Dickens on Centre - Event Schedule

Join us December 13-15 on Amelia Island for the 5th annual Dickens on Centre holiday festival! Throughout the weekend enjoy holiday and Victorian inspired entertainment on two stages as well as throughout the streets of historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Families will enjoy a plethora of fun including a Kids Zone, visits with St. Nick, holiday shopping, festive food & drink, costumed characters, and plenty of Christmas inspiration. Come Make Memories at Dickens on Centre!

Dickens on Center Festival Hours

•    Friday, December 13, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
•    Saturday, December 14, 10:00am - 9:00pm
•    Sunday, December 15, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Festival Areas & Activities

Wharf Stage – The main stage area at Front & Centre will feature holiday & Victorian inspired entertainment from local and regional performers!

2nd Act Stage – Located at the far end of North 2nd Street, at the end of Artist Alley. For additional entertainment and now home to the stage production "The New Legend of St. Nick".

Tiny Tim’s Kid Zone – Located on South 2nd Street in front of Villa Villekulla Neighborhood Toy Store. Kids of all ages will enjoy Victorian & holiday inspired games and crafts as well as family-friendly entertainment!

St. Nick Grotto - NEW! Visit St. Nick's Grotto, sponsored by Handi House. Experience snow falling while waiting to visit with St. Nick! He's the real deal... beard and all!
  • Photos with St. Nick by Boston Photography: Friday, 6-9pm;  Saturday, 11am-2pm and 3pm-6pm;  Sunday, 11am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Peddler’s Village & Artist Alley - Shop for holiday gifts at our local stores as well as the vendors along Peddler’s Village (Centre Street) and on Artist Alley (North 2nd Street). Don’t miss gift wrapping by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church to make your holiday shopping a breeze.

Fezziwig’s Courtyard – Located near the Wharf Stage on the historic train platform by the Welcome Center, Fezziwig’s Courtyard offers beer, wine and specialty Marlin & Barrel holiday beverages! Open to the public, Fezziwig’s will provide a great spot to enjoy the Wharf Stage entertainment.  

Dickens After Dark – A Spirited Affair for Adults 21+ at the Florida House Inn. Inspired by Dickens and his tales of the Victorian era, this returning TICKETED program for adults includes one complimentary drink, heavy Hors D'oeuvres, a ghost tour with the Amelia Island Museum of History, and specialty entertainment. Cash bar. Friday and Saturday nights, 5pm-9pm.

*2019 Festival Areas and Activities are subject to change

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.