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Christmas Day Restaurant openings in Panama City Beach

Posted by in events, News | December 19, 2017

Restaurant openings for Christmas Day


iHop (Pier park 850-236-8200 and 23rd Street by
the Mall 850-872-7033 )
Waffle House all locations
Denny’s (on 77 in Lynn Haven 850-481-8804)
Boar’s Head reservations suggested 850-234-6628
Shoney’s (Pier Park 850-234-1555)
Margaritaville (Pier Park 850-235-7870)
Harpoon Harry’s reservations suggested 850-234-6060
Patches Pub 850-233-8879
Shan Kishi 850-249-3663
TGIF’s Opens at 5PM 850-234-0558

Most Chinese restaurants are open 365 days a year, check your local favorite to make sure.

This is all that I can find, if you know of any others please comment so that others will be able to see.

December Events in Panama City Beach

Posted by in events, News | December 04, 2017

December is a slower pace here in Panama City Beach.  Don’t let that stop you from visiting, PCB is fast becoming a year round destination.  There are several events happening and the weather is milder than most of the rest of the country. A long winter walk on the beach can be very therapeutic!

Why not try Christmas at the beach for a nice change of pace? Downtown Panama City and St Andrews as well as Pier Park are all decked out with lights and decorations. Santa is at the Mall and Pier Park, many restaurants are still open ( a few are even open on Christmas Day).

Harpoon Harry’s and Margaritaville are for sure open on Christmas Day, I will post more as I find them.

Harpoon Harry’s  Christmas info is on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HarpoonHarrysPCB/

Below is a list of the events for December:

Pier Park
November 24, 2017 – December 24, 2017

Aaron Bessant Park
December 8, 2017 – December 10, 2017

Live music, a Vendor Village and more!

Pier Park
December 9, 2017


Marina Civic Center
December 12, 2017

  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: FREE


Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
December 16, 2017

  • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • “Come enjoy Lunch with Santa and get a free photo taken with him while you are here!  Santa will be visiting Margaritaville on Saturday, December 16th from noon to 3 pm.  You can also make a Christmas card for our overseas troops in our Kid’s craft area. While listening to Christmas carols, you can also enjoy a cup of hot chocolate!  We will be collecting toys for kids in our local area in partnership with the Salvation Army.  “


Capt. Anderson’s Marina
December 13, 2017 – December 16, 2017


Frank Brown Park
Starts on December 6
Recurring weekly on Wednesday until March 14, 2018

  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: Free


Pier Park
December 31, 2017

  • Time: 5:30 PM to 12:00 AM
  • 5:30pmLIVE MUSIC: Barry Fish Band
    8:00pmKids’ Beach Ball Drop: 10,000 Beach Balls drop down from nets above Pier Park Drive


    8:15pmLIVE MUSIC: Terry Brock & Friends
    10:00pmLIVE MUSIC: 12South
    MidnightBeach Ball Drop from the Celebration Tower


Come on down and join us for a fun family Christmas!

Venture Out Beach November 15, 2017

Posted by in events, News | November 15, 2017

The weather is so perfect right now! Blue Sky, sunshine, warm temps in the day and cool at night. If you only visit Panama City Beach in the Summer you are really missing out! I know I have said this before, but it is so true! The water is so clear, the beach is empty, the seafood is great and the restaurants are not crowded.

Give Venuture Out a try in the Fall and come see what you have been missing!

If you are still undecided about Thanksgiving, we have availability and there are lots of restaurants open with special menues. See our Facebook page or previous blog post with a list.

And the Winner is……….

Posted by in events, News | November 01, 2017

The winner of the $100.00 Schooners gift card is Rhonda Merrell Brazil. Congrats!! Email us and we will let you know how to claim your prize.

Thanksgiving at the Beach 2017

Posted by in events, News | October 26, 2017

Looking for a new family tradition for Thanksgiving?  There are several restaurants open with special menus. Stay here in Venture Out with us at Venture Out Vacations and let them do all of the cooking and cleaning. OR if you love to cook your own Thanksgiving (like I do), our rentals all have great kitchens! Call us 850-230-0676 today to see what we have available.

