The weather is hardly frightful, but Key West is dressed in holiday style and drenched in the sparkle of the season.
More than 200 people of all ages — families, friends and city officials — gathered at Bayview Park on Nov. 27 for the annual Christmas tree-lighting celebration that delighted local families, festive visitors and city officials.
The cherished tree-lighting ended with a visit from the big man in red, who listened to plenty of Christmas wishes. The Bayview Park Christmas tree and light display will be illuminated each night through the holiday season.
The city’s giant menorah stands alongside its Christmas tree and will be formally lit for Hanukkah at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. Hanukkah begins at sundown on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, and ends the evening of Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, lasting eight nights. Visit keywestholidayfest.com for more holiday events.