Explore New Years Eve 2018 in Panama City

NYE fireworks in Panama City

Have you ever been in Panama city? It is the capital and the largest city in the same name country Panama. The city is among new destinations for welcoming New Year in North and Central America. 2018 New Years Eve in Panama City promises to be one of the most exciting ever. Live music, great food, big parties and beach balls are among some of this year’s celebratory highlights.

NYE Fireworks

What makes celebrating NYE in Panama City unique is the amount of fireworks that go off. Find a good birds eye view of the city from places like BITS at Hard Rock Hotel, Panaviera, or a friend’s high floor apartment. You will watch fireworks explode non-stop between midnight and 2 AM just feet away from Panama City’s skyscrapers.

Locals usually celebrate with their families until midnight so if you’re visiting don’t be surprised if the place you’re at is a little empty at midnight. People will typically head out to the bars around 1 AM to continue partying until the sunrise.

Parties at Schooners

NYE Parties at Schooners, Panama

Schooners is hosting a huge party to ring in the new year. Rock in the New Year on the beach with live music. Fireworks show and champagne toast at midnight! Schooners will also be offering a four-course dinner party

NYE at Sandpiper Beacon

The Sandpiper Beacon is an incredible place to bring in New Year with your family and friends. You can completely relax and have fun since you don’t need to worry about driving after you’ve had a dink in the Tiki Bar – just walk to your room! Instead of fighting the crowds at the nearby Pier Park beach ball drop, relax and unwind in the Tiki Bar and enjoy a pristine view of the fireworks display shot off from the end of the Pier

NYE Beach Ball Drop

Beach Ball Drop at Pier Park in Panama City

Farewell the old year and welcome New Year with a great family-friendly celebration at NYE Beach Ball Drop in Panama City Beach on December 31. The streets of Pier Park are closed off to traffic as thousands of revelers enjoy free live music, entertainment and good cheers.

For young revelers, there’s even an 8:00 PM countdown, with over 10,000 inflated beach balls dropped from nets stretched over the street, followed by firework displays.

On the way to midnight, bands perform for the gathering crowd, anticipating the countdown to New Year when a huge, glowing beach ball is lowered to signal the start of New Year and another great fireworks.

Accommodations for NYE

Beach Resorts in Panama City

Below are recommended hotels and resorts in Panama city for your stays on Christmas and New Year holidays

  • Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama in Calle Colón
  • Intercontinental Miramar Panama at Avenida Balboa 56
  • Waldorf Astoria Panama at 47th Street & Uruguay Street
  • Grace Panama at Calle 56 Este
  • Hotel Le Meridien at Calle 48 Este
  • Hotel Riu Plaza Panamá at Calle 50
  • InterContinental Playa Bonita at Camino a Veracruz Km 7
  • Hilton Panamá at Esquina de Avenida Balboa y Aquilino de la Guardia, Av Balboa
  • Hotel Casa del Horno on Avenue B 7-53
  • The Bristol Hotel Panama City at Zona 10 on  Aquilino de la Guardia Avenue
  • The Westin Playa Bonita Panama Resort at Camino a Veracruz KM 6,

Don’t forget to book your hotels and tickets well in advance.