First City Lights Festival: Lighting Ceremony + Virtual Watch Party

226 S Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL Pensacola, FL

Are you ready to light up Downtown Pensacola for the holidays? Join us and Winterfest on Black Friday around 4:50 p.m. to light up downtown and officially launch the holiday season. To ensure everyone can enjoy the lighting ceremony safely, this year guests will have the option to join the event virtually. Families and friends can come down and safely distance on Palafox and still see the show live streamed to their phones. Follow Winterfest on Facebook for a special premiere video link. The holiday lighting ceremony will launch the First City Lights Festival, a diverse, season-long lineup of downtown holiday events as traditional as “The Nutcracker” and as contemporary as Pop-Up Opera. Wandering along Palafox throughout the holidays, you may chance upon live street performances, caroling in the streets, Santa posing for photos and Winterfest events. Special thanks to our Winterfest partners and this year's sponsors: Gulf Power, JAH Power Services, Inc., Service Electric Co., Roberson Underground Utility, LLC, L30 Consulting, LLC, Pure Pilates.