#DTJax Weekly Update: December 22-28, 2020

Instagram of the Week

Christmas is right around the corner! @JTAFLA is getting into the holiday spirit by turning the Acosta Bridge lights red and green! @fredortyl_photography captured this exceptional photograph of these two iconic #DTJax bridges last night.

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

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Gift the Manifest Distiller Experience

Have a whiskey lover in your life? Manifest Distilling is offering the experience of being a Distiller for a Day! This extremely limited, in-depth educational event will span an entire day, giving participants a hands-on opportunity to experience and partake in every stage of whiskey production. Learn more.

bb’s Holiday To-Go Menu

Let the team at bb’s take care of the cooking this holiday season with appetizers, entrees and iconic desserts. From lobster shepherd’s pie to housemade lasagna bolognese, Christmas dinner has never been this easy. Deadline to order is today, December 22nd, at 5 p.m. Check out the menu and call 904-306-0100 to order.

Holiday Lights in #DTJax

Looking for some family friendly fun in #DTJax during winter break? Take a drive through the Cathedral District for their Let There Be Light self-guided tour. Then, cruise down Laura Street to check out our Lights on Laura. Learn more about holiday fun Downtown with our holiday guide.

The Volstead Holiday Cocktail Menu

Spiked Eggnog, anyone? ⁠From now until December 27th, The Volstead is offering a Holiday cocktail menu for you to enjoy. ⁠Stop in and get into the holiday spirit with their delicious holiday spirits.

Each year Downtown Vision, in partnership with the Downtown Investment Authority, evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience.

If you live or work in #DTJax we want to hear from you! Please only take the survey if you live or work within the Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside Avenue, LaVilla or the Sports and Entertainment District.

Complete our survey and be entered to win a $100 #DTJax e-Gift Card. Two winners will be chosen and contacted by the email address provided.

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The Perfect Holiday Gift Awaits

Looking for a gift for everyone on your list? Check out the #DTJax e-Gift Card – good at 30 of your favorite #DTJax businesses and counting! Purchase for friends, family or colleagues and invite them to enjoy the best in Downtown dining, shopping and entertainment.

These digital gift cards can be purchased at, anytime, anywhere and for any amount between $5 and $250. They can be used multiple times at multiple participating locations and the balance is always available on your smartphone.

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Graham Boat Day
December 23 from 3-9 p.m.
Intuition Ale Works

Intuition Ale Works is bringing back their iconic beer that has grown a cult following, Graham Boat! This combination of John Boat and Golden Grahams is a fan favorite and won’t last long. Stop in to enjoy a pint and bring home a crowler for the holidays.

Gingerbread Extravaganza
Now Through December 27th
Old St. Andrew’s Church

Join the Jacksonville Historical Society for the 18th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza. The event includes the traditional exhibit at Old St. Andrew’s Church as well as a video on YouTube, a holiday gift shop, and a bake shop, including the ever-popular gingerbread cookies!

Visit our Events Calendar to see more local events.


Support Our Downtown Ambassadors

Thank you so much for participating in our first ever Downtown Day! It was a great day celebrating #DTJax across social media. We’re so happy so many of you love #DTJax like we do! We received great feedback and support, so Downtown Day will definitely be back next year.

We also appreciate the generosity and outpouring of support for our Downtown Ambassadors. Our online fundraiser was a big success. The dollar-for-dollar match remains active until December 31, 2020, so there’s still time to give. Please visit to learn more and donate to help us reach our goal.

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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!

A Tour of the #DTJax Merch Shop!

2020 Gift Picks by the DVI Staff

Downtown Light Boat Parade 2020