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2016 Holiday Happenings Guide – Greater Pensacola Parents

2016 Holiday Happenings Guide

St Simon’s Holiday Arts and Craft Fair
28 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton
November 4 & 5
Frugalista’s is back at St. Simon’s for a 3rd year! So excited! Come and visit with me on Friday, November 4th from 9am-5pm or on Saturday, November 5th from 9am-3pm! I’ll be outside in the tent! Come check out all my great pocketwatch jewelry!

Santa’s Arrival at Cordova Mall
5100 North 9th Avenue, Pensacola
November 4
Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with live music from Ferry Pass Middle School Band outside the World Market entrance. Inside the mall, attendees will enjoy a live DJ, face painting and holiday characters in Center Court. At 7 p.m., herald the holiday season with Santa’s arrival parade! Santa will make his way to the World Market entrance and travel around the mall, ending at Center Court. After the parade, enjoy a special showing of the classic animated movie, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, in the World Market area. Visits with Santa are absolutely free. Lawn chairs are encouraged for the movie. Photo prices vary; please see Santa Set for more details.

Holiday Stop-N-Shop
1407 John Sims Parkway East, Niceville
November 5
Shop early for holiday presents from talented local vendors. This fundraiser benefits the St. Paul Christian School. Spread the word and stop in to shop and have a great time! Every type of Arts, Craft, and direct sales vendor welcomed! 9am – 2pm

Pancakes with Santa
3401 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola
November 5
Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a morning of holiday fun with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves, Saturday, November 5th from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Gulf Coast Kid’s House, 3401 N. 12th Ave. in Pensacola. This year’s event has been moved up to avoid busy December schedules and encourage guests to get their family’s photos taken just in time to order holiday cards. The 7th Annual “Pancakes with Santa” is hosted by the Cordova Rotary Club with support from many area businesses including Barrett McClean Photography who will provide professional photography. Proceeds of the event will benefit Gulf Coast Kid’s House, a nonprofit organization that facilitates the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and promotes child abuse prevention awareness through community education. Tickets are $10 and include a pancake breakfast and children’s activities. Children 3 and younger are admitted free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.gulfcoastkidshouse.org/child-abuse-prevention-events/ . Tickets can also be purchased from any Cordova Rotary Club member or at Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
850-595-5800 www.gulfcoastkidshouse.org

Chrisoula’s Cheesecake Holiday Open House
236 W Garden Street Suite 2A, Pensacola
November 10
It’s time for another tasting of Holiday Flavored Sweet Cheesecakes and our Savory Appetizer Cheesecakes. Plus a Special Surprise Flavor!! Take Advantage of Discounts on your Holiday Orders & Register to win a 9 inch Cheesecake. Open 5pm – 7pm.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
118 Palafox Place, Pensacola
November 15
Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live for one performance only in Pensacola at the Saenger Theatre on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30PM.
850-595-3880 www.pensacolasaenger.com

Christmas Creations
6 East Wright Street, Pensacola
November 18 – 19
The United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church of Pensacola, Florida will hold the 39th Annual Christmas Creations arts and crafts sale on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19, 2016. The event will open at Friday from 9am – 6pm and Saturday 9am – 3pm. Lunch will be available for purchase on Saturday. There is no charge for admission. Proceeds from this will go to ministries benefitting women and children.

Alyssa’s Holiday Market
4586 Chumuckla Highway, Pace
November 19
Alyssa’s Holiday Market is the place to shop for holiday gifts, home decor and more.

Thanksgiving Storytime
1200 Airport Boulevard, Pensacola
November 19
We will feature two special stories about Thanksgiving, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! and The Great Thanksgiving Escape followed by children’s activities. Storytime begins at 11am.
850-969-9554 www.barnesandnoble.com

Play Pensacola Fall Break Camp
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November 21-23
Ages 5 – 12 from 7:00am to 6:00pm
E.S. Cobb Resource Center 436-5192
Fricker Resource Center         436-5195
Gull Point Resource Center    494-7360
Vickrey Resource Center        912-4056
Woodland Heights Resource Center     435-1750

Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Fricker Resource Center
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November 22
Come and enjoy a fun Thanksgiving dinner with your local community center and Magic 106.1 FM. 11am to 2pm.

