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Holiday Season in Panama City Beach

Fall is in full swing – which means the holiday season is right around the corner – and the Holiday Inn Resort is already making plans to celebrate with their guests!  Starting with a special Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet and going all the way through New Year’s Eve, the Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach has your holidays covered!

Thanksgiving in Paradise

Thanksgiving at the Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City BeachThere’s no better way to spend Thanksgiving Day then actually spending time with your family!  Let the team and the Holiday Inn Resort take care of the cooking and cleaning while you simply kick back and relax, enjoy spending time with your loved ones, and of course, watch some football.  The Holiday Inn Resort’s Executive Chef Crystal Castillo has planned an incredible spread for this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet!  Loaded with all the traditional favorites, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and others, resort guests will have all the flavors of their favorites – cooked from scratch here at the Holiday Inn Resort!  Chef will be adding several of the resort guests’ favorite seafood items to the Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet as well, making this buffet even tastier!

“We’re so excited to be hosting this special meal in The View Restaurant at the Holiday Inn Resort, we know how important Thanksgiving dinner is to all families, and we want to make sure the families that chose to spend this special day with us have the best tasting, home cooked food – just away from home,” says Crystal Castillo, Executive Chef at the Holiday Inn Resort.

The resort team looks forward to helping your family relax and reconnect; family togetherness is their main goal all year, but it becomes even more important during the holiday season.  The team hopes that many families will gather around tables here for a great meal, then spend the weekend together and truly make memories this Thanksgiving.

“The Holiday Inn Resort is a great place to spend a long family weekend any time of year, but with a great dinner planned – and that our resort is less than 5 miles away from some exciting Black Friday shopping – Thanksgiving weekend here is always a hit with the whole family!  Watch some football, eat great food, walk the beach after the huge Thanksgiving dinner, enjoy some shopping…  and all with Panama City Beach’s Beautiful fall weather!  The holiday season is a great time to visit,” says Philip Colvin, Director of Marketing.

2016 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas Tree Lighting at the Holiday Inn ResortFollowing Thanksgiving weekend, the Holiday Inn Resort hosts their 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, November 29th.  After Thanksgiving, the resort transforms into a wonderland of holiday spirit with beautiful decorations and thousands of twinkly lights all around in preparation for the kick off to the season with the lighting of the tree. The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is a fun family friendly event that brings together guests of the resort as well as the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club. The kids will enjoy Arts & Crafts, help to decorate our 30 ft. tall tree, visit with Santa, dance with Elves, and have tasty treats – including decorating their own Christmas cookie just before devouring it!

“Our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is one of our favorite events of the year, the whole staff gets into the spirit of the season and really makes it a special event for everyone who joins in,” says Colvin. “Seeing the kids smiling, dancing with elves, and enjoying all the festivities will truly warm your heart.”

Ring in The New Year Beach Side!

New Year's Eve at the Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City BeachEach year the resort closes out the holiday season with wonderful, fun, safe New Year’s Eve Party!  This party boasts two floors of entertainment for the adults – this year’s entertainers are DJ Jim Lawson and The Classics, a separate kids party – a Candy Land PJ Party, and an incredible special New Year’s Eve Dinner!  Not only does the Holiday Inn Resort throw a great party overlooking the Gulf of Mexico with great music and great party favors, this party is only steps away from your room, all you have to do is take the elevator home so there’s no reaching for car keys after a champagne toast at midnight!

For more information on these great events be sure to keep up with the resort’s Facebook page and sign up for their E-Newsletter, more exciting details will be released about each event as they get closer.  To get in on any of the action from Thanksgiving to New Year’s all you have to do is call their friendly reservations team at 800.633.0266.

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11127 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407



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Panama City Beach, FL 32407

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