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2016 Holiday Guide – Greater Pensacola Parents

2016 Holiday Guide

Holiday guide

Photos with Santa at The Warf
23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach
November 8 – December 23
Come visit with Santa and get a keepsake photo. Various price packages available. Located in front parking lot in Santa’s Village. Fridays 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am to 7:00pm and Sundays 12:00pm to 6:00 pm
251-224-1000    www.alwharf.com

Santa’s Wonderland Free Santa Photo
20000 Bass Pro Drive, Spanish Fort
November 12 – December 24
Free santa photo, children’s activities, craft and more. Times and activities change by date, visit our website for details.
251-607-5900    www.basspro.com

Ice Skating Rink
23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach
November 18 – January 14
Come to The Wharf and skate through a winter wonderland this holiday season. Contact us for a prices and skating schedule.
251-224-1000    www.alwharf.com

Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Christmas

Tree Sale
Gulf Breeze
November 20 – December 15
Hours of Operation:  Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 7:00pm,  Monday – Friday: 3:30pm – 7:00pm       * Open the Friday after Thanksgiving 10:00am – 7:00pm
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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.
850-327-4600

A Lionel Christmas
5003 Henry St., Milton
November 25, 26 Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
Enjoy four different scale model railroads, a children’s riding train, christmas decorations and lights. Free parking and admission.
850-623-3645    www.wfrm.org

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

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/

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

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

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.
888-569-5337

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 – Elf Parade
Pensacola
November 25
The Elf Parade is a grand kickoff to the 2016 holiday season in downtown Pensacola.  The parade takes the merry crew of kids, parents, toys, and characters from the T.T. Wentworth Museum to Plaza Wonderland at Palafox and Government streets.  The four-block route takes about 20 minutes and includes a Christmas song battle, tumbling snowflake and plenty of cheer.
850-583-1365    www.pensacolawinterfest.org

Winterfest- Ugly Sweater Contest
Pensacola
November 25
Don’t let that ugly Christmas sweater miss out on the recognition it deserves!  Wear it to the Ugly Sweater contest, part of Winterfest’s first day of the holiday season, the non-commercial, fun side of “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving.  Wear your best ugly sweater to the contest, which will be held in the Tarragon Street parking lot behind the T.T. Wentworth Museum.
850-583-1365    www.pensacolawinterfest.org

Winterfest – Reindeer Games
Pensacola
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.
www.pensacolawinterfest.org

Winterfest – Visit Santa
Pensacola
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

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.
www.gbzoo.com

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

Polar Express Pajama Party
1750 Radford Blvd. Suite C , Pensacola
Novenber 26 to December 18 and December 23
Enjoy a 3:00pm showing of the new christmas classic The Polar express on the giant screen. Tickets are avaliable in person at the museum ticket counter for $6 per person.
850-452-3604    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.
www.marketinthebreeze.com

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

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
6866 Caroline Street, Milton
December 1 – 4
Panhandle Community Theatre presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a Christmas play that will put the Spirit of the Season in your heart, a song on your lips, a smile on your face and the encouragement that peace on earth is still possible. Bring your family and invite your neighbors(even the grouchy one) for an evening of entertainment, refreshments and the opportunity to take pictures with Santa Claus. Ticket prices for adults are $15 and children, $10. Showtimes for December 1, 2, and 3 are 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm). The December 4 performance is a matinee that begins at 2:30pm (doors open at 1pm).
850-221-7599    www.panhandlecommunitytheatre.com

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.
850-968-6006

Merry Musik Meet-Up in the Park
Milton
December 2
Kindermusik by the Bay presents “Merry Musik Meet-Ups”. This Kindermusik demo class begins at 10:30 and is free.
850-292-0519

Christmas Caravan
3200 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola
December 2
Get in the Christmas spirit while raising funds for local charties. Caravan events include: a tour of 3 decorated homes on Bayou Texar for $12.00; a christmas luncheon for $12.00, a Bazaar with lots of unique gifts; a bakes sale with lots of home made goodies; and a silent auction.
850-433-0074    www.scpen.org

The Polar Express Pajama Storytime
1200 Airport Boulevard, Pensacola
December 2
All aboard! Come in your PJs and join us at 7pm for a magical evening as we host our annual Polar Express Storytime. Coloring and activities to follow, including writing a Dear Santa letter!
850-969-9554    www.barnesandnoble.com

Big Screen on the Blackwater
Milton
December 2, 9, 16
Free movies start at 6:00pm.  Santa will arrive at 5:00pm for the kids.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the holiday movies with your family.
(850) 983- 5466

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

Sowell’s North Pole Christmas Light Display

7650 Sowell Road, Milton

December 2 – 27

Make the trip to Milton to see the Sowell family turn on their Christmas lights with an expanded light display for 2016.  This year it is twice as big! Price to drive through is $10. Train rides available on the weekends for $2.  Closer tho Christmas train rides will be available during the week also.  Check us out on Facebook for updates!