Cirque Dreams – Holidaze National Tour
100 College Boulevard East, Niceville
November 22
Light up your holiday season with this acclaimed stage extravanganza that’s a new Cirque show, a Broadway musical & a family Christmas spectacular all in one! “Dazzled …. at the Kennedy Center (The Washington Post) . Over 300 costumes, 20 acts & 30 world-class cirque artists from every corner of the globe! Showtime is 7:30. Tickets are $45 each. $40 with a group discount.
850-729-6000 www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org

6th Annual Pensacola Beach Turkey Trot 5K
2200 Via De Luna, Pensacola Beach
November 24
Hosted along Pensacola Beach, Turkey Trot 5k will be held on Thanksgiving Day. This is a fun, family friendly event with a variety of activities for all ages. See our website for detail information.
844-486-5165 www.pensacolabeachturkeytrot.com

Thanksgiving Potluck
17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola
November 24
Join us at The Flora-Bama for a Thanksgiving Potluck, bring a covered dish to share and take the stress out of holiday cooking. Event begins at 12 noon.

Christmas Tree Farm- Whispering Pines Tree Farm
1603 Penton Road, Milton
November 24 – December 18
Virginia Pine, Florida Pine, Cedar, and Leyland Cypress Christmas trees. Great family activities such as hay rides, photo props, Santa visits, movies nights, light displays and more! Open 10am – 5pm November 24 – December 18 with full service. After December 18 it is self service.
850-304-1559 www.floridachristmastree.com/

Country Pines Tree Farm
5001 Still Road, Century
November 24 – December 24
Tree varieties include Virginia Pines, Leylend Cypress and Carolina Sapphires. Open 9:00am – 5:00pm November 24 – December 24.

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore
November 25 – December 31
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 21st edition of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2016! The holiday tradition lets guests stroll through a dazzling display, which features more than 1,000 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes throughout the 65-acre Garden estate. In addition, the Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias. The holiday event includes nightly choral performances on the South Terrace of the Home Sundays through Thursdays. Magic Christmas in Lights is open daily from 5:00pm – 9:00pm with tours of the Bellingrath Home every hour and half hour until 8:30pm.
251-973-2217 www.bellingrath.org

Wales West Arctic Express
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13670 Smiley Street, Silverhill
November 25 – December 24
All aboard the Arctic Express at Wales West RV Resort and Light Railway. Great holiday fun for the whole family! Ride an authentic Steam Train through a wonderland of lights, snow, and decorations to the North Pole. Children visit with Santa in the Winter-wonderland barn and receive a free wooden toy. Our staff can take your family photo with Santa. Free Refreshments, Mini-Train Ride, Hayride, Playground, and Bounce House. In addition, Petting Zoo, Pony Ride, and Snowball Cannon are available for a slight fee. Try our Cafe’s new menu options, and a Gift Shop full of train items ideal for Christmas presents! Open Nov. 25 through December 24. Hours: WEEKENDS: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 4 to 9 PM; Beginning Dec. 12, open NIGHTLY, 4 to 9 PM. Admission is $15/person, plus tax. 2 and under are free. Group rates, field trips, and parties can be booked in advance. Located on Co. Rd. 9 between Fairhope and Silverhill. For information call 888-569-5337 or go to www.waleswest.com. Experience the wonder! Register on website for coupons early in the season.

Zoo Lights 2016
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Gulf Breeze
November 25, 26, 27, December 2, 3, 4, 9-24 & 26, 27
Enjoy the beauty of the Gulf Breeze Zoo at night as you admire thousands of sparkling holiday lights! Ice sculpting, Santa nights and other special events vary throughout the month.

Elf Parade
226 East Intendencia Street, Pensacola
November 25
The Elf Parade is a grand kickoff to the 2016 holiday season in downtown Pensacola! The four-block route takes about 20 minutes, and includes a Christmas song battle, tumbling snowflakes, and plenty of cheer. The fun begins November 25 2016 at 4:30pm. Lineup and contest judging at 3:30 behind the T. T. Wentworth Museum
5pm Lights and Snow * 6pm Tours and Games.
850-583-1365 www.elfparade.com

Pensacola Turkey Trot
311 E. Government Street, Downtown Pensacola
November 25
Downtown Pensacola’s original Turkey Trot is a 5k that starts and finishes at Seville Square on Thanksgiving Day.
850-261-6171 www.pensacolaturkeytrot.com

