Dec 30, 2011

Tropical New Year's Events

Wondering what to do for New Year's?  Here's a few of the top tropical destinations to ring in the new year.

Bahamas:  Nassau is the place to be if you're in the Bahamas for New Year's Eve.  There you can take part in the annual Junkanoo parade and party.  This huge street festival is full of Caribbean flair, with its colors, costumes, and Caribbean music.  Thousands of people will gather here to ring in the New Year! 
British Virgin Islands:  This is the place to be for some serious New Year's Eve partying!  Take part in the "boat hopping" parties and stop at various beach bars that are located throughout the islands.  Foxy's on the island of Jost Van Dyke is world renowned for their 48 hour New Year's Eve party.  There will be delicious Caribbean food, live music, and dancing all night long. If you're looking for a more family atmosphere, the Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda will be ringing in the new year with fireworks and festivities. Tortola will host the Blue Moon New Year's Eve party at Trellis Bay, complete with fireworks, reggae music, fire jugglers and fire dancers. 

Honolulu:  If you're lucky enough to be in Oahu for New Year's Eve, a great (and free) spot to watch the fireworks is on Waikiki Beach.  There will be plenty of professional fireworks displays along the beach, as well as a variety of "wet spots" to take in the view.

Key West:  Watch the lowering of a live pirate wench at the Schooner Wharf Bar.  She'll be lowered from the 75-foot high mast of Schooner Adirondack III, which is docked in front of the popular waterfront "wet spot".  There will be people dressed as pirates, cannon fire, and the release of white balloons.  For those wanting something even more unique, watch the Red Heel Drop at the Bourbon St. Pub.  Here you will see the famous drag queen, Sushi, be lowered into a huge red high-heeled shoe at the stroke of midnight.

Wherever you will be on New Year's Eve, the Pickled Pirate wishes you a very "Happy New Year", and would love to see your tropical New Year's or Christmas pictures.

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