The annual Beach Home for The Holidays at Pier Park is a perfect family event. Check out the schedule:





3:30PM – Campfires, S’mores & Santa’s Village3:30PM – Campfires, S’mores & Santa’s Village
5:00PM – Holiday Entertainment:

Harmony Shores Chorus

5:00PM – Holiday Entertainments:

Christmas Carolers

6:00PM – Panama City POPS Orchestra

Christmas Tree Lighting

6:00PM – Restless Heart

Seasons of Harmony



Below is a list of restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving and have special menus, most require a reservation and some “suggest” reservations. Phone numbers are also provided for you. Click on the name and it will take you to their website. Some of the restaurants do not have their Thanksgiving menus posted on the website yet. I called each of them to ask if they are going to be open. The below list are the ones that confirmed that they will be open and that they will have a Thanksgiving menu. There could be others as well and some chains such as Po Folks I believe are open.

Boar’s Head: 850-234-6628

Dirty Dick’s: 850-230-3425

Grand Marlin:   850-249-1500

Hammerhead Fred’s: 850-233-3907 (they couldn’t confirm 100%, but they were open last year)

Harpoon Harry’s: 850-234-6060

Margaritaville: 850-235-7870

Montego Bay Seafood House: 850-233-6033

Patches Pub: 850-233-8879

Runaway Island: 850-634-4884

Sharky’s Beach Club: 850-235-2420

Sister’s of the Sea:  850-233-0334

Saltwater Grill: 850-230-2739

Schooner’s is not open for Thanksgiving but they are having a “locals” Party on the beach Friday and Saturday night. Live music, bonfire, bar, s’mores and more all on the beach behind the restaurant.

In addition the the great restaurants that are open, the resort (Venture Out) has a pot luck lunch at the clubhouse at noon. There is a $5.00 per person charge and bring one dish to share. If you would like to attend this luncheon, please contact Jeannie Boyd in the front office so that she can have a count for planning. 850-234-2247


Venture Out Lagoon Pool

Posted by in News | September 26, 2017

The Lagoon pool bath house renovation is still going. They had some logistical issues with the power that are now resolved. They’re working on the plumbing this afternoon and the “pool pit” (filter/heater, etc) is being put in this week. Once these things are complete the building should go up pretty fast. The goal is to have it complete before Thanksgiving.

The playground, basketball court, pavilion and picnic area are all still available for use. The resort added new benches on the pier and it is ready for fishing or just relaxing and watching the boats and birds.


Autumn Event Special Rates from Venture Out Vacations

Posted by in News | September 19, 2017

Panama City Beach Fall Events 2017

Every year Panama City Beach is host to a variety of Autumn events. They range from the family friendly Pirates of the High Seas Festival to the Bloody Mary and Music Festival. The weather is still warm during the day and mild in the evenings.  Autumn is also the best time for less crowded restaurants. It’s a great time to get your Christmas shopping done too. Most of the shops have big sales on their summer clothes making it a great time to stock up for next year!

This year Venture Out Vacations is offering 10% off the nightly rate in select properties booked for one of the following festivals. Just show us your “proof” of attendance and we will take 10% off the nightly rate (cleaning fees and resort registration is not discounted).

Fall Events

Lobster Festival (postponed to Sept. 25 – Oct. 1st)
Pirates of The High Seas (Oct. 6-8th)
Bloody Mary & Music Festival (Oct. 21st)
Thunder Beach Autumn Rally (Oct 25-29th),
Emerald Coast Crusin’ (November 8-11th)
Beach Home for the Holiday’s (Nov. 24 & 25th)

Come on down and join us! The water is fine and the beach is beautiful.

If you are looking for Fall Color, just check out our Fall Sunsets!



New T-shirts Available

Posted by in events | September 13, 2017

Venture Out Vacations now has T-shirts available to purchase online. You can go to the following link to order a t-shirt, tank top or lady’s T-shirt, we are also offering a longsleeve T, child sizes, beach towel and throw pillow.  https://teespring.com/stores/venture-out-vacations-designs

Venture Out Vacations in Panama City Beach, Florida.