Key West New Years

New York may have the infamous Ball Drop at Time’s Square and Atlanta has the Peach Drop at the Underground, but Key West out does them all with a Conch Shell, Red High Heel, and a Pirate Wench!!  There is no better place than Key West to ring the New Year in!!

New Year’s Eve World Famous Shoe Drop–The island starts to tilt a bit with the amount of people who gather in front of the Bourbon St. Pub & the New Orleans House on Duval Street. To ring in the New Year the world famous drag queen Sushi is lowered in a huge red high heel shoe from the top of the New Orleans House to the ground. For more information visit

Sloppy Joe’s 20th Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell–Sloppy Joe’s will host its 20th Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell. The crowd starts to gather on the street around 10:00pm as Sloppy Joe’s rooftop host entertains the crowd. Everyone will be dancing and catching beads.  When midnight strikes the Conch Shell will be lowered as confetti, streamers and lights fill the sky. For more information visit

New Year’s Eve Madness @ Schooner Wharf Bar–Start the New Year at “A Last Little Piece of Old Key West” Join your friends and make new ones at the Schooner Wharf Bar New Year’s Eve Celebration, where the past meets the future and the present is a whole lot of fun. Join everyone on the harbor walk for a musical line-up guaranteed to take you dancing into the New Year. At the Join in on the countdown as a “Pirate Wench” is lowered from the mast of the Schooner Liberty Clipper. For more information visit


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