#DTJax Weekly Update: December 7-13, 2021

Instagram of the Week

We love this photo shared by our #ArtWalkJax vendor @arthropology_bykz! Don’t miss the next First Wednesday Art Walk on January 5th. 🎨

Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

New and Noteworthy

Downtown District Branding Survey

The Downtown Investment Authority is testing logos for several Downtown Jacksonville neighborhoods and would love your input. These logos will be used as identifiers for the Downtown neighborhoods and will help increase awareness and appeal of Downtown. Take the survey.

Emerald Trail Hogan Street Public Meeting

Join Groundwork Jacksonville and the City of Jacksonville for a presentation of the preliminary Emerald Trail Hogan Street design on December 14th from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Attend in-person in the 1st Floor Training Room of the Ed Ball Building or via ZoomLearn more.

The Lighting of the Basilica Shines Bright 

Looking for something spectacular to do with your family this holiday season? Make plans to enjoy the free light and music show taking place at The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception from 6-10 p.m. December 10-12, 16-19, and 23-26. This event coincides with Christmas in the Cathedral District, a self-guided driving tour of Downtown’s historic churches and landmark buildings, illuminated with thousands of lights. Learn more.

Sax, Strings, & Soul at The Ritz This Friday

Sax, Strings, & Soul is coming to the iconic Ritz Theatre this Friday, December 10th! Chris Mitchell is a Grammy Recording Academy, genre-spanning saxsuperstar and Omari Dillard is a world renown Soul Violinist. Backed by a live band, these musical greats create a sultry sound and intriguing performance that is sure to leave you “Soul Full”, but wanting more. Learn more.

#DTJax Awards Tickets on Sale

January 12, 2022 from 4-6 p.m.
The Lark | 229 N. Hogan St.

Celebrating the people and projects making a difference in Downtown Jacksonville!

Each year Downtown Vision, Inc. hosts the #DTJax Awards to recognize and show our appreciation for those who love and serve Downtown Jacksonville.Enjoy cocktails and light bites with us as we celebrate the best of #DTJax.

Awards include Downtown Ambassador of the Year, Downtowner of the Year, Downtown Project of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Downtown Achievement Award.

Learn More & Purchase Tickets

Next Week: Holidays in #DTJax
Featuring a Free Movie Night For the Family

Join us December 13-17th For Our Annual Holiday Celebration in Downtown Jacksonville!

We’re excited to announce the return of two of our favorite Holly Jolly happenings:

The Merry & Bright Movie Night Presented by Live Oak Contracting
December 17th at Riverfront Plaza

Enjoy two Christmas classics on the big screen! Join us at Riverfront Plaza on the evening of December 17th at 6 p.m. for The Santa Clause (rated PG) and stay for the 9 p.m. showing of Die Hard (rated R)! Grab dinner and drinks from local food trucks and bars, and warm up with hot cocoa from Vagabond Coffee.

Dashing Through Downtown QR Code Scavenger Hunt
December 13-17, 2021 in Downtown Jacksonville

All week long, you’re invite to scan QR Codes and snap photos for a chance to win fun prizes while you shop and support local #DTJax businesses for the holidays! The first 100 players to complete 10 QR Code challenges will receive a $20 DTJax e- Gift Card during the week of December 20th.

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Gingerbread Extravaganza
December 4 – December 22, 2021
Old St. Andrew’s

Explore magical gingerbread creations at this 19th annual event! The event includes the traditional exhibit at Old St. Andrew’s Church as well as a holiday gift shop, bake shop, silent auction and an online contest to vote for your favorite display. Tickets include a short tour of the Merrill House Museum.

Come From Away
December 7-12, 2021
Times-Union Center

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Riverside Arts Market

Every Saturday, under the Fuller Warren Bridge, enjoy a beautiful outdoor market. Shop local produce, handmade goods and dine at your favorite food trucks.

This Month: Join on December 11th for their Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, and on December 18th Gift Wrapping will be available for RAM shoppers.

Check out this week’s line-up!

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month, including lunchtime musical performances and weekend festivals! View the schedule.

See More Events

Get Involved

Activating Jacksonville’s Riverfront

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund is helping to convene a series of conversations about how best to activate our city’s downtown waterfront for the benefit of all of our residents and visitors. Visit their page to learn more.

1st Downtown Jacksonville: The Future of the Shipyards 

1st DownTown Jacksonville is a platform created to help communicate, advocate and unite supporters who share the same passion for Downtown. Check out their website to learn about plans for The Shipyards, a path toward the Stadium of the Future and community investment by the Jaguars and Iguana Investments.

Updates from Downtown Vision

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Stay up to date with what’s going on Downtown and learn more about what makes #DTJax an incredible place to live, work, visit and invest!

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