New Years Eve Drop

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, female impersonator Gary Marion, known as Sushi, hangs in a giant replica of a woman's high heel shoe in Key West, Fla. Beginning at about 11:59 p.m. Thursday, the shoe with Sushi in it is to be lowered to Duval Street to mark the beginning of 2016. The Big Red Shoe Drop is one of several of the subtropical island city's takeoffs on New York City's Times Square ball drop. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP, File)

In Key West, Florida, four different things — including two humans — are lowered to welcome the new year. A giant conch shell is dropped at Sloppy Joe's Bar, a costumed "pirate wench" is lowered outside the Schooner Wharf Bar, a wedge of Key lime descends into a huge margarita glass at the Ocean Key Resort & Spa, and of course in what is probably Key West's most famous New Year's Eve tradition, a large red high-heeled shoe carrying female impersonator Gary "Sushi" Marion is lowered outside the Bourbon Street Pub complex on Duval Street.

Shoe drop: Bourbon St. Pub, Duval Street

Conch shell drop: Sloppy Joe's Bar, Duval Street; events begin at 10 p.m.

'Lowering of the Pirate Wench': Aboard the Schooner America 2.0, near Schooner Wharf Bar, William Street; events all day, drop at midnight

Key lime drop: Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Duval Street; events begin at 5 p.m., drop at midnight

Photo: In this Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, female impersonator Gary Marion, known as Sushi, hangs in a giant replica of a woman's high heel shoe in Key West, Fla. Beginning at about 11:59 p.m. Thursday, the shoe with Sushi in it is to be lowered to Duval Street to mark the beginning of 2016.

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