New Year’s Eve Welcoming 2024 Celebrations!

Enjoy your New Year's celebration the Key West way!

Key West is a magical place to ring in the New Year! With usually balmy temperatures at midnight, island style countdowns dropping everything and everyone from famous drag queens to slices of key lime pie happen all over the island. Enjoy festive parties, acclaimed street food or fine island dining, and ring in 2024 in island style!

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – Countdown to Midnight Celebrations

Enjoy your New Year’s celebration the Key West way!

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – Countdown to Midnight Celebrations

Photo Credit: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

The “Red Shoe Drop” 

World renowned drag queen Sushi has passed the torch and a new Queen will star in the festivities, perched in a supersized red high heel shoe suspended high above the crowds at the Bourbon St. Pub/New Orleans House complex.  The crowd forms early for live entertainment on a Duval Street stage and this countdown has been regularly featured on CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage.   

FREE on the street, call 305-294-9354 for VIP ticket info.

Photo Credit: CAROL TEDESCO/AFP via Getty Images

The “Dropping of the Conch Shell” 

This popular countdown is held on Duval Street outside of Sloppy Joe’s Bar (yes, Ernest Hemingway’s former hangout) the focus of frivolity is on a gigantic manmade conch shell — the symbol of the Florida Keys.  The annual Events are emceed by a rooftop host and, as a huge clock counts down the seconds to midnight, the shell begins to descend from its supports to the flat roof of the legendary bar. 

FREE on the street

Photo Credit: Rob O’Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP

The “Lowering of the Pirate Wench”

The Schooner Wharf Bar and Galley in the Key West Historic Seaport hosts this drop in the perfect place to unleash your inner buccaneer.  This countdown celebrates the island’s colorful seafaring heritage. Just before midnight, the winsome wench begins her descent from atop the mast of the tall ship America 2.0 as cannons boom. The event includes live music and festivities at the Schooner Wharf Bar and Galley. FREE on the harbor walk.  Call 305-292-9520, for VIP ticket info.

The “Key Lime Drop” – 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

New Years Eve with The Beatle Band

Champagne Toast and Key Lime Drop at Midnight $10 Donation to benefit MOTE Marine

This very special celebration features The Beatle Band at the famous Sunset Pier! Party right over the water, while under the private tent, and enjoy a premium open bar (including Nicolas Feuillatte champagne), butler passed appetizers (for the 1st hour) and the annual Key Lime Drop at midnight.  Ticketed event, call 305-295-7057.

Tasting Dinner at Tavern N Town

LOCATION:  Tavern N Town, Key West Marriot Beachside Resort, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd

Great Gatsby at First Flight NYE 2024

8 pm – 1 am

Ring in the New Year in style with The Crew at First Flight!  At the stroke of midnight, a replica of an old Pan American Plane with a real-life stewardess will take flight in the garden surrounded by guests dressed to the nines in their finest Gatsby-era costumes.  Enjoy a 4 hour open bar, champagne toasts, chef-manned stations, live band and DJ for a NYE you won’t forget.

LOCATION:  First Flight Island Restaurant and Brewery, 301 Whitehead St

The Saint Hotel Presents

Happy New Year 2024

8 pm – 1 am

2023 is fast approaching. Why not bring it in in style at Halo Rooftop Lounge and The Saint Hotel!

Tickets for our Annual NYE Balcony Bash are on Sale NOW.

LOCATION: The Saint Hotel, 417 Eaton St. Call 305-294-3200 to purchase