Panama City Beach – Holiday Events December 1 – 7, 2008

Panama City Beach


P.C.B. Christmas Tree Lighting: Frank Brown Park, 6:30 p.m.; Presentations by Mayor Oberst to essay contest winners, music by local school groups. Give Santa your wish list and enjoy refreshments provided by local church and civic groups. Details: (850)233-5045

Festival Of Trees: Christmas design contest and charity auction to benefit Panama City Rescue Mission is Dec. 1-6 at Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida. Details: or 769-0783.


Tree Lighting at Oaks by the Bay Park: 5:30 p.m. in St. Andrews. The public may come to the park by 5:15 to help decorate the tree with ornaments made by St. Andrew School students. Commissioner John Pilcher will light the tree at 5:30. After the tree lighting, stay for the Pilot Club’s Luminaries of Love that will line the park’s sidewalks.


Millville Elementary School’s 9th Annual Holiday Parade: 9:45 a.m. Several bands, floats and guests; Mayor Scott Clemons is Grand Marshall and Superintendent Bill Husfelt will participate. The route begins at Millville Elementary School at the corner of Second Court and East Avenue, proceeds north on East Avenue, left on Third Street, left on Sherman Avenue, and left on Second Plaza to end at Immanuel Baptist Church. Details: 872 -4765.

Apalachicola Lighting of the Lights: 3 p.m., annual lighting of the holiday lights at the center of St. George Island. Santa will arrive on a fire engine. Refreshments and lighthouse tours available. Details: call the St. George Island Visitor Center and Museum at (850) 927-7744.

The Kids Khristmas Kard Shop: 9 p.m. to midnight (rest of the month by appointment) at UnREAL ARTists Gallery. Khristmas Kard Making Workshop Dec.12. Children should have artwork scanned and e-mailed to by Dec. 2. To sign up or for details: 215-0705 or (866) 347-0801 or e-mail.


Eastpoint Christmas Parade: 10-10:30 a.m. on U.S. 98 in Eastpoint. Santa arrives on a fire truck. Details: Pam Watson at (850) 653-7041.

“The Christmas Shoes”: Area churches collaborate for holiday musical with adult choir, children’s ensemble and hand bell choir. Show times are Dec. 6 at 4 and 7 p.m.; and Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Dixie Theatre, Apalachicola.

Christmas Dinner & Dance: The Panama City Bop & Shag Club buffet dinner and dance open to the public, 6-10 p.m. at the Lyndell Senior Center, 423 Lyndell Lane, Panama City Beach. BYOB with free set-ups. Tickets: $15, 50 percent of proceeds donated to the News Herald’s Empty Stocking Fund. Advance tickets required; available at the Senior Center, or call Gloria at 234-5605 or Patty at 215-6431.


“The Christmas Shoes”: Area churches collaborate for holiday musical with adult choir, children’s ensemble and hand bell choir. Show time: 7 p.m. at the Dixie Theatre, Apalachicola.

Gulf Beach Garden Club Tour Of Homes: 1-5 p.m.; five homes decorated for Christmas, plus VFW. Refreshments at Gulf Beach Garden Club, 17012 Hernando Ave. at State 79 in Panama City Beach. Ticket $10. Details: (850) 235-3324

GCCC Holiday Concert: 2:30 p.m. at Amelia Center Theatre, Gulf Coast Community College. Singing Commodores and GCCC Concert Chorale. Open seating. Free admission; donations accepted for music scholarships. Details: (850)872-3886


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