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2016 Christmas Experience at the Holiday Inn Resort

The Holiday Inn Resort, Panama City Beach, has put its resident elves to work to come up with some exciting new Christmas traditions for guests to enjoy! This year the Holiday Inn Resort has more than just tons of twinkling lights planned to get into the spirit of the season, they also have some exciting new events in celebration of the season.

Starting with tending to even the smallest of details when decking the halls to turn the resort into a wonderful scene straight out of Santa’s home in the North Pole, all the way through the activities, entertainment, and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, the Holiday Inn Resort has big plans to spread tons of cheer for the holiday season 2016.

“This year we really wanted to create a full family friendly Christmas experience for our guests. We’ve invited Billy Rader to join us every Saturday night during the month of December to put on a fun and festive Christmas duet show on the beachside stage out on the Escape Deck. We hope that everyone staying with us will come down to see this incredible show, enjoy some festive drink specials at the SeaGlass Bar, and enjoy Christmas, Florida style,” says Philip Colvin, Director of Marketing at the Holiday Inn Resort.

The Panama City Beach Holiday Inn Resort has also arranged to have a very special mailbox in their lobby where their young guests can send their Christmas wish list to Santa and get a real letter in reply!

“We’re very enthusiastic about helping the kids who stay with us get excited for the upcoming holiday,” says Heather Register, Activities Manager at the Holiday Inn Resort. We’re looking forward to getting those letters to Santa to help make our young guests’ holiday a little more magical.”

Santa will also be making some very special appearances at the Holiday Inn Resort! He first visits November 29th during the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony where the resort invites the local chapter of the boys & girls club to join guests in cookie decorating, ornament making, and other fun activities – such as DJ games with DJ Jim Lawson – all lead by the resorts resident elves! That night we’ll light our 30ft tall Christmas Tree as a kick off to the season.

Speaking of Santa, the big man himself will pay two more visits to his favorite beachside resort during the Christmas Season during the mornings of December 10th and December 17th. He’ll visit The View Restaurant a couple of times on those mornings to spread some cheer before taking his seat out on the Escape Deck, which the resort has decorated for Christmas in Santa’s honor the Gulf – to welcome children of all ages to come visit him while friends and family take photos of this one of a kind experience with the Gulf of Mexico in the background.

A short video of the 2015 Christmas Tree Lighting!


Of course, no Christmas tradition would be complete without some great holiday movies! The Holiday Inn Resort is also showing Christmas movies on the pool deck for their Dive Inn Movies for guests to enjoy either from their balconies or down by the pool. Blankets and complimentary Hot Chocolate will be available upon request so guests can snuggle up and enjoy.

For more information on the gulf-side Holiday Inn Resort on Panama City Beach, visit or give one of their friendly reservations team members a call at 800.633.0266 and they’ll be happy to fill you in on all the details of their spacious rooms, oversized hot tub, beachside bar & grill, and all the other great amenities to resort has to offer – as well as assist you in making your reservations for you holiday getaway.

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11127 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407



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