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Amelia Islander

Puttin’ on the Glitz at The Ritz!

Nov 18, 2016 02:00AM
Traditions abound for holiday memories of a lifetime at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Guests and the public are invited to culinary feasts and treasured children’s programs including the following:

Unveiling the S.S. Amelia Gingerbread Pirate Ship On Wednesday, November 23, the Gingerbread Pirate Ship returns to the Lobby at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. This culinary masterpiece is made with over 600 pieces of gingerbread and adorned with sculpted pirates with colorful fondant clothing and a chocolate cannon and cannon balls.

The 20th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting The annual Christmas Tree Lighting is Amelia Island’s official start to the Christmas season with thousands of sparkling lights glittering throughout the resort. Hundreds of guests and visitors join together for this event to support the local YMCA’s fundraising efforts for scholarships. The program includes refreshments, music and dance by community groups and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Brass Quintet. Festivities conclude with Santa’s arrival and spectacular fireworks. This complimentary event takes place on Wednesday, November 23 at 5:30 p.m.

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