What's NEW in 2021 at Dickens on Centre

November 3, 2021
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Life-sized snow globes, Adults-only Dickens After Dark in real Victorian home, incredible new vendors, exciting entertainment, and a whole lot more await you at this year's Dickens on Centre festival! Here's what's NEW and EXCITING in 2021.


Experience the magic of the Christmas season in the Enchanted Village, new to Dickens on Centre this year. Become wide-eyed with wonder as life-sized snow globes, each decorated in a Victorian Christmas theme, will feature an exclusive picnic experience that will bring the magic of the holidays to life. 

Reserve your picnic in one of six festive domes. The one-hour experience can accommodate up to six people and will include a delicious charcuterie picnic curated by Luxe Picnics by Les.  Optional add-ons of wine or cupcake decorating kits from Breakable Hearts for the young or young at heart are also available. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be inside a snow globe, now’s your chance to find out! 

Friday, December 10th, 5 - 9pm
Saturday, December 11th, 10am - 9pm
Sunday, December 12th, 10am - 7pm

Corner of S. 2nd Street and Centre Street.  


Back by popular demand - Dickens After Dark is a Twisted Dickens event for Adults 21+. Enjoy a whimsical version of Alice in a Christmas Wonderland accompanied by live music, aerial acrobats, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and more! With your participation (and a drink or two), your entertainment is practically GUARANTEED. This show is produced by the one and only Jason Woods (one-man performer of A Christmas Carol)!

Held at the historic Lesesne House, folks attending the event will get an exclusive first glimpse inside the restored home that was built in 1860 and was once home to Dr. John Lesesne, who treated injured soldiers during the Civil War. The Lesesne House is the oldest remaining post-and-beam home on Amelia Island and remains the crown jewel of Centre Street. You don't want to miss this show or this home!

Saturday, December 11, 5 - 9pm

CLICK HERE for more information & to purchase tickets!


Dickens on Centre transforms downtown Fernandina Beach into a classic English village, sure to enliven your Christmas spirit. With two stages of entertainment including dancers, carolers, readings of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and theatrical performances, along with streets of roving Victorian-costumed characters, and a Kid Zone featuring visits and photos with St. Nick himself, there's a lot to get excited about. Click here for a complete schedule of events.

To go along with top-notch entertainment will be a variety of vendors selling seasonal gifts, wares and treats including handmade Victorian ornaments, hand-crafted sterling silver jewelery, leather and cowhide accessories, roasted chestnuts, homemade fudge, a variety of clothing, artwork, homemade soaps & bath products, and much much more! Between the Dickens on Centre Vendors and the downtown Shops, you can get ALL of your Christmas shopping done in one fell swoop!

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Celebrate the holidays in Amelia Island at DICKENS ON CENTRE.

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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.