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Enjoy Your Holidays on Pensacola's Snow-White Beaches

Pensacola showcases miles of snow-white beaches, festive parades and events, memorable local cuisine and even an island called "Santa" Rosa. It's the perfect destination to visit with friends and family this holiday season. Sing along to carols during our outdoor concert, see Christmas lights at our state park and zoo, or load your stocking with beads at the Downtown Christmas Parade. Peruse local shops downtown along Palafox Place or visit Cordova Mall or the Tanger Outlet, which provide great discounts on well-known brands. No matter what your choice, Pensacola has the makings of a holiday you'll never forget.

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If you didn't win the Visit Pensacola Social Media Giveaway in November, don't worry because you'll have the opportunity to win spectacular prizes every month until April. Our exciting prizes feature accommodations, attractions and much more. What are you waiting for? Give us a 'like' and enter for your chance to win. See our Facebook page for official rules for this program.

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Deals on Accommodations

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AMEX Gift Card Program Returned - For a Limited Time

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The American Express gift card program has returned for a short time with a limited number of gift cards. Please register immediately to come enjoy a wonderful vacation here on our beautiful coast.

Stay and play in the Pensacola Bay Area and we'll help pay the way! Register below, then book and stay at an area hotel or vacation property and get up to $300 in American Express gift cards. Hurry! This special offer is valid for travel between November 15 - January 31, 2012. Check out date by Feb. 1, 2012.

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Six Picks for Pensacola Stocking Stuffers

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  1. Tropical seafood seasoning from Joe Patti’s Seafood Market.
  2. A bag of chocolate covered pecans from J.W. Renfroe Company.
  3. A Visit Pensacola hat, nail file, compact mirror, or perpetual calendar from the Visitors Information Center.
  4. Ground grits from the C&D Mill.
  5. A 32oz bomber filled with your favorite beer from the Pensacola Bay Brewery.
  6. Or for a free stocking stuffer, fill a small mason jar with Pensacola Beach’s white-powder sand and beautiful seashells.

2012 New Year's Resolutions

Every year, millions of people around the world make New Year's resolutions. Though New Year's isn't until the end of the month, we thought we'd help you get a head start on your New Year's resolutions.

And our favorite New Year's resolution,

Add a Little Pensacola Flair to Your Holiday Meal this Year

holiday recipes from pensacola, fl chefsThe traditional holiday supper is one that many people, young and old, look forward to all year long. It's a time when the family gathers around the dinner table and spends the evening laughing and enjoying a banquet of delicious food. Courtesy of the Pensacola Celebrity Chefs, here are a handful of recipes - some traditional and some not so traditional - with a Pensacola flair your family will love.

Celebrate and Be Merry

With tons of exciting parades, events and an average of 340 days of sunshine every year, you won't be stuck inside watching Christmas movies this winter in Pensacola. Gather the family, and check out these festive happenings.

  • Season the Holidays with Island Spirit. Throughout December.
  • Winterfest Trolley Tours. Dec. 3, 9, 16-18.
  • Holiday Evening in Olde Seville Square. Dec. 8.
  • Pensacola Children's Chorus. Dec. 9-11.
  • Big Lagoon's Christmas in the Park. Dec. 16-17.
  • Downtown Christmas Parade. Dec. 10.
  • 5th Annual Pelican Drop. Dec. 31.

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