850-626-2746

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.
850-623-2905
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.
850-944-5650

38th Special Forces Jingle Bell Jog 5K/10K
300 Mary Esther Boulevard , Mary Esther
December 3
Invite your friends to be part of one of the areas largest running events! 5K and 10K for the Special Forces Association Chapter 7. Start and finish will be at the Santa Rosa Mall in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. See www.sfa7jog.com for full details! Race starts at 9:00am.
www.sfa7jog.com

A Downtown Holiday 2016
Fort Walton
December 3
The City of Fort Walton Beach and Downtown Fort Walton Beach Organization present A Downtown Holiday! It’s your one-stop holiday shop and Tree Lighting event, complete with vendors for shopping, food, and Christmas treats, as well as live entertainment, children’s activities, and more! It’s all at the waterfront Fort Walton Beach Landing Park in Downtown FWB. Invite your friends the fun starts at 11:00am on December 3rd.
www.downtownfwb.com

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.
www.autismpensacola.org

Breakfast with Santa
6006 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze
December 3
Join Santa and his elves for a fun-filled family event including a pancake breakfast, elves, hot cocoa and the best part, pictures with Santa.  Oh and did we mention it’s all Free!  We’d love for your family to join us.  8:00am – 11:00am
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Breakfast with Santa
2203 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola
December 3
Join us from 9am – 11am for fun and fellowship. We will eat breakfast together, make crafts, and meet Santa. All ages are welcome. Admission is $2 per person or $10 per family. Proceeds will go to our children’s ministry outreach program.
850-432-7777    www.saintmarkumcpensacola.org

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.
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Handel’s Messiah
118 Palafox Place, Pensacola
December 3
The Pensacola Choral Society continues the annual traditon and presentation of Handel’s Messiah. All seats must be reserved. Student Discounts are available at the Box Office Only. Show time is from 7:30pm – 10:30pm.
850-432-0800    www.pensacolasaenger.com

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Storytime
1200 Airport Boulevard, Pensacola
December 3
“Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes!” and celebrate all things Grinch with a reading of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! We will begin at 11am and will have good deed badges and tracking booklets for kids to log all the good things they do this holiday season. Activities to follow.
850-969-9554    www.barnesandnoble.com

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.
850-932-1500

Magi
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.
850-623-2339
Navarre Christmas in the Park
Navarre
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.
www.navarrechamberfoundation.org/jingle-bell.html

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.

Gingerbread Jamboree at Bellingrath
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore
December 4
Create a new tradition for your family this Christmas at our first-ever Gingerbread Jamboree on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Bring the kids to decorate cookies and enjoy holiday crafts before touring Magic Christmas in Lights! A reception with Christmas goodies and hot chocolate is part of the fun.
(251) 973-2217    www.bellingrath.org

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.
www.gbzoo.com

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
www.visitpensacolabeach.com
FWB Christmas Parade
Fort Walton
December 5
Join the City of Fort Walton Beach for the 2016 “Parade of Lights”! December 5th at 6:30pm
850-833-9576    www.fwb.org

Seasonal Storytime
1200 Airport Boulevard, Pensacola
December 7
Join us at 11am for Storytime in the Children’s Department. This is a free event with crafts and songs, no RSVP required.
850-969-9554    www.barnesandnoble.com

Wacky Women Ugly Sweater Contest & Presentation of Funds
17401 Perdido Key Drive, Orange Beach
December 7
Please join us for a fun Ugly Sweater/Costume contest and presentation of Funds
850-492-0611

A Dickens Christmas: A Ghostly Story
560 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach
December 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24
The holiday season’s most haunting story as told by Dickens himself through the voices of four storytellers.  Scrooge will be chilled by those infamous apparitions as audiences are warmed by the classic tale.  Run time is approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.  Family friendly ( no lap children please).  Purchase tickets online.
(850) 684-0323    www.emeraldcoasttheater.org

Merry Musik Meet-Up in the Park
5417 W Spencer Field Road, Pace
December 9
Kindermusik by the Bay presents “Merry Musik Meet-Ups”. This Kindermusik demo class begins at 10:30 and is free.
850-292-0519

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

2nd Annual Winter Gala
2001 East Lloyd Street, Pensacola
December 10
Celebrate the holidays, make the season brighter for local disadvantaged children and isolated seniors, and support PensacolaPRIDE during this not to be missed event featuring a Gourmet Buffet, Live Entertainment, Décor & Gift Auction, Door Prizes, and Keepsake Photos.

