Winter Resident Appreciation Days Continue

Welcoming the winter residents of PCB and thanking them for their visit, the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold a Winter Resident Appreciation day this Friday.  Stop by the Panama City Beach Visitor Information Center from 9:00am-11:00am on January 6th for complimentary coffee and donuts.  Also, you’ll be able to register for giveaways and gain information on seasonal events and areas of interest.

Thank you for calling PCB your home this winter!  

Stand-Up Comedy Series at The Cantina

Starting on Friday January 6th, The Cantina at Pier Park will kick-off a new year of Friday night stand-up comedy.  Each Friday at 8:30pm The Cantina will present two professional comedians who are touring the country with their stand-up acts.

This week’s acts include P.J. Butland and Russell Ehrett.  P.J. Butland can be described  as “Six feet, six inches of bald comedy muscle” and “Bold, bawdy, and brash”  Russell Ehrett’s comedy style has been described as “Revenge of the nerd.”  Other headliners who are coming through this month are Rickey Reyes and Stewart Huff, both regulars on the national comedy circuit.

Seating is first come, first serve- so make sure to get their early!  More information is available on The Cantina’s website.

Have a few laughs with your friends this Friday or in Fridays to come!

Ring in 2012 With a Bang!

Looking for a list of bars and clubs that are having a spectacular event for New Year’s Eve?  Here are a few options for your New Year’s party!

New Year’s Eve at Club LaVela

Panama City Beach’s Club LaVela will be partying hard to end 2011 and start 2012!  They are kicking off a new beginning for the nightclub and will be unveiling new renovations.  Over 10,000 free invites will be distributed throughout the city, which will allow you entry for a low price.

Breaker’s British and American New Year’s

Breaker’s is counting down to 2012 twice, once at 6pm when the clocks stike 12 in England and again at 12am when it’s 2012 in Panama City Beach!  There will be party favors and a champagne toast for the “British New Year’s.”  Breakers is also offering a Red, White, and Blue package including appetizers, entrees, dessert for two, and an open bar till midnight.  Make sure to make reservations for both events!

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance Cruise

From 9:00pm- 12:30am, join the Lady Anderson Dining Yacht for a New Year in style.  There will be a live band, appetizers, favors, toast, and dinner buffet.  Reservations are required, but make sure to reserve early- you’ll get the best seats!

Spinnaker’s Party of the Century

Spinnaker is hosting the Party of the Century this New Year’s Eve.  Dinner will be served in the Paradise Grill from 7pm-9pm, followed by a dance party from 9pm-am.  The dance party will have live music, complimentary champagne, and party favors!  Dinner does require reservations, so please email

Rock in the New Year On the Beach at Schooners

The last local beach club, Schooners, will be having a New Year’s Eve bash on the beach!  Dinner will start at 7pm, followed by the Chris LeBlanc Band, a champagne toast, and party favors!  You can view the menu and reservation information online.

NYE at the Sandpiper Beacon’s Tiki Bar

Celebrate with live music all night long!  Noisemakers, hors d’oeuvres, hats, and a midnight champagne toast promise to bring the fun in with the new year!  Visit the Sandpiper Beacon for more information.

New Year’s Eve Bash

C-Level Bar and Grill is bringing you 5 DJ’s to bring in 2012.  They will have a free champagne toast at midnight, but with advanced notice bottle service is available.  They are giving away CD’s, freebies, and a raffle for a $50 gift certificate to Skully’s Time Piece Tattoo’s.  There will be drink specials all night long.

If you are looking for more family-oriented fun, please see this article.  We hope you have a great ending to 2011 and an even better beginning to 2012!

It’s Christmas Week, Are You Looking For Something To Do?

The children are out of school, the house is decorated, cookies are baked… now what?  If you are looking for a way to spend your vacation time with your family, we have a few options for you!

Jingle Bell Swing Benefit Concert- Noah’s Ark

December 22nd, 7:00pm

For $8 a person, you can join the Cloud 9 Orchestra for concert to benefit Noah’s Ark! Noah’s Ark has a mission to make God’s presence known to visitors of Panama City Beach.  Tickets are available online.

