Downtown Lights Up for the Holidays November 8th

Posted: Oct 04, 2023 09:29 pm Updated: Oct 17, 2023 08:51 am

On Wednesday, November 8th, the Downtown Improvement Board's annual holiday lighting ceremony will kick-off the First City Lights Festival in Downtown Pensacola. 

Join your friends at the shops on Palafox to enjoy the magic when Santa will officially turn on the lights!

All day and into the evening, Downtown Pensacola will be kicking off the holidays, so make plans now:

Meet and Greet with Santa 
Pensacola Museum of History (Line closes promptly at :45pm)

Santa Turns on the Lights and then Rides Down Palafox

Launch of the 7th Annual Holiday Haul on Palafox (5-8pm)
Launch of the "All I Want" Holiday Giveaway (upload your receipts from any downtown merchant to enter to win a daily prize and $1,000 Grand Prize!)

Throughout the holiday season you'll experience music, shopping, food, art and nightlife under a canopy of white lights illuminating downtown Pensacola's historic buildings, parks, shops, galleries and outdoor spaces. Navigate the eclectic district, voted “Florida’s Greatest Place" and you'll chance upon live street performances, caroling in the streets, Santa posing for photos and Winterfest Trolley Tours.

Come light up the holidays with us!