Thanksgiving Weekend in Fernandina Beach
Thanksgiving Weekend in Fernandina Beach
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 a.m., on November 26, 2010. 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. Shoppers 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 100 block of Centre Street. Free contest photo registration ends at noon, but most shopping specials will be available all day!

Ye Ole Pirate
Ye Ole Pirate
A full day of entertainment leads up to the official City of Fernandina Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., at the foot of Centre Street. Starting at 12 noon, carolers, choirs, dancers and singers will entertain visitors all afternoon with the sights and sounds of the Christmas holiday season. Santa Claus will arrive at 2 p.m. 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 p.m. Photos with pets will also be available. Hosted by the City of Fernandina Beach and Historic Fernandina Business Association.

Santa and Mrs Claus
Santa and Mrs Claus
For more area holiday activities, access the Events Calendars at www.ameliaisland.com, www.fbfl.us (and of course, your SearchAmelia Events Calendar). For more information about Fernandina Beach’s Thanksgiving weekend events, contact Sandy Price at 904-206-0756 or email blueskyevent@gmail.com.