Thanksgiving Weekend in Fernandina Beach

Thanksgiving weekend in Fernandina Beach features a pajama party, Santa Claus and a giant Christmas tree lighting.

Thanksgiving weekend in Fernandina BeachFernandina Beach, FL – Kick off the holiday shopping season in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida during the Thanksgiving Weekend! The popular Pajama Party Sale & Contest, held annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving, will begin at 8:00 AM, on November 25, 2011. Amelia Island shoppers are encouraged to dress in their favorite pajamas, fuzzy slippers, and other assorted sleepwear, and stroll along Centre Street and throughout downtown Fernandina Beach, exploring the eclectic shops, local attractions and eateries. Pajama clad shoppers will enjoy deals and discounts, along with fresh juice, coffee and pastries to fuel their shopping spirit.

PJ PartyShoppers that wish to be eligible for “Best Dressed Individual Shopper in Pajamas”, “Best Dressed Duo or Trio in Pajamas” and “Best Dressed Shopping Group in Pajamas” must wear their pajamas (of course!) and have a free photo taken at the judges booth in the 200 block of Centre Street. Free contest photo registration ends at Noon, but most shopping specials will be available all day!

But wait, there’s more:

A full day of entertainment leads up to the official City of Fernandina Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 6:00 PM, at the foot of Centre Street. Starting at 12 Noon, carolers, choirs, dancers and singers will entertain visitors and locals on Amelia Island with the sights and sounds of the Christmas holiday season.

Santa and Mrs. Claus

Santa Claus will arrive at 2:00 PM at the Fernandina Harbor Marina aboard the Ye Ole Pirate charter boat and all are invited to welcome him to town! Santa will make his way over to the Train Depot at the foot of Centre Street to be available to meet and take pictures with the kids of the community until 5:00 PM. Photos with pets will also be available.

For more area holiday activities, access our Event Calendar right here at If you know of an event that is open to the public in our community, please send me the details at

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