Celebrity AllStars, Barry Fish Band, American Tread @ Pier Park Beach Ball Drop
Say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016 with a great family-friendly celebration at the New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop in Panama City Beach on December 31st. The streets of Pier Park are closed off to traffic as thousands of revelers enjoy free live music, entertainment, and good cheer.
For young revelers, there's even an 8 p.m. countdown, with over 10,000 inflated beach balls dropped from nets stretched over the street, followed by fireworks.
On the way to midnight, bands perform for the gathering crowd, anticipating the countdown to 2016 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!
2015 Schedule of Events
5:30pm Family Celebration Begins
5:30-7:00pm LIVE MUSIC: Barry Fish Band
7:30-8:00pm Light Show (beneath the beach balls on Pier Park Drive)
8:00pm Beach Ball Drop (10,000 inflatable balls drop from nets above Pier Park Drive)
8:15-9:45pm LIVE MUSIC: American Tread
10:00-11:55pm LIVE MUSIC: Celebrity All-Stars
11:55pm Countdown to Midnight
Midnight Ring in the New Year with Fireworks from City Pier
Pier Park is about a 15 minute drive east of SoWal Beaches, serving as the premier shopping destination for Panama City Beach. Located on Front Beach Road in the heart of Panama City Beach, right across the scenic 98 drive from Panama City Beach's municipal gulf pier.
Chances are if you live or vacation in the South Walton area, you have heard about Pier Park in Panama City Beach. Perhaps you’ve even been and checked it out for yourself, or shop there on a regular basis. Pier Park has some really fantastic shopping options.
Follow this link for a full list of stores - http://www.simon.com/mall/pier-park/stores