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The countdown to 2018 is on! Before you make New Year’s Eve plans, be sure to check out all of the events going on in #DTJax! From parties to performances, there’s a celebration for everyone.

  • Dec 30 @ 7:30pm: 2017 Jacksonville Light Boat Parade: The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without the Jacksonville Light Boat Parade. Each year, more than 200,000 people line the banks of the St. Johns River to celebrate the holiday season. Seafarers and landlubbers of all ages are sure to be dazzled by the area’s largest lighted boat parade. The night is capped off by a dazzling fireworks display featuring the famous sparkling waterfalls on the bridges of the St. Johns River. zz
  • Dec 30 @ 9 pm: New Year’s Eve Warmup at Myth Nightclub: Free entry all night long featuring $25 bottles of champagne.
  • Dec 31 @ 2 pm: VyStar New Year’s Eve Run: “Run for a Child” by making a $10 donation to Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Every donor will receive a red arm band for a child who is a patient at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. When you cross the finish line of the Vystar 5k, you will know that every step you ran is helping to raise funds to care for sick and injured children.
  • Dec 31 @ 9pm: A Roaring New Years Eve at The Volstead: Swing on by for the biggest night of the year! NYE 2018 is coming up and The Volstead has got you covered (with FREE COVER), plus signature cocktails, a free champagne toast at midnight and dancing the night away with sweet, hot jazz from The Rub. Celebrate Volstead’s four year anniversary and properly send off 2017.
  • Dec 31 @ 10 am: So Long, ’17 Brunch at Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails: When New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday, a special celebration is in order. Send off 2017 in delicious style with the whole family at The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails. The restaurant’s daily brunch menu, mimosa flights, mimosa popsicles, and Bloody Marys will be available, as well as other specials.

  • Dec 31 @ 9:30 pm: Toast: A New Year’s Eve Celebration at Cowford Chophouse: Ring in 2018 with Cowford Chophouse! Join them for fireworks, views and a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration offering a select premium OPEN bar in partnership with Grey Goose, bar snacks and a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight!
  • Dec 31 @ 5 pm: New Year’s Eve Black Tie Masquerade at Myth Nightclub: 4 Rooms of Sound, international DJs, dancers & performers, full VIP experience, red carpet, photo ops, party favors, noise makers, complimentary Masquerade Masks, $5 Stoli martinis, vodka Redbull & jack sours until midnight, open bar and VIP options available.
  • Dec 31 @ 9 pm: New Year’s Eve Concert & Afterparty hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony: Internationally acclaimed performer Tomáš Kubínek brings hilarity and charm to the Symphony stage in a work of grand music, madcap brilliance, and old-world panache. Stay after the concert for the New Year’s Eve After-Party, featuring the Chris Thomas Band! Dancing, champagne, and the best view downtown of the fireworks at midnight. Party tickets are not included with concert ticket and must be purchased separately.
  • Dec 31: The Art of NYE at Downtown Cigar Lounge: December 31st make plans to bring in the New Year with DCL at the Art of NYE 2018 in the Elbow District of Downtown Jacksonville. Featuring party favors, balloon drop, passed hors d oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight.
  • Dec 31 @ 9 pm: Southbank NYE at River City Brewing Company: River City Brewing Company is stepping it up another notch this year with the Southbank New Year’s Eve Bash. Not only will the Bar Lounge and Deck be open, the Main Dining Room will be transformed into multiple bars & DJs, a large dance area and VIP seating with Bottle Service. The best deal in town also includes spectacular views of the fireworks, with the St. John’s River & the Downtown skyline as a beautiful back drop!
  • Dec 31 @ 7pm: New Year’s Eve Karaoke Party at Hourglass Pub: No Cover, doors at 7! Karaoke and dance hits all night with your favorite KJ John Bridges. View Downtown fireworks and watch the ball drop and enjoy a champagne toast at midnight!
  • Dec 31 @ 9 pm: Lex Jax VIP New Year’s Eve Party at Lexington Hotel & Conference Center: Ring in the new year at Lexington Hotel & Conference Center’s VIP rooftop deck event! Enjoy butler passed hors d’oeuvres, a free champagne toast and a view overlooking the beautiful St. Johns River. This event is $50 (parking included). So, come out and kick off 2018 the right way! zzz
  • Dec 31 @ 7 pm: Breezy Jazz Club’s Inaugural New Year’s Eve Extravaganza: Breezy Jazz Club will be bringing in the new year with The Famous Doug Carn playing from 9:30pm – 12:30am. Of course they’ll have the countdown before midnight with a complimentary champagne toast for all! There will be several activities throughout the night, starting at 7pm including a 50/50 raffle, giveaways, and more.
  • Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Jacksonville Landing: Downtown Jacksonville is the place to be this New Year’s Eve and The Jacksonville Landing is where to celebrate and ring in 2017! The New Year’s Eve Celebration will feature live music, food, drink specials and fireworks! Best part? This event is free!
  • Dec 31 @ 9 pm: 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve River Bash at The Jacksonville Landing: presented by The Jacksonville Landing and Just A Pinch Cafe & Catering. Everyone wants to be at the epicenter of the NYE Entertainment and now you can! Private VIP access to Jacksonville’s NYE Bash on the River.  Don’t deal with the crowds and enjoy the best views for the fireworks on our balcony or dance the night away while enjoying picturesque views of the historic St John’s River. Get your tickets here for the all-inclusive NYE party for you and your friends to ring in 2017 with music, food, drinks and fireworks!
  • Dec 31 @ 8:30 pm: New Year’s Eve Bash at Unity Plaza with the band Vox: Ring in the New Year at Unity Plaza with the popular band VOX JAX. HOBNOB will have a full cash bar in the plaza.
    Brixx will be open all night. Eat on their patio or take out to the plaza to enjoy the concert. Ticket includes a champagne toast at midnight and $5 towards a purchase of $10 or more at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza.
  • Dec 31: Florida Theatre’s 2017 New Year’s Eve Drawing: Enter to win two tickets to every show in 2018! Tickets are a suggested $20 donation. Buy your ticket online, in the Box Office (904-355-2787 ext 0) or from an usher at a show!
  • Jan 1 @ midnight: City of Jacksonville Fireworks

