It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
by Shayne Benowitz
You wouldn’t know by the warm sunshine that greets you, but in Key West it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Sparkling poinsettias line the lampposts on Truman and Duval Streets, conch cottages shine with multi-colored Christmas lights, and Santa is sporting a pair of board shorts! Inside cafes and on the radio holiday music ripples through the airwaves infusing seasonal cheer throughout the Southernmost Point.
To start the holiday season out with a proper celebration, the annual Christmas parade rolled through town this weekend and the community came out in droves to cheer on the floats with people dressed up in holiday costumes galore. Fury’s own parasail captain Scotty participated as the Gingerbread Man and tossed candy to children in the crowd.
This Saturday December 13, the Lighted Boat Parade will shine on Key West Harbor, a memorable tradition close to the hearts of many locals who are always thankful to be living in this gorgeous harbor town. If you are here, come out with Fury to view this spectacle on the water and enjoy complimentary Egg Nog and Santa Slushies (‘tis the Season!), along with champagne, wine, beer, and sodas.
Enjoy this holiday season full of parties and old acquaintances with friends and family, and consider a trip to the tropics! At Fury we will also host a special Christmas Day Ultimate Adventure including a turkey luncheon along with all the great water activities you come to expect at Fury: snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking, and all the inflatable delights at Adventure Island.
Here’s wishing you and yours the very merriest of holiday seasons from all of us in Key West!
Shayne Benowitz is a Fury crewmember and freelance writer working on her debut novel. For more travel stories and a daily dose of what’s cool around the globe visit her Wanderlust Website at http://web.me.com/shaynebeth.