Tickets $25.00

850-685-2881

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.
www.ajsbravehearts.com

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
Pensacola
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.
www.coxpensacolachristmasparade.org

Hall of Celebrities – The Grinch with Santa and Frosty the Snowman
115 East Zaragoza Street, Pensacola
December 10
The Grinch and his friend Frosty the Snowman are stopping in the Pensacola Children’s Museum’s Party Central on Saturday, December 10 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Hall of Celebrities is a free program sponsored by the UWF Historic Trust. For more information, contact educator Jim McMillen at 850-595-5985 x112 or email jmcmillen@uwf.edu.

850-595-5985 x112

Our Christmas Gift to Pensacola
245 Brent Lane, Pensacola
December 10
Come celebrate the Christmas Season with The Pensacola Bay Harmonizers, Pensacola Sound Chorus, and Handbell Virtuoso Danny Lyons. Admission: non perishable food item for Manna Food Bank and/or cash donation to ARC Gateway.  Show starts at 7:00pm
850-476-4466

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.
850-492-0611

Woodland Wonderland
Pensacola
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

First Baptist Church Christmas Concert
3600 Creighton, Pensacola
December 11
Free Christmas Concert to being at 6pm.  Concert includes the choir, children’s choir, ensembles, instrumentals and drama.
850-476-8496    www.fbcpensacola.org

Spirit of Christmas with Joe Castillo
6205 North W Street, Pensacola
December 11
Spirit of Christmas featurine Joe Castillo of America’s Got Talent!

This is a free event for everyone, free roast beef meal, kids prizes and kids zone. This year’s Spirit of Christmas is a unique, inspirational, and creative presentation of the Christmas story. This year we welcome back Joe Castillo, finalist of NBC’s hit show America’s Got Talent. Service is Sunday, December 11th at 10:00 am
850-479-8337

Holidays on 12th
12th Avenue , Pensacola
December 12
The gifting season is here, and what better than an evening with the family shopping for hand made items from unique shops and local vendors.

Come out and enjoy Christmas time in East Hill starting at 12th & Cervantes and stretching to 12th & Fairfield.

www,12thon12th.com

Seasonal Storytime
1200 Airport Boulevard, Pensacola
December 14
Join us at 11am for Storytime in the Children’s Department. This is a free event with crafts and songs, no RSVP required.
850-969-9554    www.barnesandnoble.com
Kids Club – Present Crafting
310 Gulf Breeze, Gulf Breeze
December 15
Tis the season for giving. This month, Chick-fil-A Gulf Breeze Kids Club is celebrating Generosity. Join us for a night of crafting handmade presents for the people we love. Kids Club hours are 5pm – 7pm.
850-932-5400    www.cfarestaurant.com/gulfbreeze

Merry Musik Meet-Up in the Park
3221 Langley Avenue, Pensacola
December 16
Kindermusik by the Bay presents “Merry Musik Meet-Ups”. This Kindermusik demo class begins at 10:30 and is free.
850-292-0519

Christmas Celebration at Fricker

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Pensacola
December 17
Enjoy free food and games and visit with Santa! 10am to 2pm.

Mom and Me- Felt Christmas Wreath
4586 Chumuckla Highway, Pace
December 16
In this class Mom’s and kids will be creating a felt Christmas wreath with your handprints.  Only $10.00 (plus tax) per pair includes all the supplies needed.  6:00pm – 7:30pm  Limited to 8 pairs!  You can come in and register, call the store or register online.
(850) 995-9114    http://www.shopalyssas.com/store

Breakfast with Santa Cow
310 Gulf Breeze, Gulf Breeze
December 17
Join Santa Cow and Elf Cow from 8am – 10am for breakfast, crafts and have your picture taken with Santa Cow and Elf Cow.
850-932-5400    www.cfarestaurant.com/gulfbreeze

