Key West Kicks Off Holidays with over a dozen events


Key West’s Better Than Ever Annual Holiday Fest, The “Bight” Before Christmas and the “Harborwalk of Lights” Celebration

Key West, FL. (November 16, 2017) – Kick off the Season, ignite your holiday spirit and visit the Key West Historic Seaport. There are over a dozen different events taking place this holiday season and it all begins next week with the 2017 Key West “Bight” Before Christmas “Lighting of the Harborwalk.”

The annual Lighting of the Key West “Harborwalk of Lights” will take place the day before Thanksgiving on November 22, 2017 at 6:00pm. The Historic Seaport will transform into a bright, nautical wonderland with more lights this year than ever before. Get to this FREE event on the harborwalk at Greene and Elizabeth Street to get the best seat in the house. The evening event will include Music, Lights, Giveaways, Kids Countdown and Holiday Fun.

The annual nautical holiday display meanders along the beautiful harborwalk waterfront from Greene Street to the Ferry Terminal. If you cannot make the kickoff on November 22nd, daily lighting will take place at dusk throughout the Holiday Season.

“I knew that the Historic Seaport could be a magical Holiday destination. Wrapping the harborwalk with lights reflecting off the water of the old Key West Bight Marina provides Christmas cheer while honoring the maritime history of the Key West waterfront,” said Tom Stroh, event creator and director.

Santa will be at the Historic Seaport on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the “Nautical Christmas Tree” at the front of William Street. Stop by to take a picture with Santa and the family, including pets. Dogs, cats and even roosters are welcome to take a holiday picture with Santa with the “Harborwalk of Lights” in the background.
The 27th Annual Lighted Boat Parade at the Historic Seaport put on by the Schooner Wharf Bar starts at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Participants will float through the marina on boats decked out in holiday lights and decorations. Viewing takes place all along the harborwalk waterfront. There are several watch parties, including the Sebago Lighted Boat Parade Cruise and Catamaran Echo Lighted Boat Parade Watch. For these and other Historic Seaport commercial tenants visit the

Also at the Historic Seaport is Conch Republic Seafood’s “Holiday Classic Car Show” on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The event is FREE and is being held from 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.

For more information and calendar of events, visit the official website of the Key West “Bight” before Christmas Celebration at For general information and directions to the Historic Seaport visit

About Key West Historic Seaport
The Key West Historic Seaport is your gateway for everything to do in Key West, Florida. Enjoy world class dining, shopping, live music, accommodations, museums & water excursions all while soaking up breathtaking views. The Key West Historic Seaport is a twenty-acre facility that has become the go-to destination for those wishing to experience a blend of the old with the new Key West. Key West Historic Seaport is located along the beautiful harborwalk waterfront at the ends of Front Street, Greene Street, Elizabeth Street, William Street, Margaret Street & Grinnell Street.
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