Get Decked Out for the 2014 Key Colony Christmas Boat Parade!

  • WHEN: Sunday December 14th, 2014, 6 PM
  • WHERE: Canal between Sadowski Causeway and 7th Street, Key Colony Beach
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A Florida Keys Christmas Tradition

The 2014 Key Colony Boat Parade is almost here! If you haven’t yet participated in the annual Christmas celebration of lighted boats, you are missing out on something special! Every year for more than 3 decades, residents and visitors to Marathon and Key Colony Beach have been decking out their boats or posting up along the docks for this funtastic night on the water. So, get together with friends and family and come enjoy a Florida Keys Christmas! Whether you are on a boat in the parade, or viewing from one of the many spots along the shore, this will be an event you don’t want to miss.

Best Parade Viewing Spots

The 2014 Key Colony Boat Parade starts with a signal from the KCB Police Boat at around 6 PM. The starting point is the canal between Sadowski Causeway and 7th Street. For the viewing of judges stationed at the City Hall Dock, the lighted boats circle the canal twice. Then, the procession of boats exits the 7th Street canal, and travels up and down its sister canals, until it reaches 11th or 12th Street. The best on-shore vantage points are Sadowski Causeway and the Post Office and City Hall dock. There is parking allowed up and down the Sadowski Causeway as well as in the parking lot for the Post Office and City Hall.

Want to Be in the KCB Boat Parade?

Anyone who wishes to enter the 2104 Key Colony Boat Parade is welcome! Be sure to come with a lighted boat and a holiday spirit. For those of you who don’t want to navigate the water at night after the parade, dockage will be found and provided by parade organizers. The Key Colony Christmas Boat Parade is organized by the Key Colony Beach Community Association. Anyone wishing more information or help should contact: Tucker De Graw at 305-743-7214 or Chick Lees at 305-743-5037.

Are you visiting Marathon or Key Colony Beach this Christmas?
Check out our Marathon FL Boat Rentals

Call Brian at 305-849-5567 to confirm availability & reserve your rental boat for the 2014 Key Colony Boat Parade!

Key Colony Boat Parade Awards & After Party

The awards are given in the following categories: Best in Parade, Best in Class, Best in Theme, and Most Spirited. Aside from Best in Parade, which only has one winner, the other awards are doled out in two batches according to boat size: there is an under 30’ category and an over 30’ category. Key Colony Inn is hosting an after party and awards show with a free buffet and cash bar for captains and their crews. Of course, parade viewers are welcome to drink and dine at Key Colony Inn, Located at 700 W Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051. Reservations are recommended, call 305-743-0100.

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