Popular Events in Panama City Beach

Christmas Day (December 25)

While rooted in religious significance, Christmas Day is also a cultural event that brings communities together, transcending boundaries with its universal message of peace and goodwill.

December 25

Christmas Tree Photo Opportunity (Now - Dec. 31)

A Christmas tree you won't want to miss! Located in Aaron Bessant Park adjacent to Pier Park, the 38-foot-tall tree is decorated with shining ornaments and bright lights from top to bottom.

Now - Dec. 31

New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop (Dec. 31)

Celebrate New Year's Eve on the beach! A family-friendly countdown at 8pm culminates with fireworks, live music and 10,000 beach balls being dropped over the crowd.

Dec. 31 website

National Plan For Vacation Day (Jan. 25)

A day dedicated to encouraging Americans to plan all of their days off for the year to avoid leaving any unused vacation days on the table.

Jan. 25

Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival (Jan. 26 - 27)

Combine the excitement of an authentic Mardi Gras celebration with the spectacular views of our emerald green water and sugar-white sand, and you're in for a real treat!

Jan. 25 website