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 info@spinnakerbeachclub.com.

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!

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!”

Weekend Weather – Happy, Happy New Year!

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What a weekend. Have you heard the old chestnut that whatever you do on New Year’s Day is what you’ll be doing the entire year? I can’t think of a better argument for spending your weekend here on Panama City Beach! In addition to the Beach Ball Drop at Pier Park, many more New Year’s Eve events are beckoning… The temps are just right- not so warm you can’t wear that outfit; just bring a pair of hot boots and you’re off!
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LIVE VIDEO – Jason from PCBDaily at Pier Park's New Year's Bash

Wednesday, December 31, 2008, we will be broadcasting live video from our camera, through the internet and onto pcbdaily.com, specifically this post, or on the TV page.  We will do a broadcast every hour on the hour starting at 5 pm and going through the night.  We will probably do some shots in between as the action unfolds or as we see fit.  Most of the evening will be played by ear.

I have several guest appearances lined up throughout the night and look forward to having a lot of fun.  If you are planning on being out there, and you see us, flag us down and say hello.

If you can’t be there, watch the night unfold right here on pcbdaily.com.  Below, the live feed will play when we broadcast.  If we don’t come up automatically, you may have to hit the refresh button in the bottom left of the player.

Be safe, have fun, and we’ll see you New Year’s Eve.


Pier Park Ready for New Year's Bash

_mg_7137_2I was out at Pier Park today scoping the grounds for our live production tommorrow for the first ever Panama City Beach New Year’s bash that is being presented by Margaritaville.

Pier Park has done an amazing job of putting together a great party for everyone in Panama City and Panama City Beach to enjoy.  I was talking to Berna-Liza, Sales and Marketing Manager for Margaritaville and remarked that this is the first time Panama City Beach (as long as I’ve been here) has done something like this that the whole community can come together and celebrate this once-a-year holiday.

There will be something for everyone.  If you are a drinker, there will be tons of places to party, if you are a family person, there will be bouncy houses and open areas to play, if you are a loner, there will be tons of people there to keep you company.  I love it, I can’t hardly think about sleeping tonight.

The family time, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, will play host to stilt walkers, face painters and live music playing on the main boardwalk area AND in the open area in front of Bootleg BBQ and Starbucks.  Then, at 9 pm, the countdown party will begin with more live music and prizes given away from the stage in front of the beach ball every 20 minutes.

The beach ball is an illuminated 8 foot ball with the Pier Park logo on it that will be suspended 120 feet in the air.  As midnight approaches, it will be lowered by a winch, ringing in the new year.  At the exact moment the ball hits the ground, fireworks will shoot off on the beach just next to the pier that is currently under construction.

I’ll be there, along with a buddy of mine, Lou Columbus, shooting video, taking pictures and having a grand ‘ol time.

See you at Pier Park!