I’ve put together what I hope to be a useful calendar to help you make the most of your December days on Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach! I definitely suggest requesting our complimentary shuttle when making your rounds on the Island :)

Thursday, 12/6

Sweet Treats
Downtown Historic Fernandina Beach
Historic Fernandina Beach Association December Flyer
Free

Enjoy delicious snacks while shopping downtown for those special holiday gifts! Hosted by the Historic Fernandina Business Association

It’s a Wonderful Life
Amelia Community Theatre (ACT)
8pm
ACT Tickets Website
Tickets: $20 ($10 for students with Student IDs) (Group discounts available)

The holiday classic brought to life by the Amelia Community Theatre! Several showings through the first two weeks of December.

Friday, 12/7

Art Auction
Omni Amelia Island Plantation | Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery
11am – 4pm
Amelia Island Calendar
Free

From the website: “The Omni Amelia Island Plantation will be hosting a silent art auction at the Plantation Artists’ Guild on December 7-9. The auction will include a selection of over 40 pieces of artwork originally displayed in the Amelia Inn from artists such as Herlong, Brewsaugh, and Scherone among others. The variety of work includes oil paintings, prints, and sculptures depicting marsh, beach, and nature themes. You can visit the gallery to peruse the selection of artwork and make a bid from December 7 – 9 with winners announced on December 10. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Plantation Artists” Guild & Gallery.”

It’s a Wonderful Life
Amelia Community Theatre (ACT)
8pm
ACT Tickets Website
Tickets: $20 ($10 for students with Student IDs) (Group discounts available)

The holiday classic brought to life by the Amelia Community Theatre! Several showings through the first two weeks of December.

Annual Christmas Glow
Woman’s Club of Fernandina Beach
5:30 – 8:30pm
Woman’s Club of Fernandina Beach Event Calendar
Free

Enjoy this free event put on by the Woman’s Club! Santa Claus will be available for pictures, there will be face painting and performances by local dance studios as well as snacks for every guest!

An Evening in December
Amelia Baptist Church
7pm
Amelia Baptist Church page
Free (Childcare provided for children thru Age 4 with reservation)

Enjoy this program featuring a community choir of 60 singers and a 15-piece instrumental ensemble that are comprised of talented musicians from numerous area churches. This inspiring program of music and drama tells the Christmas story with an international flair. You will hear Vivaldi’s “Gloria in Excelsis”, Harry Simeone’s arrangement of “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, a medley of classic European carols, a collection of carols in the Celtic style, and the rhythmic “African Noel.”

Saturday, 12/8

A Retro Rock’n Christmas
Yulee Holiday Festival Parade @ Yulee Sports Complex
10am – 4pm
Retro Rock’n Website
Free

Food and Snack Vendors, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, pictures with Santa, Face Painting and Games, Live Entertainment, and more at this Winter Wonderland at the Yulee Sports Complex! Parade starts at 10am and the festivities continue until 4pm!

Amelia Island Polar Express!
Fernandina Beach Library
1-4pm
Fernandina Beach Library Event Page
Free

From the page: Bring the family for a day of Holiday Fun at the Fernandina Beach Branch Library for our Annual “Polar Reading Express” Ride the Polar Reading Express, Listen to Seasonal Stories, Create a craft, Holiday Songs with “Song Spinners Choral Group” Visit with Santa!!!! (Bring camera for photo) Pick up Free Tickets for Trolley Ride At the Fernandina Library! Trolley stops at Town Hall where you will enjoy more seasonal stories! This event sponsored by our Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library.

10th Annual Christmas Parade
Fernandina Beach
6pm
Free

“A CHRISTMAS NIGHT OF MUSIC AND LIGHTS” along Centre Street in downtown Fernandina Beach, FL. Parade starts at 6pm. Line up begins at 4pm. Fun for all ages!

Santa’s Storybook Tea
Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
12pm
Advance Reservations required
$49/adult and children ages 5+, $10 ages 5 and under

A Ritz-Carlton tradition; a fireside holiday storybook read by Santa plus an afternoon tea, with finger sandwiches, pastries, candy, cakes and a picture with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

It’s a Wonderful Life
Amelia Community Theatre (ACT)
8pm
ACT Tickets Website
Tickets: $20 ($10 for students with Student IDs) (Group discounts available)

The holiday classic brought to life by the Amelia Community Theatre! Several showings through the first two weeks of December.

Sunday, 12/9

It’s a Wonderful Life
Amelia Community Theatre (ACT)
2pm
ACT Tickets Website
Tickets: $20 ($10 for students with Student IDs) (Group discounts available)

The holiday classic brought to life by the Amelia Community Theatre! Several showings through the first two weeks of December.

Thursday, 12/13

Gentlemen’s Night on the Town
Downtown Historic Fernandina Beach
HFBA December Flyer
Free

Refreshments and shopping assistants ready to help you find the perfect gift for those special people in your life.

It’s a Wonderful Life
Amelia Community Theatre (ACT)
8pm
ACT Tickets Website
Tickets: $20 ($10 for students with Student IDs) (Group discounts available)

The holiday classic brought to life by the Amelia Community Theatre! Several showings through the first two weeks of December.

