Join us for the exclusive costume party of the holiday season at the historic Lesesne House on Centre Street in downtown Fernandina Beach. The entertainment during Dickens After Dark is not for the faint of heart including stilt walkers, jugglers, acrobatic performances and live music from Mama Blue.  There might even be a surprise or two!  Be sure to don your best Victorian ensemble and dress to impress!

Your Ticket Includes: 

  • Complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres and open beer & wine bar from 5-7pm.

  • Tours of the historic Lesesne House, one of the oldest historic homes in Fernandina Beach. The classic revival residence was built in 1860 and restored by The Saltmarsh Hospitality Group.

  • Special entertainment including music, aerial acrobatics performed by Kristin Sparrow Circus, jugglers, and more!

  • ​Historic Ghost Tour led by the Amelia Island Museum of History.

When and Where:
Saturday, December 9, 2023, 5-9pm

The Lesesne House
415 Centre Street

Must be 21 years or older, ID's will be checked at the door.  



History of The Lesesne House

The Lesesne House, also referred to as the “Crown Jewel of Centre Street,” is one of the major points of interest in the historic district and has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since in 1973. Formal dining rooms and parlors showcase a collection of museum-caliber artwork and antiques, while a two-century-old Live Oak tree is the centerpiece of sunlit courtyards, manicured lawns, and an elegant carriage house. 


Dickens After Dark Entertainment

Kristen Sparrow Circus will be dazzling the audience with exclusive performances: stilt walkers dressed for the occasion, ever-so-talented jugglers, and acrobatic performers you'll never forget. Prepare to be amazed by a surprise that will light up your life. Don't say we didn't tell you in advance.

Additionally, event attendees will go on a musical jouney with Mama Blue, who will have you busting your best dance moves. Known to put the "live" in live performance, Mama Blue's original music is inspired by Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Alicia Keyes and Nina Simone as well as rock bands like Queen and The Rolling Stones. 


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.