Key Largo, Florida Keys,
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Light Up Key Largo Brings Holiday Fun to the Florida Keys

KEY LARGO, Florida Keys — Light Up Key Largo brings the holiday spirit to the Florida Keys Saturday, Nov. 18, with the lighting of “Holly,” the 45-foot-tall Key Largo holiday tree, and loads of fun activities for kids at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center at mile marker 102 bayside.

The holiday festivities kick off at 4 p.m. Organizers are to flip the switch to illuminate Holly at 6 p.m., followed by more seasonal celebrations until 8 p.m.

Organized by the Key Largo Community Preservation Foundation, the event promises new surprises this year including “train” rides around the holiday tree.

Cookie decorating and craft tents are to keep the kids busy, along with interactive activities from Keys nonprofit vendors. Key Largo Public Library representatives will be on hand to host holiday story times for children.

The guest of honor is to be Santa, sitting in his new sleigh — the perfect setting for attendees to join him for selfies and holiday snapshots.

Snow machines blowing flurries and the Mangrove Swamp Band, accompanied by carolers, are to lend a festive flair throughout the event.  

All children attending can take their choice of either a free hotdog or hamburger. In addition, food vendors are to offer both savory and sweet selections.

Parking for Light Up Key Largo will be available at Key Largo School, located at mile marker 105, with free shuttle service provided.

More new offerings and a full schedule of the evening’s activities are to be posted at closer to the event. For additional information, as well as volunteering and sponsorship opportunities, call or text 305-399-2265 or 305-916-8373.

Event information:



Key Largo visitor information: or 800-822-1088

Florida Keys visitor information: or 1-800-FLA-KEYS

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