 

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Whether you’re looking to avoid the crazy traffic at the mall or want to find that special gift that no one else will have… #DTJax has everything you need! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, be sure to check our directory as well.

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Retail stores:

Wolf & Cub

205 N. Laura St.

Looking for one-of-a-kind vintage finds, tees, jewelry and nicknacks? Wolf & Cub is a reasonably priced boutique with unique finds that make the perfect gifts. From vintage leather jackets to candles, greeting cards, makeup and antique glassware, you can be sure that no one else will show up to Christmas with the same goodies.

Sports Mania

Sports Mania is #DTJax’s one stop shop for official Jags, Gator and Nole gear. Plus, they carry original designs that can’t be found anywhere else. You can find  everything from jerseys to tees, koozies and accessories. If you have a sports fan on your shopping list, you’ll want to swing by Sports Mania.

AJ Reese Clothiers

Easily the most fashionable men’s clothing store in #DTJax, AJ Reese specializes in custom clothing and exclusive designer apparel. Check out their  instagram to see some of their latest styles. If you have a fashionista on your list, pay AJ Reese a visit at the Jacksonville Landing. We don’t blame you if you walk out with a thing or two for yourself.

Aly Cat Gifts

We love Aly Cat Gifts’ personalized gifts for any special occasion… but especially the holidays! Mostly everything in the store is made my Aly herself. Have a wine bottle engraved, customize an engraved sandstone or bring in your own item to personalize. Check out everything Aly can do and some of her past work on her Facebook page.

BARK

Woof! Shopping for a fur child or a crazy dog person? Bark Downtown is the best place to find treats and goodies for pups and humans alike. Pick up some homemade (and adorable) dog treats, a new toy or a t-shirt and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to pet some dogs while you’re there.

Jacobs Jewelers

You can never go wrong with fine jewelry. Whether you’re looking for a ring, necklace, watch or even a clock, the owners are happy to help you find the best gift. Visit the showroom today to view the extraordinary selection of fine jewelry and more.

Lucy’s Gift Boutique

Located inside Brooklyn Station, Lucy’s Gift Boutique is a one-stop-shop for trendy jewelry, handbags and accessories. They carry popular brands like Alex & Ani, Pandora, Vera Bradley and more.

Pink Nickel

Also located inside Brooklyn Station, Pink Nickel has an amazing selection of women’s  clothing. One of the best things about Pink Nickel is that they get new arrivals every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so there is always a fresh selection of different options and sizes! The boutique carries regular and plus sized clothing as well as shoes and has a large sale rack. You can even check out the selection online and head to the store to pick up your gift!

Uniquely Soap

Bath bombs, body butter, dog soap, lotion, body oils and more – Uniquely Soap has it all. The store has a unique collection of handmade soaps that you can’t find anywhere else. Browse the shop and discover the variety of fragrances they provide in soap, lotion or body butter form. The owner, Sabrina, can also design special products for any occasion such as weddings, birthdays or other events!

Wine Decadence

The name says it all. If you have a wine lover on your list, Wine Decadence is a must. Their wine selection is unparalleled; you can’t find anything quite like it anywhere else in #DTJax. You can buy it by the bottle or as a collection with multiple bottles. They also sell accessories like wine growlers, electric corkscrews, t-shirts and more. The best part about shopping at Wine Decadence? You can sample wine while you’re in the store!

 

Gift shops:

Having so many office towers and museums in #DTJax also means we have so many gift shops! Check out these gift shops for cute nicknacks, cards, souvenirs and accessories:

Gift Emporia – Omni

MOSH Gift Shop

MOCA gift shop

Tower Gifts

 

Spa services: 

NAIWBE

Natural As I Wanna Be (NAIWBE) is a hidden gem making big strides in organic based spa treatments in Jacksonville. NAIWBE is dedicated to providing the most natural path to wellness and relaxation. Receive Spa treatments such as massage, facials, manicures and pedicures with products that are 100% organic and free of harmful chemicals. Grab a gift card or pick up some all natural skincare products and give the gift of relaxation!

Daniel James

Daniel James is Downtown’s only Aveda salon and is known for their quality hair color, cuts and styling. Surprise a special someone with a gift card for a day of pampering. They also sell Aveda hair and skin products which make great gifts and stocking stuffers.

 

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