A Very Elvis Christmas Dinner and Show- Breakers

December 23rd

Dinner specials will be available for those who choose to come early to watch the sunset from Breakers.  Starting at 8:30pm, you’ll hear “A Very Elvis Christmas” from Todd Allen Herendeen.  The tribute includes songs from Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, The King himself – Elvis Presley, and more!

Don’t forget that Fun for the Holidays continues to run at Shipwreck Island Water Park, at the City Pier, and on Alf Coleman!

Planning for New Year’s Eve? Ideas Have Arrived

Christmas is right around the corner, which means that 2012 is looming near as well!  If you aren’t sure how to spend the last moments of 2011 maybe you’ll find some inspiration in these events!

Pier Park’s 4th Annual Beach Ball Drop

Say farewell to 2011 and hello to 2012 at Pier Park with a family-friendly celebration that includes balloon artists, stilt walkers, and the release of over 7,000 beach balls.  The countdown to midnight will involve the lowering of a 800-pound beach ball and fireworks to celebrate the start of 2012.

Festivities are set to begin at 5:30pm on December 31st, 2011 with the beach ball release being scheduled for 7:00pm.

Visit previous articles to get a feel for the event:

Beach Ball Drop 2010

Pictures from 2010

A Video of 2008’s Event

3rd Annual Countdown to Seaside! A New Year’s Eve Celebration

Seaside’s festivities begin at 7pm on December 31st, 2011 and will continue into the wee hours of 2012.  The event is a family-friendly party with live entertainment, kids’ art projects, street performers, and a firework display over the Gulf of Mexico.  Performances will include Kyle Lamonica at 7pm, The David Mayfield Parade at 8:15pm, and at 10pm Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers will take the stage.  Midnight will be greeted with an amazing firework display.

From 7pm-11pm, Abrakadoodle will be offering free unique art projects for children.  These projects will include noisemakers and time capsules!  There will also be face painters to help get everyone in the festive spirit!

SHINE- A NYE Celebration in Paradise, at the Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn is partnering with Give Kid’s The World Foundation for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration.  A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will help a family with a child, whose medical bills and conditions would have prevented them from enjoying their time together, make amazing memories.

They have special prices for a room, dinner, party, breakfast, and drink tickets- all including a late checkout time!  Please visit them online to see the different packages and pricing available for New Year’s Eve.  Have fun celebrating a new year for a great cause!

Make sure to have fun, because “how you start the year, is how you spend the year!”

The Seabreeze Jazz Festival Offers a Holiday Discount

Many have already expressed excitement for the annual Seabreeze Jazz Fesitval coming April 18th-22nd, 2012.  The festival has offered a short-term sale on tickets!  Make sure to buy yours before December 15th, 2011 and you’ll save up to $100!

If you buy a weekend pass or a four-day pass, you will receive the second pass at half-price!  Order your tickets online before December 15th and make sure to enter the promotional code “Holiday 2011.”  They are sending tickets out via Priority Mail, ensuring arrival before Christmas!


During the Second Week of Christmas…

There have been tons of holiday and Christmas activities already, and it’s only the second week of December.  This second week of Christmas there are several more events to count on for increasing your holiday cheer!

5K Reindeer Run and 1-mile Santa Shuffle

Looking to stretch your legs before settling in for a long winter’s nap?  The Junior Service League will be hosting the 5K Reindeer Race and a 1-mile Santa Shuffle in St. Andrews State Park on December 10th at 3pm.  The cost to register is $20 and proceeds will benefit the youth programs of the Junior Service League of Panama City Beach.  Physically-challenged participants and those who will be pushing strollers are welcome to enter.  All 5K finishers under age 12 will receive a reindeer medal and trophies will be awarded to top finishers in numerous age groups.

Parade on the Beach

Starting at 5pm on Saturday December 10th, floats will wind their way through the streets of Pier Park. The parade will feature floats from businesses and community organizations, local marching bands, and car clubs.  The parade will find it’s way through Pier Park to Front Beach Road.

