Winter Residents

Winter visitors looking for great weather and a lot of FUN make their home in Panama City Beach when temperatures farther north make dreams of the beach dance in their heads! Sometimes called "snowbirds," guests travel from all over to make their winter "nests" by the white sands of Panama City Beach, where social events, educational classes, arts & crafts, and parties keep everyone focused on fun in the sun. And don't forget about the special deals and discounts!

Friendly staff at Visit Panama City Beach are here to help you find events, attractions and deals during your stay in Panama City Beach. There are so many things to do in Panama City Beach that you'll forget all about the cold weather back home!

Here are just a few:

Winter Resident Appreciation Days

Visit Panama City Beach is celebrating Winter Guests this season. Winter residents are treated to complimentary coffee, donuts and giveaways. Come celebrate with us!

This season's Winter Resident Appreciation Day will be 8am-11am:

  • Monday, January 8, 2024 (tickets for Homecoming available)
  • Monday, February 5, 2024 (tickets for Senior Prom available) 
  • Monday, February 19, 2024 (tickets for Grand Finale available)

Winter Resident Appreciation Days will be held at Laketown Wharf.

Homecoming Dance and Social

Reconnect with your Panama City Beach family at the annual Homecoming Dance and Social. Our Winter Residents love to dance and have fun, so we make sure they have plenty of opportunities!

This year's Homecoming Dance and Social will be at Laketown Wharf on Wednesday, January 10 from 4-9pm.

Winter Resident Senior Prom

This annual event is one of the biggest winter resident events of the year, and you don't want to miss it! The theme for this event is Paradise Island.

This year's Senior Prom will be at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort on Wednesday, February 7 from 4-9pm.

Winter Resident Grand Finale

The Winter Residence Grand Finale is a farewell/appreciation event to all of our Winter Residents for choosing Panama City Beach as your home away from home. This will wrap up all the Winter Resident activities with a bang and entertainment you will never forget.

The  Grand Finale will be at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort Wednesday, February 21 from 4-9pm.

Mystery Golf Challenges

The Mystery Golf Challenges give our avid winter golfers another reason to hit the links (as if they needed one). It's a chance to win prizes, chime in on what they'd like to do or see at local golf courses, and just enjoy the excitement of a little bit of mystery around the next dogleg!

There is plenty more to do in Panama City Beach this winter, be sure to check out our event calendar for all events.

Enjoy all the sights and putts around SkyWheel PCB through the rest of year by saving an extra 10% off! Each SkyWheel flight consists of 4 full revolutions and tickets can be used within 1 year of the date of purchase. The SkyWheel gondolas have room for up to 6 adults…