Arriving in Florida in December is a wonderful feeling. The heat is a welcome change from the tedious cold of the North. After picking up your rental car, you will begin your descent down Route 1. It's an awesome drive with views of the Atlantic to your left and the Gulf of Mexico on your right.
The spirit of the holiday season is alive in the Florida Keys & Key West with holiday happenings and festive functions spreading cheer in our subtropical climate. From Key Largo to Key West you’ll enjoy many signs of the holiday season. There are many hotels, restaurants and homes spectacularly decorated with bright lights and even some with Santa and his reindeer.
The calendar is packed with events designed to celebrate the holiday spirit — including festive lighted boat parades featuring vessels whose decorations range from traditional greenery to offbeat salutes to the season. Listed here are some of our local holiday highlights, all spiced with a characteristically Florida Keys flair:
☃ Zonta's Festival of Trees at the Florida Keys Country Club, Marathon Dec. 1 – 3
4000 Sombrero Boulevard, Marathon
☃ FKEC Annual Holiday Lighting 6 pm Dec. 2
3421 Overseas Highway Oceanside.
☃ Lighted Bike Parade Dec. 4
Key Colony Beach 15th Circle
☃ 20th Annual Boot Key Harbor Lighted Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 10
☃ Key Colony Beach Lighted Boat Parade Dec. 11
Details on these and more holiday events in the Middle Florida Keys here.