Fish River Christmas Tree Farm
13982 Woodhaven Dairy Road East, Summerdale
November 25 – December 23
Fish River Trees is a choose & cut Christmas Tree Farm. In addition to the trees they grow, they offer fresh-cut Fraser Fir and Black Hill Spruce Christmas Trees. They also specialize in producing container-grown Living Christmas Trees that can be decorated, then planted. Customers enjoy Santa, new Manger Scene with live animals, a free tour aboard their tree train, and a great atmosphere to enjoy a wonderful family Christmas tradition. Free visits with Santa on November 25, 26, 27, December 10 and 11. Camel and pony rides are available for a small fee. Hours are 8am – 5pm.
251-988-8144 www.fishrivertrees.com/

Winterfest – Performance Tour
226 East Intendencia Street, Pensacola
November 25 & 26 and December 2,3,9,16,17 & 18
Light up the night is winterfest premier tour, it features 16 performances along a 60 minute trolley trip through Downtown Pensacola. Singing guides accompany you into a world of wonder with scenes from your favorite holiday memories. Along the way, Elvis, The Polar Express, and even the Grinch will get on board to share the spirit of Christmas. In 2016 we’re adding new characters and set pieces to our kickoff Christmas Carol performance and adding elements to the Grinch and Polar Express. For more information visit: www.pensacolawinterfest.org for ticket information.
850-583-1365 www.pensacolaeinterfest.org

Winterfest – Reindeer Games
November 25 & 26 and December 2,3,9,16,17 & 18
When the trolleys arrive from the Performance Tour, the fun in Plaza Wonderland begins! See a show on our brand new stage, then follow the dancing reindeer to visit Santa Claus and play reindeer games! Turn into a snowman with our amazing snow machine and throw snowballs at the Grinch! Freeze dance with Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Blitzen, and enjoy a cup of gourmet cocoa, scrumptious snack, or visit our hot dog stand.

Winterfest – Visit Santa
November 25 & 26
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 16 – 23
Santa Claus takes time off from his busy holiday schedule every year to stop in at Winterfest and greet the girls and boys of Pensacola. Our expert photographer elves love to take souvenir photos of kids of all ages with Santa Claus. The elves especially love making the pictures into cards for the holidays. Your photos with Santa are available as high-quality dye-sublimation prints or as or full-resolution originals delivered on a reusable USB drive. Bring your own USB drive for a $2 discount! Opening Night November 25 & November 26
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 16—23.
850-583-1365 www.pensacolawinterfest.org

The Giant Screen Theater Moder Holiday Classic
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1750 Radford Boulevard, Naval Air Station
November 26, 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
The Giant Screen Theater at the National Naval Aviation Museum will present the modern holiday classic at 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday beginning Saturday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 18 with an additional showing on Friday, Dec. 23. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the magical journey to the North Pole to find the true spirit of Christmas. Once onboard, all children who wear their pajamas to the movie will receive a free cup of hot chocolate from the refreshment counter. Ticket prices are $6. Tickets available for purchase in person at the museum. Visit NavalAviationMuseum.org/PolarExpress for more details.
850-453-NAVY www.navalaviationmuseum.org

Gulf Breeze Holiday Market
800 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze
November 29, December 6
Come celebrate all things Christmas and find one of a kind gifts at our Holiday theme Market.

Wreaths of Joy Gala
600 South Palafox Street, Pensacola
December 1
Presented by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Dept. this event begins 5:30pm. Every year businesses, organizations and individuals gather at this highly regarded affair to enjoy a three-course dinner, entertainment, auctions and more! Proceeds support programs at The Arc Gateway, a Pensacola area non-profit who provides services and support to more than 800 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.?Sponsorships available.
850-434-2638 www.arc-gateway.org

An Evening in Bethlehem
2026 Pauline Street, Cantonment
December 2, 3
Make coming to An Evening in Bethlehem at Gonzalez United Methodist Church a Christmas tradition for your family! Walk through the town of Bethlehem and get a glimpse of what life was like at the time of the birth of Christ. This is a great way to start the Christmas season-all ages are welcome.

