SAVE THE DATE FOR dickens on centre - december 7-10, 2023!!!
See how much fun we had in 2022!
A Victorian Christmas festival that transforms historic Fernandina Beach into Victorian London!
Travel back in time December 8-11, 2022 during the eighth annual Dickens on Centre festival in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida, on beautiful Amelia Island. Free to the public, this Victorian holiday festival is sure to enliven your Christmas spirit. Throughout the weekend, feel the spirit of the holiday with Victorian-inspired entertainment on two stages. Families will enjoy a plethora of fun including Tiny Tim's Kids Zone, visits with St. Nick, holiday entertainment and shopping, festive food and drink, costumed characters, holiday movies and plenty of Christmas inspiration.
This Christmas, Come Make Memories.
Dickens on Centre 2022
The Entertainment for 2022 was top-notch with many Dickens on Centre favorites returning to both stages throughout the weekend! Jason Woods Productions wowed audiences with his one-man A Christmas Carol as well as several performances of The Legend of St. Nick and Alice in a Christmas Wonderland. Kristen Sparrow Circus’ stilt walkers and jugglers amazed with their performances throughout the festival, along with Victorian-era carolers, dance ensembles, musicians, chalk artists, mural artists, and so much more!
2022 was one of our biggest festivals with more vendors than ever before. Several favorites were back with new displays and items to sell, as well as a variety of new vendors offering more options for holiday gifting.
Dickens on Centre Special Events
The Enchanted Village was a huge success with the addition of two new snow globes and it's own on-site tavern, The Portly Gentleman! Guests spent a magical hour inside a festively decorated snow globe with friends or loved ones enjoying their own luxury charcuterie grazing box from Luxe by Les and beverages by Disco Witch Brewery. Globes sold out again this year, so be sure to reserve early for 2023!
Dickens After Dark at the Lesesne House offered guests a fun surprise along with food, drinks, and exclusive entertainment from Mama Blue. Tickets sold out fast for this unique, 21+ VIP Dickens experience. Don't miss out in 2023!
Dickens on Centre 2023 Festival Hours
Thursday, December 7th, 2023 5 - 7pm
Friday, December 8th, 2023 5 - 9pm
Saturday, December 9th, 2023 10am - 9pm
Sunday, December 10th, 2023 10am - 5pm
Countdown to Dickens on Centre 2023!
Complimentary parking and trolleys will be available from the Nassau County School Board lot on Atlantic Avenue across from Central Park.
Friday 12/8, 4:45 - 9:30PM
Saturday 12/9, 9:45AM - 9:30PM
Sunday, 12/10, 9:45AM - 5:30PM