Planning to vacation in beautiful Panama City, Florida?  What about a Christmas Vacation in Panama City? Don’t let the beautiful weather discourage you!  The water is still glistening, while walking shorts and tank tops are the attire of the day.  Panama City is beautiful and spending a day at the beach is just as awesome during the Florida winter as it is during the summer.  Even more so during this time of the year because the weather is so nice for the Christmas Season.   The days are just perfect.  There is just the right amount of sunlight; not too much and certainly not too little.  So plan to spend your day on the beach and your nights enjoying the hundreds of other activities Panama has planned for the residents and visitors this Christmas!


Panama City is extremely proud of the city’s Christmas tree.  Join in the celebration when we light the Christmas tree on December 1, 2008 in beautiful Frank Brown Park at 6pm.  The event begins with the mayor of the Panama City opening the event.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity during your Christmas vacation in Panama City, Florida.  For more information, visit [email protected].


An amazingly beautiful Christmas production of over 60,000 red, white and green lights which are choreographed while music plays those beautiful Christmas tunes we have come to love and cherish.  Silver Sands Holiday Lights in Concert takes place in Panama City by the 40 foot tree located in the Courtyard at Saks Fifth Avenue off of Fifth Ave.  The beautiful, fun and friendly event occurs every evening during the holiday season in Panama City.  It’s free and open to the public.  For more information, call (850) 654-9771.


Every Wednesday night in December beginning at 6pm, the Village of Baytown Wharf, will perform for the residents and visitors to Panama City.  This event is free of charge and everyone is encouraged to attend.  Christmas tunes of bygone years will be song for your pleasure.  Bring the family and enjoy scenes from days gone by.


Every Christmas the Jaycees provide the community with Floats, Marching Bands and just and all around atmosphere of high spirits.  This December 6, 2008, the Jaycees are expecting no less than one hundred thirty floats, a variety of marching bands from area schools and they are televising the parade live on  local cable channels. Don’t be late; the parade will begin exactly at 5:30 pm.  Because the participants will begin to line up at least one hour prior to the beginning, spectators are encouraged to arrive early.  All Christmas parades have been extremely popular, but the Jaycees seem to draw an extra large crowd.


Let’s begin by walking along as we watch one of the most awesome parades of the year.  Each year, boating enthusiast in the city and surrounding area join in to provide residents and visitors with a shower of lights.  The Annual Boat Parade of Lights will entertain everyone this year on Saturday December 12, 2008.  Don’t, miss this one.  The boats are engulfed and decorated with some of the most beautiful lights you have ever had the opportunity of seeing.  For additional information, call (850) 872-7208.

In addition to the parades and whimsy of the season, Panama City offers the visitor a little bit of yesteryear.  The area is relaxed and not deluged with the hustle and bustle of the fast paced life as with most cities.  Visiting Panama City is somewhat like taking a step back in time.  Enjoy the peace and quiet of each day by just walking along the streets and enjoy shopping as little children play along the streets.  The friendliness of the area is easily realized immediately upon arrival.  Smiles are offered freely without hesitation.

Visit Panama City during Christmas vacation and enjoy life as it should be; peaceful, happy and pleasant.

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