Archive for the ‘holidays’ Category

New Years in Key West
December 26, 2007

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Once again the Key West New Year’s Eve celebration will be shown live on CNN.

No doubt about it…Key West love’s to party. And what’s a better excuse than New Year’s Eve?

Three different gathering spots offer their own unique version of the time honored tradition of lowering something special as the clock winds away the last seconds of the year.

Your choices are:

  1. to see a big conch shell lowered from atop Sloppy Joe’s Bar…a crowded and boistrous affair
  2. to see a Pirate Wench lowered from the mast of a schooner in the Historic Seaport
  3. or, (CNN’s favorite) to see Sushi, a local drag queen celeb, lowered from a Duval Street balcony, riding a huge high-heeled shoe.

Whatever your choice, we at Key West Travel Guide want to wish everyone a New Year filled with joy, coconuts, a nice tan, good health, laughter, and wonderment.

Oh…and peace on Earth (come on World…make believe you just booked a vacation to Key West)

42ft Catamaran Charter as seen in Women’s Health Magazine
December 22, 2007

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Christmas Music and Lights
December 22, 2007

Harbor Walk of Lights-Key West
December 15, 2007

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November 22 to December 31, in Key West
Harbor Walk of Lights
The walkway along the Historic Seaport at Key West Bight is to be festively dressed for the holiday season to support the Just 4 Kids “Believe in Angels” charity drive.
Contact: (305) 292-4768

Red Barn Theater -Key West
December 13, 2007

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DEC. 18, 2007 – JAN. 26, 2008

Music by David Troy Francis

Lyrics by Gavin Geoffrey Dillard & Robert Schrock

Book by Gavin Geoffrey Dillard Directed by Joy Hawkins

Musical Direction by David Troy Francis Choreography by Penny Leto

A howlingly funny musical taking the country by storm explores the lives of six dogs as they sing, dance and commiserate about all things canine. The score is a happy mixed breed of blues, salsa, country, and torch songs as each pooch recounts personal stories, filled with tenderness, aggression and humor of past and present owners and their desire to be loved and part of a family. A furry and fabulous tribute to human’s best friend, this show is on its way to NYC after Key West. David Troy Francis, creator of this sparkling new show, will join the Barn’s production as Musical Director and pianist. Don’t miss it, doggone it!

Funny Video-Ellen Calls the President
December 12, 2007

The Restroom Door said Gentleman
December 7, 2007

I Farted on Santa’s Lap
December 7, 2007

Key West New Years!!!
December 6, 2007

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Once again the Key West New Year’s Eve celebration will be shown live on CNN.

No doubt about it…Key West love’s to party. And what’s a better excuse than New Year’s Eve?

Three different gathering spots offer their own unique version of the time honored tradition of lowering something special as the clock winds away the last seconds of the year.

Your choices are:

  1. to see a big conch shell lowered from atop Sloppy Joe’s Bar…a crowded and boistrous affair
  2. to see a Pirate Wench lowered from the mast of a schooner in the Historic Seaport
  3. or, (CNN’s favorite) to see Sushi, a local drag queen celeb, lowered from a Duval Street balcony, riding a huge high-heeled shoe.

Whatever your choice, we at Key West Travel Guide want to wish everyone a New Year filled with joy, coconuts, a nice tan, good health, laughter, and wonderment.

Oh…and peace on Earth (come on World…make believe you just booked a vacation to Key West)

A Guide to Christmas in Key West
November 26, 2007

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CHRISTMAS AND CHRISTMAS TREES

Kids love Christmas in the Keys because it’s different. What’s different is the warm weather and climate, but many of the customs are the same. Most folks have a tree of pine, spruce or fir. You’ll even see Charlie Brown type trees. In the Keys some folks decorate corn plants, Norfolk Pines or palm trees with tropical fish lights and seashells. Below are two places to take the family to during the Christmas hiolidays. The first has traditional trees from around the world and is educational. The second is purely the Keys


