First City Lights Festival

226 S Palafox Place Pensacola, FL

This Black Friday, Nov. 26, downtown Pensacola will launch a magical season of diverse holiday events, from ballet to trolley tours to Palafox Market to a holiday themed Gallery Night. Experience music, shopping, food, art and nightlife under a canopy of half a million white lights illuminating historic buildings, parks, shops, galleries and outdoor spaces. Navigate the eclectic downtown Pensacola district, voted “Florida’s Greatest Place”—on foot or by Segway®, horse and carriage, pedi-cab or a Winterfest trolley. Wandering along Palafox throughout the holidays, you may chance upon live street performances, caroling in the streets, Santa posing for photos and Winterfest Trolley Tours. Downtown Pensacola provides an unforgettable holiday experience for families. Aside from fantastic shopping, museums and dining, the holidays downtown also mean live outdoor theater, musical performances and the unique setting created each evening when the lights come on. First City Lights Festival brings all of these experiences together into one extraordinary, months-long event.