Panthers Star Wars Night 2023
Panthers Star Wars Night 2023 is on January 19 when they take on the Minnesota Wild. Their season opener was a 2-0 loss against the Wild.
Star Wars is an epic Space Opera created by George Lucas, the film has spawned many sequels and spinoffs since its original release in 1977. Star Wars Day has been celebrated unofficially since 2011 and officially observed by the Walt Disney Company since 2013.
As the trend of celebrating Star Wars Day steeped into popular culture, corporations, sports leagues, and others were not going to be left behind in the celebration. NHL teams were no exceptions to this and many began dedicating a night in their season calendar as "Star Wars Night".
Star Wars Night has been a part of the Florida Panthers' promotional calendar since the mid-2010s. They played the Nashville Predators for their theme night last season which they lost 1-2.
The theme night celebration generally features fans in costume, Star Wars characters walking the arena, a t-shirt giveaway included with the special ticket package, and much more. The T-shirt design for the giveaway this season has yet to be revealed by the team.
Last season there was a special meet and greet included in the night's festivities and fans got the chance to interact and take pictures with their favourite characters. In 2019 fans got the chance to win a Darth Vader Helmet signed by the team.
Although the details for this season's Star Wars Night have yet to be released fans can expect a T-shirt giveaway included in the special ticket package. The T-shirt giveaway has been an annual part of the theme night celebration for some years now.
Tickets for the "Star Wars Night" are available for purchase here. Ticket holders will be notified of the "t-shirt giveaway" and other amenities included in the package by the team as the theme night approaches.