Although the southernmost tip of the United States is gorgeous all year round, Key West in December is especially wonderful. Hurricane season is over, and the spirit of the holidays has set in. The festive energy of the season is evident in the way we decorate the city, starting with the Key West Harbor Walk of Lights. This activity doubles as a perfect way to explore the city during your time at the Paradise Inn and a great way to spend part of your Key West Christmas.

The Many Festivities of Key West in December

The Harbor Walk in Key West is an attraction you should explore even outside of the holidays, so seeing it lit up is even more special. It’s one of the biggest Christmas attractions for locals and visitors alike. Let us fill you in on the magic that takes place at Key West Bight Marina. You should also check out holiday trolley tours and the Key West Lighted Boat Parade as other things to do in Key West in December.  

Harbor Walk of Lights 

Located along the Key West Bight Marina and Historic Seaport, there’s no better way to see Christmas lights on foot. If you love Christmas trees, lights adorn the numerous palm trees for Key West’s own kind of Christmas tree. In addition, you’ll find several different kinds of decorations on traditional pines, such as fishing buoys, lobster traps, and other nautically themed trees that represent our location on the water. The nautical decorations don’t stop at the trees: lighted anchors resting on the harbor walk accompany lighted ropes of the sailboats on the water, and much more. 

Make sure to go when it’s dark enough, as the lights will seem more bright as the sun sets. When you’ve seen all the lights, make a second lap up the Harbor Walk and decide where you should grab a late dinner at one of the seaside restaurants. Try Conch Republic Seafood Company, Half Shell Raw Bar, or The Commodore’s Boathouse Bar and Grill. Raise a glass to the holidays, and Key West in December! 

Key West Inns 

Located just a few blocks from Key West Bight Marina, Paradise Inn is the perfect place to stay during your trips to Key West in December. After a dreamy night of light seeing, return to our cozy, yet light and airy rooms that will serve as your refuge for the holidays. Take advantage of the pool and jacuzzi, wine and cheese happy hours, and continental breakfasts to make your trip even more relaxing. For more information about staying at The Paradise Inn, and for other things to do in Key West in December, give us a call at 877-819-4622 or visit our website