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.
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.
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.
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.