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15 Ways to Enjoy Dickens on Centre

Posted on November 14, 2019 |
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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.
15. Kick-off the festive holiday weekend with the innaugural Dickens Illuminated Procession, Thursday, December 12 from 5-8pm.
14. Enjoy 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
12. Watch talented Street Painters (Chalk Artists), draw incredible scenes from A Christmas Carol, on Centre Street right in front of Island Time Frozen Yogurt.
11. Dine at one of the many locally owned and operated restaurants
10. Shop 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.
8. Dress in your best Victorian costumes to celebrate the fashions of a bygone era.

7. Pose for an old-fashioned photo or take your own snap with a variety of photo props. 

6. Vote for the best decorated window from our downtown merchants.

5. Learn about Amelia’s own Victorian past with history tours by the Amelia Island Museum of History
4. Watch 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. 

2. Celebrate 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.

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About Amelia Island

Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.