Discover festive attractions and holiday events this season on Amelia Island. Enjoy a delicious full hot breakfast buffet at our hotel or venture out to find unique local restaurants and cafes. The Holiday Home Tour and the Dickens on Centre are some of the most popular Amelia Island holiday events for families. Stay at our pet friendly hotel and take advantage of special packages for your Amelia Island holidays.

Fernandina Beach Things to See and Do

2015 Dickens on Centre  (December 4th – December 13th)

Chestnuts roasting. Carolers strolling. Saint Nick arriving. Wander and wonder through a true Victorian Christmas, made new through the spectacular Dickens on Centre event this December.

9th Annual Holiday Home Tour  (Saturday, Dec. 4-5 from 10am – 4pm)

You just can’t miss this celebration of the yuletide season! The Holiday Home Tour showcases six vintage private homes decorated by professional florists and designers in the Historic District. The free trolley will whisk you to the featured homes as carolers and characters from Fernandina’s storied past take you back to the Victorian era.

Holiday Cookie Tour (December 12th from 12pm – 5pm)

You are invited to experience a special afternoon of delicious sweet treats as six of Amelia Island’s classic inns and charming bed and breakfast dress up in festive holiday finery and open their doors to you! As you stroll through the historic district on the Amelia Island Cookie Tour, you will able to sample a signature cookie at each Inn, take home a beautifully printed recipe card, and view some great decorating ideas just in time for the holidays.


Amelia Island is perfect for the foodie in your family! Choose from over 70 distinctive restaurants all with a unique flavor and Southern Charm. With Florida seafood and the freshest ingredients the island has to offer, Amelia Island’s restaurant scene is modern yet deeply rooted in our Southern history. From Italian and Portuguese to French and Cuban, there’s always something for everyone on Amelia Island.


Palmetto Walk Shopping Village

Enjoy relaxed holiday shopping and dining at the Palmetto Walk Shopping Village, featuring unique shops and specialty boutiques. Walk through the grand oaks and enjoy shopping for island-inspired gifts, jewelry, arts, crafts and home decor. Take a break from shopping with a refreshing drink at Bar Zin.

Fernandina Beach Market Place

Swing by this community farmer’s market every Saturday and fill your holiday shopping bags with local and organic fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses and breads, fresh seafood and gourmet foods from pastas to jams. Located in historic Fernandina Beach, the market also offers herbs, spices, soaps and candles.

Fernandina Historic Downtown

Stroll down Centre Street through the quaint ambiance of the Fernandina Beach Historic District. With its charming Victorian architecture and rich heritage, Fernandina’s historic district on the National Register of Historic Places ‘ offers charming shops, restaurants, bars and horse-drawn carriage rides for a romantic holiday experience.

Light Up Centre Street