Pancakes and Photos with Santa
5887 US-90 , Milton
December 17
Come have breakfast and get your picture taken with Santa Claus at Grover T’s December 17th from 8am to 10am.  Pancake, sausage, grits, coffee and juice. Adult plate: $5/ Child plate: $3/ Picture with Santa: $5 each!  Hosted by the Santa Rosa County Fair Association
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Santa’s Sleigh Is on Its Way Storytime
1200 Airport Boulevard, Pensacola
December 17
Join us at 11am for a magical Christmas Eve, where all of the children in your town are sleeping. Well, all of the children but you! How could you possibly fall asleep when you know Santa and his sleigh are on their way? Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Santa’s Sleigh Is on Its Way!
850-969-9554    www.barnesandnoble.com

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.
850-492-0611
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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Pensacola
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

Holiday Camp at Pensacola Mess Hall
116 North Tarragona Street, Pensacola
December 19. 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
Looking for something fun for the kids in grades 1-6 while you take care of other things over the break? Our holiday camps are the answer. Choose from a 3 hour morning camp or add extended time for the afternoon as well. Each half day of camp is $25. Preregistration required. Each day is a different theme: Dec 19 Space Explorers, Dec 20: Unplugged Games; Dec 21: Robot, Set, Code; Dec 22: Light It Up; Dec 23: Land of Misfit Toys; Dec 27 Space Explorers’ Dec 28: Unplugged Games; Dec 29: Robot, Set, Code; Dec 30: Light It Up.
877-937-6377    www.pensacolamesshall.org
Seasonal Storytime
1200 Airport Boulevard, Pensacola
December 21
Join us at 11am for Storytime in the Children’s Department. This is a free event with crafts and songs, no RSVP required.
850-969-9554    www.barnesandnoble.com

Seasonal Storytime
1200 Airport Boulevard, Pensacola
December 28
Join us at 11am for Storytime in the Children’s Department. This is a free event with crafts and songs, no RSVP required.
850-969-9554    www.barnesandnoble.com

Gatsby Girks 3rd Annual Speakeasy Ball & Charity Event
201 East Zaragoza Street, Pensacola
December 31
The Krewe of the Gatsby Girls will be hosting their 3rd Annual Speakeasy Ball and Charity Event benefitting the PACE Center for Girls.

The PACE Center provides girls & young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling and advocacy.

Make sure you get your tickets to Pensacola’s biggest NYE party — There’s no party like a Gatsby party!
www.kreweofgatsbygirls.com

Hap-Pea All Year Storytime
1200 Airport Boulevard, Pensacola
December 31
Just in time for New Year’s, the peas from the bestselling LMNO Peas are back for more fun — this time exploring the months of the year! Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Hap-Pea All Year. Storytime begins at 11am.
850-969-9554    www.barnesandnoble.com
New Year’s Eve Bash
1504 West Intendencia Street, Pensacola
December 31
Join us for a New Year’s Bash. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Regulat and VIP tables are avaible for groups of 8 for more information contact organizers Monique at 850-332-4433 and Brittany at 850-462-3001. Tickets also available at Levels Boutiq.

850-456-0737

New Year’s Eve Firework Display
Pensacola
December 31
Keep your eyes focused on the Pensacola Beach skies this New Year’s Eve for not just one, but two, free firework displays along the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. At 8 p.m. a dazzling light display, provided by the beach chamber, will take place overlooking the Santa Rosa Sound from the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. For those who want to ring in the new year at midnight, Casino Beach Bar & Grille is hosting a New Year’s Eve Black & White Party beginning at 9 p.m. with door prizes, drink specials, and prizes for best dressed.The party culminates with a midnight fireworks show on the beach over the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier.
850-438-4015

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

Reelin’ In The New Year at The Wharf
23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach
December 31
Fireworks and Marlin Drop at midnight! Kids activities begin at 5:00 pm will include bouncy house, rock climbing wall, face painting, machanical bull and more. Live music starts at 7:00 pm.
251-224-1000    www.alwharf.com

Polar Bear Plunge
Pensacola Beach
January 1
Need an exhilarating rush to help kick off your new year? Head to Pensacola Beach and plunge headfirst into the Santa Rosa Sound at the annual Polar Bear Plunge.

Hosted by Paradise Bar & Grill, hundreds of dippers and spectators – many dressed in costume – flock to the beach to participate in this long-established tradition.

Registration begins at noon and the fee is $15 per person. Cub Club participants – those in fifth-grade or younger – can register for $5. Participants will receive a Polar Bear Plunge t-shirt. All proceeds go to the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce.
850-438-4015   

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