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Beach Home for the Holidays

Create new holiday traditions this year in Panama City Beach! Thanksgiving Thursday may be the time for turkey, but that weekend, Santa Claus is coming to town! Beach Home for the Holidays waves goodbye to fall and sets the stage for the most magical month of the year. Aaron Bessant Park serves as the site of carol-themed concerts, s'mores, an appearance by Santa and activities for the kids. This year the event is headlined by Scotty McCreery on Friday and the Panama City POPS Orchestra on Saturday. Fireworks will be the encore each night.


Thanksgiving Weekend

November 29-30


Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 29

Saturday, November 30

3:30pm - Campfires, S'mores, & Santa's Village Open 3:30pm - Campfires, S'mores, & Santa's Village Open
4:00pm - Holiday Movie: The Grinch  5:00pm - Little Match Girl presented by Studio by the Sea
6:00pm - Live Music Performance by Scotty McCreery                        5:15pm - Patronis Elementry School Choir
Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Fireworks 6:00pm - Live Music Performance by The Panama City POPS Orchestra




Event Information & Park Rules

  • All bags, purses, backpacks and persons are subject to screening by security personnel. Fans entering the grounds should prepare accordingly. Attendees/Ticketholders should be aware that there are no provisions for returning banned items to them when such items are left at the venue entrances. Patrons are encouraged to leave all banned items at home or in their vehicles before entering the venue. Individuals who deliberately attempt to bring banned items through security checkpoints are subject to removal from the facility. 
  • Prohibited Items: Weapons, Laser Pointers, Possession or use of Illegal Substances, Animals (only service animals are allowed), Bullhorns and air horns, Fireworks / sparklers, Selfie Sticks, Signs with sticks, Flags, Professional cameras, video recorders, Nonstandard size large chairs, Tents of any kind, Bicycles, scooters, skateboards and Umbrellas.
  • This event is a non-smoking event - only smoke in designated areas.
  • Proper attire is required.