Here in Key West, we do Christmas a little differently. In early December, the Schooner Wharf Bar (everything is sponsored by bars in the Conch Republic) throws a holiday lighted boat parade. All of the boats “deck the decks” with Christmas lights and displays. We joined Kayak Kings and entered the parade on kayaks with our dog, Gatito, who wasn’t a big fan of his holiday costume.

Although the parade is once a year, Kayak Kings hosts an illuminated mangrove maze tour every night that is a really magical experience.

Here’s a taste of our Conch Christmas. Happy Holidays everyone!