Dickens After Dark

The Christmas spirit of renewal is upon us!

Join us for Dickens after Dark, a spirited affair for adults 21 years and older. Meet Charles Dickens and delve into his mystical Christmas tale of reflection and redemption, the classic novella A Christmas Carol. Explore three magical & exclusive locations, investigate ghostly apparitions and hauntings, and engage with beloved Victorian characters as they help Dickens fulfill his Christmas wish!


  • Ghost Club (Centre Street pocket park between Lindy’s & Debonair)

    Do you believe in ghosts at Christmas time? Become a member of Dickens’ esteemed Ghost Club to explore alongside the famous skeptic as he investigates the supernatural mysteries that abound. Experience the enchanting power of the ancient Mystic as she breathes Christmas magic into everything around her. Like the spirit of Christmas Present, she gingerly guides patrons through holiday hauntings and helps explain phenomena unique to the magic of Christmas time. Ghost tours will depart from the Ghost Club on the half hour from 5:30-8:30pm.

  • Tinker-Seeker-StoryWeaver Society (Upstairs of The Book Loft)

    Does the Christmas season inspire the dreamer, adventure–seeker, poet, tinkerer, and imaginer in you? Like Dickens, are you more curious about the world around you as the year peacefully comes to a close? Cross through space and time as you learn the fundamentals of story telling and then work together with fellow guests to weave a unique tapestry of stories inspired by Christmas.

  • Gothic Alley (South 2nd Street)

    Immerse yourself in a theatrical experience like no other.  Visit the grave of the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge, imbibe in holiday libations, dance beneath the mythical Rowan tree with the Spirit of Christmas Past, explore the prospect of redemption with the Spirit of Christmas Future and break the chains that bind Jacob Marley.

Tickets & Details

Open to adults 21 years of age or older with ticket. Must present ticket with valid ID to receive arm band at event for entrance. While not required, it is encouraged that you come dressed to impress in your favorite Victorian era holiday costumes! No outside alcohol allowed and alcohol is not allowed to leave dedicated areas.

Friday & Saturday, December 13th & 14th - 5pm-9pm

Ticket price includes one free drink (up to $7 value), a ghost tour of historic Fernandina Beach, and access to the three exclusive areas with specialty entertainment and cash bars.
  • Friday Night, December 13th - Single Ticket - $40
  • Saturday Night, December 14th - Single Ticket - $40
  • Two-night Pass, December 13th & 14th - $70

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*Artwork by Brad Hook.

About Amelia Island

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.