Key West New Year's Eve Celebration

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12/31/2022 - 8:00pm to 01/01/2023 - 12:30pm
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Key West New Year's Eve celebration is one of the largest community gatherings of the year that takes place every year from December 31st to January 1st. Traffic is blocked off on part of Duval Street to accomodate the large crowds that gather to celebrate the previous year and welcome the upcoming year. Have some great drinks, watch the fireworks take flight, or take part in some of the most unique ball drops in the world.

Anyone is welcome to join the fun and festivities that have become nationally recognized for the excitement so start planning your trip now. CNN now has live coverage of the red high heel drop from Bourbon Street Pub where Sushi, a Key West famous drag queen, is gently lowered to signal the start of the New Year. There are four different drops on the island to choose from so you can celebrate however you like while also staying warm in the South Florida weather. 

Four Ball Drop Locations

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  1. Bourbon Street Pub is the local gay bar that hosts the annual high heel shoe drop that features the drag queen, Sushi, and also gets CNN national coverage every year. Watch her ride down in her big red pump and celebrate with a super enthusiastic crowd on Duval Street. 
  2. Schooner Wharf Bar has the annual lowering of the Pirate Wench from atop the mast of a schooner. Located on William Street, this annual event draws a huge crowd for pirate-themed fun and celebration.
  3. Sloppy Joe's Bar hosts the annual conch shell drop. Also located on Duval Street, this event is a very popular choice for great drinks and parties. 
  4. Sunset Pier at Ocean Key West is home to an annual free concert and a giant key lime wedge drop at midnight!

Book Your Vacation Rental for New Year's Eve Today

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There are many amazing properties that you can choose from to be close to the celebrations and activities for New Year's Eve. Choose the perfect home for you and your guests from 2 bedroom cottages to 6 bedroom homes if you're bringing a group. We have properties that feature hot tubs as well as many pet-friendly options so you can bring your pet along for the fun. Book your vacation rental today so you don't miss out on anything! 

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