Calendar

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Nov
27
Wed
23rd Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting @ Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Thousands of sparkling lights decorate The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, as guests and neighbors come together for the lighting of the island’s largest Christmas tree and launch of the world’s largest gingerbread pirate ship. Enjoy refreshments and entertainment from the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Brass Quintet. Festivities conclude with Santa’s arrival and a brilliant fireworks show overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Nov
29
Fri
2019 Pajama Party @ Downtown Fernandina
Nov 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Downtown Fernandina Beach has their own take on Black Friday. Stay in your pajamas and head downtown Friday, November 29, 2019, for the annual after Thanksgiving Pajama Party!

The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. with the merchant’s sidewalk sale. Shop in historic Fernandina Beach where you will find Black Friday specials, discounts, and refreshments while you shop. The young at heart can enjoy giant Jenga while listening to Bells by Pam Bell; music begins at 10:00 a.m., Hupp and Ray entertain at 10:30 a.m. and take your chance to win great prizes at the costume contest that begins at 11:00. Sam McDonald hits the stage at 1:00 p.m. and what Christmas Party would be complete without Santa Claus? Yes, Santa will be downtown, too.

Day After Thanksgiving Sunset Kayaking @ Amelia Island Kayak Excursions
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sunset – Kayaking – Cumberland Island! A fun way to burn off the extra calories consumed the day before. Be on the water at Sunset and Kayak Cumberland Island National Seashore – a wonderful mix of maritime forests, miles of sand dunes, and rich history.

Discover Cumberland via kayak. Not just a water’s view, but spend time on the Island too – shelling and enjoying the coastal atmosphere with sandbars and tidal pools. An experience – #1 Guest Rated local company. Don’t settle for a speed tour. Complimentary digital photo memory album included. Call at 904-557-5307 for reservations, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have in planning your kayak adventure.

*Reservations required. We look forward to kayaking with you. ~ The Bullington Family https://www.ameliaislandkayak.com/our-destination/cumberland-island/

Holiday Lights Omni Amelia Plantation @ The Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Date: November 29, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Kick off the holiday season at our annual tree lighting ceremony, Friday, November 29 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Join us for festive culinary creations, holiday crafts, elf training, inflatable fun, stilt walkers, s’mores and more!

Prices vary for food and beverage. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Barnabas Center through Omni Hotels & Resorts’ Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative. Free admission and open to the public. $20 activity wristbands will be available for purchase.

Nov
30
Sat
2019 Fernandina Tree Lighting @ Downtown Fernandina Beach
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting and Community Festival
Date: November 30, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Annual event adjacent to the Downtown Marina. Food vendors, merchandise vendors, bounce houses and Santa, culminating in lighting of our beautiful City Christmas tree.

Dec
6
Fri
Holiday Home Tour 2019 @ Various locations downtown Fernandina Beach
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Amelia Island Museum of History’s 13th Annual Holiday Home Tour will be held on Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and is a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

There are a couple of surprises this year, first, the five home tour of Victorian homes is back in beautiful, historic downtown Fernandina Beach, and 2nd, there is a special, combination ticket available to tour the 2019 Southern Living Idea House on Crane Island, too.

All proceeds benefit the Museum of History, and tickets (in advance) are only $30.00 per person. Tickets are $35.00 at the door. Combination tickets, which include the Idea House are $40.00.

Combo Tickets are valid at the 2019 Southern Living Idea House from December 1-8, 2019, only.
The 2019 Holiday Home Tour tickets will be valid December 6th and 7th, 2019.

Christmas Glow @ Fernandina's Womens Club
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Woman’s Club (5:30 to 8:00 pm) located behind Atlantic Avenue Rec Center. Luminaries will line Atlantic Avenue, a tradition the evening of this annual community party with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Games, crafts and stories. Free admission, cookies, punch, chili and hot dogs will be available for purchase.

Dec
7
Sat
Linda Ronstadt Christmas @ Story and Song Bookstore Bistro
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 pm
“Linda Ronstadt Christmas” with Debbie Rider. $30 tickets may be purchased at store or by calling 904-601-2118

Dec
12
Thu
Dickens Illuminated Procession @ Downtown Fernandina Beach
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kicking off this year’s festivities is the inaugural Dickens Illuminated Procession, set for Thursday, December 12, 5-8 PM. The Illuminated Procession will begin near the Welcome Center (Old Train Depot) on Front Street. From there parade-goers and their lanterns will enjoy a leisurely stroll up Ash Street and into Fernandina’s historic district before turning around down Centre Street back to the waterfront, where they will be greeted by music and merriment. Marchers may carry something that reflects good cheer and holiday spirit—and that shines, glows or twinkles. (No open flames or candles, please. Only battery operated lights and lanterns will be permitted.) A limited number of holiday lanterns will be available for purchase by vendors located near the starting point so we greatly encourage participants to create homemade lanterns. Participation is free and open to all!

Dec
14
Sat
Dickens on Centre 2019 @ Downtown Fernandina Beach
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Travel back in time during the fifth annual Dickens on Center festival in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach. Free to the public, this Victorian inspired holiday festival is as fun as the dickens for entire family. Enjoy costumed characters, themed entertainment and performances, visits from Saint Nick, and a variety of vendors selling seasonal gifts and wares. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ novella “A Christmas Carol,” Dickens on Centre transforms downtown Fernandina into a classic English village, sure to enliven your Christmas spirit. So grab your top hat, fasten your bonnet, and wander and wonder through a true Victorian Christmas on Amelia Island during the spectacular Dickens on Centre.

December 14, 10-9
December 15, 10-7

Parade of Paws 2019 @ Downtown Fernandina Beach
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Parade of Paws is one fun parade. Free to watch and only $15.00 to enter, dress your pet in their holiday best for the 20th Annual “Parade Of Paws” downtown.

Registration begins at 10 am at Old Train Depot (parade participant fee is $15, proceeds to Nassau Humane Society).

For spectators, watch this cute parade at 11:00 AM. Prizes for parade participants will be in these categories: “Best Victorian”, “Most Original”, and “Looks Most Like Owner.”

For more information, call (904) 321-1647.

Dec
15
Sun
2019 Dickens on Center (Sunday) @ Downtown Fernandina Beach
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Travel back in time during the fifth annual Dickens on Center festival in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach. Free to the public, this Victorian inspired holiday festival is as fun as the dickens for entire family. Enjoy costumed characters, themed entertainment and performances, visits from Saint Nick, and a variety of vendors selling seasonal gifts and wares. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ novella “A Christmas Carol,” Dickens on Centre transforms downtown Fernandina into a classic English village, sure to enliven your Christmas spirit. So grab your top hat, fasten your bonnet, and wander and wonder through a true Victorian Christmas on Amelia Island during the spectacular Dickens on Centre.

December 14, 10-9
December 15, 10-7