December to January is HAPPENING with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas.

HAPPENINGS in the Florida Keys!


Join us this week for a whole host of activities in the Keys…Stone Crab Season, theatre in Key Largo and welcome the New Year…  this weeks happenings in the Florida Keys!




The Florida Keys / October 15 – May 15

Stone Crab Season

Those succulent claws, brought to shore fresh daily from the waters surrounding the Florida Keys, will drip with mustard dip on the chins of hungry locals and visitors. A series of food festivals during the season celebrate the sustainable seafood resource throughout the Keys.




The Upper Keys:

In Key Largo and Islamorada, where KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has two exclusive locations -Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn


 Key Largo / December 31

New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Blackwater Sound

The back bay is the setting for the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza hosted by Sundowners, Senor Frijoles, Cactus Jacks, Gus’ Grille at the Marriott Key Largo Beach Resort and the Caribbean Club, MM 103-104. Check website for details.
Contact: Robert Stoky 305-451-4502


Islamorada / December 31

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Postcard Inn

Revelers in the sport-fishing capital of Islamorada can welcome 2013 with the midnight “drop” of a glittering 7.5-foot replica sailfish at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle, mile marker (MM) 84 oceanside. Free and open to the public, the event features live music from Anchor Atlantic on the property’s Atlantic Ocean beach and a big-screen television showing New York’s Times Square festivities as well as the “sailfish drop” from the sixth floor of the Tower Building.
Contact: 305-433-9935


Islamorada / January 3 – March 27

Long Key Squares presents: Tuesday Round and Square Dancing

For residents and visitors who simply want to enjoy dancing, the nonprofit Long Key Squares continues a 30-year tradition, where square dance attire is not required … but your attendance is desired! Held at Outdoor Resorts, mile marker 66, 65821 Overseas Highway, on Tuesday nights from 7-9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Lessons are also held for both beginners and plus dancers on Sundays from 2-4 p.m.
Contact: Joanne Prince 305-664-4060



The Middle Keys:

In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina vacation rentals in Marathon


Marathon / January 5 – 28

“Tropical Impressions” Group Art Show


Eight local artists present their tropically-themed, original works for view and purchase in the main gallery of The Marathon Community Theater (MM 49.5, oceanside) during the production of “The Dixie Swim Club.” Art can be viewed and purchased before curtain and during intermissions each show date, including before a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Jan. 15. Open-gallery dates are also set between Jan. 19-28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun, with an artist to welcome guests. The ever-popular art raffle tickets are also to be available. All artwork in the gallery is open to the public to view and purchase.
Contact: 305-743-0994





The Lower Keys:

In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals



Key West / January 01 to December 31

Gay Key West Trolley Tour

Enjoy a fabulous tour of Key West…with a twist. A gay twist that is! Get a unique tour of Key West and learn about our colorful history that includes the famous and the infamous. Departs from the City Hall Parking Lot, located on the corner of Angela and Simonton. Tickets $25. Can be purchased ONLINE or at the trolley, our G&L Visitor Center (located at 513 Truman), and many of our distinguished gay and lesbian guest houses.

 Key West / November 21 – December 31

Key West “Bight’ Before Christmas” Holiday Celebration

Live holiday music, games for the kids, holiday cheer and a chance for photos with Santa highlight this event along the historic harbor walk linking colorful seaport restaurants, bars and businesses at the Key West Bight. Created as a gift to the community, the gala is produced by the Key West Bight Preservation Association and tenants of the Key West Bight.


Key West / December 1 – March 23

17th Annual Sculpture Key West

This stunning art exhibit showcases the work of leading contemporary sculptors at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and the Key West Garden Club at West Martello Tower. Twenty-three contemporary sculptures and two performances are planned to enhance the land and seascapes around two historic Civil War-era forts. Among the projected highlights of the 2012/2013 exhibition are a steel and wood skeletal structure that is part animal, ship, airplane and sleigh, a massive monumental concrete relic of a shell from a world unknown, a mysterious array of manhole covers that seem to melt in the sun and the long awaited Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail Unicycle Tour! Visit Web site for more information.
Contact: 305-295-2800


Key West / December 13 – January 12

Red Barn Theatre presents: Oil City Symphony

In this fun, knee-slapping musical, four graduates of Oil City High return to their alma mater to honor their music teacher. Be prepared to do the Hokey-Pokey! Remember … it’s hip to be square. Visit website for show times and tickets.
Contact: 305-296-9911


Key West / December 18 – January 12

Waterfront Playhouse presents: Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps

“The 39 Steps,” Broadway’s longest running comedy, is a giddy display of theatrical invention, in which 4 actors create over 150 characters to portray Hitchcock’s cinematic masterpiece. Winner of the Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk “Best Play” Awards. Showtime 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015

Key West / December 31

Key West Dachshund Walk

Frost-free Key West isn’t a winter wonderland during the holiday season, but it may become a “wiener wonderland” when about 200 dachshunds and their owners take a New Year’s Eve stroll through the island’s picturesque downtown. The annual Key West Dachshund Walk, set for noon Monday, Dec. 31, provides an informal, family-friendly prelude to nighttime New Year’s Eve revelry. Spectators can watch the fun and meet the canine participants on Fleming Street between Whitehead and Duval streets.


Key West / December 31

Key West New Year’s Eve Celebrations

The Southernmost City celebrates with a conch shell drop at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, 201 Duval St.; a descending 6-foot red high heel shoe carrying drag queen Sushi at the Bourbon Street Pub/New Orleans House complex, 724 Duval St.; and a pirate wench descending from a tall ship mast in the island city’s Historic Seaport.
Contact: (305) 296-2388, (305) 293-9800;(305) 292-3302


Big Pine & the Lower Keys / January 1 – 15

Artists in Paradise Gallery presents: VaEtta Baldwin

VeEtta Baldwin is the new window showcase artist, displaying her “Art in the Square” work in the front window of the Artists in Paradise Gallery in the Winn Dixie Plaza on Big Pine Key. There will be watercolors and scratch art on clayboard. More of VeEtta’s artwork is displayed on two separate walls inside the gallery which is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Stop in to browse several artwork pieces from Florida Keys artists.
Contact: Dale Malone 305-872-9404


Key West / January 2

Waterfront Playhouse presents: Behind the Scenes

Get a free backstage tour of the Waterfront Playhouse with Artistic Director (Danny Weathers) and Technical Director (Michael Boyer). See the magic that happens “behind the scenes.” Wine and light hors d’oeuvres served. Admission is free but reservations are required. Event time 6 p.m.
Contact: Terri Wilson (305-394-4106)



These are some of my favorite happenings this week and next in the Florida Keys. If you’re coming down to visit and stay with us at the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas in our vacation rentals, share some of your favorite experiences with us …


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