Holidays in key West -December Favorites
The spirit of the holiday season comes alive in the Florida Keys & Key West with festive events and functions spreading cheer in our subtropical island.
From Key Largo to Key West, the calendar is packed with events designed to celebrate the holiday spirit — including Lighted Boat Parade featuring vessels whose decorations range from traditional greenery to offbeat salutes to the season. Here are some of our favourite holiday highlights, all spiced with a characteristically Florida Keys flair.
Kick off your holiday season with The Lighting of the Harbor Walk. The free event is on Thursday, December 4th at 6 PM and calls for anyone who wants to cheer Holiday season Key West Style. Key West Inns website put together a list of events in chronological order so we should mark our calendars and try not to miss any of them!!!
The start of the month saw The Studious of Key West at 533 Eaton street launching its biggest season yet with a fresh new look, a beautiful new catalog and kick off events scheduled throughout the holiday season. The residency cottages will also be open for tours, with artists in residence on hand to present their work and meet and greet the public. The public is invited to pick up a catalog and toast the new season. Entry is through the gate at 607 Ashe street. You also are welcome to download on-line version of the catalog and see the calendar for the season at The Studious of Key West Website .
And of course one cannot image the Winter holidays without the staple of all festivities – The Nutcracker. Nutcracker Key West, produced bi-annually, is the largest community production brought to the stage here on the island. It is produced by Paradise Ballet Theater Presenters. This year 60 of our community’s children and adults and 15 professional dancers from around the world will join together again for our 6th year to produce this outstanding historical recreation of Key West’s version of the Nutcracker, Nutcracker Key West.This special holiday tradition lives in the hearts and memories of all that participate, view, and give to this amazing show. Nutcracker Key West is dazzling and unique with her tiny chickens, humorous roosters, lively shrimp, and brilliant jewels of the Atocha. For show dates and more information please click here Nutcracker Key West.
And please visit our blog sometime next week when we will talk about our favorite bites and sips for the holidays!!!