Panama City Beach welcomes thousands of winter residents to the destination’s 27 miles of sugar white sand beaches and emerald green waters this season. Everyone is encouraged to ditch the winter blues and flock to Panama City Beach for sunshine, a calendar of exciting social events and exceptional savings. From mystery golf challenges to the Eighth Annual Winter Resident Senior Prom, complete with an elected King and Queen, the welcome mat is being rolled out for guests searching for a warmer weather escape this winter.

“Each winter, we are thrilled to welcome thousands of visitors from the north seeking to swap snow for sunshine,” shares Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “We are especially excited about our new season of events, attractions and deals catering to travelers wishing to create memories that carry far beyond winter with friends and family.”

Not to be missed are the destination’s annual Homecoming Dance and Social at Laketown Wharf on Tuesday, Jan. 23 and seventh annual Winter Resident Senior Prom on Tuesday, Feb. 13.  A chance for guests to get out their dancing shoes, this highly-anticipated prom is held at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort and draws hundreds of visitors year after year, crowning two lucky winter residents prom King and Queen.

Winter residents will love Panama City Beach’s Winter Resident Appreciation Days, offering complimentary coffee, donuts and giveaways at the Lyndell Center on the 8th and 22nd of February. Everyone is encouraged to stop by for a chance to mingle with friends both old and new while learning about the seasonal activities taking place in and around Panama City Beach.

Avid winter golfers have another reason to hit the links with Panama City Beach’s Mystery Golf Challenges. Players of all skill levels are given the chance to win prizes, chime in on what they would like to do or see at local golf courses and just enjoy the excitement of a little bit of mystery around the next dogleg. Sports lovers can also take advantage of Senior’s Winter Softball occurring every Wednesday through March 14 at Frank Brown Park- a fantastic way to spend the afternoon on the ball field.

The Winter Resident Grand Finale is a farewell and appreciation event for the winter residents who choose Panama City Beach as their home away from home. There is no better way to conclude the season than with this annual celebration, held at Sheraton Bay Point Resort on Monday, Feb. 26.

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About Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beachs Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at Live HD video of the world-famous beach is now available at Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@Visit_PCB).