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Florida Keys Thanksgiving: Marathon, FL Thanksgiving Menu at Tranquility Bay Resort

Thanksgiving in the Florida Keys

Enjoy our delectable Marathon, FL Thanksgiving menu at Butterfly Cafe inside Tranquility Bay Resort, a short walk from the beach. With all the classic dishes you remember– and a few new ones we’re sure you’ll love– Thanksgiving dinner at Butterfly Cafe is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the holiday without any of the usual stress and mess. Rest easy knowing that Butterfly Cafe is the number one restaurant in Marathon on TripAdvisor!

View our Florida Keys Thanksgiving Menu or call 305-289-7177 for dining reservations. Dial 855-318-8048 to book Thanksgiving accommodations.

Thanksgiving in Florida

Our Florida Keys Thanksgiving buffet at Butterfly Cafe is available from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving and please note that reservations are required. The adult buffet is $49 per adult and the children’s buffet is $20 per child (10 and under). View the Thanksgiving Buffet Menu

Dine outdoors on the Butterfly Café covered patio, or enjoy the impressive dining room inside with its soaring ceiling and casual yet sophisticated decor.

Florida Keys ThanksgivingWhen it comes to accommodations, Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort offers lodging in 87 thoughtfully and elegantly designed two-bedroom and three-bedroom waterfront Florida Keys beach houses overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. View our Accommodations


Each beach house includes a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, separate dining area, two and one half baths, and living room. Unwind with a 42-inch wall mounted plasma TV, premium cable with HBO and wireless internet. Whimsical painted furniture, locally inspired art, premium bed and bath linens, French doors on both levels lead to spacious porches with spectacular, unobstructed water views of the Gulf of Mexico for idyllic waterfront Marathon FL accommodations. Laundry facilities and bedrooms are upstairs.


Dial 855-318-8048 to book Thanksgiving accommodations or book online.

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Boat Parades to Light Up the Florida Keys Holiday Season

Lighted and decorated boats of virtually all shapes and sizes are to illuminate the crystal clear waters of the Florida Keys in December, drawing visitors to local hubs to watch five boat parades and catch the Keys’ holiday spirit.


From Marathon to Key West, visitors can view the parades from the shore or excursion boats, or even become part of the festivities by decking out their own boat in dazzling lights and eye-catching seasonal decorations.

Sunday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m. (sunset)
Key Colony Beach Lighted Boat Parade (Marathon Area)
Spectators can applaud vividly lit boats in the Middle Keys at the Key Colony Beach Boat Parade. Open to all boats, the parade is set to start at the 7th Street canal and wind its way through canals on the west side of the city, ending in the canal between 11th and 12th streets. The best viewing spots include the Sadowski Causeway at mile marker (MM) 53.5 and the dock area behind city hall and the post office. An after-party with awards for captains and crews is to be held at Key Colony Inn, 700 E. Ocean Drive, with a free buffet and cash bar. Contact: 305-743-7214 or

Saturday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m.
Boot Key Harbor Boat Parade (Marathon)
At this Middle Keys holiday event, dinghies, mega-yachts and vessels in between are to cruise the harbor in a sparkling procession. The best viewing sites include Lazy Days South, Marathon Marina, Sombrero Dockside Lounge and Burdines Waterfront around MM 47-50. Contact:

Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m.
Lower Keys Lighted Boat Parade (Lower Keys)
All boats are welcome to participate in this favorite Lower Keys holiday event sponsored by the Lower Keys Rotary Club. Santa and Mrs. Claus are expected to arrive and hand out candy to the kids. Best viewing spots include the Old Wooden Bridge Guest Cottages & Marina, No Name Key Bridge and Big Pine Community Park, all off U.S. Highway 1 at MM 31. Contact: Steve at 305-923-5370 or

Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m.
Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley Lighted Boat Parade (Key West)
Festively decorated kayaks, fishing craft and schooners are to glitter in Key West’s Historic Seaport during the 23rd annual Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Boat Parade. The Gerald Adams Elementary School Steel Your Heart Band kicks off the festivities at 6 p.m. singing holiday favorites, followed by popular family band The Doerfels. Spectators can view the dozens of participating vessels from resorts, bars and restaurants in and around the Historic Seaport. Contact: 305-292-3302 or visit

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