First City Lights Festival Lighting Ceremony

223 Palafox Place Pensacola, FL

Are you ready to light up downtown Pensacola? Join the Downtown Improvement Board and Winterfest this Black Friday immediately following the Winterfest Elf Parade, when the grumpy Grinch will try to prevent Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson from flipping the switch to turn on the holiday lights! It all happens on the steps of the old Pensacola Courthouse on Palafox Street. Santa, Rudolf and an entire cast of Winterfest characters will be there to watch downtown Pensacola light up with half a million white lights—that is, if the mean old Grinch doesn't get his way! First City Lights Festival is sponsored in part by generous grants from Visit Pensacola and the City of Pensacola.