Friday, 12/14

Amelia Island Trolleys’ Christmas Lights Tour
Amelia Island Trolleys (meet in Brett’s Waterway Cafe parking lot)
7pm – 8:15pm
Amelia Island Trolleys Website
$20/ticket, Reservations required

Join Al and the Amelia Island Trolley team as they introduce you to the Christmas lights of Amelia Island! Complete with a stop at the Ritz Carlton to view the SS Amelia and enjoy a beverage or cocktail, this 60-75 minute tour is sure to please! See the website listed above to make your reservations today.

The Christmas Carols
Fernandina Little Theatre
7:30pm
Theatre Website
$10/ticket, advanced purchase available at The UPS Store (Publix Shopping Center)

Despite the many obstacles encountered along the way, the King and his royal page [Frank O'Donnell and Karen Antworth] continue on their Christmas giving quest, in one of the two traditional holiday stories being presented by Fernandina Little Theatre’s The Christmas Carols. Director and historian Ron Kurtz reprises his popular reading of Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol, and an ensemble of talented actors introduces a one-of-a-kind hilarious interpretation of the classic carol, Good King Wenceslas. FLT is a small, intimate space, and patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee availability.

It’s a Wonderful Life
Amelia Community Theatre (ACT)
8pm
ACT Tickets Website
Tickets: $20 ($10 for students with Student IDs) (Group discounts available)

The holiday classic brought to life by the Amelia Community Theatre! Several showings through the first two weeks of December.

Saturday, 12/15

Santa’s Storybook Tea
Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
12pm
Advance Reservations required
$49/adult and children ages 5+, $10 ages 5 and under

A Ritz-Carlton tradition; a fireside holiday storybook read by Santa plus an afternoon tea, with finger sandwiches, pastries, candy, cakes and a picture with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Amelia Island Trolleys’ Christmas Lights Tour
Amelia Island Trolleys (meet in Brett’s Waterway Cafe parking lot)
7pm – 8:15pm
Amelia Island Trolleys Website
$20/ticket, Reservations required

Join Al and the Amelia Island Trolley team as they introduce you to the Christmas lights of Amelia Island! Complete with a stop at the Ritz Carlton to view the SS Amelia and enjoy a beverage or cocktail, this 60-75 minute tour is sure to please! See the website listed above to make your reservations today.

The Christmas Carols
Fernandina Little Theatre
7:30pm
Theatre Website
$10/ticket, advanced purchase available at The UPS Store (Publix Shopping Center)

Despite the many obstacles encountered along the way, the King and his royal page [Frank O'Donnell and Karen Antworth] continue on their Christmas giving quest, in one of the two traditional holiday stories being presented by Fernandina Little Theatre’s The Christmas Carols. Director and historian Ron Kurtz reprises his popular reading of Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol, and an ensemble of talented actors introduces a one-of-a-kind hilarious interpretation of the classic carol, Good King Wenceslas. FLT is a small, intimate space, and patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee availability.

It’s a Wonderful Life
Amelia Community Theatre (ACT)
8pm
ACT Tickets Website
Tickets: $20 ($10 for students with Student IDs) (Group discounts available)

The holiday classic brought to life by the Amelia Community Theatre! Several showings through the first two weeks of December.

Sunday, 12/16

The Christmas Carols
Fernandina Little Theatre
2:30pm
Theatre Website
$10/ticket, advanced purchase available at The UPS Store (Publix Shopping Center)

Despite the many obstacles encountered along the way, the King and his royal page [Frank O'Donnell and Karen Antworth] continue on their Christmas giving quest, in one of the two traditional holiday stories being presented by Fernandina Little Theatre’s The Christmas Carols. Director and historian Ron Kurtz reprises his popular reading of Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol, and an ensemble of talented actors introduces a one-of-a-kind hilarious interpretation of the classic carol, Good King Wenceslas. FLT is a small, intimate space, and patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee availability.

Thursday, 12/20

Desperate Discounts
Downtown Historic Fernandina Beach
HFBA December Flyer
Free

Something for all those last minute Christmas shoppers!

Friday, 12/21

Amelia Island Trolleys’ Christmas Lights Tour
Amelia Island Trolleys (meet in Brett’s Waterway Cafe parking lot)
7pm – 8:15pm
Amelia Island Trolleys Website
$20/ticket, Reservations required

Join Al and the Amelia Island Trolley team as they introduce you to the Christmas lights of Amelia Island! Complete with a stop at the Ritz Carlton to view the SS Amelia and enjoy a beverage or cocktail, this 60-75 minute tour is sure to please! See the website listed above to make your reservations today.

Saturday, 12/22

Amelia Island Trolleys’ Christmas Lights Tour
Amelia Island Trolleys (meet in Brett’s Waterway Cafe parking lot)
7pm – 8:15pm
Amelia Island Trolleys Website
$20/ticket, Reservations required

Join Al and the Amelia Island Trolley team as they introduce you to the Christmas lights of Amelia Island! Complete with a stop at the Ritz Carlton to view the SS Amelia and enjoy a beverage or cocktail, this 60-75 minute tour is sure to please! See the website listed above to make your reservations today.

Santa’s Storybook Tea
Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
12pm
Advance Reservations required
$49/adult and children ages 5+, $10 ages 5 and under

A Ritz-Carlton tradition; a fireside holiday storybook read by Santa plus an afternoon tea, with finger sandwiches, pastries, candy, cakes and a picture with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Friday, 12/28

S.S. Amelia Departs
Ritz-Carlton

This will be the day the S.S. Amelia, the gingerbread ship made from hundreds of eggs and pounds of flour, departs Amelia Island! Be sure to take a look before it heads out!