Harvesting Memories with a Key West Twist this Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is the holiday that brings family and friends together from far and near. It’s the time of year where we bond over setting the table with the nicer dishes, spend hours cooking a delicious turkey and we reflect on what we are thankful for.

It’s also the end of the year and already the beginning of November. Before you know it, it’ll be the start of 2019. If one of your 2018 New Year’s resolutions sounded something like, “Step out of my comfort zone more often,” and you’re still looking to check that off your list, then this Thanksgiving is the time get to Key West!

It can be assumed that someone in the family is planning on bringing a pumpkin or pecan pie to the Thanksgiving table. Give the crowd what they really want, a Key West classic. Step out of your box and show up to your Thanksgiving dinner this year with mini key lime pies! Who said that Thanksgiving desserts have to be the same ones every year? Start small with a key lime pie and gain the confidence to step out of your comfort zone even more for the remaining weeks of 2018.

Leisurely strolling along the harborwalk waterfront at the Historic Seaport while eating a piece of fresh key lime pie is our ideal afternoon. If you won’t be in Key west for Thanksgiving, you can still indulge in a piece of key lime pie to hold you over until your next visit! Enjoy a piece of Key West from wherever you are on Thanksgiving and try this yummy key lime pie recipe from Buzzfeed to get inspired and to help you get started:

What are we thankful for? We are thankful that the City of Key West made it a point to preserve and protect the history and character of the Key West Historic Seaport. For centuries, the Key West Historic Seaport has afforded mariners a handy, large, deepwater natural harbor. There is a great abundance and diversity of marine life off the shores of Key West. The early mariners and the first settlers of the island soon came to rely on such resources for subsistence and as part of the economic base of the town when it first became established in the 1820’s. That tradition continues today.

Kick off the holiday season at the lighting of the “Harborwalk of Lights” taking place November 21, 2018 at 6PM on the harborwalk at Greene and Elizabeth Street. Watch as over 61,000 lights and 58 lighted palm trees light up the Historic Seaport for the first evening of the year. The “Harborwalk of Lights” is lit every evening through New Year’s eve.

Key West Historic Seaport 3-Part Concert Series:

The first show of the 3-part concert series from the Historic Seaport was to see Taylor Swift perform in Tampa, FL on August 14, 2018. Lauren Jenks was the winner of two tickets and took her daughter, Ava to the show. “We had a blast at the concert and we can’t thank the Key West Historic Seaport enough! We hope to make a trip down to Key West next summer and vacation in paradise at the Historic Seaport!” – Lauren Jenks

The second show in the concert series is to watch Kevin Hart perform live in Miami, FL on October 13, 2018. Shay Penke won two tickets to the performance. “I saw Kevin Hart in 2010 in Omaha, Nebraska before he was really famous for only $30 bucks!”

The third and final concert will be in March 2019. This performer has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, has had over 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries and has had 56 top 40 singles in the United States. Any idea who it may be?

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