I know, it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet but we’re decorated for Christmas. We had the Holiday Cookie Tour last Saturday and Shannon wanted the decorations ready for the tour. We had over 200 people through the inn for a look at the decorations, a cookie and a the cookie recipe. By all accounts the tour was a success.
The town crews have been stringing lights in the trees along Center Street and yesterday they put up the City’s Christmas Tree down by the marina. Today there was a group of little kids dressed up as pilgrims and native Americans on the front steps of the Post Office. They were singing and drew quite the crowd of people.
The nutcrackers in the house spooked Maggie Doone at first but she is getting used to them. She is coming up 2-years old and this will be her first real Christmas. Last year we bought the inn on December 21st and spent Christmas painting the kitchen.
There’s always something going on in Fernandina Beach. December 5th and 6th is The Christmas on Center with tours of private homes and outdoor train sets. Dec 6th os the Parade of Paws, a chance for all the dogs to show off their holiday finery. The big kick-off for the Christmas season is the Christmas parade on December 13th followed by the Lighted Boat Parade in the evening. I’m really looking forward to the boat parade. There will be a great view from Brett’s and if we get there early enough we can grab a couple of their rocking chairs and share a bottle of wine as the boats go by.
Dec 2, 3:45 PM: Breaking news, just announced from the Palace Saloon…..
The Palace Saloon is hosting a “12 Days of Christmas Movies” in their event room. All shows are free and will begin at 7 p.m. Popcorn, soda and a full bar will be available for purchase. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. The remaining schedule includes: Dec. 2, Elf; Dec. 3 – Home Alone; Dec. 4 – The Muppet Christmas Carol; Dec. 8 – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation; Dec. 9 – White Christmas; Dec. 10 – Claymation Christmas Cartoons; Dec. 11 – It’s a Wonderful Life; Dec. 15 – Polar Express; Dec. 16 – The Santa Clause; Dec. 17 – How The Grinch Stole Christmas; and Dec. 18 – A Christmas Story.