There is no better way to bring in the New Year than to count down to midnight in Panama City Beach! This family friendly free event starts at 5:30pm with live entertainment from the Barry Fish Band. For families with little kiddos, there is a kids' countdown to midnight at 8:00pm where 10,000 inflatable beach balls drop from overhead nets onto the crowd while fireworks simultaneously shoot off from the rooftops.
As the clock ticks closer toward midnight Celebration Tower becomes the epicenter of the festivities. Opened in 2016, Panama City Beach’s tower is ten feet taller than the pole on One Times Square in Manhattan (and much closer to white sand beaches and the region’s best sport fishing, too!). Atop Celebration Tower sits what is surely one of the world’s largest beach balls—nearly ten feet in diameter!—and the key to the most unique New Year’s tradition anywhere along Florida’s coast.
What would midnight on New Year's Eve be without fireworks? Enjoy a spectacular firework show from the City Pier as we celebrate the arrival of 2020.