#DTJax Weekly Update: November 23-29, 2021

Instagram of the Week

@Cre8Jax captured some incredible moments at our first ever Sip and Stroll Presented by PNC! If you missed out, don’t worry! This event is recurring. Join us on the Southbank Riverwalk every Third Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m. for live music, delicious drinks and food, and sunset views. 🌇 Check out our blog to view more:

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New and Noteworthy

#DTJax Honey Cinnamon Brown Ale

Have you heard of Beer Buddies? Twice a month Ruby Beach Brewing celebrates a local business or nonprofit who is engaged in the rejuvenation of Downtown by brewing them a limited edition beer. Tomorrow, they are rolling out the #DTJax Honey Cinnamon Brown Ale, in honor of the work we do. Stop by to check it out! 🍯

City of Jacksonville’s Christmas Tree Lighting

During our December 1st First Wednesday Art Walk, join us in James Weldon Johnson Park for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting! Be there at 6:15 p.m. to see the tree sparkle, and stay for the holiday shopping opportunities, live music, delicious drinks, and incredible eats! Learn more about the December Art Walk.

Barrel Benefiting the Clara White Mission

Join Manifest Distilling and Warriors & Whiskey on December 17th for an evening of whiskey enlightenment, private barrel tastings, and camaraderie as they select an exclusive Warriors & Whiskey barrel while raising funds for the Clara White Mission, an organization dedicated to preventing and reducing veteran homelessness in Jacksonville. Learn more.

Shop Small at Wolf and Cub This Week

Your favorite local boutique is fully stocked for your holiday shopping needs! Stop in today and tomorrow for 25% all vintage goodies! Can’t make during the week? No worries! Wolf and Cub is open Black Friday and Small Business Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Stop in during our QR Code Scavenger Hunt to scan and shop! Learn more.

This Weekend: Small Business Saturday

November 27th is Small Business Saturday,
Our Annual Celebration of All Things Local!

From browsing the shelves, to enjoying dinner and a show – every time you Shop Small, you’re supporting local businesses at the heart of your community.

This Small Business Saturday, we will be hosting a QR code hunt in the Eventzee App! The first 100 shoppers to seek out and scan at least five QR Codes on Small Business Saturday will receive a $20 #DTJax e-Gift Card. All shoppers who scan at least five QR Codes will be entered into a drawing to receive prize baskets from Downtown businesses, including a $500 #DTJax e-Gift Card. Earn additional drawing entries by completing more challenges!

Save The Date: Holidays in #DTJax

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.

✨ Check out our annual Holiday Guide, where we compile all of Downtown’s holiday events and activities.✨

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light
November 27 @ 5:30 p.m.
@ Cathedral District

Every evening for over one month beginning November 27, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, First United Methodist Church, Historic Mount Zion AME Church and St. Johns Episcopal Cathedral will shine as part of a driving tour that includes more than 100 brightly lit trees.

Jacksonville Light Boat Parade
November 27 @ 6 p.m.
@ Jacksonville Riverwalk

Attend this annual event to witness vessels of all shapes and sizes floating down the St. Johns River, adorned with festive decorations. In addition to their daily service, the St. Johns River Taxi will also be running multiple boats for this annual holiday tradition.

The 904 Pop Up
November 27th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Riverfront Plaza

Stop by and Shop Small at the 904 Pop Up in Downtown Jacksonville. The 904 Pop Up will be curating Jacksonville’s largest Small Business Saturday event featuring over 200 local creatives, makers, artists and more, right in the core of Downtown.

Untold Stories: Ebbs and Flows
November 27th from from 8-10 p.m.
 Florida Theatre

Untold Stories is a live performance series featuring personal and transformative tales told by a diverse range of voices, both natives and residents, connected to Northeast Florida. Tickets available now.

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.
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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