Spend the holidays on the beach in the warmth of Key West. On November 28, 2015 Key Largo will Light up with a holiday festival and the official Christmas tree lighting ceremony, which will take place at the Murray E. Nelson Government Center and Key Largo Cultural Center, mile marker 102. Beginning at 6 p.m., the festivities include eggnog, live musical performances, and caroling. Santa and Mrs. Claus are also scheduled to appear.

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Caroling in Key West, photo courtesy of the Florida Keys

Key West will have a series of boat parades beginning on December 12, 2015. The boat parades will continue on December 13th and 19th. Guests can see the boats on December 12th in Key Largo on Blackwater Sound,  beginning at 7:30 p.m. which has also been the location for fireworks shows in previous years in the Keys.

In this Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, photo, Spencer Slate, garbed as Santa Claus, scuba dives in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Islamorada, Fla. Each year, Slate dons the costume to provide underwater holiday photo opportunities for his dive shop customers as a fundraiser to sponsor Christmas gifts for a local children's charity. (AP Photo/Andy Newman)

In this Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, photo, Spencer Slate, garbed as Santa Claus, scuba dives in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Islamorada, Fla. Each year, Slate dons the costume to provide underwater holiday photo opportunities for his dive shop customers as a fundraiser to sponsor Christmas gifts for a local children’s charity. (AP Photo/Andy Newman)

 

One of the boat owners in the Key Largo boat parade will win $500 in a cash drawing. The boat parade can also be viewed on Marathon’s Boot Key Harbor.

On December 13th, the Boat Parade continues on Key Colony Beach. On December 19th, spectators can catch the boat parade on the Lower Keys’ Pine Channel Causeway.

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