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Best Things to Do in Key West on New Year’s Eve

Key West is a great place for New Year’s Eve. We are typically the warmest place in the country, which means you can do more than the typical New Year’s Eve night out and dinner.

Before Dark

Get on the water!

Enjoy the day like a local! On the water with a boat rental or private island charter. The weather this year should be amazing.

One Last Sunset Cruise

Two unique ways to enjoy the last sunset of the year. Book a Key West sunset dinner cruise or Key West Sunset sail both with open bars.

Sunset at the Tiki Bar at Galleon Resort

One of the best places to watch Key West’s famous sunset. Live music, great view and the best bartenders… a local’s favorite. Located at 617 Front Street

Ball Drops and Parties

Dropping of the Conch Shell at Sloppy Joe’s

Sloppy Joe’s will host its dropping of the Conch Shell. The wildest ball drop on Duval Street happens above Sloppy Joe’s, the most famous bar in Key West. Thousands of spectators gather to catch a glimpse of this annual tradition. If you’re not looking for a crowd, avoid this area at all costs because it’s like a small version of Times Square.

“Lowering of the Pirate Wench” at Schooner Wharf

Visit the Tall Ship America 2.0 and experience canon blasts that welcome in the New Year. See the Pirate Wench descend from the top of the ship while listening to some live music and enjoying the festivities at Schooner Wharf Bar.

Red High Heel Drop Starring Sushi at Bourbon Street Pub

From the balcony of the New Orleans House, Sushi descends in a giant red high heel shoe. VIP balcony tickets usually sell out within hours and Duval Street overflows with spectators who party into the wee hours. This is CNN’s favorite.

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