15 Ways to Enjoy Dickens on Centre
Explore 15 ways to enjoy Dickens on Centre, the Victorian Christmas festival in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida, on Amelia Island.
the festive holiday weekend with the innaugural Dickens Illuminated Procession
, Thursday, December 12 from 5-8pm.
the opening ceremony of Dickens on Centre
when Phil Amato of Action News Jax welcomes good ol’ St. Nick to the event.
13. Take a stroll
along Centre Street to take in the festive and magical holiday lights
talented Street Painters (Chalk Artists), draw incredible scenes from A Christmas Carol, on Centre Street right in front of Island Time Frozen Yogurt.
at one of the many locally owned and operated restaurants
for holiday gifts all along Peddler’s Village (Centre Street) and on Artist Alley (North 2nd Street). Complimentary gift wrapping by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church makes your holiday shopping a breeze.
9. Get in the holiday spirit
with a full lineup of entertainment
. Enjoy everything from a one-man performance of A Christmas Carol to festive stilt walkers, a riviting reading of the children's beloved favorite Twas the Night Before Christmas
, or "The Legend of St. Nick" performed on the 2nd Act stage at the end of Artist Alley.
in your best Victorian costumes
to celebrate the fashions of a bygone era.
for an old-fashioned photo
or take your own snap with a variety of photo props.
for the best decorated window from our downtown merchants.
about Amelia’s own Victorian past with history tours by the Amelia Island Museum of History
the annual Parade of Paws
on Saturday, December 14 from 11:30-12:00 with the Nassau Humane Society. Special prize goes to the best Victorian dressed pet!
3. Write and mail
a letter to Santa in the Tiny Tim Kid Zone
and play with Victorian toys.
with a festive adult beverage in the Fezziwig's Courtyard
1. Experience snow falling
while awaiting your visit with St. Nick! He's the real deal... beard and all! Located in Tiny Tim Kid Zone.