save the date for dickens on centre - december 8-11, 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.

2021 Entertainment Schedule

Dickens on Centre Festival Hours

Thursday, December 8th, 5 - 7:30pm
Friday, December 9th, 5 - 9pm
Saturday, December 10th, 10am - 9pm
Sunday, December 11th, 10am - 5pm

Countdown to Dickens on Centre!


Entertainment on 2 Stages!

From theatrical performances and costumed characters to musical acts and visits from jolly old St. Nick, the entertainment lineup offers something for everyone!  Stay tuned for more information on this weekend of inspired performances!


What does Amelia Island have to do with Dickens?

With so many ties to Britain and the Victorian era, it seemed fitting that during this special time of year the Dickens on Centre festival was created and that each December our sleepy seaport village is transformed into a spectacular Victorian atmosphere that even ole Ebenezer would love.

Victorian Costume Inspiration

There's something about the style and grace of fashion from an era gone by!  The Victorian era, where classic was always in style, is a great one to emulate. If you don't have a Victorian costume, never fear - here are great ideas to make one with items already in your closet! 

Rediscover the joy of the holiday season at Dickens on Centre 2021!

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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.