Taking a vacation over the holidays is the perfect way to escape from the hustle and bustle that usually sets in at the end of the year. Instead of planning the details for get-togethers and spending hours in the kitchen making cookies for Santa, simply decide which sights you want to see and what food you want to eat before you make the return trip home. Florida is the perfect place to spend the holidays, but especially here since we have so many festive things to do in Key West in December. When booking a stay at the end of the year at the Southernmost Inn, we’ll make sure you spend your Key West Christmas the right way. 

Harbor Walk of Lights

When you’re looking to stretch your legs and explore Key West on foot, the Harbor Walk of Lights is the perfect option for a leisurely stroll. Palm trees, historic Key West inns, and other buildings and unique items like ship anchors are lit up for your enjoyment. Keep your eyes peeled for the Fishing Buoy Tree, Nautical Christmas Tree, and the classic Key West Lobster Trap Tree during your excursion. On the other side of the Harbor Walk, pop in and out of shops to get your last-minute Christmas shopping in, and close out your night with a holiday cocktail overlooking the ocean.

Holiday Trolley Tour 

If you’d rather not do the walking, find more Christmas lights on Holiday Key West Trolley Tour. Throughout the hour-long ride from Mallory Square, the narrator shares fun facts about Key West, giving you a perspective on Key West that you won’t find anywhere else. At the end of the tour, cider and cookies await you. Is there a sweeter way to close your night?  

Key West Lighted Boat Parade 

Also located along the Harbor Walk and along Key West Bight is the Lighted Boat Parade. Spectators can claim a spot along the Walk to watch from as dozens of Key West boats sail by. This tradition of decorating each boat creates a beautiful spectacle, with the thousands of lights on each ship being something to behold – let alone the glowing reflections they leave upon the water. Over $20,500 is available in prizes to the best-decorated boats, so you know that the boat owners will try their hardest to impress. For example, past winners have even made it look like illuminated dolphins jumping in and out of the water. The Key West Lighted Boat Parade is one of the most creative ways Key West Christmas manifests itself, showing off its nautical ties and taking advantage of its position on the water. 

Key West Christmas at the Southernmost Inn 

Spending your holiday at the Southernmost Inn is one of the best decisions you’ll make this season because Key West Christmases are something you’ll never forget. With our historical and geographical influences, we put a unique twist on the holiday and create an authentic experience every year for locals and visitors alike. For more information about staying at the Southernmost Inn at the end of the year, give us a call at 888-525-0037 or visit us on our website.