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Key West Events Calendar

Key West Calendar of Events for December, 2012

Key West / November 21 – December 31
Live holiday music, games for the kids, holiday cheer and a chance for photos with Santa highlight this event along the historic harbor walk linking colorful seaport restaurants, bars and businesses at the Key West Bight. Created as a gift to the community, the gala is produced by the Key West Bight Preservation Association and tenants of the Key West Bight.
Contact: 305-304-2633
Key West / December 1
The third annual Olympic Distance and Sprint Triathlon event returns to Key West! Race is scheduled Saturday morning, Dec. 1. Limited to 1,000 participants. Visit web site for details and registration. Limited spaces still available.
Contact: 305-294-0693
Key West / December 2
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary invites the public to enjoy free environmentally-themed documentary films every Sunday through March 31, 2013 at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. Each Sunday, doors to the center will open at 1 p.m. and sanctuary staff will show documentaries at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the center's theater. These award-winning documentaries address environmental topics including climate change, marine debris, energy efficiency and resource protection. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road, on the Truman Waterfront next to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park Today's topics: 2 p.m. "My Father the Captain: Jacques-Yves Cousteau" (Ocean Futures, 46 minutes) and 4 p.m. "Plastic Shores" (LMV Productions, 55 minutes)
Contact: Movie-line 305-809-4755
Key West / December 8 – 9
South Florida's top nurseries are to show bromeliads, orchids, fruit trees, palms, tropical flowers and natives at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden's annual plant sale. Other attractions include landscaping workshops, garden supplies booths, and arts and crafts and docent tours.
Contact: 305-296-1504
Key West / December 8
The island city shows its holiday spirit with this annual hometown parade, set to start at 7 p.m. Featuring marching groups and motorized and nonmotorized floats, the festive procession traditionally draws entries from churches, civic organizations, businesses and neighborhood and school groups. Starting at Truman Avenue and White Street, it proceeds down Truman to Duval, where it takes a right and continues on to Eaton Street.
Contact: 305-809-3881
Key West / December 9
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary invites the public to enjoy free environmentally-themed documentary films every Sunday through March 31, 2013 at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. Each Sunday, doors to the center will open at 1 p.m. and sanctuary staff will show documentaries at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the center's theater. These award-winning documentaries address environmental topics including climate change, marine debris, energy efficiency and resource protection. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road, on the Truman Waterfront next to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park Today's topics: 2 p.m. "Plastic Shores" (LMV Productions, 55 minutes) and 4 p.m. "Poisoned Waters" (PBS, 120 minutes)
Contact: Movie-line 305-809-4755
Key West / December 15 – 16
Inspired by the unique and colorful environment of the Florida Keys, Clara and her young Prince encounter enchanted landscapes complete with snowy egrets on shimmering salt ponds, a wicked Rooster-King, an exquisite Sea-Star Fairy, and "underwater" sequences of almost unimaginable beauty. Producer and Artistic Director Joyce Stahl has cast local children, adults and community leaders alongside a nationally-cast corps de ballet in this spectacularly crafted semi-annual production of a beloved classic. Tickets available at keystix.com. Check website for show times. Shows held at the Tennessee Williams Theatre.
Contact: Box office 305-295-7676
Key West / December 16
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary invites the public to enjoy free environmentally-themed documentary films every Sunday through March 31, 2013 at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. Each Sunday, doors to the center will open at 1 p.m. and sanctuary staff will show documentaries at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the center's theater. These award-winning documentaries address environmental topics including climate change, marine debris, energy efficiency and resource protection. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road, on the Truman Waterfront next to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park Today's topics: 2 p.m. "Poisoned Waters" (PBS, 120 minutes) and 4 p.m. "Plastic Planet" (First Run Features, 99 minutes)
Contact: Movie-line 305-809-4755
Key West / December 19 – 22
Inspired by the unique and colorful environment of the Florida Keys, Clara and her young Prince encounter enchanted landscapes complete with snowy egrets on shimmering salt ponds, a wicked Rooster-King, an exquisite Sea-Star Fairy, and "underwater" sequences of almost unimaginable beauty. Producer and Artistic Director Joyce Stahl has cast local children, adults and community leaders alongside a nationally-cast corps de ballet in this spectacularly crafted semi-annual production of a beloved classic. Tickets available at keystix.com. Check website for show times. Shows held at the Tennessee Williams Theatre.
Contact: Box office 305-295-7676
Key West / December 23
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Behind the Scenes
Get a backstage tour of the set for "The 39 Steps" at the Waterfront Playhouse with Artistic Director (Danny Weathers) and Technical Director (Michael Boyer). See the magic that happens "behind the scenes." Wine and light hors d'oeuvres served. At 6 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org
Key West / December 23
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary invites the public to enjoy free environmentally-themed documentary films every Sunday through March 31, 2013 at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. Each Sunday, doors to the center will open at 1 p.m. and sanctuary staff will show documentaries at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the center's theater. These award-winning documentaries address environmental topics including climate change, marine debris, energy efficiency and resource protection. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road, on the Truman Waterfront next to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park Today's topics: 2 p.m. "Plastic Planet" (First Run Features, 99 minutes) and 4 p.m. "How Smart are Animals?" (PBS, 53 minutes)
Contact: Movie-line 305-809-4755
Key West / December 27
Christmas Jazz at the Oldest House
Headliners for this year's offering are vocal stylist Libby York and jazz sax great Tim Mayer. Backing them up are Scott Marischen, jazz harp, Linda Sparks, keyboards, Terry Trentham, bass, & Richard Crooks, drums. Among the favorites she'll share are Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Let it Snow, Christmastime is Here, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and I'll be Home for Christmas. The event is to be held at the Oldest House Garden, 322 Duval Street, at 6 p.m. Individual tickets are available for $35. Advance reservations requested.
Contact: 305-517-6851
Email: musicinparadisekw@gmail.com
Key West / December 30
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary invites the public to enjoy free environmentally-themed documentary films every Sunday through March 31, 2013 at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. Each Sunday, doors to the center will open at 1 p.m. and sanctuary staff will show documentaries at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the center's theater. These award-winning documentaries address environmental topics including climate change, marine debris, energy efficiency and resource protection. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road, on the Truman Waterfront next to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park Today's topics: 2 p.m. "How Smart are Animals" (PBS, 53 minutes) and 4 p.m. "Hot Planet - Cold Comfort" (PBS, 25 minutes)
Contact: Movie-line 305-809-4755
Key West / December 31
New Year's Eve Cocktail Party and Fireworks Display
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You're Invited! From 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. enjoy an ocean view with an open bar & passed hors d'oeuvres prepared by the Southernmost Beach Cafe's Chef Ben. Cost is $65 per person. Cocktail party is followed by a fireworks display over the Atlantic at 10 p.m.; the party starts at the Southernmost on the Beach. Advance reservations recommended.
Contact: 305-296-6577 ext. 2666; 800-354-4455
Key West / December 31
Key West New Year's Eve Celebrations
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The Southernmost City celebrates with a conch shell drop at Sloppy Joe's Bar, 201 Duval St.; a descending 6-foot red high heel shoe carrying drag queen Sushi at the Bourbon Street Pub/New Orleans House complex, 724 Duval St.; and a pirate wench descending from a tall ship mast in the island city's Historic Seaport.
Contact: (305) 296-2388, (305) 293-9800;(305) 292-3302

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