New Year’s Eve in Panama City Beach – Beach Ball Drop

New Year's Eve in Panama City Beach - Beach Ball Drop


Join us on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Pier Park starting at 5:30 p.m. and ring in the new year with Panama City Beach and a beach ball drop!New Year's Eve in Panama City Beach - Beach Ball Drop

To start the festivities off at 5:30, there will be a family celebration all along the boardwalk on Pier Park Drive. Bring your family and enjoy face painting, costumed characters, live entertainment and exclusive getaways.

Then, local dignitaries will release 10,000 inflated beach balls along the beach front boardwalk beginnig at 8:00 p.m. This will be fun and a moment of awe for everyone. It has been heralded as the nation’s only family beach ball drop and will be followed by a spectacular display of fireworks.

The official countdown to the new year begins at 8:30p.m. with live musical performances that last throughout the evening. As midnight approaches, attendees will countdown to 2015 while an 800 pound LED lighted beach ball makes its descent of nearly 100 feet. Again, this stunning and main event beach ball drop will be followed by dazzling fireworks. That’s right! TWO fireworks shows in one fabulous night at the beach!

This beach ball drop at Pier Park is their 7th annual New Year’s Eve tradition. It is free and open to the public.

Following is the entertainment schedule for the night:


5:45 – Barry Fish Band (main stage)

7:30 – Alex Angelo (second stage)

8:00 – Kids’ Beach Ball Drop & Rooftop Fireworks

8:15 – Loud Planet (main stage)

9:45 – Tim Gagnon (main stage)

10:00 – Celebrity All-Starts (main stage)

12:00 – Beach Ball Drop and Fireworks from the Pier


- Barefoot Beach Club

- Shipwreck Island Water Park

- Christmas in Bethlehem

- Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum and Theatre


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