This past weekend we went to the annual Christmas Gala at the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum. We had never been before, but it was a great way to spend the afternoon! The event was free and open to the public. There was hot cocoa and cider, tons of cookies and games, and lots of magic all around.
We had never been to the lighthouse, so this was a great reason to go even though it is still under construction. My children aren’t fans of Santa, so we skipped that portion – which was the only thing that had a line.
My daughter and I made the trek up the lighthouse – something she has been wanting to do for a while! Her class usually goes, but they didn’t since the lighthouse is under construction. My daughter made the trek up the skinny spiral staircase barefoot since it is against Coast Guard rules to take the staris wearing flip flops. While the trip up was a little nerve wracking, we were glad we did it. I would like to go back once the lens room is opened so you can see all of the views!
There are all kinds of stories that go along with the lighthouse, which may be haunted.
On our way back out, we stopped to hear the lovely live music.
While we climbed the tower, my husband and son enjoyed the lawn games and chalk board. This is definitely something we will come back and do again! It’s a great way to see the lighthouse.