Thanksgiving Dinners and Holiday Celebration Benefit Two Local Charities to bring out the Holiday Spirit in One and All
Join the tradition and kick off your holiday season with the annual Holiday Celebration on Friday, November 26th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in The Spa & Shops at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local mentoring and scholarship program, Take Stock in Children, while toys made in Santa’s Workshop benefit the Adopt-a-Family program through the Nassau County Volunteer Center.
Guests, families and members of the community will gather to enjoy live entertainment, horse and carriage rides, carousel and train rides, pictures with Santa Claus, and the lighting of a 35-foot Christmas tree with thousands of twinkling white lights. This festive celebration will also feature hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and holiday cookies. Entry is free and open to the public. Tickets to enjoy the rides, crafts or food and beverage are $2 and can be purchased in Resort To Home, Harrison’s Mercantile or the Signature Shop. Children 5 and under are free. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Special guest Santa Claus will take time out of his busy schedule to greet the children and hear their holiday wishes. Santa’s elves will be busy in Santa’s Workshop, helping children create their own toy and one to donate to the Adopt-a-Family program through the Nassau County Volunteer Center. For $12 children can decorate their own stuffed animal or puppet and a second will be donated to the Nassau County Volunteer Center to share the Christmas bliss with local families.
“This is truly an event that brings out the holiday spirit in everyone. It is a great way to celebrate the joyful season with your loved ones,” said Paul Eckert, general manager for the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. “We are happy to support Take Stock in Children and the Nassau County Volunteer Center by creating this classic holiday atmosphere the whole family can enjoy while supporting our local community.”
For the ultimate holiday getaway, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is offering a Winter Retreat package offering a savings of 20% off regular rates. From $119 per night, guests can enjoy luxurious accommodations in the Omni Amelia Island Plantation resort. To say “Thanks a Latte,” guests who book from November 24th through November 29th will also receive a $10 Starbucks gift card and a complimentary latte during their stay.
Take Stock in Children, a public-private partnership, is a nonprofit organization which provides scholarships, mentors, and hope for a better future to Florida’s most deserving children. The Nassau County Volunteer Center is a North Florida non-profit community agency funded in part by the United Way of Northeast Florida to link people who wish to serve as volunteers to agencies that can utilize their existing skills.