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Celebrate the Holidays in Bay County

From the Lynn Haven Christmas Parade to the Annual Bethlehem Christmas Village, find multiple holiday themed events throughout Bay County to help you get in the spirit of the season!


Holiday Market
12101 Panama City Beach Parkway | Panama City Beach
December 3rd, 2022

The ultimate opportunity to find gifts for all the people on your list! Shop over 35 small local businesses including onsite engraving at the Holiday Market at The Marketplace in Panama City Beach. 10% of sales from the event will be donated toward The Tyndall Spouses Club charitable programs that give back to the community through scholarships, charitable grants, and airmen dorm bags!

Lynn Haven Christmas Parade
Florida Avenue | Lynn Haven
December 3rd, 2022

The 7th Annual City of Lynn Haven Christmas Parade offers the perfect opportunity for families and friends to gather and celebrate the joy of the holiday season! This daytime event draws hundreds of people each year to enjoy the festivities. Sponsorships are available and include a complimentary float, special recognition during the event, and media mentions on the promotional materials.

Annual Bethlehem Christmas Village
Captain Anderson’s Marina | Panama City Beach
December 7th-10th, 2022

From December 7th through 10th, experience the magic of Ancient Bethlehem at Captain Anderson’s Marina while local schools and churches perform the real Christmas story through music, live nativity, and storytelling. Free and open to the public, this event benefits a different charity each night from a toy & food drive. Gift and Food vendors will also be on-site.

Beach Optimist 2022 Christmas Parade
Surfside Middle School | Panama City Beach
December 10th, 2022

Whether you join in the fun or watch from the sidelines, the Beach Optimist 2022 Christmas Parade promises a festive evening celebrating the holiday season! Beginning at 5pm, the parade starts at Surfside Middle School and then proceeds through Panama City Beach ending at Target. Parade participants range from high school marching bands to the Panama City Beach Fire Department!

Holiday by the Bay
Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center | Panama City
December 10th, 2022

Guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit, Holiday by the Bay is the Panama City Symphony’s favorite musical holiday tradition! Conductor Sergey Bogza leads the orchestra in a delightful display of the heartwarming sounds of the season. From classic holiday favorites to joyous Christmas carols, there’s something for the entire family including a rendition featuring the sounds of a Caribbean sleigh ride!

Santa Claus Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Oaks by the Bay Park | Panama City
December 17th, 2022

Find your most festive holiday garb and join in the fun at the non-competitive Santa Claus Jingle Bell Run/Walk beginning at 8:30am at the Oaks by the Bay! Open to anyone who wants to participate, this fun-filled race will travel approximately 1.5 miles before turning back to the park. From reindeers to ugly Christmas sweaters, anything fun is encouraged to promote the holiday spirit!

New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop
Pier Park | Panama City Beach
December 31st, 2022

Send off 2022 at one of the area’s best New Year’s Eve celebrations! Gather on the streets of Pier Park for free live music, entertainment, fireworks, and good cheer. There are two separate beach ball drops and fireworks displays at 8:00pm and midnight so that all ages can enjoy the big finale. On the way to midnight, bands perform for the gathering crowd, anticipating the countdown to 2022!

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