Season Your Holidays

Lighted Boat Parade – Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m.


The Lighted Boat Parade will set sail at 6:30 p.m. from Sabine Marina and make its way around the Santa Rosa Sound to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk where it will dock by about 7:30 pm.

Leading up to the boat launch, a kid’s party will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Shaggy’s Pensacola Beach.

Directly following the boat parade, Santa will make his way to the Quietwater Shell to greet the children and a dazzling firework display will take place from the boardwalk at about 8 p.m.

For those wanting to participate and compete in the Lighted Boat Parade, the deadline to register will be Monday, November 3rd at 5 p.m. The entry fee is $35 per boat. Compete for bragging rights.

A Captain’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 2nd at 6 p.m. at the Sandshaker Lounge and Package on Pensacola Beach for all boat parade participants. For more information, go to or contact Alison Westmoreland at 850-932-1500.

Application can be downloaded here -> Lighted Boat Parade Application 2019

*Turn in application and check to 7 Casino Beach Boardwalk. Pensacola Beach, FL. 32561

Surfing Santa Beach Parade – Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m.


Thousands of children, parents and other spectators make their way to Pensacola Beach on Sunday to see Santa Claus close out the annual Surfing Santa Beach Parade.

Robert Gleim, general manager of Bamboo Willie’s Beachside Bar, will be this year’s parade Grand Marshal.

Starting at 2 p.m. from Avenida 10, the parade will make its way down Via De Luna toward Casino Beach and end at the Gulfside Pavilion, where kids will be able to meet and greet with Santa until 3 p.m.

For those wanting to participate in the Surfing Santa Beach Parade, the deadline to register is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. and the entry fee is $50.

For entry details, call or email the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce at 850-932-1500 or email [email protected].

Application can be downloaded here-> Surfing-Santa-Entry-Form-Hold-Harmless

*Turn in application and check to 7 Casino Beach Boardwalk. Pensacola Beach, FL. 32561

New Year’s Eve Firework Display – January 1 at Midnight


Keep your eyes focused on the Pensacola Beach skies this New Year’s Eve for a free firework display along the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk.

At Midnight. a dazzling light display, provided by the beach chamber, will take place overlooking the Santa Rosa Sound from the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk.

Polar Bear Plunge – New Year’s Day – 2 p.m.


Need an exhilarating rush to help kick off your new year? Head to Paradise Bar & Grill on Pensacola Beach at 2 p.m. and plunge (safely) 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 cash per person and participants will receive a Polar Bear Plunge t-shirt or a $10 registration donation to participate without the t-shirt and $5 Cub Club for ages fifth grade and under. All proceeds go to the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce.

About “Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit”

“Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit” is one of several festivals and events presented by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, Inc. The Chamber is a not-for-profit corporation committed to promoting, advancing and stimulating civic, business, commercial interests and the general welfare on Pensacola Beach.



****Please be aware that all event times are subject to change based on weather conditions. For weather updates, check the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for the latest news.