Want to celebrate NYE in Panama City, Panama? Here are the best events happening to ring in 2023!
Panama City has been my home since 2011 so I might be a little biased, but it is an incredible place to celebrate the New Year. What makes celebrating NYE in Panama City unique is the number of fireworks that go off. Find a good birds-eye view of the city from one of the numerous rooftop bars and you’ll see fireworks explode non-stop between midnight and 5 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 for a New Year countdown. People will typically head out to the bars around 1 AM to continue partying until sunrise. And don’t be surprised if you see grandparents and children out at the clubs too! They will probably be able to make it out later than you.
Start time: 9 pm
What’s Included: Live DJ, countdown, appetizers, premium open bar, performances, and the most amazing view of Panama City Skyline
Cost: $119, Purchase tickets here
Start time: 9 pm – 2 am
What’s Included: Live music, countdown, international buffet, premium open bar, performances and takes place in the old ruins of the church. Dress code is smart casual white.
Cost: $225, Reservations can be made by calling/WhatsApp (507)6979-4059 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Years Boat Party
Start time: 10 pm – 2 am
What’s Included: DJ, countdown, buffet, national open bar, and boat ride in the Panama Bay.
Start time: 8 pm
What’s Included: 4-course dinner with live music, a glass of Moet Chandon champagne at midnight, live performances, and a nightlife experience until dawn.
Cost: $150 for the full experience or $50 for only the nightlife experience after 11 pm. Reservations can be made here.
Tacos La Neta @ Selina Rooftop
Start time: 6 pm
What’s Included: Appetizers, open bar, live tropical band, DJs, and fire shows from the coolest rooftop in town.
Cost: $75 Reservations can be made here.
First Dance @ BITS
Start time: 1 am
What’s Included: Electronic music DJs on a 62nd-floor rooftop (former Hard Rock Hotel) until sunrise.
Cost: $27 Reservations can be made here.
Start time: 9 pm
What’s Included: Great Gatsby Theme, 4-course dinner, open bar from 9 pm – 12 am, Live DJs, Fire shows
Cost: $160 Reservations can be made here.