Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus…. It’s that time of year, Christmas decorations are starting to pop up all over town, and Santa will be arriving soon. Here’s the ultimate guide on where you can find Santa in Pensacola for photos, breakfast and FUN! Sponsored by our friends at Sign Gypsies Pensacola. 

Santa In Pensacola

Santa at Cordova Mall

Santa arrives at Cordova Mall on November 9th with a celebration and parade from 5:30-7:30pm.  He will be available in the malls center court for pictures from November 9th-24th.  Caring Santa happens on December 2nd and Pet Pictures on December 9th.

Santa Visits JTS

Head downtown to Jewelers Trade Shop for a visit with Santa and some hot cocoa on the following dates:

  • November 16th from 5-9pm
  • December 7th, 14th and 21st from 4-7pm
  • December 8th, 15th and 22nd from 3-5pm

Pancakes With Santa

At Gulf Coast Kid’s House from 8-10:30. Cost is $10 per person and includes a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, breakfast and children’s activities. More information 

Visit Santa Downtown at Winterfest

Santa will be in downtown Pensacola for pictures starting November 16th and then every night of the Performance Tour, every weekend day between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and every afternoon before the Christmas Week tours. Visiting Santa is always free! If you provide your email address, you will get a free photo from your visit that’s suitable for sharing online with your friends and family. In order to help Santa spend more time downtown each year, you are asked t0 not take personal photos or videos. More Information 

There will also be a Santa Send Off celebration On December 24th.

Breakfast With Santa

Have a pancake breakfast and PJ party with Santa at Crabs on the Beach (6 Casino Beach Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach) on December 1st from 9am-NOON. Cost starts at 9.99 per child and includes a pancake breakfast, bottomless hot chocolate, photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and the Elves (bring your own camera), and ornament craft and storytime with Mrs. Claus. Adults can also purchase a quiche plate for $12.99. More Information 

Santa Photos With API

Autism Pensacola is hosting Santa photos on December 1st from 9am-NOON at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church. There will be arts and crafts, light refreshments, a quiet room and movies while you wait. This event looks full at the moment but call and check with them just in case it isn’t — more information. 

Evening With Santa

Cokesbury UMC (5725 9th Ave, Pensacola) is hosting and evenight with Santa on Wednesday, December 5th from 6-8pm. The cost is $7 per person over the age of 3 and $3 for children 3 and under and includes: story telling, Christmas songs, a visit with santa and a meal. Call 850-476-5818 to reserve your spot.

Santa at the West Florida Library

Santa will be visiting the West Florida Libraries in December to read a story and hear your Christmas wishes.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m. – Molino Branch Library
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. – Pensacola Library
  • Thursday, Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m. – Tryon Branch Library
  • Thursday, Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m. – Century Branch Library
  • Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m. – Southwest Branch Library
  • Thursday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m. – Southwest Branch Library

Santa In Santa Rosa County, Florida

Santa Arrives at Santa Rosa Mall

Santa will make an appearance in the Veterans Day parade and then will be marching through the mall on November 11th from 11am-NOON at the Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther, FL. There will also be performances and more.

Santa’s Workshop and Craft Fair

Bring the kids and get a picture with Santa while you do some holiday shopping at the Navarre Conference Center on November 17th from 9am-3pm.

Christmas In the Park and The Navarre Community Christmas Parade

Mark your calendars because on December 1st the fun starts at 10am and the parade at 2pm at Navarre Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive via fire truck during the parade and will be available for pictures throughout the afternoon.  More information

Breakfast with Santa

Weber’s Skate World (6056 Stewart St., Milton) is hosting Breakfast with Santa on December 8th from 8-11am. Cost is 12.00 a ticket includes admission, regular skate rental, Santa visit, and breakfast. More information 

Breakfast With Santa

Santa will be at the Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther for a pancake breakfast on December 15th from 8-9am. Cost is $5 per adult and $3 per child. More information 


Santa In Baldwin County, Alabama

Santa at the Wharf

Santa will be in Santa’s Village on the following date for pictures at the Wharf in Orange Beach, AL :

  • Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 16th-December 24th
    • Fridays: 3-7pm
    • Saturdays: 10am-7pm
    • Sunday:12-6pm
  • November 27th – 5:30-9:30pm
  • December 17th through 22nd – 10am-7pm
  • December 24th – 10am-2pm

Santa Saturdays

Santa will be in front of Fairhope History Museum in Downtown Fairhope, AL on December 1st and 8th from 10:30am-NOON for a visit and pictures (bring your own camera). FREE

The Baldwin Pops

The Baldwin Pops will be hosting two holiday concerts with Santa as their special guest. Tuesday, December 4th at the Gulf Shores Cultural Arts Center and Monday, December 10th at the Foley Civic Center. FREE

Santa Drop

Santa drops on the beach behind Flora-Bama on December 8th from 11am-2pm. There will be arts and crafts, sweet treats, Christmas music and a visit with Santa. Parents can bring a can good or an unwrapped new toy and receive a free drink. FREE.

Billy Claus and the Lulu Belles

Billy Claus, Santa’s warm weather-loving brother who lives in the Caribbean, will be at Lulu’s Gulf Shores on December 8th at 1pm. Kids can have their picture taken with Billy and the Lulu Belles, listen to a story and make some arts and crafts. FREE.

Milk and Cookies With Santa

Children can decorate cookies and sing songs with Santa at Wonderland Children’s Museum (151 Van Buren St, Daphne, AL) on December 9th from 5-8pm. Cost is $15 per child and $5 per adult. More information 

Daphne’s Snow and Movie Night

Play in real snow, visit with Santa and enjoy a movie on December 14th from 4-8pm at W.O. Lott Playground (2039 Main St. Daphne, AL).

Santa Toy Shop Meet and Greet

Children can decorate a wooden craft and listen to a story from Santa at Wonderland Children’s Museum (151 Van Buren St, Daphne, AL) on December 16th from 5-8pm. Cost is $15 per child and $5 per adult. More information 

Did we miss any Santa sightings in Pensacola? Let us know in the comments! 

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