Panama City Beach – Because it is a federal holiday, most banks and all government offices will be closed. Meanwhile, many grocery stores and restaurants will remain open for those who need to stock up for the New Year or those who want to start their year off with a night on the town.
Unlike other holidays, there are almost no activities planned. The lack of movement on New Year’s Day is one of the reasons why the Arctic Wolf Club started jumping into the chilly waters of Econfina Creek nine years ago.
Mark and Sandi Wolf have been hosting the event on their farm each year to raise money for local charities. The event will begin at noon with a potluck lunch and the brave jumpers will begin swimming at 2 p.m. For more information go to http://arcticwolfclub.com/
For many, the day will revolve around football. Bobby Bowden will be coaching his final game for the Florida State Seminoles against West Virginia in the Gator Bowl. In other action, LSU will take on Penn State and Oregon will play Ohio State.
Tonight, Florida and Cincinnati will rumble in the Sugar Bowl. Most area sports bars will be open and showing the games live for those who need hot wings and a crowd to enjoy a little football.
Mike Van Elsen will be performing at the Breakers beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Those interested in finding another party can try ladies night at Club La Vela or a host of places that will be having karaoke including The Backdoor Lounge, the Blue Waters Lounge, Coyote’s, Double D’s Cooler, the Lynn Haven Yacht Club, Patches Pub and Salty Sues.
Meanwhile, Zig and the Zigtones will be playing at Ms. Newby’s starting at 9 p.m.
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