It’s almost time to flip the switch and turn on the Christmas lights! Four main events will set the holiday atmosphere here in Panama City Beach. If you’re looking for something to do this holiday season, look no further!
About Fun for the Holidays:
Panama City Beach is putting on four events to kick-start the holiday season right for everyone! Tickets are available online or at the gate, however- Friday November 18th, admission will be free and will include a performance by the Panama City POPS Orchestra. Tickets will be $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students, seniors, and active members of the military, $2.00 children age six to 12, and children under six are free. Ice skates are available for an additional $5 adults, $2 children 12 and under. Bay County residents will receive a Thursday discount: $5.00 Adults, $2.00 students, seniors, active military, $1.00 children 12 and under. Fun for the Holidays kicks off on November 18 and will run every Thursday, Friday & Saturday until December 23rd. (Except for Thanksgiving Day)
Christmas Tree Forest and Ice Palace
A forest of lighted Christmas trees and a ice skating rink will transform the intersection of Alf Coleman Drive and Front Beach Road into a winter wonderland and the hub of holiday activities. The ice skating rink will be 50×100-feet. In the center of the Christmas tree forest, you’ll find a 40-foot tree with lights that have been choreographed to festive holiday music.
Santa’s Beach House Village
Shipwreck Island Waterpark will be changed into a beach wonderland, complete with elves, reindeer, and other holiday favorites. Visitors will be greeted by the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Claus- starfish, seahorses, turtles, dolphins, fish, and crabs- each one illuminated. There will be a craft table to make holiday keepsakes, hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, holiday treats, and of course- pictures with Santa.
Christmas Under the Sea
M.B. Miller County Pier will be decorated with lights and animation, allowing you to experience holiday lights while overlooking the Gulf of Mexico!
Beach Ball Drop
2012 will begin after the Fourth Annual Beach Ball Drop hosted by Pier Park on Saturday, December 31st. Complete with family-friendly entertainment including bounce houses, street performers, stilt walkers, face painters, and live music starting at 5:30pm. At 8:00pm thousands of inflatable beach balls will be dropped for the delight of children. Counting down till midnight an 800-pound beach ball will decend 100-feet as we enjoy the last moments of 2011. New Year’s Eve activities are complimentary.
Happy Holidays, from PCB Daily!