Ring in the New Year in Panama City Beach!   Dreaming for a merry, warm, and bright New Year’s Eve celebration? Get ready to welcome 2017 when you come celebrate with us at one of the “most beautiful beaches in the world.” Join us in Panama City Beach, Florida, at Pier Park’s annual New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop     Start off your holiday stay in true Panama City Beach style when you stay at one of our luxurious Resort Collection properties. Make it special with a one-bedroom ($129 per night) or two-bedroom ($159 per night) beach-front resort with Emerald Beach Resort’s New Year’s Eve Package. Offering rooms with breathtaking beach views and complimentary champagne upon arrival, we can’t think of a better way to kick off your holiday. Additionally, with any Resort Collection property, you’ll automatically receive our Resort Collection Rewards Card that entitles you to discounts on local dining and attractions—up to $300 in savings. Book your New Year’s Eve Package now when you enter promo code: HELLO2017.   Emerald Beach Resort in Panama City Beach Florida   After you’ve settled in and enjoyed your day at the beach, continue your celebration as you head down to the Pier Park outdoor shopping and entertainment hub. The streets will be closed to traffic as thousands of celebrators enjoy free live music, entertainment, and more New Year’s Eve festivities before the countdown to the midnight Beach Ball drop.   Traveling with young kids that won’t make it until the wee hours of New Year’s Day? No worries! Young revelers are welcomed to come down to Pier Park for the celebration, as there will be an 8:00 p.m. countdown with over 10,000 inflated beach balls dropped from nets stretched over the street, followed by a sparkling fireworks show!   It’s on with the celebration until the official countdown begins! Bands and artists will perform as guests dance the night away, building up anticipation before the big midnight spectacular. At the stroke of midnight, Pier Park’s giant glowing beach ball will lower to signal the start of the New Year, and sparks will fly with another amazing fireworks display sure to dazzle.   Ready to pack your bags and plan your day? Here is Pier Park’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Schedule of Events for December 31, 2016!   5:30 PM – LIVE MUSIC: Barry Fish Band   8:00 PM – Kids’ Beach Ball Drop: 10,000 Beach Balls drop down from nets above Pier Park Drive   8:15 PM – LIVE MUSIC: Terry Brock & Friends   10:00 PM – LIVE MUSIC: The RiverTown Band   Midnight – Beach Ball Drop from the brand new Celebration Tower Hope to see you here!   Featured image courtesy of Pier Park