fireworks on the beach

Why You Should Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Amelia Island

Ringing in the New Year is something that you want to be eventful, fun, and memorable! Across the globe, there are unique traditions for celebrating the New Year: people dressed as bears, hanging up onions, and wearing red underwear (to name a few). New Year’s Eve on Amelia Island is no exception to the eccentric celebrations! From the beautiful fireworks display on Fernandina Beach to a giant luminescent shrimp drop at midnight, you do not want to miss out on what an Amelia Island New Year’s Eve has to offer!

Explore some other great attractions for your New Year’s Eve getaway to Amelia Island with our complimentary Vacation Guide. This resource helps you plan your trip with the insight of a local!

3 of the Best Celebrations for New Year’s Eve on Amelia Island

1. Fireworks on Fernandina Beach

One of the benefits of being so close to the beach in Florida is that you can enjoy the beautiful ocean year-round. During New Year’s Eve on Amelia Island, historic downtown Fernandina Beach becomes a prime spot for you and your friends, family, or special someone to see the fireworks display put on by the town!

2. Romantic Getaway Package

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to celebrate something big with someone important to you. At the Addison on Amelia Island, we want to help you make that celebration as special as possible. The Romantic Getaway Package will help make this holiday one to remember with a bouquet of roses, a chilled bottle of premier champagne, and a fruit and cheese platter awaiting your arrival. Additionally, you and your partner can enjoy an hour-long couple’s massage and a $50 gift certificate towards a select list of amazing downtown restaurants.

3. Shrimp Drop

Details about this year’s annual Shrimp Drop aren’t yet finalized. Please check the Amelia Island calendar of events for the latest information. Thank you!

The New Year’s Eve Shrimp Drop is Fernandina Beach’s premier holiday celebration. The beachside party features live music, laser shows, food, and commercial vendors. Then, at 7:00 p.m. (midnight GMT), a giant illuminated shrimp drops, followed by a firework show! The event takes place in the early evening, so it’s perfect for families who have kids that need to go to bed, couples who want to retreat to celebrate New Year’s more privately, or any individuals who want to carry the celebrations on elsewhere!

Stay at the Addison on Amelia Island

The aspect of New Year’s Eve celebrations that people often forget about is needing to recuperate the following morning! After all the celebrations, you deserve some much-needed rest and relaxation in one of our comfortable accommodations. We also offer some great amenities for you to enjoy as you relax on New Year’s Day, like a gourmet breakfast and happy hour, and 24-hour coffee and tea services.

private porch at The Addison on Amelia Island

Some rooms have the unique feature of a private porch, perfect for a quiet cup of coffee on New Year’s Day morning!

Check our availability to start planning your New Year’s Eve on Amelia Island!