Parade, ‘drops’ ring in new year - A small dog on a leash - Hound
This wiener dog is on a roll at the Key West’s annual Dachshund Walk.

The Southernmost City was in peak celebration mode this week, and enthusiastically welcomed 2020 with events offering something for everyone.

The annual Dachshund Walk took place, as usual, at noon on Dec. 31, with the wiener dogs — and wannabe wieners — doing their short-legged strut through Old Town. Later that night, a pirate wench, a female impersonator, a conch shell and a Key lime “dropped” in on the New Year at various locations in Old Town. Happy New Year, Key West; here’s to a marvelous 2020.

 — Weekly staff report

LARRY BLACKBURN/Keys Weekly

 

Parade, ‘drops’ ring in new year - A dog on a leash - Dachshund
This dapper dachshund is short on legs, but long on personality at Key West’s annual Dachshund Walk.
Parade, ‘drops’ ring in new year - A small dog on a leash - Hound
This wiener dog is on a roll at the Key West’s annual Dachshund Walk.
Parade, ‘drops’ ring in new year - A group of people sitting around a dog - Dog
Two cute! Key West hair stylist Les Steele cuddles with Brody and Bonnie.
Parade, ‘drops’ ring in new year - A group of people posing for the camera - Car
Although originally played by Snoopy, the cartoon beagle, this couple put their dachshund in the cockpit for Key West’s annual Dachshund Walk.
Parade, ‘drops’ ring in new year - A group of people posing for the camera - Costume
Female impersonator Sushi does national media interviews each New Year’s Eve before descending to the street in a giant red high-heeled shoe.
Parade, ‘drops’ ring in new year - A group of people in front of a crowd - Fête
New Year revelers packed Duval Street and the Historic Seaport on New Year’s Eve.
Parade, ‘drops’ ring in new year - Ceremony
Drag queen Sushi, with Bourbon Street Pub owner Joey Schroeder, closes out 2019 in her trademark red high heel that dropped to the packed street below.

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