Marathon Garden Club – 5270 Overseas Highway, Marathon – “Christmas Around the World” , an educational Christmas tree exhibet with trees decorated from different countries of the world. the traditions, customs, and festivals of lands such as Germany, Russia, Holland December 9 through 30, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, hours Monday through Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM, Friday and Saturday 12 noon – 5 PM, group appointments, no admission fee for children under 6, students 6- 17 $2.00, adults $5.00, Seniors $2.50 on Wednesday, Phone 305-743-4971, December 6 Gala Preview Party, December 8 Holiday Brunch

Upside Down Christmas TreeKey Largo Lodge, bayside- Take the kids to see the tree hanging from the ceiling with ornaments, tinsel and blinking lights. This inverted Christmas tree began about 20 years ago and was conceived by the lodge’s proprietor, Harriet “Hat” Stokes. An account in local newspaper states that one year Harriet Stokes erected the tree in the more customary point up position, but since everyone seem to be disappointed the tree was returned to the ceiling.

Keys Christmas – Robbie’s Marina at MM 77.5 bayside 305-664-2540 for infrmation

December 1-2, 9 AM to $ PM – celebrate an old fashioned Christmas on Lignumvitae Key at the historic Matheson House hosted by the Friends of Islamorada. Decorated in traditional keys style $10 donation includes boat ride to the island and house and hardwood hanmmock tour plus Christmas treats.

Annual Christmas Tree Sale – The Marathon Lion’s Club begins its annual tree sale November 23 in the Winn-Dixie Plaza in Marathon. Earnings to help residents of Marathon in need of eyecare.

 Marathon Community Park holiday lighting – December 1, 5:30 PM, 36 Street , Marathon

 Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce annual Christmas Party and Dinner – December 4, 6-9 PM, Sugarloaf Spports and Leisure Club, Bad George Road, Santa and Mrs. Claus Admission fee. 305-872-2411 Chamber of Commerce

Breakfast With Santa Claus – Key West Diner, 2814 North Roosevelt Blvd. Key West – $5 for children under 10 includes breakfast buffet and picture with Santa. call for date and time

Marathon Community Theatre Free Holiday Concert – December 22, 5 PM, Marathon Community Theatre, classic and seasonal songs, family oriented sing-along , seating limited so reserve ahead of time 305-743-0994

also Sheila’s Silly Nonsense Show for Kids – December 30, 3 PM, Marathon Community Theatre Galleryshort skits, silly songs and fairy tales, free but donations encouraged, seating limited, reservations recommended, 305-743-0994.

Moose Lodge Christmas children’s party – December 22, 12 noon to 2 PM, 11601 First Ave., Marathon – adult must accompany children under 10, games, lunch, Santa

Pigeon Key – Red, White and Blue Christmas Concert – December 22, 1 PM to 6 Pm , $15 donation goes to local charities, local bands The Happenings, fireworks, exhibits, motorcycle show, and Santa

Sombrero Beach in Marathon, Christmas at the Beach – December 23, 4 PM to 5:30 PM, community Christmas caroling and entertainment from Marathon churches

Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department – Christmas caroling route, 6 PM to 10 PM, check with Department on route, Santa on truck and candy for kids along the way.

CHRISTMAS TOYS

Operation Christmas Child The Island Community Church is the main collection center for Monroe County. Residents can send shoe boxes filled with toys and essential items to children around the world living in crisis areas through Operation Christmas Child. Small toys, supplies for school, and basic hygiene items which can be fit into a shoe box are to collected at Island Community Church. Call 305-667-7303 or 800-123-4567 for information.

Toys for Tots Run – The annual Toys for Tots Run organized by ABATE ( American Bikers Aimed Toward Ed ucation) begins in late November each year. Toy donations ( new and unwrapped ) for children age 1 to 10 will go to kids at the Wesley House Child Care Ce3nter, Grace Jones Care and the Florida Keys Children Shelter. Collection Centers for toys are all Florida Keys fire stations, Marathon American Legion, and US1Radio in Big Pine. Information on the Toys for Tots Run call 305-872-2341 or 305-289-4383