Holiday Faire
5203 Elmira Street, Milton
December 2, 3
First Presbyterian Church of Milton is pleased to be hosting our 4th Annual Holiday Faire! This event will be held on December 2, 12 noon – 8pm and December 3, 9am – 3pm, and will feature handcrafted items, direct sales vendors, food, drinks, and door prizes! There will be something for everyone! So treat yourself to a little fun while getting that holiday shopping done!
850-623-2510 www.fpcmilton.org

South Baldwin Community Theater “Elf”
2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores
December 2, 3, 4*, 9, 10, 11*
*December 2, 3, 9, and 10 dates are at 7:30pm. *December 4th & 11th are Sunday Matinées at 2pm. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. For additional audition information call or visit our website.
251-968-6721 www.sbct.biz

Third Annual Christmas Scavenger Hunt
130 E. Government Street, Pensacola
December 2 – 3
Third Annual Christmas Scavenger Hunt! “Rockabilly ‘Round the Christmas Tree” with a Rockabilly, 1950’s pin up theme held in a two day event. The cost is $25.00 per person with a goal donation of $1,000 to the Gulf Coast Kid’s House. This event is only for ladies 21 years old and older.
Winter Art & Craft Fair
6849 Oak Street, Milton
December 2, 3
Join St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Winter Arts and Crafts Fair to celebrate the season and do some holiday shopping. Multiple vendors from woodcraft, candle makers, bake goods, and more. December 2 noon to 7pm  & December 3 from 9am to 2:30pm.

A Christmas Carol
100 College Blvd East, Niceville
December 2
Enjoy an evening of carols hosted by The Northwest Florida State College Madrigal Singers. The concert begins at 5pm and ends at 9:30pm.

The Nutcracker – Pensacola Youth Ballet
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6000 College Parkway, Pensacola
December 3
Pensacola Youth Ballet, a youth-focused training and performance ballet company under the direction of Michael Wardlaw, is proud to present the annual holiday tradition of, “The Nutcracker”! This beautifully choreographed and set spectacular will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7pm in the Booker T. Washington Theatre, 6000 College Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32504. When you support Pensacola Youth Ballet’s performance, your dollars support multiple scholarships used to take our students across the nation for elite and professional ballet training with top choreographers and companies, such as Austin Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Nashville Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet. Your patronage also supports other non-profit organizations, PYB partners with, who support and facilitate services for children in the Pensacola area. PYB has helped donate over $26,000 to these organizations in the last 4 years alone!! Support your community. Support the Arts. Support the children in your area by kicking off your holiday season with this delightful production of the holiday classic, ‘The Nutcracker”. Adult tickets are $30, Children 17 and under $20. Purchase your tickets by contacting LaBelle Performing Arts.

Autism Pensacola: Holiday Party and Visit with Santa
3141 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze
December 3
For families of all ages. Visit our website to sign up to see Santa. 10am – 1pm.

Craft Fair- Navarre First Assembly of God
9594 Navarre Parkway, Navarre
December 3
Come find those special and unique Christmas gifts. Craft Fair December 3, 2016 from 9am – 1pm.
Find us on Facebook

Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade
Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze
December 3
The Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade theme is “Merry Masquerade” join us on Sat. December 3rd at 10am.  the parade route will proceed down Shoreline Drive and end at First Baptist Church on McLane Street. Entry forms available at Gulf Breeze City Hall or the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce.
850-932-7888 www.cityofgulfbreeze.com

Lighted Boat Parade
7 Casino Beach Boulevard, Pensacola Beach
December 3
Don’t miss this year’s Lighted Boat Parade. Vessels decked out in holiday lights and decorations will wade through the dark December sky and create a pleasant scene to embrace the Christmas season. Starting at Little Sabine Bay to Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, 6:30 p.m. Fireworks display following parade. Contact (850) 932-1500 for information.

800 East Nine Mile Road, Pensacola
December 3
Join us to look inside Word of Life’s spectacular Christmas production – Magi, presenting the true meaning of Christmas through creative use of music, drama and multimedia. Through the partnership of Hillcrest Baptist Church and Word of Life, the event will be held at Hillcrest Baptist Church.  This event begins at 7pm. You may call the church for more information.
904-779-9033 www.hillcrestjax.com

Milton Christmas Parade ‘A Farmer’s Christmas’
Byrom Street, Milton
December 3
Rolls out of the Guy Thompson Community Center at 6pm.

