5 Pensacola Beach Christmas Events You’ll Regret Missing

Tis' the season to be jolly, and a little sunny too! Pensacola Beach is the Gulf Coast's premier beach destination, and even when the weather is chilly, there is still plenty of awesome things to do!

Christmas time is here again, and if you’re in Pensacola Beach, have I got a treat for you! Pensacola Beach Christmas events give travelers and tourists alike the opportunity to experience the season’s cheer. Keep reading to learn about some of the top events on the beach this Christmas!

Pensacola Beach Christmas Events You’ll Regret Missing…

Pensacola Christmas Parade

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Get into the holiday spirit with fanciful fanfare! Thousands of folks flock to this metropolitan parade each year to take part in a decades-old tradition! Experience the sights and sounds of the Christmas holiday by way of floats, marching bands, and more! The Blue Angels and dozens more organizations from across the region take part in this all-ages event in downtown Pensacola!

WHEN: December 9th, 2017, 5:15pm
WHERE: Downtown Pensacola

Check out a full list of local events at Pensacola Beach Events!

“The Nutcracker” Ballet

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The timeless Christmas classic returns to Pensacola this holiday season! “The Nutcracker” is performed by “Ballet Pensacola” December 15th – 17th at the Saenger Theatre. Re-live the magic of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince’s journey with family and friends!

WHEN: December 15th, 2017, 7:00pm; December 16th, 2017, 7:00pm; December 17th, 2017, 1:30pm
WHERE: Saenger Theatre, 118 South Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502
TICKETS: Purchase your tickets online at Pensacola Saenger

Harry Potter Yule Ball

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Grab your wand, cloak, and give your house elf the night off, the Harry Potter Yule Ball is returning to Pensacola. This is one of my personal favorite Pensacola Beach Christmas events of the season. Potter fans out there can expecto a costume contest, photo ops, and drink specials inspired by the wizarding world of Harry Potter!

WHEN: December 16th, 2017, 7:00pm
WHERE: Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502
TICKETS: Purchase your tickets online at Harry Potter Yule Ball

Find the top activities for Christmas and beyond online at Pensacola Beach things to do!

Winterfest Reindeer Games

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Rudolph may not have been invited to join in the reindeer games, but your kids are always welcome! This FREE event includes Christmas-themed games like reindeer freeze dance and Christmas karaoke. Tasty treats are available, and as always, Santa will be looking on from his sleigh ready to receive letters from the boys and girls!

WHEN: December 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15-17
WHERE: Winterfest of Pensacola, 226 East Intendencia St, Pensacola, FL

Winterfest Grinch Tour

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This event is new to Winterfest, and kids of all ages are rejoicing! Follow along with all the “who’s” as the Grinch tries to ruin Christmas. Dress in your best Whoville attire for your chance to win a special prize from Mayor Maywho!

WHEN: December 18th – 23rd, 2017
WHERE: Winterfest of Pensacola, 226 East Intendencia St, Pensacola, FL
TICKETS: Purchase your tickets online at Winterfest Grinch

Now that you know the top events this holiday season, it’s time to get out there and have some fun! Start planning your next Pensacola Beach vacation today using our FREE Online Trip Planner!

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