This year's Pensacola Beach Lighted Boat Parade gets underway on Saturday.

Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.


First City Lights Festival

Now through Thursday, Jan. 13. Downtown Pensacola, 226 S. Palafox Place. Enjoy a magical season of diverse holiday events, from ballet to trolley tours to Palafox Market to a holiday themed Gallery Night. Experience music, shopping, food, art and nightlife under a canopy of half a million white lights illuminating historic buildings, parks, shops, galleries and outdoor spaces. The First City Lights Festival brings all of these experiences together into one, months-long event. More info:

Pensacola Winterfest

Various times through Friday, Dec. 24. Based at the plazas around the old county courthouse at the corner of Palafox and Government streets in downtown Pensacola. Downtown comes alive with song and dance, arts and crafts during the holidays with Winterfest. Attendees may enjoy Photos with Santa, Photos with the Grinch, the Polar Express Tour, Grinch Tour, Cajun Christmas and Scrooge Tour. More info and tickets: