There’s No Place like Panama City for the Holidays

Panama City is your home for the holidays, offering several ways to celebrate and create memories with family and friends. Discover the food, fun, wonder, and excitement of the holidays throughout Panama City this season #WhereLifeSetsSail.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season with a day set aside for family, friends, and great food. Panama City is serving up it’s finest hospitality to complete your Thanksgiving plans with all the comforts at Cracker Barrel on 23rd Street (open 7am-9pm), lunch with a view at Alice’s on Bayview (open 10:30 am-2 pm) in Historic St. Andrews, and a good ‘ole all-you-can-eat country Thanksgiving buffet at Granny Cantrells on 23rd Street.

There’ll Be Parties For Hosting

Panama City knows how to celebrate, and the rockin’ parties start on November 24th with the No Name Annual Day Before Thanksgiving Party, the Blackout on Bayview Thanksgiving Eve Party at The Salty Hobo in Historic St. Andrews, and the Thanksgiving Bash at House of Henry in Historic Downtown Panama City. On December 18th, The Salty Hobo is keeping it naughty AND nice with the Naughty Santa Hat Party.

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

One of the most magical parts of the holidays is the beautiful sparkle of Christmas trees. Panama City’s two historic neighborhoods will light up the sky with the St. Andrews Christmas Tree Lighting on November 26th and the Christmas Tree Lighting at Panama City Hall on December 3rd.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Holiday family fun is Panama City tradition, and parades and visits from Santa bring wonder and delight to all ages this time of year. Millville will host the Millville Christmas Parade for Children at Millville Waterfront Park on December 3rd, and the Jaycees Christmas Parade will make its way through the streets of Historic Downtown Panama City on December 4th.

Santa and Mrs. Clause are making several appearances in Panama City in December. Check out where you can spot this celebrity couple around town…

December 4th:

December 10th:

  • Santa Clause at Little Mustard Seed (6pm-8pm)

December 11th:

December 17th:

December 18th:

  • Storytime with Mrs. Clause at History Class Brewing Company (3pm)

Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time

Ignite your holiday spirit by tapping into some Christmas creativity. Learn how to make a Christmas Night Light Bottle at Gypsybeach Treasured Kreations on December 2nd or enjoy a cup of holiday cheer while making your own holiday gnome at Panama City Center for the ArtsPaint & Sip class on December 9th from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Check your holiday shopping list twice and visit Panama City’s local merchants and small businesses for all your gifting needs. Take advantage of holiday sales and discounts, especially Little Village’s Customer Appreciation Day on December 15th.

And a Happy New Year

Complete your Panama City holiday celebrations and ring in the new year with Downtown Countdown in Historic Downtown Panama City. Music, food, and the ever-popular countdown to the New Year on the stunning Martin Theatre Marquee will start your 2022 off right!  #LovePC