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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 21 to December 31,  in Key West
Key West Holiday Fest
November 21 to December 31
A merry range of celebrations during Key West's busy holiday season includes lighting of the Harbor Walk of Lights, Holiday Historic Inn Tours and a lighted boat parade with festively lit vessels and good cheer.


December 02 to December 30,  in Key West
Key West Artisan Market
December 02 to December 30
Browse among culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters, curiosities, live music, craft beer, wine and art and food concessions. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., every three weeks (except Easter), at a NEW location this year, at Higgs Beach. Bring your own bags. A fantastic, family-friendly, free event. Dates: Dec. 2, 16 & 30.


December 07 to December 22,  in Key West
Conch Tour Train Holiday Lights Tours
December 07 to December 22
During its annual holiday lights tours of the southernmost island in the continental United States, the Conch Train travels past decorated historic homes, buildings and neighborhoods. Tours are offered at multiple times with departures from Key West High School, 2100 Flagler Ave. TOUR DATES: Dec. 7, 15, 19, 21 and 22
Contact: 305-294-5161


December 09 to December 22,  in Key West
Old Town Trolley’s Holiday Lights and Sights Tours
December 09 to December 22
The popular green and orange trolleys, festively adorned with holiday lights, showcase Key West's best decorated historic neighborhoods, buildings and homes. TOUR DATES: Dec. 9, 15, 19, 21 and 22
Contact: 305-296-6688


December 17 ,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum presents: Immerse Yourself Free Speaker Series
December 17
The History of Diving Museum presents the annual presentation series that spotlights a new topic the third Wednesday of each month, at 7 p.m. Exhibits and museum store stay open late (normal museum admission applies).
Contact: 305-664-9737


December 20 ,  in Islamorada
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk
December 20
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 31,  in Key West
Fringe Theater presents: Terri White’s Blue Evening
December 27 to December 31
Broadway star Terri White shares her personal journey to Broadway and back again. The evening intersperses personal stories and show tunes, triumphs and challenges. Accompanied by Pianist Megan Clay. Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval Street. Show starts 7 p.m.
Contact: Rebecca Tomlinson 305-587-8961


December 28 to December 29,  in Key West
59th Annual Key West Home Tours
December 28 to December 29
Presented by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, the annual self-guided tours from 3-6 p.m. each day showcase festively dressed Key West homes and gardens. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day-of-tour. Proceeds benefit the foundation's museum and programs.
Contact: 305-294-9501


December 28 ,  in Key West
Key West Full Moon
December 28

Locals and visitors come together to Experience the culture of the Florida Keys through dance, performances, food, and drink. All are welcome to join us on this beautiful beach, under a full moon, with a friendly atmosphere that helps compliment what is truly a "celebration of us".  Everyone comes for the explosion of Sound and visual performances, but they all stay for the limbo! Tickets $12 pp.




December 31 ,  in Key West
New Year's Eve: Conch Shell Drop at Sloppy Joe's
December 31
The arrival of 2019 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 Key West
New Year's Eve: Pirate Wench Drop at Schooner Wharf
December 31
For piratical partiers, a New Year's Eve salute to Key West's rowdy seafaring roots is scheduled at the island's Historic Seaport. At midnight, a winsome pirate wench is to descend from the top of the mast of the tall ship America 2.0 as cannon blasts welcome 2018. Scallywags in attendance can expect live music all day, dancing and festivities at the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St.


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 colorful large beach party with live music, beach barbecue, signature cocktails, performers and fireworks.
Contact: 305-664-0604


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
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 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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