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Best Christmas Activities and Events in Panama City Beach

Author 11-29-2022

Panama City Beach is a warm place all year round. When thinking about taking a trip for Christmas, it may not be the first place that comes to mind. Instead of staying somewhere drab and dreary for the holiday season, why not go somewhere a bit warmer where you can enjoy the longer days, head outside in the cool mornings for a nice walk or run, and still take part in the Christmas festivities. That is why PCB is THE ideal spot for a family Christmas vacation, couple’s getaway, or solo retreat during the holiday season! Let’s check out the best Christmas activities in Panama City Beach during December.

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Fun Christmas Things to Do in Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is home to dozens of beaches, outdoor activities, fun events, and friendly locals who will make for the ideal holiday destination. Unlike other spots in the U.S. that can become too cold or too crowded, PCB offers a nice and relaxing getaway with warm weather — what more could you want to wake up to on Christmas Day?

Breakfast at Dave and Buster’s

If you have to go to Panama City Beach with your kids, then you must go to Dave and Buster’s for some arcade and family-oriented fun! Head here during the Christmas season to have breakfast with Santa, play some games, and take some photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus that you are never going to forget! Not only do you get discounts for the games, but you can get a mouthwatering breakfast that will keep you full for hours.

Check Out Christmas at The Barn

If you would rather do something a bit more low-key than heading to Dave and Busters, going to The Barn on Hutchinson Boulevard in PCB is the best idea for those who want something a bit more adult-friendly. Forget the games and the kids running around — head to The Barn on December 3rd between 6 pm and 9 pm to enjoy strong cocktails, ice-cold drinks, and live music that is going to keep you on your feet and dancing the night away! For just $30, you can enjoy this winter wonderland and socialize with other young people that could end up turning into lifelong friends.

Watch the Christmas Tree Lighting

We love going to the Christmas tree lighting at Panama City Beach Parkway at 6 pm on December 5th to see the trees light up in the bright sky! Not only can you see the incredible display, but you can listen to local musicians, check out the widespread Christmas decorations, and get in the holiday spirit with the locals who live here all year round.

Get a Front-Row spot at the Christmas Parade

Not only is the Christmas parade a great way to keep the kids entertained for a few hours, but you can check out amazing decorations, mingle with other people, and really get in the holiday cheer spirit! Head to Pier Park and pay absolutely nothing to watch this incredible spectacle down the streets of PCB.

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Visit the Bethlehem Christmas Village

Another fun half-day or full-day outing that you can do during your time in Panama City beach is going to the Bethlehem Christmas Village at Captain Andersons’ Marina in Panama City. Head here any day between the 14th and 17th of December to enjoy a family-friendly activity.

We love heading here in the evening after an early dinner between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm to see a realistic renovation of what the housing of Mary and Joseph was like in times past. Not only is this educational, but it can be a fun day outside in the crisp winter weather!

Accommodation in Panama City Beach, Florida

If Panama City Beach sounds like the ideal place for you and your family to head to for Christmas, we can help you make the most of your journey. Not only can you enjoy slightly warmer weather than you may find elsewhere in the country, but you can take part in one of the many Christmas festivities, like parades, festivals, tree lightings, and much more.

Not to mention, our accommodation options from Vacations Perfected offers flexibility and luxury to all of our customers. We have a wide range available for large families, small groups, and couples who are looking for something that is perfect for two people. Look on our website to see our wide range of properties, such as modern apartments, luxurious condos, and large homes that are suitable for your upcoming Christmas holiday!