Wow, that was one great Thanksgiving. We had it all with friends, family, food and guests who enjoyed it all. And what great food! However, Thanksgiving is now nothing but great memories and leftovers so it is time to move on to thoughts of Christmas.
The big tree at the end of center Street is lit, the Addison is all decorated and there is a pretty good line-up of events coming our way. Here is a brief schedule.
December 1st through the 17th. Amelia Community Theatre’s performance of A Christmas Story.
December 2nd and 3rd, 2011. Holiday Home Tour. Tour five of Amelia Island’s loveliest, private homes in Fernandina Beach’s historic district during the Amelia Island Museum of History’s fifth annual celebration of the holiday season. 10am – 4pm on both days. Tickets are available through the Museum at www.AmeliaMuseum.org
December 3rd, Parade of Paws. Watch as our local pets show off their holiday finery in our annual parade up Center Street.
December 3rd and 4th, 2011 Union Holiday Encampment at Fort Clinch. The Fort Clinch State Park Holiday Encampment is a gathering of re-enactors decorating the fort for Christmas. Volunteers in Civil War era costume place fresh greenery on the mantle, put up and decorate a period Christmas tree, and portray daily life as it was in the winter of 1864. The ladies string berries and popcorn on the tree while cheerful fires burn in the fireplaces and soldiers answer questions about what it is like to be stationed at Fort Clinch. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday.
December 10th, 2011. Lighted Christmas Parade. After the Addison Happy Hour we will move to the front porch to watch the lighted Christmas Parade as it passes in front of the inn.
December 10th, 2011. Artrageous Artwalk. Amelia Island holds an exciting Artrageous Artwalk with numerous galleries participating. Visitors can peruse photography, pottery, copper, metal, stained glass, watercolors, acrylics and more. Visit more than a dozen galleries in downtown Fernandina and two on the south end of Amelia Island. Held on the second Saturday of each month, 5:30 to 8:30PM.
Every Saturday. Farmer’s Market with homemade pasta, breads, jams, jellies and lots of last minute gift ideas.
This all leads up to the main event; Christmas at the Addison with carriage rides, mulled wine, seasonal treats and gifts all topped off with a traditional English Christmas dinner with roast beef, Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings.
There’s plenty of things to do in Fernandina Beach this season and the weather is gorgeous. We’re even offering a Stay For Three, Pay For Two Winter Escape Special that offers great savings. See you soon!