Navarre Christmas in the Park
December 3
The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual “Christmas in the Park”, will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10 am – 5:30 pm in Navarre Park at the foot of the Navarre Bridge. Marketplace opens at 10 am. Parade begins at 2 pm. Tree Lighting at 5:30. Navarre Community Christmas Parade ? Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit & Photo ? Family Photos ? Mrs. Claus’ Bakery ? Hot Cocoa & Cider ? Santa’s Workshop ? Live Entertainment ? Market Place
850-939-3267 Find us on Facebook

Navarre Jingle Bell Run
8618 Esplanade Street, Navarre
December 3
Family Event for all Ages. Non-competition. Race Start: Navarre Main Fire Station (behind McDonald’s), 8:00 am start, one hour course limit. Course: Run/Walk through the residential streets of the Town Center for a 5k (3.1 miles) or several shorter distances. Long sleeve t-shirts for the first 200 registrants. Participants are encouraged to dress up for the season.

8th Annual Epic Ride & Run
Pate Road, Pensacola
December 4
Join the 8th Annual Toys 4 Tots toy drive & ride/run at the UWF Mountain Bike Trails. Come donate at minimum of two toys (1-boy & 1-girl toy) and then ride &/or run as far as 62 mile MTB & 26 mile marathon and stick around for the swag raffle at the end of the day. 7am – 5pm.

Sunday Nights with Santa: Gulf Breeze Zoo 
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Gulf Breeze
December 4,11,18
Santa is coming to the Zoo for 3 nights and you don’t want to miss it! Enjoy taking pictures with Santa and some very special animal friends. Santa will also be accepting those last minute Christmas letters and special requests from your little ones.

Surfing Santa Parade
Pensacola Beach
December 4
Watch Santa oversee delightfully decorated whimsical floats as they wind their way down the islands main street sharing holiday joy with all who care to catch the spirit. Via de Luna Drive, starts at 2pm

Christmas on the Coast
118 Palafox Place, Pensacola
December 9 – 11
Presented by The Pensacola Children’s Chorus, celebrate the best time of the year. We will transform the sunny weather into a winter wonderland while experiencing all the sights and sounds of the season.
850-595-3880 www.pensacolachildrenschorus.com

A Charlie Brown Christmas
400 S Jefferson Street, Pensacola
December 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18
Come join us as Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang take the stage to discover the meaning of Christmas while searching for the right Chrismas Tree.
850-432-2042 www.pensacolalittletheater.com

Yule Ball Masquerade at Hogwarts
1200 Airport Boulevard, Pensacola
December 9
Are you ready for more Harry Potter?
Join us as we celebrate our first Yule Ball – Harry Potter Masquerade style! Prepare for magical activities, enchanting events, and even more Harry Potter themed fun for all ages! Our Yule Ball is sure to be the most magical event of the holiday season! You won’t want to miss this! This event will be held at all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide! This event is will begin at 7pm.
850-969-9554 www.barnesandnoble.com

Billy Claus Visits Lulu’s!
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200 East 25th Avenue, Gulf Shores
December 10
Billy Claus Oh Billy Claus how we love you… Poor Billy is allergic to snow so what better place for him to come and celebrate the holidays but LuLu’s. Come enjoy as this delightful children’s book, written by none other than the talented Lucy Buffett. Enjoy a full day of arts & crafts, live music and get your picture taken with Billy Claus and his LuLubelle’s. Make sure to leave Billy your Christmas list so that he can personally deliver it to his brother (you may have heard of him) Santa Claus. What a better way to kick off the holiday season than a day here with all of your friends and family at LuLu’s.
251-967-LULU (5858) www.LuluBuffett.com

AJs BraveHearts Spirit of Giving & Toys for Tots Christmas Concert
2 S. Palafox Street, Pensacola
December 10
This event is to help our community at a special time of the year. The event admission is: one brand new toy for a boy or a girl (unwrapped). Contact us at www.ajsbravehearts.com for more way to donate and help in the community. This event is from 7pm – 1am.

Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
December 10
The Annual Lighted Boat Parade will take place Saturday, December 10th starting at 5:30pm from LuLu’s in Gulf Shores and finishing at Cobalt in Orange Beach. To enter your boat in the parade or for more information contact the Chamber at 251-968-7200.
(251) 968-7200 www.alabamacoastalchristmas.com

Boat Parade Activities at The Wharf
Orange Beach
December 10
Come to The Wharf for kids best viewing spot of the Lighted Boat Parade. Come early for kids activities and shopping specials from 4pm – 8pm.
(251) 224-1000 www.alwharf.com

Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade
December 10
Come join the fun beginning at 5:15pm on Saturday December 10th with nearly 90 entries, eight bands from Escambia County, Mississippi and New Orleans plus the nationally renowned Blue Angels and much more.

Santa Drop
17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola
December 10
Kick-off the Christmas season with the annual Santa Drop. See Santa skydive onto the beach followed by photo opportunities. Other activities for all ages plus Santa’s helpers singing Christmas carols. Santa drop begins at 12 noon.

Woodland Wonderland
December 10
Join us for an afternoon filled with music, holiday crafts and ornament making, gift wrapping and a visit from Santa. Free event from 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Christmas Celebration at Fricker Resource Center
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December 17
Enjoy free food and games and visit with Santa! 10am to 2pm.

Make it to the Line 4-Mile Run/Walk & 1-Mile Fun Run
17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola
December 17
Run, jog, walk or crawl to the line at our 4-mile run/walk and 1-mile fun run. Individuals and families up to three members can compete. Participants will receive run packets that include t-shirts and other goodies. Trophies will be awarded three deep for all age groups in both the run and the walk. Special awards will be also given. A portion of the proceeds from this race will benefit the Secret Santa program. It helps local families in need with gifts at Christmas, clothing, food, etc.

Ballet Pensacola Presents: The Nutcracker
118 Palafox Place, Pensacola
December 16 – 19
Experience the magic of the beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker.
850-595-3880 www.pensacolasaenger.com

All About That Baby Musical
6205 North W Street, Pensacola
December 18
Marcus Pointe Baptist Church and Kidz Praize presents the 2016 Christmas Musical All About That Baby! Sunday December 18th at 6 PM. New from Christy and Daniel Semsen and WordKidz, All About That Baby is a delightfully fresh presentation of the blessed story of Jesus’ birth. Join us for this fun night as we celebrate Christmas with the kids of Marcus Pointe.
850-479-8337 Find us on Facebook

Holiday Ice Skating
201 E. Gregory Street, Pensacola
December 18
Come out and bring your friends and family to enjoy ice skating while you are entertained by holiday music. Great experience for everyone! Each session is 1 hour; 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm and 6:30pm Tickets required: $ 12.00 Adult/Child (includes skate rental) $ 9.00 Adult/Child (must provide own skates).Contact Pensacola Bay Center for information.
850-432-0800 www.pensaolabaycenter.com

Play Pensacola Winter Break Camp
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December 19-23, 27-30
Ages 5 – 12 from 7:00am to 6:00pm
Locations: E.S. Cobb Resource Center  436-5192
Fricker Resource Center   436-5195
Gull Point Resource Center    494-7360
Vickrey Resource Center    912-4056
Woodland Heights Resource Center    435-1750

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical
118 Palafox Place, Pensacola
December 19
The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters as they come to life. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Show starts at 7:30pm.
850-595-3880 www.pensacolasaenger.com

Winterfest – Santa’s Holiday Express Tour
226 East Intendencia Street , Pensacola
December 19 to 23
Take a trip with Santa through highlights of our holiday season. This 25-minute tour is especially great for young children and out of town guests. Santa rides every night December 19th – 23rd.
850-583-1365 www.pensacolawinterfest.org

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration!
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200 East 25th Avenue, Gulf Shores
December 31
The Family friendly NOON Year’s Eve Celebration at LuLu’s starts at 10am!Think your year couldn’t possibly get any better, just wait and see what LuLu’s has in store to help you end the year with a bang. LuLu’s Annual Noon Year’s Eve party is pure excitement around every corner. From delicious food, sandcastle building contest, arts & crafts, live music, zoo animals, face painting, wow I could just go on and on, but wait there is one thing I forgot to mention… To count it down to noon we celebrate with kid friendly fireworks and a huge beach ball drop. Just take a look at the pictures from last year and plan your vacation to make sure you don’t miss this incredible event. See you there!
251-967-LULU (5858) www.LuluBuffett.com

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