:30pm
Starting December 18, Santa is downtown every day
  • Monday – Friday 5pm – 8:30pm
  • Saturday 11am – 8:30pm
  • Christmas Eve 11am - 7pm

Santa Loves Getting Your Letters

Photo Package
Digital Files Only $35


Every night of the Performance Tour, every weekend day between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and every afternoon before our new Christmas Week tours, Santa Claus will be waiting for you in his sleigh in Downtown Pensacola.

Don't want to wait? Make a reservation! You can book a reserved day and time for your visit with Santa at Winterfest. Reservations are $10, and can be made ahead of time. Only one reservation is necessary for more than one person in a party. Reservations are recommended.

We have lots of fun reindeer games and craft tables where kids can write their letters to santa while they wait. This year, Winterfest Express train ride returns to delight children of all ages.

There is a sitting fee of $20 if you do not purchase photos. In order to help Santa spend more time downtown each year, we ask that you not take personal photos. Santa welcomes children accompanied by adults. However, adults may visit Santa for an additional fee of $50

Winterfest grants a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual license to reproduce, reuse, edit, transmit and transfer these Photos with Santa to the bearer of the photographs. Download the Grant of License letter.

Reservations will be available!