November 22, 2012 - Southern League (SL) - Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are teaming up with Sacred Heart Hospital and Marcus Pointe Baptist Church to present Pensacola's first-ever Blue Wahoos Winter Wonderland at the Bayfront Stadium at Maritime Park.
Transforming the Blue Wahoos' home stadium into a Holiday theme park, the Winter Wonderland features a 110' ice skating rink, a 90' long toboggan run, a 60' tall Christmas tree, hayrides around the Maritime Park, and plenty of holiday music, vendors, and holiday-inspired food.
The five-week extravaganza kicks off at sundown on the evening of Friday, November 23rd, with a free community event hosted by WEAR3's Sue Straughn. This event will feature a Grand Illumination of the giant Christmas tree by Mayor Ashton Hayward. The tree is generously on loan from Sacred Heart Hospital while construction continues at the hospital's 9th Avenue campus.
Following the Grand Illumination, there will be special musical performances and prize winning games, including an opportunity for a chance to win a new car from Kia Auto Sport. The evening will conclude with a spectacular holiday-themed fireworks show at 8:00pm.
Shelley Yates, the Special Event Manager for the Blue Wahoos, said the Blue Wahoos Winter Wonderland promised to offer a new and unexpected offering to local families for holiday activities.