SOURCE: Amelia Island CVB

Amelia Island CVB

November 14, 2011 14:54 ET

Holiday Calendar Is Two Months of Treasures on Amelia Island

AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - Amelia Island, Florida has loaded up a fun-filled calendar to celebrate the season, packing November and December with unique events for the family. From historic reenactments to a 17-foot gingerbread pirate ship, Amelia puts her own special island spin on the holidays.

Upcoming events on Amelia Island include:

Holiday Cookie Tour (November 19)
The Amelia Island Bed and Breakfast Association invites guests to enjoy their annual open-house, self-paced walking tour. The event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Sample a signature cookie from each of the eight decorated inns while collecting recipes.

S.S. Amelia Gingerbread Pirate Ship Display (November 23 - December 28)
A spectacular, 17-foot gingerbread pirate ship docks at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for the holiday season, providing a memorable backdrop for holiday photos.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Holiday Events (November 24 - December 31)
Throughout the holidays, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is offering a variety of festive events, including cooking demonstrations, cookie decorating, horse-drawn carriage rides, and Santa's workshop.

Annual Pajama Party Sale & Contest (November 25)
From 8 a.m. to Noon on "Black Friday," the Pajama Party Sale invites shoppers to slip into their footed pajamas, bunny slippers and assorted sleepwear to enjoy special deals and discounts, along with fresh juice, coffee and pastries to fuel their shopping spirit.

Christmas Tree Celebration, Featuring Santa Claus (November 26)
In Fernandina Beach, carolers, choirs and dancers will entertain visitors all afternoon with the sights and sounds of the holiday season. At 2 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive and the Official City of Fernandina Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Holiday Home Tour in Historic Fernandina Beach (December 2-3)
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., tour five of Amelia Island's loveliest, private homes in the historic district during the Amelia Island Museum of History's annual celebration of the holiday season.

Union Holiday Encampment (December 3-4)
The Fort Clinch State Park Holiday Encampment features volunteers in Civil War era costumes as they decorate the fort for Christmas, portraying daily life as it was in the winter of 1864.

Lighted Holiday Parade (December 10)
The Holiday Lighted Parade begins at 6 p.m. in downtown Fernandina Beach.

A full list of Amelia Island events is available at www.ameliaisland.com/events.

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