Your guide to the top 10 things to do, places to go for entertainment events, concerts, festivals, and activities in Bay County.
FRIDAY, Nov. 26
Get ready to laugh with Comedy night featuring Andy Gross
7-11 p.m. Nov. 26-27 at Harpoon Harry's 12627 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach. Andy Gross, comedian, magician, ventriloquist and internet sensation will perform live on stage. Andy has had numerous TV appearances, including “The Ellen Show.” Tickets start at $29.95 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-night-featuring-andy-gross-tickets-200439508967. For additional information call 850-234-6060.
SATURDAY, Nov. 27
Kickoff Christmas with a concert featuring Todd Herendeen
5:30-9 p.m. and 6:45-9 p.m. p.m. Nov. 27, at the Todd Herendeen Theatre, 8010 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach. Todd and the band kick-off the Christmas season with the lighting of all the theatre lights, inside and out. Plus a fun concert to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Christmas Kickoff Concert & Theatre Lighting with dinner and show tickets: $34.95 Adults (16 years and older); children (6-15) $24.95; and, ages 5 and under are free. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Kickoff Concert & Theatre Lighting show only tickets: $24.95 Adults (16 years and older); children (6-15) $18.95; and, ages 5 and under are free. Show begins at 6:45 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.toddherendeentheatre.com. For additional information call 850-381-0310.
Plant, buy your own Christmas tree at No Place Like Holmes Farm celebration
12-5 p.m. Nov. 27 and 2-5 p.m. Nov. 28 at No Place Like Holmes Farm, 2387 Joe White Road, Bonifay (Just off Hwy 77). This farm celebration event will include live music, food trucks, and the opportunity to plant your own Christmas tree.
Admission wristband is $8 (ages 12 and up), $4 (ages 3-11), and free admission for ages 2 and under. Wristband includes: playground and huge sandbox, barnstormer, inflatable bounce houses, cattle train, axe throwing, giant checkers, giant connect four, cornhole, giant Jenga, and fire pits. There is something for everyone. Additional fees for mining sluice bags, Bigfoot blaster shots, U-Pick Sunflowers, and U-pick Zinnias.
Fresh Canaan fir premium grade Christmas trees will be for sale. Prices are $80 and up. There is no admission price to the farm to purchase trees. Cash and credit cards are accepted. For additional information call 931- 625-0447, or go to visit www.noplacelikeholmesfarm.com or Facebook page.
SUNDAY, NOV. 28
Relax aboard the Champagne Lady with a Sunday Brunch Cruise
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 28 aboard the Champagne Lady Dining Cruises at Sheraton Panama City Beach Resort, 4114 Jan Cooley Drive, Panama City Beach. Enjoy a leisurely Sunday brunch cruise aboard the 78' Champagne Lady with a delectable brunch menu, includes two complimentary mimosas or Bloody Mary, live entertainment, and breathtaking views of coastal waters. A full cash bar is also available. Tickets are $75 for adults and $35 for children 12 and under. For additional information or reservations call 850-236-6033
MONDAY, Nov. 29
Wind down with Blues in the Drews featuring Tyler James
6-9 p.m. Nov. 29 at Finns at Little Village, 2808 W. 12th Street, Panama City. Doors open at 5 p.m. Enjoy Blues and Brews under the heated palapa over looking Lake Ware. Finn's will have a Monday night dinner special for $12. For additional information call 850-215-9273.
The 5th Annual City of Lynn Haven Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Sharon Sheffield Park, 901 Ohio Ave, Lynn Haven. The tree lighting countdown will start at 6 p.m., led by City Manager Vickie Gainer. Once the tree is lit, Neysa Wilkins and the WJHG team will entertain with a concert in the park. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present for those who would like their photo taken with them. Masks are encouraged.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1
Get in the holiday spirit with The King's Brass, "Christmas Joy" Concert with Tim Zimmerman
7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the First Baptist Church, 640 Grace Ave, Panama City, presented by the Panama City Music Association. Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass will perform their annual Christmas. The concert will include local choir and band students. Tickets are $10 at the door. For additional information, call 850-236-1260 or visit pcmusicassociation.com
Sip on a brew, get creative at Paint Night 850 at History Class
6-9 p.m. Dec. 1 at History Class Brewing Company, 6 East 4th Street, Panama City. Enjoy a night of beer and step by step instruction painting class provided by local artist Jessica Pennington. Tickets are $42 and include all materials needed to create your masterpiece plus a free beer token for 21 and over guests. Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-night-850-at-history-class-tickets-212733641047?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
THURSDAY, Dec. 2
Little Shop of Horrors Musical
7 p.m. nightly Dec. 2-4, at the Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center at Mosley High School, 501 Mosley Drive, Lynn Haven. This is a 2 hour show with a 15 minute intermission, presented by the Mosley Drama Department.
Based on the black and white Roger Corman B-movie of the same name, Little Shop of Horrors, the Musical has been a fan favorite Off-Broadway and as a 1986 hit movie starring Rick Moranis as a well-meaning nerd who gets tricked into feeding a killer plant. This dark comedy has delightfully fun musical numbers, colorful characters, and a student-designed set that looks as if it came straight out of New York's Skid Row.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased at https://our.show/mosley-drama-little-shop. For more information call 850-767-4433
Bring your walking shoes for a guided nature walk at Camp Helen State Park
10-10:45 a.m. Dec. 2 at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach. This guided nature tour begins at the Visitor Center. Come out to learn about the rare coastal dune lake, Lake Powell, as well as the park wildlife. Hike is suitable for all ages. Dress for the weather; water and bug spray are recommended.
Camp Helen State Park is a place where visitors can explore an environment rich in natural and cultural resources. The park is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on three sides, and by Lake Powell, one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. For more information call 850-233-5059.
This article originally appeared on The News Herald: Bay County Florida's top 10 things to do this week