Winterfest Elf Parade

223 Palafox Place Pensacola, FL

The Elf Parade is a grand kickoff to the 2019 holiday season in Downtown Pensacola! The Parade Grand Marshall leads the merry crew of kids, parents, toys, and characters from the old Escambia County Courthouse to Plaza Wonderland at Palafox and Government Streets. Costumed kids of all ages march alongside an alligator "second line" brass band, Santa, and our characters from stops in the Winterfest Performance Tour. The six-block route takes about 20 minutes, and includes a Christmas song battle, tumbling snowflakes, and plenty of cheer. At 5pm, the parade arrives at Plaza Wonderland for a musical revue of your Winterfest favorites, and visitors will watch the cast flip the switch to light up downtown and officially launch the holiday season... that is, if the grumpy Grinch doesn't stop the festivities. Winners of the parade contests will be awarded, and special guests will sing songs to welcome the Christmas spirit to Pensacola. After the show, Winterfest 2019 officially begins with the reindeer games and Performance Tour. Stop in for a snack at the Crazy Tree Café and visit Santa in his sleigh starting at 6pm. Visit for more information and to check out other Winterfest events!