A Victorian Christmas festival that transforms historic Fernandina Beach into Victorian London!

Travel back in time December 9-12, 2021 during the seventh 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 Center Festival Hours

Thursday, December 9th, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Friday, December 10th, 5 - 9pm
Saturday, December 11th, 10am - 9pm
Sunday, December 12th, 10am - 7pm


Entertainment on 2 Stages!

From theatrical performances and costumed characters to musical acts and visits from jolly old St. Nick, this year's entertainment lineup offers something for everyone!  Stay tuned for a weekend of inspired performances!


What's New in 2021!

Life-sized snow globes, Adults-only Dickens After Dark, many new vendors, additional entertainment, and a whole lot more await you at this year's Dickens on Centre festival! Here's what's NEW in 2021.

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!

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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.