Key West / December 6
Key West Holiday Parade
The island city shows its holiday spirit with this annual hometown parade. Starting at Truman Avenue and White Street, it proceeds down Truman to Duval, where it takes a right and continues on to Eaton Street.
Key West / December 13
Schooner Wharf Bar 24th Annual Lighted Boat Parade
Lighted and decorated vessels from rowboats to tall ships proceed around Key West's Historic Seaport and harbor areas.
Key West / December 13 – 21
Nutcracker Key West
Local children, adults and community leaders are cast alongside a nationally-cast corps de ballet in this spectacularly crafted semi-annual production of a beloved classic. Shows held at the Tennessee Williams Theatre.
Key West / December 27 – 28
55th Annual Key West House & Garden Tours
Presented by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, the annual self-guided tours showcase festively dressed Key West homes and gardens. December tours are from 4-7 p.m., both evenings. Proceeds benefit the Old Island Restoration Foundation's museums, collection and education, grant and scholarship programs.
Key West / December 31
New Year's Eve: Conch Shell Drop at Sloppy Joe's
The arrival of 2015 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.