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3 of the Best Christmas Celebrations on Amelia Island

Let’s face it: The holidays are stressful. However, they don’t have to be. Enjoy the spirit of Christmas without the stress when you visit Amelia Island this holiday season! During this time of year, you can enjoy mild temperatures, shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, attend holiday events in downtown Fernandina Beach, and more. Are you ready to get in the holiday spirit? Check out a few of our favorite Amelia Island Christmas celebrations! 

Get a copy of our free Amelia Island Vacation Guide when you’re ready to start planning your holiday getaway. This planning tool contains local insight into spending any time of year on the island, including more information on holiday happenings! 

Plan the Best Amelia Island Christmas Getaway

1. Dickens on Centre 

Step into a scene out of “A Christmas Carol” when you visit Amelia Island during the holiday season! Dickens on Centre has been one of our favorite holiday events on Amelia Island for seven years. This four-day Christmas celebration features local vendors, live entertainment, and even Saint Nick himself on Centre Street in historic downtown Fernandina Beach!  

The 2023 Dickens on Centre celebration will take place from December 8-10. 

2. Holiday Home Tour 

Historic downtown Fernandina is known for the Victorian-style homes that line the streets. Each holiday season, the Amelia Island Museum of History hosts the Holiday Home Tour,  where locals and visitors alike are welcome to tour five of the most beautiful homes in town while they’re all decked out with Christmas lights, trees, and more! 

The 2023 Holiday Home Tour will take place on December 1st and 2nd.

3. Festive Holiday Lighting & Décor 

You can feel the spirit of Christmas by simply driving or walking up and down the streets of historic downtown Fernandina Beach. The city does an excellent job of decorating the trees and storefronts with Christmas lights, ornaments, and more.  

Holiday Shopping in Downtown Fernandina Beach 

Holiday shopping is another great way to get in the spirit of Christmas. Whether you’re searching for something special for your sweetheart, child, or friend, you can find it at the shops and boutiques in downtown Fernandina Beach. Be sure to visit Christmas on the River, which carries a complete inventory of Christmas décor and supplies all year long! 

Stay at the Addison on Amelia Island

Are you searching for the perfect place to stay during your Amelia Island Christmas getaway? Look no further than the Addison on Amelia Island! Our bed and breakfast is in the beautiful Fernandina Beach historic district, so it’s easy to attend the local Christmas events.

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Your stay in one of the guest rooms at the Addison includes daily breakfast and happy hour, as well as personalized concierge services to help you plan your holiday getaway! 

Check our availability to start planning your Amelia Island Christmas getaway!