Destination Offering Special Holiday Events and Accommodation Deals

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2020) – Panama City Beach, best known for its 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches and clear, emerald-green waters, invites visitors to celebrate the holidays seaside and experience the magic of the season. From a visit with Pirate Santa and a decorated 38-foot Christmas tree to roasted s’mores and a waterfront, carol-themed concert, Panama City Beach is the ideal place to swap snow for sunshine and delight in holiday traditions with loved ones.

“With mild winter temperatures and plenty of wide-open spaces, Panama City Beach is a sanctuary for families looking to get away safely this year and enjoy social-distanced holiday fun,” shares Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “From hotels with special holiday activities to condos and vacation rental homes, there is an option to fit every family size and budget in Panama City Beach this holiday season.”

Please see below for Panama City Beach’s accommodation deals, holiday programming, special events and activities:

Accommodation Deals

Days Inn by Wyndham
Days Inn is now providing holiday-themed family activities for guests, including free hot chocolate at breakfast, nightly Christmas movies on the pool deck and special visits from Pirate Santa—Santa’s brother who lives in the Islands instead of the North Pole. The hotel offers the perfect coastal Christmas with holiday decorations throughout the property, specialty breakfast items, toy giveaways and more.  The hotel is also currently providing a free gift bag with two welcome drinks, Days Inn swag, discounts and gift cards to local attractions and restaurants, candy and more with the purchase of a four-night stay (Sunday-Thursday) for $59.99 plus tax per night.

Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf and Spa Resort
Nestled along the shores of St. Andrews Bay, this AAA Four Diamond Resort is not just another day at the beach. It is a retreat for recreation and comfort, perfect for romantic getaways, family vacations and holiday celebrations. The resort is currently offering a “Home for the Holidays” special rate, which includes 10-20% off the daily hotel rate, plus no resort fee ($30/day value).

The Resort Collection
The Resort Collection includes 13 family-friendly Panama City Beach resorts with expansive panoramic views of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches. This collection has an option to fit any budget from cozy studio condos to luxurious penthouses and offers numerous perks including discounts on any onsite retail or food & beverage outlet, exclusive activities during winter months and year-round specials on room rates. The Resort Collection is now offering 25% off stays through December 31, 2020, with a minimum two-night stay.

Special Holiday Events and Activities

Christmas Tree at Panama City Beach City Hall
Panama City Beach is spreading Christmas cheer virtually this year with their annual Beach Home for the Holidays event. On November 27, Visit Panama City Beach and the Mayor of Panama City Beach will host a Facebook live to light the Christmas tree at City Hall. The 38-foot Christmas tree will be set up through the month of December for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Lights. Camera. Santa!
Families can now reserve a photoshoot with Santa from the comfort of the outdoors. Located at Pier Park, guests can book appointments from November 27th through December 24th and then stroll through the  outdoor lifestyle center to check out all the holiday decorations.

Roast S’mores at a Private Beach Bonfire
There is no better way to enjoy Panama City Beach’s breathtaking sunsets and cool nights than with family, friends, s’mores and a warm beach bonfire. Endless Rentals offers custom-built propane fire pits, creating the perfect setting with no ash or smoke. Additionally, the company can arrange cozy hammocks, ideal for a quiet evening on the destination’s famous beaches that is sure to put anyone in the holiday spirit.

Capt. Anderson’s Bethlehem Christmas Village
Capt. Anderson’s is bringing to life an ancient Bethlehem Christmas Village. This 8th annual event is held from December 9-12, 2020 at 5:30-8:30 p.m. and will follow the paths of Isaiah, Mary and Joseph as they stroll through town looking for a place to sleep. Capt. Anderson’s will have local choirs perform each night, and there will also be a toy and food drive for various charities.

Christmas at Harbor Nights at Capt. Anderson’s Event Center
Head to the Capt. Anderson’s Event Center to enjoy the first-ever Christmas at Harbor Nights waterfront event. Taking place December 18-19 from 6-9:30 p.m., this event will feature performances from three musicians, including Will Thompson, Lindsey Thompson and Anthony Peebles. Front Row VIP Tables include two bottles of red and two bottles of white wine. VIP Front Row tables are $850, secondary preferred tables are $650 and individual tickets are $75. All tables seat eight people and prices include a wrist band for the open bar, a catered dinner, live music and a silent auction to benefit Anchorage Children's Home. To purchase tickets, visit

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About Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@VisitPanamaCityBeach).

About Visit Panama City Beach
Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, Florida. The award-winning organization has earned industry accreditation (DMAP) from Destinations International, the world’s leading authority in destination marketing, and exists to drive economic opportunity, job creation, community sustainability and quality of life for its residents through marketing, promotion and stewardship of the destination’s REAL.FUN.BEACH. brand and attributes, tourism development, special event production, and managing beach re-nourishment and maintenance programs.

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