DIB First City Lights Festival

223 South Palafox Place Pensacola, FL

Light up the city with the Downtown Improvement Board, immediately following the Winterfest Elf Parade at 5pm on Black Friday, Nov. 29! The official holiday lighting ceremony will launch the DIB First City Lights Festival, a diverse season-long lineup of festive, holiday events in Downtown Pensacola. For two enchanting months, experience music, shopping, fine dining, art, nightlife and more under a canopy of half a million white lights illuminating historic buildings, parks, galleries, shops and outdoor spaces. You can navigate the eclectic Downtown Pensacola district—voted “Florida’s Greatest Place”—on foot or by Segway, horse and carriage, pedicab or a Winterfest trolley. From events as traditional as “The Nutcracker” and as contemporary as Pop-Up Opera, the historic downtown streets will be filled with diverse events as well as live street performances, caroling in the streets, Santa photo ops and Winterfest Trolly Tours. DIB extends a special thank you to our 2019 sponsors: Gulf Power, Shops of Southtowne, JAH Power Services, Inc., Service Electric Co., Roberson Underground Utility, LLC, L30 Consulting, LLC, Visit Pensacola!