There is Nothing Like Christmas and New Years in the Florida Keys!


If you are coming down to the Keys for the Holidays this year, you already know that we were fortunate overall to recover so rapidly from the storm. We depend upon your visits in order to protect and preserve the unique destination that is the Florida Keys.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Upper Keys:


Dec. 31, 2017
New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Blackwater Sound
305-451-4502 Website
The back bay is the setting for the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza hosted by Sundowners, Jimmy Johnson’s Big Chill, Senor Frijoles, Cactus Jacks, Gus’ Grille at the Marriott Key Largo Beach Resort and the Caribbean Club, MM 103-104. Check website for details.

Dec. 21, 2017
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk
Showcasing the fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles, the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District features national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82, as well as “culinary art” and live music from 6-9 p.m. A great pre-holiday celebration. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.

Dec. 31, 2017
New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Islamorada
Revelers in the Upper Keys’ Islamorada can ring in the new year with midnight fireworks on the beach at Morada Bay Beach Café at MM 81.6 bayside, who is to host a large beach party with live music, beach barbecue, signature cocktails, performers and fireworks.

Middle Keys:

A quiet Christmas and New Years in the Middle Keys


Lower Keys:

Nov. 22, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017
Key West Holiday Fest
Each year a wide range of seasonal celebrations takes place throughout Key West during the month of December. Events include the lighting of the Harbor Walk of Lights, tours of historic decorated inns, a holiday parade and much more.

Dec. 14, 2017 – Jan. 6, 2018
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Inspecting Carol
305-294-5015 Website
Grab a large helping of holiday cheer with this hilarious, madcap comedy! It’s a cross between Christmas Carol and Noises Off. Behind the scenes of a struggling theatre’s annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol, rehearsals are at a standstill. Tim is no longer Tiny, Scrooge wants to do the play in Spanish (Feliz Navidad), and their funding is on hold pending an inspection. This laugh out loud spoof makes for a night at the theatre that is anything but show business as usual. “Inspecting Carol” is a delightful mix of “A Christmas Carol,” “Noises Off,” “Waiting for Guffman.”

Dec. 21, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017
Fringe Theater presents: An Evening with Lillian Baxter- ALL NEW!
305-731-0581 Website
Who is Lillian Baxter? She’s is a fictional character created by John Vessels. She was (almost) huge in the 1970s, the era in which the show takes place. And what a show it is! An Evening with Lillian Baxter traces the steps (and sometimes the beds) that Lillian made in her long trek to obscurity. The show explores her early days at MGM to her television career (on The Thrifty Vittles Happy-Time Song Hour). But no set-back is big enough to stop Lillian Baxter from living, loving, and singing her heart out! Doors open at 6 p.m. Show begins at 7 p.m. Little Room Jazz Club. 821 Duval Street. Shows 12/21-24, 12/26-31 at Little Room Jazz Club. 821 Duval Street.

Dec. 21, 2017
Second Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar at Custom House Museum
305-295-6616 Website
Key West Art & Historical Society is to host this second annual event, from 5-9 p.m. at the historic Custom House Museum, to feature Key West’s finest artisans, musicians and choirs, along with a spectacular holiday light show. Highlights of the evening gathering are to include performances by musicians and choirs, local artisans showcasing their wares, a light show and “selfies” with Santa. Open and free to the public

Dec. 27, 2017 – Dec. 28, 2017
58th Annual Key West House & Garden Tours
305-294-9501 Website
Presented by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, the annual self-guided tours from 3-7 p.m. each day showcase festively dressed Key West homes and gardens. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day-of-tour. Proceeds benefit the foundation’s museum and programs.

Dec. 31, 2017
New Year’s Eve: Conch Shell Drop at Sloppy Joe’s
The arrival of 2018 is to be heralded on the island’s Duval Street with the “drop” of a gigantic manmade conch shell, the symbol of the Florida Keys, to the flat roof of Sloppy Joe’s Bar, 201 Duval. Thousands of spectators gather on Duval for the annual gala, emceed by a rooftop host starting at 10 p.m. and featuring dancing in the street and a countdown to midnight recorded on a huge clock.

Dec. 31, 2017
Key West Dachshund Walk
Frost-free Key West becomes a “wiener wonderland” when about 200 dachshunds and their owners take a noontime New Year’s Eve stroll through the island’s picturesque downtown. Spectators can watch the fun and meet the canine participants on Fleming Street between Whitehead and Duval streets.

Dec. 31, 2017
New Year’s Eve Dockside Bash on Schooner America 2.0
646-772-4880  Website
Enjoy a front-row seat for the famous “Lowering of the Wench” at Schooner Wharf Bar! This special adults-only event features complimentary beer, wine, champagne, well drinks, soda, and water and delicious hot and cold hors d’ oeuvres! From 9:30 PM- 12:30 AM; tickets for purchase are limited so reserve early.

Dec. 31, 2017
New Year’s Eve with Eddie Money
Eddie Money is coming to ring in 2018 in the southernmost city, at the new Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheater, 21 Quay Rd. Gates open 3:30 p.m., live music with The Andy Westcott Band, Caffeine Carl and the Buzz leads up to the main Money event at 7:15 p.m. Beer, wine and local foods to be available. Tickets available now online.

Dec. 31, 2017 L
New Year’s Eve Shoe Drop Celebration
The Southernmost City celebrates with a descending 6-foot red high heel shoe carrying drag queen Sushi at the Bourbon Street Pub/New Orleans House complex, 724 Duval St. Seconds before midnight, the high heel bearing a lavishly gowned and coiffed Sushi is to be lowered from the second-story balcony of the complex toward the cheering crowds below. As midnight strikes and the New Year officially begins, she will land and gleefully pop the cork on a ceremonial bottle of champagne.



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