Miracle on 34th Street

A true classic when it comes to Christmas stories!  Visit the Marina Civic Center on December 11th at 5:00pm to watch Miracle on 34th Street in it’s musical format written by Valentine Davies.  This is the story of Kris Kringle on trial, Macy’s becoming the store to shop in, two lost souls finding each other, and a little girl discovering her childhood through Santa Claus.  This musical will be brought to you by Virginia’s Barter Theatre, which is America’s oldest resident equity theater company.  Tickets are on sale for $45, $39, $32.50, and $23 depending on seating.  You can also save $10 for children 18 and under!  Tickets are on sale now!


Laketown Wharf’s Christmas Events

Laketown Wharf is hosting a weekend of Christmas fun December 9th-11th.  Complete with live entertainment, children’s activities, photo’s with Santa, local vendors, food and beverage, silent auction, and holiday themed laser light show.  All proceeds from the events will go to the Anchorage Children’s Home and National Military Family Association.

December 9th, 2011

The event will last from 4:00pm-10:00pm.

4:00pm-6:00pm, Live music from Travis Dean featuring Half Past 10

4:00pm- 8:00pm, Children’s activities and photo’s with Santa

6:00pm- 7:00pm, Live Music from Kevin Jacobs

8:00pm, Christmas Light Show

December 10th, 1011

Laketown’s Christmas event will be held from 12:00pm-10:00pm.

12:00pm-8:00pm, Silent Auction

12:00pm-8:00pm, Children’s activities and photo’s with Santa

1:00pm, Santa will arrive in a fire truck

2:00pm-4:00pm, Live Music from Kevin Jacobs

4:00pm-7:00pm, Life Music from Travis Dean featuring Half Past 10

6:30pm, Tree Lighting

8:00pm, Christmas Light Show

Winners from the Silent Auction will be announced immediately following the light show.

December 11th, 2011

The final day of Christmas at Laketown will be held from 12:00pm-4:00pm.

12:00pm-8:00pm, Children’s activities and photo’s with Santa

12:00pm-1:00pm, Live Music from Kevin Jacobs

1:00pm-3:00pm, Life Music from Travis Dean featuring Half Past 10

8:00pm, Christmas Light Show


Have a great weekend a Laketown Wharf and celebrating the Christmas season!


Get Your Christmas Spirit Up

Looking for more holiday events to help get the Christmas Spirit flowing?  There are plenty more events to attend!

Santa’s Beach House

November 26th -December 24th

Want to tell Santa what you want and get a picture taken with him?  He will be at his Pier Park house ready to take pictures Monday’s- Thursday’s 11:00am – 8:00pm, Friday’s – Saturday’s 10:00am – 8:00pm, Sunday’s 11:00 am – 6:00pm, and on December 24 from 9:00am – 6:00pm.

Christmas Parade

December 3rd

Downtown on Harrison Ave, at 5pm keep your eyes open for the Christmas parade to come by!  There will be floats themed “White Christmas” from local businesses, schools, entertainment and community groups, individuals, marching bands, and car clubs.  The parade will start at the marina and continue to 13th Street. For the 3rd year, the Panama City Parrot Head Club will be collecting donations and blankets for the local Jaycees group.

Christmas Boat Parade

December 3rd

Departing from Bay Point Marina and looping to the west end of Grand Lagoon, boats will pass in front of the Boatyard, Captain Anderson’s Lighthouse Marina, Treasure Island Marina, Pirates Cove Marina, Tacky Jacks, and 30 Degree Blue.  There will be a panel of judges at the Boatyard, with prizes being awarded in various categories including: Best Sailboat, Best Boat Under 30 feet, Most Outlandish, and Best Overall.  The awards will be presented at Bay Point Mariana and the after party will be held at 30 Degree Blue.

Christmas Tree Lighting

December 5th

At 6:30pm, the City of Panama City Beach will keep in the holiday tradition of lighting their Christmas Tree in Frank Brown Park.  Refreshments and music will be provided by local school, church, and civic groups.

We hope you have a blast looking at the lights, parades, and of course- telling Santa what you want for Christmas!