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Dickens After Dark

Join us for the exclusive Victorian costume party of the holiday season! The historic Lesesne House on Centre Street in downtown Fernandina Beach is transformed for this VIP, 21 and over soiree complete with stilt walkers, jugglers, and the amazing Fire & Ice Show by Kristen Sparrow Circus. You’ll also be entertained with live music from the incomparable Mama Blue. Never the same evening year after year, we guarantee loads of fun, gorgeous outfits, great food, and even a surprise or two! Be sure to don your best Victorian ensemble and dress to impress! See you at Dickens After Dark!

Your Ticket Includes:

  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres (passed & stations) from 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Hosted beer & wine bar
  • Specialty entertainment including live music from Mama Blue, Kristin Sparrow Circus performers.
  • ​Tours of the historic Lesesne House, one of the oldest historic homes in Fernandina Beach. The classic revival residence was built in 1860 and restored by The Saltmarsh Hospitality Group.
  • Historic Walking Ghost Tour led by the Amelia Island Museum of History.

Must be 21 years or older, ID’s will be checked at the door.

Please note: no food or drink is allowed inside the Lesesne House because of its historic designation.
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History of the Lesesne House

The Lesesne House, also referred to as the “Crown Jewel of Centre Street,” is one of the major points of interest in the historic district and has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since in 1973. Formal dining rooms and parlors showcase a collection of museum-caliber artwork and antiques, while a two-century-old Live Oak tree is the centerpiece of sunlit courtyards, manicured lawns, and an elegant carriage house.

Dickens After Dark Entertainment

Kristen Sparrow Circus will once again dazzle the audience with exclusive performances from Victorian attired stilt walkers, talented jugglers, and a Dickens-era Penny Farthing expert bike rider that you’ll never forget. Prepare to be amazed by the specialty Fire & Ice performance that will light up your life and leave you in awe. You won’t want to miss this!

Additionally, Dickens After Dark attendees will experience a musical journey with Mama Blue, who will have you busting your best dance moves. Known to put the “live” in live performance, Mama Blue’s original music is inspired by Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Alicia Keys and Nina Simone as well as rock bands like Queen and The Rolling Stones. The best party of the year will also have the best music!

December 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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December 9, 2023
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Lesesne House
415 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 United States
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