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!

 

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!

2011 St. Andrews Mardi Gras!

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St. Andrews Mardi Gras Parade & Festival is here, Feb 23- Feb 26!

This family event is being hosted by the Non-Profits: Krewe of St. Andrews and St. Andrews Waterfront Partnership

Event Schedule and Details Below (Rain Or Shine!)

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Weekend Events – Christmas Parade and more

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You can’t go wrong on Panama City Beach this weekend. What a fantastic place to grab a few gifts and enjoy the lovely surroundings. You can sample established Panama City Beach traditions like the Optimists’ Panama City Beach Christmas Parade at Pier Park, and launch new traditions with your family, right here on the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.

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Weekend Events – Thanksgiving on Panama City Beach

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A weekend to remember:  Everything from a good old-fashioned tree lighting to a moonlight -time boat parade!

Count your blessings if you’re here on Panama City Beach! You can have your Thanksgiving celebration, then relax and charge up for the upcoming holidays .  It’s always a great place to get some holiday pictures on the beach, and we’ve got some truly unique Bay County Christmas Traditions to share, like the Boat Parade of Lights! Bring a good jacket (just in case) so you won’t miss a thing!  This is your chance to enjoy the beaches at perhaps their most lovely or -do a little special shopping-it’ll be a unique time here on the world’s most beautiful beaches.

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