Costa Cruises Brings Family Fun and Traditional Italian Festivities to 2019 Holiday Cruises in the Caribbean

Costa Cruises is giving cruisers more options than ever to celebrate a white-sand Christmas or start the new decade surrounded by crystal-clear blue waters with seven Caribbean cruises on three ships during the 2019 winter holiday season.

With seven- and 14-night cruises aboard Costa Luminosa roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Costa Favolosa and Costa Magica roundtrip from Guadeloupe, guests will be filled with the holiday spirit from the moment they step aboard and see the ships decked out with … Read the rest

Costa Cruises Brings Italian-Style Holiday Cheer to the Caribbean

The Italians are coming — and just in time for the fast-approaching holidays! Holidaymakers looking to spice things up this year need look no further than an Italian-style Caribbean vacation with Costa Cruises. Costa Deliziosa’s first three cruises roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are perfect for families interested in experiencing special Italian holiday traditions, while also escaping the winter chill on the sun-kissed beaches of the Caribbean.

It’s not too late for families to plan their getaway for … Read the rest

Canines to Celebrate with Key West Dachshund Walk Dec. 31

KWP04KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Frost-free Key West isn’t a winter wonderland during the holiday season, but it may become a “wiener wonderland” when about 200 dachshunds and their owners take a New Year’s Eve stroll through the island’s picturesque downtown.

The seventh annual Key West Dachshund Walk, set for noon Saturday, Dec. 31, provides an informal, family-friendly prelude to nighttime New Year’s Eve revelry.

Dachshunds, their human companions and fans are expected to gather at the corner of Whitehead … Read the rest

Florida Keys Art Guild to Present Open-Air Holiday Show Dec. 27-31

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — The Florida Keys Art Guild is to hold an open-air holiday art showcase Tuesday through Saturday, Dec. 27-31, at Key West’s Bayview Park, located at Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive.

Set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, the show is to feature the work of local and national artists and artisans in diverse mediums.  Painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelry designers, artists in glass and others are to display their creative wares at the … Read the rest

Florida Keys Lighted Boat Parades

Boat parades from Key Largo to Key West are to illuminate the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay as the island chain celebrates the holidays. Vessel decorations typically range from traditional lights and greenery to offbeat salutes to the season.
Boat parades from Key Largo to Key West are to illuminate the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay as the island chain celebrates the holidays. Vessel decorations typically range from traditional lights and greenery to offbeat salutes to the season. See our press release for full schedule of parades.
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Holiday Boat Parades to Light up Florida Keys Waters

FLORIDA KEYS — To help Santa navigate his stopover in the Florida Keys, large and small boats are to be lighted and decorated to illuminate the waterways and enliven the Keys’ holiday season.

Boat parades are planned throughout the island chain, featuring vessel decorations that range from traditional lights and greenery to offbeat salutes to the season.

Visitors can view the processions from shore or excursion boat, or even deck out their own craft and become part of the merriment.… Read the rest

Islamorada’s Holiday Festival Set for Dec. 2

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — Despite subtropical air temperatures in the 70s, the forecast calls for snowflakes during the seventh annual Florida Keys Holiday Festival set for 4-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Islamorada’s Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside.

The festival centerpiece, a 35-foot-tall holiday tree with “magical” snow blowing from its branches, is to be lighted at 6 p.m. while carolers sing. Mitten-clad children can delight in a 20-ton snow mountain — the island event’s most anticipated crowd-pleasing highlight.… Read the rest