Amelia Island Events November and December 2012

Besides 2012’s holiday season events, check out other Amelia Island events happening in November and December around the Fernandina Beach area. Saturdays, visit two Farmers’ markets (Amelia Farmers Market at Omni Amelia Island Plantation and Amelia Marketplace in downtown Fernandina).

Poinsettias Can Be Outdoor Landscape Plants in Florida

Learn more about poinsettia myths (they’re NOT poisonous to humans and/or pets). Gardening fact vs. fiction from horticultural expert at the Nassau County Extension.

Fernandina Beach, Microcosm of Nation’s Capital

Fernandina Beach is removed from the bustle of big towns, but offers a unique vantage point. You see, the tiny town has a front-row seat to the political zaniness in Washington, D.C. The same political dysfunction is occurring here — a microcosm of the nation’s capital. Read opinion column by Steve Nicklas.

WEEKEND: Small-town Holiday Traditions in Fernandina Beach

In life, family traditions endure through generations, from recipes cooked, special crafts made, the gathering of relatives, and other actions that become rituals over time. Just like families, communities also have their own. The first weekend in December each year is one filled with small-town holiday traditions, including Friday’s “Christmas Glow Night” when luminaries line 2-miles of Atlantic Avenue.

Christmas Cheer: Florida House Inn Reopens In Fernandina Beach

The clock has struck midnight on 152 Christmas Eves at this historic Fernandina, Florida inn.

December’s Annual Holiday Traditions Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Woman’s Club Christmas Glow, Holiday Home Tour, Parade of Paws, Reindeer Run, Holiday Encampment Fort Clinch

17-Foot Gingerbread Pirate Ship, Christmas Tree Lighting, Fireworks Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton

Stepping into the lobby of Amelia Island’s Ritz-Carlton hotel during the holiday season scintillates the senses.

“Tis The Season” For Wintering Whales Near Amelia Island

Facing extinction, critically endangered North Atlantic right Whales migrate to give birth in waterways off northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.