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Best Lighted Boat Parade in the USA

A bright sign that the holiday season has arrived are the colorful lights that make neighborhoods and businesses shine all around the world. What could be more festive and Christmas spirited than when lights are dangling from the roof and wrapped around the trees? The Key West Historic Seaport has allocated more lights this year so head over this month and you’ll see for yourself!

There’s something more memorable than the same old holiday decorations and it’s the 27th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley Lighted Boat Parade on December 9, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Watch as classic schooners, fishing vessels, kayaks and other boats light up the marina decked out in lights and holiday decorations. Children will have the chance to catch candy and beads thrown from the ship’s deck and viewers of all ages will experience the creativity of light displays while cheering on their favorite vessels. The best viewing locations for the best lighted boat parade is at the Historic Seaport!

While you’re down in Key West, why not stay and celebrate New Years with a tradition that everyone loves. The Annual Schooner Wharf Bar New Year’s Eve Celebration is “The Lowering of the Pirate Wench” as the countdown to the New Year begins! “Everyone’s favorite pirate wench and co-owner of Schooner Wharf Bar, Evalena Worthington, will descend dramatically against large, illuminated countdown numbers.Ring in 2018 the Key West way and get down to  Schooner Wharf Bar to join in all the holiday festivities!

There are more than a dozen events this month ranging from pet pictures with Santa to the Key West City “Hometown Holiday Parade” to a “holiday Classic Car Show. Enjoy any and all of these fun events and make memories that will last a lifetime. The first you have to do is pack your sunglasses and flip flops and travel to the best place to watch the sunset, the Key West Historic Seaport!

For those of you with plans this month to shovel snow, wear multiple layers and cozy up by the fire, we’ll send you a warm hug because we’ll all be warm down here in Key West! Do something new this December and trade in snowstorms for sunshine, winter hats for a sun visor and celebrate the holidays a warmer way.

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