Key West “Bight” before Christmas Celebration
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Music at 5:00pm
Lighting at 6:00pm
More lights and animated displays than ever!
LOCATION: Gather on the Harbor Walk plaza at Greene and Elizabeth St. to best see the official lighting of the … 2019 Key West “HarborWalk of Lights”… with more lights and creative displays than last year, all continuing the “Maritime History of Key West” theme.
The Key West “Harbor Walk of Lights” traditional main features will light up that night, including the Fishing Buoy Tree, a fresh pine Nautical Christmas Tree and the original Key West Lobster Trap Tree.
The entire length of the “Harbor Walk of Lights” runs along water past Greene St, William St, Margaret St and all the way to the Key West Ferry Terminal.
So there’s plenty to see along the way for a merry infusion of holiday lights and nautical displays, including ship’s anchors, tropical birds, tropical fish, flamingos, Pelicans, manatees, animated sea turtles and dolphins, and even a festive moray eel.
Along with more lights and lighted palm trees than ever, the 2019 holiday season at the Key West Historic Seaport is adding up to be spectacular!
And don’t forget that the Harbor Walk is full of places for unique holiday gift shopping, including original artwork, clothing, jewelry and gift certificates for watersports. Come feel the Holiday spirit on the waterfront and enjoy great dining (from casual to a culinary masterworks) and some of the most famous Key West watering holes for holiday cocktails and great live music.
The Harbor Walk of Lights lights up every evening at dusk, all the way through New Year’s eve!
FREE to attend. 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Photos by Rob O’Neal
LOCATION: Look for Santa at the Nautical Christmas Tree at the foot of William St. on the HarborWalk of Lights. Santa pics with the pets and kids, treats for all! Pics are $20 (cash only) to benefit the Boys & Girls Club. Get professional furry family photographs for that special holiday card this year!
LOCATION: Viewing starts on Truman Ave. (at White St.) then proceeds down to Duval St., then down Duval St.ending at Eaton St.
The most charming hometown parade you’ll ever see with holiday floats, and tons of kids of all ages. Of course Santa will make a guest appearance!
FREE • Parade starts at 8:00pm
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FREE • 11:00am – 3:00pm
LOCATION: Conch Republic Seafood Company – Greene & Elizabeth St.
Please bring an unwrapped toy for Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter.
VOTE for the “Peoples Choice” award
Awards for: BEST engine, interior, original & custom, Best in Show
See classic cars from every era decked out for the holidays!
Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club
Non-member cars may enter same day FREE with an unwrapped toy!
FREE 6:30pm – 8:00pm
LOCATION: On the Harbor Walk of Lights under the “Fishing Buoy Christmas Tree”, at Green and Elizabeth St.
A holiday musical performance by budding musicians from 6 to 18 years old – for a sweet dose of Christmas spirit.
11:00am – 1:00pm
This two-hour Christmas Day Brunch Sail features complimentary mimosas, Bloody Marys, wine, beer, soft drinks, and water.
Brunch is provided, including spiraled ham, bagels and pastries, meats and cheeses, smoked salmon, crudite, and other delicious Christmas day treats!
AND ALWAYS GREAT SHOPPING, WATERSPORTS, DINING AND HOLIDAY LIBATIONS
ON THE KEY WEST “HARBOR WALK OF LIGHTS”, THROUGH THE NEW YEAR!
6pm – 8pm • Call (305) 296-4959
Key West is known for its beautiful historic inns, and the Holiday Historic Inn Tour is the perfect way to visit these magnificent properties decorated for the season, featuring art, fine food from top local restaurants and holiday libations at each stop.
This years inns are:
Multiple nightly tours begin with cider and cookies, and convey caroling passengers through streets and neighborhoods to revel in the magically illuminated city of Key West.
Multiple nightly tours convey caroling passengers through streets and neighborhoods to revel in the magically illuminated city of Key West.
6pm – 9pm
Benefiting Florida Keys SPCA! Benefit is located at the Audubon House & Tropical Garden. There will be live music, silent auction, Tapas-style appetizers, complementary specialty welcome drink and local priced cash bar! Tickets in advance $40 and $45 at the door, available at FKSPCA POSH Tickets.
FREE 1pm – 3pm
The farm is open to the public from 1 to 3pm. Come visit the animals and have a photo with Santa. It’s free and donations are appreciated.
*Due to the holidays, please note that the farm is only open for ONE Sunday during the month of December.
FREE 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Festive outdoor jazz performance at the Gardens Hotel. Cash bar & large wine selection.
Festive trip to the reef including Holiday Music, Appetizers, Treats, Hot Chocolate, Beer, Wine, Champagne, Soda, Water & SANTA!!!
3pm – 6pm
Presented by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, the annual self-guided tours from 3pm-6 pm 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. Call 305-294-9501.
Dachshund’s and Dachshund impersonators along with their human companions gather at Fleming and Whitehead Streets before parading through downtown streets lined with adoring fans.
Park in the Main Parking Lot located at Margaret & Caroline St. OR the Parking Garage one block away at Caroline & Grinnell St. OR in the lot at Green & Elizabeth St.
Please use FREE scooter parking areas and designated bike racks all around the Historic Seaport and Harbor Walk Area. Please no locking bikes to the decorations!
Photos by Rob O’Neal