Event Schedule

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Nov 30, Thursday | 5:00 pm

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Dec 1, Friday - Dec 16, Saturday | 5:00 pm

Jingle Bell Express

Dec 1, Friday | 5:00 pm

Holiday Bazaar

Dec 2, Saturday | 9:00 am

Lynn Haven Christmas Parade

Dec 2, Saturday | 3:00 pm

City of Panama City Christmas Parade

Dec 9, Saturday | 4:00 pm

Toy Drive & Christmas Party

Dec 9, Saturday | 5:30 pm

37th Annual Boat Parade of Lights

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37th Annual Boat Parade of Lights

December 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Boat Parade of Lights: A Spectacular Holiday Tradition Returns

The holiday season has officially set sail in Panama City, Florida and Destination Panama City is thrilled to announce the return of the much-anticipated Boat Parade of Lights! Teaming up with the St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club, Hotel Indigo, Harrison’s Restaurant, and the City of Panama City, we’re excited to be illuminating the waters of St. Andrews Bay once again with the cherished community tradition.

The parade will begin at 5:30 PM at the St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club and end at the Panama City Marina.

Be part of the maritime merriment! Whether you’re a captain eager to showcase your creativity or an enthusiastic onlooker, there’s a place for you in this unforgettable event. Spectators can watch the boats light up the bay from the shorelines, the Panama City Marina, or elevate their viewing experience at Harrison’s Kitchen and Bar or Hotel Indigo. Captains will have a chance to win a YETI gift basket worth up to $1000 for the best decorated boat, voted on by the public.


December 9
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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