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Visiting Key West in December

December Tips, Weather, Events and Deals

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Why Plan Winter Trips To Key West

December ushers in the festive season when the island is buzzing with great, festive activities offering idyllic reasons for visiting Key West in December. The first half of the month is very quiet on the island and the perfect time to catch a deal before the festive crowds start to arrive and enjoy some Christmas shopping. December in Key West then starts to get busier the second half of the month as the world goes in search of sand and sunshine for the Christmas and New Year season. The period between Christmas and New Year are very busy in Key West so it's important to book in advance.

The Florida Keys and Key West offer an array of festive fun during the holiday season including sparkling events and lighted boat parades, all encased in a gloriously warm atmosphere that feels a million miles away from the cold blast back home. Key West is just the place to enjoy the festive spirit, and Parrot Key Resort will get you in a jolly mood with our lighted Christmas tree and exterior festive light decorations.

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Key West Weather in December

It's getting chilly around the world, but you can expect warm temperatures here in Key West. In the winter months, cold fronts can bring frost to mainland Florida, but you can be sure there will be no frost here in Key West. The all-time record low for Key West is 41° F (5° C) set in 1981. During these winter months, it rarely rains so guests typically enjoy sunny skies and warm, but pleasant temperatures. It's not uncommon to see periodic  temperatures in the low 80s in December, but the average high is 76° F. Don't miss a majestic Florida Keys sunset at around 5:38 p.m. in December.

Average High Air Temp

Average Low Air Temp

Average Water Temp

Average Rainfall

Average Sunset Time

76° F (24° C) 67° F (21° C) 72° F (22° C) 2 inches (5.1cm) 5:38p.m.

What to Wear in December

Our clothing style throughout the year is "Keys Casual" and most restaurants do not require a dress code. Pack your summer gear, including flip flops, a swim suit, and shorts, but keep in mind that a cold front could sweep through at any time so it's always wise to bring light layers that you can add to your wardrobe when needed. Don't forget a light jacket or blazer and jeans for a night out, along with warmer shoes for the evenings. It is still wise to bring sun screen on your trip and a hat for sunny beach days. Although it can get cold in December, you can also be surprised with temperatures in the low 80s. Nights can be chilly in December but be prepared for glorious sun shining days!


Major December Events and Holidays

In December, escape winter's bite and enjoy some of Key West's exciting holiday events.

United States Federal Holidays in December 2016

  • December 25: Christmas Day

Top December Events in Key West


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