Amelia Island Convention Visitors Bureau
November 15, 2021
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2021) – Northeast Florida’s Amelia Island is preparing for the 7th Annual “Dickens on Centre” Victorian Christmas Festival (Dec. 9-12) in downtown Fernandina Beach, transforming historic Centre Street into a wonderland of Charles Dickens’ early Victorian era England. The highlight of the island’s seasonal celebrations, the festival is free to the public and features costumed characters, themed live entertainment, visits from Saint Nick, a variety of vendors selling handmade seasonal wares and treats, and much more. Accompanying the festival this year is a special Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival performance, the Amelia Island Museum of History Holiday Home Tour, and the new Dickens Enchanted Village, a one-of-a-kind picnic bringing to life the magic of snow globes.
“The holiday events and family festivities on Amelia Island are a tradition for many visitors and residents, especially Dickens on Centre, which is a wonderful centerpiece for the season,” said Gil Langley, president and CEO of the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. “New additions such as the Enchanted Village, plus the great special offers from our award-winning hotels, resorts and inns, make this December a truly special time to enjoy the season together.”
Inspired by Charles Dickens’ novella, “A Christmas Carol,” Dickens on Centre transforms downtown Fernandina into a classic English village lit by the warm glow of festive holiday lights and colorful decorations. The Dickens on Centre festival anchors a full slate of holiday events in December, including concerts, tours, a parade, a fun run, dining experiences, and more, which can all be found at AmeliaIsland.com/Holiday. The current schedule of holiday activities* includes:
For a complete list of events, as well as special offers and packages from Amelia Island’s collection of award-winning hotels, beds and breakfasts, and resorts, visit AmeliaIsland.com/Holiday.
*Please note: All activities are subject to change. We will give advance notice where and when possible.
About Amelia Island
Northeast Florida’s coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath- taking natural beauty. Amelia Island offers long, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, and pristine waters. Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts. The island is home to Fernandina Beach, once a vibrant Victorian seaport village, and now a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions and eateries. Forget the everyday getaway; come make memories on Amelia Island. For visitor information and online planning, visit AmeliaIsland.com.
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