The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States


Tis the Season


As November winds down and Thanksgiving approaches, the city’s Community Services Department is putting the finishing touches on the holiday season.

The festivities kick off with the tree lighting ceremony in Bayview Park on Monday, November 27th at 6 p.m. This family favorite this year features the Horace O’Bryant Middle School band. The city's elves have been busy creating a little North Pole magic right here in Key West and by sprucing up Bayview Park after Hurricane Irma tore it up. The Community Services department is staging Santa's workshop and sleigh to surround the 25-foot high tree.

On Saturday, December 2nd, the other family favorite -- the Holiday Parade -- gets underway starting at 7 p.m. Floats and participants will line up on Virginia Street and White. The parade will follow its usual route down Truman Avenue to Duval Street where the judges will view each entry.

On Thursday, December 14th, the community will gather back at Bayview Park for the Lighting of the Menorah at 5:30. Rabbi Shimon Dudai from Congregation B’Nai Zion and Rabbi Jacob Zucker from Chabad of the Florida Keys will say the blessings.