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Holidays Are Better on the Beach

Halloween and Thanksgiving in Panama City Beach

The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to have some family fun and indulge in some tasty cuisine! Spend an afternoon trick-or-treating or a night feasting on your favorite Thanksgiving dishes with a variety of Panama City Beach events to explore.

Halloween Events

Halloween Haunt Nights at Beachfront Adventures

Every Friday-Sunday beginning Friday, September 30th. Bring your whole family and enjoy the kiddie maze, hayrides, monster paintball shooting gallery, coffin experience, bumper cars, go-karts, and mini-golf! 

Fright Nights at the Center for the Arts

This year, they are converting the whole Center for the Arts into an immersive haunted experience. Built in 1925, this beautiful building has many stories to tell and secrets to hide. From October 27th-31st, you can explore those secrets. Here's hoping you survive the experience!

ZooBoo at ZooWorld

Trick or Treat with the wildest bunch around! ZooWorld’s annual ZooBoo celebration is safe family-friendly fun with full size candy bars and a pumpkin smasher for the kids. Happening October 29th and 30th, from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Don’t forget it’s also a day at the zoo, so feed some giant alligators or kiss a giraffe while you're there! 

Thanksgiving Dinner & Events

Harpoon Harry's

Enjoy Thanksgiving with a beach-front view! Harpoon Harry's is once again set to host its popular Thanksgiving buffet. In addition to the traditional favorites, you'll also be able to enjoy all-you-can-eat crab legs, shrimp, and scallops. Make sure to call in advance to make your Thanksgiving reservations.


Margaritaville will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal featuring roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie! The cost for adults is $21.99, and $12.99 for kids 12 and under.

Beach Home for the Holidays

Head to Panama City Beach to kick off the rest of the holiday season. The whole event is based around Aaron Bessant Park and will truly get you into the spirit of the season. On Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26, there are activities from 3:30 p.m. through the evening. On both Friday and Saturday, soak in the ambiance of a campfire, s’mores, and Santa’s Village starting at 3:30 p.m.

Perfect Time to Vacation

Whether you enjoy relaxing or being busy and taking in the sights, you can’t go wrong in Panama City. If you like the beaches, why not book a Panama City Beach condo right on the beach? Emerald View Resorts has everything you need to make your holiday vacation perfect.

Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2022