KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP) — Ringing in the new year in Key West is always as fun as it is unique.READ MORE: Man Sought In NW Miami-Dade Machete Attack
Thousands of people are expected to attend kitschy New Year’s Eve celebrations in the southernmost city in the continental U.S.
Just before midnight, a female impersonator named Sushi will descend in a giant red high-heel shoe lowered from a balcony onto Key West’s Duval Street.READ MORE: Pembroke Pines Police Officers Take Oath To 'Serve And Protect' To Next Level With Moving Gesture
In the Key West Historic Seaport, a “pirate wench” will be lowered from the top of a tall ship’s mast. A conch shell, a Key lime wedge, a unicorn and a tuna also will drop at bars across the island.
Revelers in Key West will escape the frigid temperatures blasting much of the country. The National Weather Service expected temperatures Sunday to hover in the low 70s.
More than 200 dachshunds paraded with their owners through Key West earlier Sunday as a prelude to the evening’s festivities.MORE NEWS: 2 Diners Injured In Partial Deck Collapse At Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Eatery
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