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.

Dickens on Centre 2022

Holiday Entertainment
The Entertainment Schedule for 2022 is coming together and many Dickens on Centre favorites will be returning! Jason Woods Productions will once again perform his one-man A Christmas Carol on the Main Stage as well as several performances of The Legend of St. Nick and Alice in a Christmas Wonderland. The festival will also feature Kristen Sparrow Circus’ stilt walkers and jugglers performing throughout the festival, Victorian-era Carolers, dance ensembles, musicians, chalk artists, mural artists, and so much more!
2022 is proving to be one of our biggest festivals with more vendors than ever before. Several favorites are 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 last year and we are adding two additional snow globes for 2022! Spend a magical hour inside a festively decorated snow globe with friends or loved ones and enjoy your own luxury charcuterie grazing box from Luxe by Les. Be sure to reserve your snow globe experience early as this is sure to sell out. Tickets will go on sale soon!
Dickens After Dark at the Lesesne House is also back and offering a surprise or two. Be sure to dress-to-impress at this 21+ VIP party with food, drinks, and exclusive entertainment from Mama Blue. Tickets will go fast for this unique Dickens experience.
Keep watching this page for updates and announcements.


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.