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lobster trap Christmas tree in Key West
Credit: Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau

Leave it to Key West!

Key West Historic Seaport is greeting visitors with a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree made of lobster traps—a whimsical way to celebrate the holiday season as well as the region's rich commercial fishing heritage.

The installation, created from some 45 traps and adorned with twinkling lights, garland, and red ribbons, is a focal point on the half-mile-long harborwalk that winds through the seaport.

The seaport was once home to Key West's commercial shrimping fleet and other maritime industries. Today it is a tourist destination that features waterfront restaurants and boutiques. It is also a hub for charter fishing, eco-tours, and excursion boats.

Each holiday season, as part of the annual Key West Holiday Fest, the harborwalk is decorated with tens of thousands of lights, lighted palm trees, and maritime-themed trees. This year's celebration continues through December 31. According to a news release, it is focused on outdoor events and ways to enjoy seasonal traditions while safeguarding against the spread of coronavirus.


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