2015 Amelia Island Holiday Activities
Looking for 2015 Amelia Island holiday activities? Well you’ve come to the right place. So far 2015 has been an absolutely fantastic year for Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Just to list a few of our highlights and accomplishments:
1. Earning the Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Award as one of Top 25 Resorts in Florida.
2. Hosting another successful Fish to Fork Weekend.
3. Kicking off monthly farm-to-table dinners at the Sprouting Project.
4. Updating everyone’s favorite water feature.
Despite the whirlwind of a year that it’s been, it’s still hard to believe that 2015 is about to come to a close. In fact, it feels like just yesterday we had completed our Grand Re-Imagination Project to the tune of $85 million. Yet, here we are, nearly three years later, ready to usher in 2016. Luckily, our favorite holidays are soon upon us and in the words of everyone’s favorite crooner…
That’s right folks, Omni Amelia Island knows a thing or two about getting into the holiday spirit. Sure, our snowmen might be made of sand and maybe our Christmas trees come with palm fronds, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to celebrate the season. From our Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K to our annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, we’ve got your 2015 Amelia Island holiday activities covered. Here’s a full rundown on all of our seasonal offerings…
November 26, 2015 (Thanksgiving Day)
Turkey Trot 5K | 8:00 a.m.
Join us for a time-chipped race starting and finishing at Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s Racquet Park. Enjoy a scenic run with other “Trotters” as you meander through Omni Amelia Island’s beautiful, tree-canopied resort. Pre-registration entry fee is $25 per adult and $15 per child (12 and under). After November 19th, the entry fee will be $30 per adult and $20 per child. Awards will be given to the top male and female winners in each age category. We’ll also offer a Fitness Funzone and a 1-mile Kids Fun Run at 9:00 a.m. for the little ones. Sorry, no animals, bicycles or strollers allowed. Register here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thanksgiving Brunch at Sunrise Café | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy traditional holiday favorites, live music, and our delicious Art of Breakfast buffet. Cost is $59 per adult, $24 per child. Reservations can be made through opentable.com or by calling our Concierge at (904) 432-1467.
Three-course Thanksgiving Dinner at Verandah
Enjoy a traditional Turkey Day feast or take a nontraditional approach with a selection of delicious offerings from the culinary team at Verandah. Options include jumbo shrimp cocktail, pumpkin and apple salad, sous vide N.Y. Strip, crab-crusted grouper and more! Cost is $55 per adult and $24 per child. Reservations can be madeby calling our Concierge at (904) 432-1467 or by booking through opentable.com.
Thanksgiving Dinners To-Go from Marche Burette
This Thanksgiving let our chefs set your table. Back by popular demand, our Thanksgiving Dinners To-Go include your choice of a fully-cooked ham or turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, freshly-baked rolls, cranberry sauce, whole pumpkin pie and bottle of wine. Feeds up to eight for only $125. Call Marché Burette at (904) 491-4834 to reserve your Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go. Orders must be placed by November 22nd and picked up by 2:00pm on Thanksgiving Day at Marché Burette.
Other Thanksgiving Options:
Enjoy views of the Atlantic and a Roast Tenderloin Special at Oceanside.
Belly up to the Falcon’s Nest Bar for some NFL and a delicious Turkey Sandwich Special.
BBQ Turkey Pizza at Natural Slice.
Honey glazed pit ham feature at Marsh View.
November 27, 2015
Holiday Tree Light Celebration | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join us the Friday after Thanksgiving for an Amelia Island tradition. Our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off at 5:00 p.m. down at The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation and will feature fireworks, live music, real snow and tons of family-friendly activities. Our younger guests will even have the opportunity to tell Mr. and Mrs. Claus whether they’ve been naughty or nice this year! Admittance is free and open to the public.
Festival of Trees | November 27, 2015 – January 1, 2016
This holiday, we’ve invited 13 local charities to come decorate donated trees and display them throughout The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation. Resort guests and members of the public will have the opportunity to select their favorite tree and/or charity and donate to that cause. 100% of all proceeds earned will go towards supporting great local non-profits including the Barnabas Center, Micah’s Place and Council of Aging, just to name a few.
Gingerbread Workshops | November 28, 2015 – December 20, 2015
Join our culinary team for gingerbread house building and decorating workshops in the hotel lobby! We’ll provide the gingerbread base, and you get to decorate and adorn to your heart’s content. Classes will be offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. following Thanksgiving, but space is limited. Call Alisa Frazier at(904) 432-1466 to reserve your very own workshop.
December 25, 2015 (Christmas Day)
Christmas Brunch at Sunrise Café | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy traditional favorites, a raw bar, our Art of Breakfast buffet, an array of salads and desserts, bottomless mimosas and live music. Cost is $59 per adult, $24 per child. Reservations can be made through opentable.com or by calling our Concierge at (904) 432-1467
Three Course Christmas Dinner at Verandah
A festive feast featuring traditional Christmas ham and more! Cost is $55 per adult and $24 per child.
Christmas Dinner To-Go Dinners from Marché Burette
Your choice of a fully cooked ham or turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, freshly baked rolls, dessert and bottle of wine. Feeds up to eight for only $125. Call Marché Burette at (904) 491-4834 to reserve your Christmas Dinner To-Go. Orders must be placed by December 21st and picked up by 2:00pm on Christmas Day at Marché Burette.
Other Christmas Day Options:
- Shaved Prime Rib Special at Oceanside and Falcon’s Nest.
- Stuffed Stromboli Special at Natural Slice.
- Honey glazed pit ham at Marsh View.
December 31, 2015 (New Year’s Eve)
TaxSlayer Golf Classic
Join us Thursday, New Year’s Eve at 9:00 a.m. for a shotgun start and tee off from Amelia Island’s signature Oak Marsh course. Entry fee is $89 and includes tournament registration, on-course contests, a raffle drawing, prizes & post round lunch. Register by calling the Pro Shop at (904) 277-5907.
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Join us on the pool deck as we ring in the New Year with fireworks, live music and cocktails. The soiree starts at 8:00 p.m.