2016 Community Calendar Events

2016 Community Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 1
“Wreaths of Joy” Gala
Benefits Arc Gateway Foundation
Skopelos at New World
5:30pm
Reservations/tickets:  www.arc-gateway.org/foundation/wreaths-of-joy

Friday, December 2-Saturday, December 3
Winter Arts and Crafts Fair
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Milton
Friday 12n-7p; Saturday 9am-2:30pm

Saturday, December 3
Handel’s “Messiah”
Choral Society of Pensacola
7:30pm
Saenger Theater
All seats reserved
Tickets on line at www.choralsocietyofpensacola.org

Saturday, December 3
Lighted Boat Parade
6:30pm from Little Sabine Bay to Pensacola Beach Boardwalk
www.pensacolabeachchamber.com

Saturday, December 3
Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade
“Merry Masquerade” theme
10am
Shoreline Drive
Entry forms at Gulf Breeze City Hall and Chamber
www.cityofgulfbreeze.com

Saturday, December 3
Emerald Coast Bead Society Annual Holiday Show
9am-5pm
The Wright Place
80 East Wright Street
Free
www.emeraldcoastbeadsociety.com

Sunday, December 4
Surfing Santa Parade
Santa oversees holiday themed floats down Villa de Luna at Pensacola Beach
2pm
www.visitpensacolabeach.com

Thursday, December 8
Merry Marketplace
Shop for gifts from local retailers
Selfies with Santa, silent auction and more
1-7pm
Pensacola Grand Hotel on East Gregory
Free with donation of one non-perishable food item for Manna food Pantries
www.pensacolachamber.com

Friday, December 9
First City Art Center “Hot Glass Cold Brew”
5-9pm
www.firstcityart.org

Friday, December 9-Sunday, December 11  (continues December 16-18)
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
Pensacola Little Theater
www.pensacolalittletheater.com

Friday, December 9-Sunday, December 11
The Gem Event
One-of-a-kind gifts and home décor
Donation-based, volunteer-driven fundraiser supporting Covenant Care
10am-4pm each day
Corner of North Palafox and Lakeview

Saturday, December 10
Pensacola Christmas Parade
Downtown Pensacola
www.coxpensacolachristmasparade.org

Saturday, December 10
Cajun Christmas Festival
Pace HS Band Boosters
Pace Area Recreation Park
8am-3pm
Food, arts & crafts, 5k walk/run, car/motorcycle show, children’s activities

Thursday, December 15-Sunday, December 18
“Charlie Brown Christmas”
Pensacola Little Theater
7:30 Thursday and Friday; 10:30am & 3pm Saturday; 3pm Sunday
Ticket information at www.pensacolalittletheater.com

Friday, December 16-Sunday, December 18
“The Nutcracker”
Ballet Pensacola
7pm Friday and Saturday; 1:30pm Sunday
Saenger Theater
Tickets available at the office and online at www.balletpensacola.com

Friday, December 16
Gallery Night Downtown on Palafox
5-8pm with the after party starting at 8

Saturday, December 17
“Wreaths Across America”
Barrancas National Cemetery
www.barrancaswreaths.com

Saturday, December 31
“Celebrate the New Year”
Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
Guest artists: Wycliffe Gordon & Friends
7pm
Saenger Theater
Tickets at the box office or www.PensacolaSymphonyOrchestra.com

Saturday, December 31
New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Beach
8pm Start

Sunday, January 1
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Walk Plus Family Fun—activities include music, face painting, silent auction, Zumba dancing and BBQ Lunch plates
8am-12n
Bayview Park

Sunday, January 1
Annual Polar Bear Dip
Flora-Bama
www.florabama.com

Sunday, January 1
Polar Bear Plunge
Paradise Bar and Grill on Pensacola Beach
12-2pm; plunge is at 2

Friday, January 6
Pensacola “12th Night” Mardi Gras Kick-off
5pm
Downtown
Free and Everyone is Invited
www.pensacolamardigras.com