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.