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Calendar of Events for the Florida Keys

Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com - The Tourism & Development Councel of the Florida Keys

Calendar of Events for December
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November 22 to December 31,  in Key West
Key West Holiday Fest
November 22 to December 31
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.


December 21 to December 31,  in Key West
Fringe Theater presents: An Evening with Lillian Baxter- ALL NEW!
December 21 to December 31
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.
Contact: 305-731-0581


December 21 ,  in Key West
Second Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar at Custom House Museum
December 21
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.
Contact: 305-295-6616


December 21 ,  in Islamorada
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk
December 21
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.


December 27 to December 28,  in Key West
58th Annual Key West House & Garden Tours
December 27 to December 28
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.
Contact: 305-294-9501


December 31 ,  in Key West
New Year's Eve Dockside Bash on Schooner America 2.0
December 31
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.
Contact: 646-772-4880
Email: heather@classicharborline.com

December 31 ,  in Key West
Key West Dachshund Walk
December 31
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.


December 31 ,  in Key West
New Year's Eve: Conch Shell Drop at Sloppy Joe's
December 31
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.


December 31 ,  in Islamorada
New Year's Eve Celebrations in Islamorada
December 31
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.


December 31 ,  in Key Largo
New Year's Eve Fireworks on Blackwater Sound
December 31
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.
Contact: 305-451-4502


December 31 ,  in Key West
New Year's Eve Shoe Drop Celebration
December 31
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.
Email: schroedkw@aol.com

Calendar of Events for December
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All events are subject to change. Contact the event coordinators for the most current dates and times.

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