Key West, Florida welcomed 2016 by lowering drag queen Sushi in a giant high-heeled red shoe from a rooftop.

The annual celebration started in 1996.

This year, Gary Marion, who goes by the stage name Sushi, exchanged vows with longtime boyfriend Jeff Kucin inside the shoe about 90 minutes before the descent. Sushi, who each year makes a special dress for the occasion, wore a silver-and-white gown. Thousands of revelers gathered outside the island's Bourbon St. Pub complex on Duval Street to cheer the couple as they exchanged “I do's.”

“It was inspired by Priscilla Queen of the Desert when it first came out, with the whole high heel on top of the bus,” Joey Schroeder, owner of Bourbon St. Pub, told CNN in 2013. “I wanted to take that idea and do something fun on New Year's Eve.”

The annual tradition has helped make Key West a New Years Eve destination.