3 Things to do in PCB in December 2019

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Aqua Travel Writer

Sure, Panama City Beach is a top summer destination for a reason, but don’t cast it off so quickly in the winter. There are tons of things to do in PCB in December, whether you’re looking for some holiday fun or more traditional Florida activities. This time of the year is off-season in Panama City Beach, which means that you won’t have large crowds to deal with and you may even find some great local deals and specials

Here’s a guide to our top things to do in PCB in December.

Winter Fishing

Winter fishing in Panama City Beach offers an entirely new experience for those anglers used to getting out on the water in the summer. As fish move around to find food and warmer water, anglers adjust to those trends. Redfish are common catches in the winter, and trout can be easy to find as well. You’ll often catch larger fish inshore this time of the year as well. Any local fishing charter will help accommodate for the season.

Panama City Beach December Events

There are plenty of events in Panama City Beach in December to celebrate the holiday season and more.

5th Annual Panama City Beach Marathon in 2019

The Panama City Beach Marathon offers a scenic landscape and a flat and fast course perfect for first-time marathon runners. Not interested in a full marathon? This event also features a half marathon, 5K, and kid’s fun run.

A Christmas Carol

Enjoy a true holiday classic at Panama City Beach’s Martin Theatre, which is hosting five days of A Christmas Carol. The whole family will love this production, featuring just five actors performing all characters in the play. A Christmas Carol takes place varying days and times to fit into your schedule.

Grand Lagoon Farmers Market

The Grand Lagoon Farmers Market takes place all year round, so no matter what time of the year you come to visit it’s a must. During the winter, the Grand Lagoon Farmers Market at Capt. Andersons Restaurant is on Saturdays and Sundays featuring a wide selection of local produce, baked goods, and more.

New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop

Panama City Beach is the perfect place to ring in the new year. The New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop at Pier Park is a family-friendly event that features two ball drops, including one earlier in the evening for the kiddos. Enjoy live music, entertainment, and a release of 10,000 beach balls at this event. In the morning there is a 5K run/walk for those wanting to kick the day off strong.

Nightlife and Dining

One of the best reasons to visit Panama City Beach in December is the lack of crowds that make restaurants easier to get into and shorter lines at top nightclubs and bars. During peak season you’ll find it challenging to get into some of the top Panama City Beach restaurants, some of which always have a wait or require reservations far ahead of time. Firefly, Runaway Island, and Saltwater Grill are a few of our favorites.

Looking for an after-hours spot? Red Bar, Coyote Ugly, and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge are always a good time.

Book Panama City Beach Condos This Holiday Season

The holiday season is quickly approaching, so don’t wait any longer to book Panama City Beach condos for your vacation. Aqua Gulf Resort offers luxury amenities for the entire family with a perfect location right along the Gulf of Mexico. Contact us directly for more information or to help answer any questions.