Holiday Calendar 12/13/12
Nightly Christmas Lights Night Segway Tour
Emerald Coast Tours offers a new holiday tour through the month of December. Glide through Downtown, North Hill, East Hill and Old East Hill and view beautiful holiday decorations with a stop at East Hill Yard for a drink or bite to eat. The tours are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and are $45 per person. For more information call 417-9292 or visit emeraldcoasttours.net.
12.13 Oar House Annual Un-politically Correct Sing-Along
Join Ray and Val Russenberger at the 6:30 p.m. at the Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd., to sing your holiday favorites. If you play an instrument, bring it along as well. Enjoy Jezebel’s Cold-Weather Cocktails for $3 throughout the sing-along. For more information, call 549-4444 or visit the-oar-house.com.
12.13 Holiday Concert
Parents and community members are invited to see J.H. Workman Middle School’s band, under the direction of Russell Bertles, perform their holiday concert starting at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at Washington High School’s Fine Arts Auditorium, 6000 College Pkwy.
12.13-12.16 A Christmas Carol at UWF
Watch the tale of Scrooge come alive on the University of West Florida stage, 11000 University Pkwy. This will be the sixth year for the holiday production. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, the play will begin at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $16, $12 for senior citizens and active military, $10 for non-UWF students and UWF faculty and staff, $5 for high school students and free for UWF students with their Nautilus cards. Call 857-6057 for more information.
12.13-12.16 A Christmas Story
Watch your favorite Christmas movie come to life on the Pensacola Little Theatre stage, 400 S. Jefferson St. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. On Sunday, December 9 enjoy a Chinese Christmas dinner after the performance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children. Performance tickets are $14-$30, half-off for children 12 and under. For more information, call 432-2042 or visit pensacolalittletheatre.com.
12.13, 12.20, 12.27 Fashion Takes a Hit Thursday Nights
Wear your tackiest, ugliest holiday sweater to the Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, 351 W. Cedar St., for deals on drinks every Thursday in December. Down $2 cans of beer and $1 cans of soda and toast your fashion sense. For more information, visit facebook.com/bluewahoosbaseball.
12.14 & 12.26 Ice Sculpture Demonstrations
Watch as master craftsmen wield a chainsaw against towering blocks of solid ice to create beautiful works of zoo themed art. Sculptures will remain available for photo opportunities throughout the evening. The demonstrations begin at 6 p.m. at Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. For more information, call 932-2229 or visit gulfbreezezoo.org.
12.14-12.16 Ballet Pensacola’s Nutcracker
The annual classic features the music of Tchaikovsky and the unforgettable tale of Clara and the dream of her Nutcracker Prince inside the Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$32. For more information, visit pensacolasaenger.com or balletpensacola.com.
12.14-12.24, 12.26-12.30 Cookies with Santa
At the Gulf Breeze Zoo, kids can enjoy the Christmas lights and have a snack with the man in the red suit. Cookies with Santa is from 5 to 6 p.m. and is for toddlers to 9-year-olds. Tickets are $25, ZooLights admission is included. Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. For more information, call 932-2229 or visit gulfbreezezoo.org.
12.14-12.16 & 12.18-12.23 Winterfest Trolley
Downtown Pensacola becomes Christmas Town through the eyes of Winterfest. Take a ride on the red trolley or carriage and see your favorite holiday characters come to life. The tour begins at the historic Escambia County Courthouse, 223 S. Palafox, where you can get your picture taken with Santa or take in a free show by Rudolph’s Revue. Tours begin at 5 p.m. To book your tour, call 417-7321 or visit pensacolawinterfest.org.
12.14-12.16, 12.21-12.24 & 12.26-12.30 Zoo Lights
Enjoy the Gulf Breeze zoo at night while it’s lit with thousands of holiday lights. The lights are on from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and children, half-off for season pass holders. For more information, call 932-2229 or visit gulfbreezezoo.org.
12.15 Breakfast with Santa
On Saturday, December 15, brings your kids to First United Methodist Church of Pace, located at 4540 Chumuckla Hwy. for Breakfast with Santa from 9:30 to 11 a.m. There will be balloons, bouncers, face painting, crafts and pictures with Santa. For more information, call 994-5608 or visit pacefumc.org.
12.15 Cookie Decorating Class
Just in time for the holidays. Wendy Hauman leads a hands-on course that teaches you to make and color the perfect royal icing at Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson. Then, you decorate on the blank canvas of Hauman’s own sugar cookies. Everyone gets to take home their edible works of art. The class is from 12 to 3 p.m. Space is limited, remember to pre-register. Cost is $30 for PMA members and $40 for non-members. For more information, call 432-6247 or visit pensacolamuseumofart.org.
12.15 Christmas Cooking Class
A Christmas-themed children’s Chocolate Art Class will take place at Blue Morning Gallery, located at 21 Palafox St., from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The class is designed for children ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 12. Tickets are $15 for one child and parent. To reserve your space, call Karen Smith at 384-4098.
12.15 A Taste of Christmas Tradition
Take a taste holiday goods and listen to Christmas music at Bagdad Village Museum, located at 4512 Church St. The fun begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40. For more information, call 623-3288.
12.15 “‘Tis the Night Before Christmas”
Navy Point Elementary School will present their holiday music program, “‘Tis the Night Before Christmas,” under the direction of Mrs. Swindle, music teacher. The program will feature second and third grade students and will be held at the school, 1321 Patton Dr., in the auditorium. The performance times will be 1 p.m. for students and 6:30 p.m. for the public. For additional information, please call 453-7415.
12.15 & 12.16 Christmas Program at East Brent Baptist Church
East Brent Baptist Church, located at 4801 N. Davis Hwy., will be showing its Christmas program, “Jesus, No Other Name,” December 15 and 16 at 6 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 477-5812.
12.16 Christmas Cantata
The Beach Community Church, located on Via DeLuna Drive at the corner of Avenida 18, invites everyone to their annual Christmas concert starting at 10 a.m.
12.16 “The Greatest Story Ever Told”
From 8:30 to 11 a.m., enjoy the cantata at First United Methodist Church of Pace, 4540 Chumuckla Hwy. The cost is free. Call 994-5608 or visit pacefumc.org.
12.17 Kids Cookie Workshop
Kids can get messy without the clean-up. Sign your little ones up to decorate and eat holiday cookies at End of the Line Café, 610 E. Wright St. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15. Register by Dec. 15. For more information, call 429-0336 or visit eotlcafe.com.
12.17-12.18 Pensacola Civic Band’s Holiday Concert
The Pensacola Civic Band will present its annual Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 and Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Pensacola State Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, 1000 College Blvd. Listen to holiday classic and new compositions. All tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit scholarships for area high school band students and Pensacola State students. For ticket reservations, call 484-1847. For more information, contact Don Snowden at 484-1800 or email@example.com.
12.17-12.19 Holiday Cabaret
Presented by Coastal Cabaret Ensemble, the Holiday Cabaret features local performers singing classic carols to hymns to modern holiday songs at Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. Tickets range from $14-$30. For more information, call 434-0257 or visit pensacolalittletheatre.com.
12.18 Gift Wrapping Event
Join the Marine Core from NAS Pensacola and community volunteers as they wrap hundreds of holiday gifts for area seniors in need. Gifts were collected through the Home Instead Senior Care’s Be a Santa to a Senior program. The wrapping will begin at 10 a.m. at Home Instead Senior Care center, 100 N. Spring St.