As temperatures continue to drop farther north, Visit Panama City Beach is ready to once again welcome winter residents to the destination’s 27 miles of sugar white sand beaches and emerald green waters. With a full calendar of exciting social events scheduled to kick off in 2024, the welcome mat is being rolled out for “snowbirds” searching for a sunny beach getaway this winter.
“We are thrilled to welcome both first-time and returning visitors to our beautiful beaches to create lasting memories this winter,” says Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “Our winter residents have become a treasured part of the Panama City Beach community, and we look forward to hosting a lineup of special events throughout the season.”
Among the highly anticipated events are the annual Homecoming Dance and Social at Laketown Wharf on Wednesday, January 10, and the Winter Resident Senior Prom on Wednesday, February 7, at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort. One of the most popular events of the season, the Winter Resident Senior Prom, features a new theme each year. The festivities conclude on Wednesday, February 21 with the Winter Resident Grand Finale, a farewell and appreciation event for those who choose Panama City Beach as their home away from home.
On Winter Resident Appreciation Days, visitors can connect over complimentary coffee, donuts and giveaways at Laketown Wharf on January 8, February 5, and February 19. A great time to learn more about the destination’s seasonal activities, everyone is encouraged to stop by for a chance to mingle with friends both old and new.
For winter residents looking for a challenge, the Panama City Beach Mystery Challenge offers the opportunity to win prizes that include rounds of golf, entertainment tickets, special event opportunities and a chance to taste cuisine from the destination’s finest eateries.