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 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 Christmas info is on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.
Below is a list of the events for December:
November 24, 2017 – December 24, 2017
AN EMERALD COAST CHRISTMAS
Aaron Bessant Park
December 8, 2017 – December 10, 2017
Live music, a Vendor Village and more!
OPTIMIST CLUB CHRISTMAS PARADE
December 9, 2017
THE 12TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
Marina Civic Center
December 12, 2017
- Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
- Price: FREE
LUNCH WITH SANTA
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
SENIOR’S WINTER SOFTBALL
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
NEW YEAR’S EVE BEACH BALL DROP
December 31, 2017
- Time: 5:30 PM to 12:00 AM
5:30pm LIVE MUSIC: Barry Fish Band 8:00pm Kids’ Beach Ball Drop: 10,000 Beach Balls drop down from nets above Pier Park Drive
8:15pm LIVE MUSIC: Terry Brock & Friends 10:00pm LIVE MUSIC: 12South Midnight Beach Ball Drop from the Celebration Tower
Come on down and join us for a fun family Christmas!
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.
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.
After the storm finally left us, there was crazy beautiful clouds and big beautiful waves. You may want to turn your sound down, it was windy and it’s a little loud.
Hi everyone, As you are all preparing to cook out and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend, let’s not forget the reason for the Holiday. We would like to salute all of the men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
The Summer season is about to get started & we are so excited to see you all! This summer is going to be great we just know it!
Starting on Monday, June 5th and for every Monday through the end of July Venture Out is having a “Movie Monday” it will be on the back lawn/picnic area. BYO snacks and refreshments. We are working on getting sponsors to provide refreshments but for now it’s bring your own. I will post the movie list as soon as we get it worked out. Suggestions welcome. (G or PG only please)
This upcoming weekend (Memorial Day weekend) Venture Out will have a couple of food trucks here for Lunch. On Saturday Smokin’ Butts BBQ will be here, they are a great local BBQ joint! On Monday Wrap It Up will be here for a little lighter lunch for those of you hitting the road home. Make sure to stop by and support these local co’s and enjoy some of their great food! It will be nice to let the experts make the food for you this year. If it goes over well this could be an on going thing, so please support them.
We (Venture Out Vacations) will have a spot outside of our office set up to say hello as you check in this weekend. Make sure to stop and see Michelle and grab a bottle of water, get a free gift, and take a selfie with our Instagram frame! Tag us in your Facebook and Instagram post for a chance to win a prize!
Mark, Terry, Michelle and I (Rika) are looking forward to a very busy and fun summer! If you have not made your reservations yet, what are you waiting for?
Resort Registration Office
Venture Out Resort has made a few changes to the lobby. The new Manager, Anna Stephens,
has really done a great job getting the lobby decorated and looking good. Another change is
they have added a public restroom. The entrance is on the outside of the building on the left
side behind the vending machines. This restroom can be accessed up until 10:pm. Now if you
are playing shuffleboard you will have a place to go.
In the main lobby there are a lot of coupons, booklets, maps and brochures for local attractions.
There is a favorite restaurant list too. Another thing to look for in the lobby is the lending library.
There is a wall of books, puzzles and games. All free for you to use while here in the resort.
You can “take one, leave one” or just borrow one.
Jeannie, Priss, Rob and Allison are the front desk people and are there to help you get
registered and answer any questions about the resort. To help speed up registration,
make sure you have your tag number with you when you go up to the registration desk.
The registration fees have gone up this year. They are now $45, that includes 1 vehicle, if
you have a 2nd car it’s an additional $50 and 3 cars are no longer allowed. Motorcycles are
$20 each after the initial $45. The fees are what helps pay for the resort staff, maintenance
etc. The resort does not receive any revenue from the rental of the units.
Venture Out is buzzing with activity, looks like it’s going to be a great Summer here at the world’s most beautiful beaches. We love all the activity here. It’s such a change from our laid back lifestyle the rest of
the year, don’t get me wrong we love that too, but Summer is a nice change.
June and July are filling up fast. If you need a Summer Vacation do not delay in giving us a call. July 4th week is booked solid. There are a few 2 and 3 night spaces we would love to fill and we will waive the 3 night minimum in some cases. Call for availability.
Summer is a time that everyone gets out to the beach & pool to work on their tan. Please make sure that you protect yourself & your children from sunburn. Even if it is overcast or cloudy you can get a sunburn.
You can even get sun under an umbrella or tent, so make sure to apply sunblock on your children even if they are staying under the tent or umbrella. Don’t forget to reapply several times especially if you are in and out of the water. Skin cancer is a deadly disease that does not discriminate, you don’t have to be fair skin & blond to get it.
Rip currents are common during the Summer on the Gulf Coast. Make sure to look at the flag before entering the gulf. If there is a double red flag, please stay out of the gulf. They indicate that the swimming conditions are unsafe and that there are dangerous rip currents. The flags are there to protect us. We all want you to have a great time here and for you and your family to remain safe! If the
double flags are flying, no problem, we have 2 beautiful pools to swim in and the beach is still great for sand castles, people watching and sunbathing.Don’t forget to check out our Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to the blog.
Off The Beaten Path
Paradise Adventures Catamaran is Panama City Beach’s premier boating adventure, and departs from Pirates Cove Marina next door to Venture Out! Our State of the Art Catamaran, called the “Privateer”, is a 52 foot, U.S. Coast Guard Certified Catamaran that carries up to 78 passengers for your comfort. We offer the safest, and most fun and exciting water excursions along the Gulf Coast. Paradise Adventures Catamaran is known as the most professional and best Catamaran experience in Panama City Beach!
The “Privateer” Catamaran offers a large and spacious deck with plenty of seating, sunning nets, wind and rain coverage, shaded cockpit, attached slide off of the back of the boat, fully stocked bar, and two clean on board restrooms.
Personal note from Rika, I took the sunset sail with my husband and it was fantastic! So relaxing and fun. I highly recommend this trip, the staff was very friendly and helpful, the drinks were good and scenery can not be beat!