New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop at Pier Park
Posted on: December 4, 2018
Panama City Beach may be best known for fun in the sun, but one of Northwest Floridaâ€™s most exciting annual events happens after dark: The New Yearâ€™s Eve Beach Ball Drop!
Come to Panama City Beach on December 31st to enjoy not one but two great opportunities to welcome in the New Year. The streets of Pier Park are closed off to traffic as thousands of revelers enjoy free live music, entertainment, fireworks, and good cheer.
For those too excited to wait until midnight, or for those fans of New Yearâ€™s Eve who want to conduct the countdown twice, there are separate Beach Ball Drops at both 8:00 p.m. and midnight. Families with young children and adults looking to stay up until after the calendar page actually turns both have options about how best to celebrate the New Year with thousands of other revelers close to Panama City Beachâ€™s pristine waterfront and many amenities.
On the way to midnight, bands perform for the gathering crowd, anticipating the countdown to 2019Â when a huge, glowing beach ball is lowered to signal the start of the New Year, and another great fireworks display. Time Square has nothing on this Panama City Beach NYE party!
New Year’s Eve 2018 Schedule
|5:30pm||LIVE MUSIC: Barry Fish Band|
|8:00pm||Kids’ Beach Ball Drop:Â 10,000 Beach Balls drop down from nets above Pier Park Drive
|8:15pm||LIVE MUSIC: The AdjusterZ|
|10:00pm||LIVE MUSIC: Celebrity All-Stars|
|Midnight||Beach Ball Drop from theÂ Celebration Tower
For more information, please visit: visitpanamacitybeach.com/events/new-years-eve-beach-ball-drop/.