How to Celebrate the New Year #DTJax Style!

Ring in the New Year right in #DTJax! Where else can you run for a cause, have a ball in-style, or share a New Year’s kiss among the fireworks? Thats right, no where. So come down, have fun and party hard.

Happy New Years

Just not too hard…

New Years

Here’s the fine print:

  • Most events are 21 and up. 
  • Metered parking is free after 6 p.m. Drive safe!
  • Farah & Farah offers free cab rides New Year’s Eve. Sign up for this offer here or call 1-800-533-3555.
  • Moreover, you can download the Uber app or ask your bartender/host to call a cab if need be.


New Year’s Eve Day Core Values 5K Benefitting The First Tee

New Years Day 5K









Unity Plaza

Dec. 31 | 9 a.m. – 10: 30 a.m.

Cost: $25 – $38

Unity Plaza presents The New Year’s Eve Day – Core Values 5K benefiting The First Tee of North Florida. This is a run/walk that the whole family can enjoy. The run will bring together members of The First Tee of North Florida and the community to help raise money to give back to The First Tee North Florida program.


Vystar New Year’s Eve Run


Dec. 31 | 5K at 3 p.m., Fun Run at 4 p.m.

Cost: 5k: $30 – $40, Fun Run: $20

The Vystar New Year’s Eve Run is a 5K and fun run. “Run for a Child” by making an additional $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, you will know that every step you ran is helping to raise funds to care for sick and injured children.



New Year’s Eve Celebration

Fireworks over Main Street Bridge

The Jacksonville Landing

Dec. 31 | 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: Free, Must be 21 and older, present active Military ID or have a TaxSlayer Bowl patch

The Jacksonville Landing will ring in the New Year with live music and fireworks. Entertainment includes:

  1. Live music on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage by 7th Street Band | 4 – 8 p.m.
  2. Live music on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage by Briteside | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  3. Live music at Fionn MacCool’s by Captain Obvious | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  4. City of Jacksonville Fireworks  | Midnight


A Night to End Alzheimer’s







The Metropolitan Lofts

Dec. 31 | 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Cost: $25

Join a A Night to End Alzheimer’s cocktail party to support further research for a cure for Alzheimer’s. Dress to impress! There will be food, wine, and cocktails with a view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks.


8th Annual New Year’s Eve Smokin Aces Party

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Mavericks at the Jacksonville Landing

Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.

Cost: $10 per person/$15 per couple

Watch the ball drop on their jumbo screen at midnight and get the best view of the fireworks Downtown! Book your VIP today.


Myth Nightclub New Year’s Eve 2016

Myth Nightclub






Myth Nightclub

Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.

Cost: $10 – $450

Myth celebrates its grand opening event for the New Year. General admission to Myth is $10. VIP seating varies from $300 – $450 based on group size.  VIP seating includes a premium bottle of your choice with the option to purchase additional bottles, free mixers, and your own VIP hostess for the night. You also gain access to Myth Nightclub, Myth Terrace, and a range of VIP Tables.


Swamp Radio –  New Year’s Eve

Swamp Radio New Years Eve




The Florida Theatre

Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.

Cost: $65 – $75

Join host Ian Mairs for an evening of songs, stories, sketches and conversations which celebrate Northeast Florida’s arts and culture scene. Highlights include a hilarious review of the year’s top stories from resident sketch comedians the Retreads,  predictions, wishes and dreams for the coming year from a host of storytellers and a variety of beloved musical guests to keep things rockin’ and rolling into 2016. Don’t miss out on this event!

Tickets available only by calling the box office at 904-355-2787.


The Jacksonville Royale New Year’s Eve Gala









Prime Osborn Convention Center

Dec. 31 | 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Cost: $135 – $875

The Legacy Group proudly present’s the Annual New Year’s Eve Royale Gala!

By spending your New Year’s Eve at the gala, a portion of the ticket sales will go to support Family Foundations, a local non-profit organization that is helping to eliminate poverty one family at a time in the Jacksonville area.

The gala includes a five hour premium open bar with multiple full-service bars throughout the venue, a sample of appetizers and savory cuisine from the buffet, live music filling the air and a visual display. When the clock begins to count down, grab a drink and join the crowd in an electric live count.

VIP options include velvet-rope amenities like: valet parking, priority admission, reserved seating, table service and exclusive grab bags. Based upon availability, VIP booths for groups are available for an additional fee. Also, car service is available for pick up and drop off for an additional fee. For more information please contact Michelle at 904-551-3392.


NYE 2016 Miami Vice 

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Downtown Cigar Lounge

Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: Free, must RSVP for ticket.

Join NYE 2016 Miami Vice at Downtown Cigar Lounge as they throw one of the wildest New Year’s eve parties in all of Jacksonville. There will be party favors, champagne toast , hors d’oeuvres and More. So gather all your friends and don’t miss out on this great event!


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MOCA Jacksonville

Dec. 31 | 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost $90 – $500 | Only fifty tickets available!

Welcome 2016 in style! Revel New Year’s Eve away on the dance floor, try your luck on the gambling floor, and experience the best ball drop countdown in the city—all while supporting the exhibitions and programming at MOCA Jacksonville.

This year’s theme is Chroma Color, inspired by the upcoming MOCA Jacksonville exhibition “In Living Color: Andy Warhol” and “Contemporary Printmaking from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.” Wear black tie, cocktail, or costume attire at your preference. Hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and entertainment are included with admission.

Early VIP entry means no waiting in line, access to VIP lounge with private bar, and access to VIP bar on casino floor. If you purchase a MOCA member ticket, you must be a current member. Names on this list will be verified via MOCA’s membership list.


Toast! To the New Year!

New Years Fireworks







Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

Dec. 31 | 9 p.m.

Cost: $45 – $125

Music, dancing, fireworks and more! Join family and friends for an evening of music, champagne, dancing and fireworks. The epitome of what a New Year’s celebration should be.


 New Year’s Eve @ 1904 Music Hall

New Year's Eve DCL
1904 Music Hall

Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.

Cost: $15 – $25

The acts featured for this New Year’s Eve Party are The Heavy Pets (Beatles Tribute), The Fritz, Lucky Costello and more.


Mark’s Tenth Annual New Years Eve Party



Dec. 31 | 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: $10 per person

Free hats, noisemakers and party favors for all! Dance all night to DJ MackTracksRock.


New Years’s Eve @ Dos Gatos

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Dos Gatos

Dec. 31 | 8:00 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: $5 before 10, $10 until midnight

Get ready to ring in the New Year in style with DJ NickFRESH and the Ultimate Masquerade Dance Party with a champagne and tequila toast at midnight!


Dancing New Year’s Eve Party

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Hourglass Pub

December 31 | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: Free

Ring in the New Year with a rockin’ line up!

9 p.m. -10 p.m. Some Dude
10 p.m. -11 p.m. DJ Spencer James
11 p.m. – 12 p.m. Two White Kids
12 p.m. – 1 a.m. Man Darino
1 a.m. – 2 a.m. TBA


New Year’s Eve Brew House Bash

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River City Brewing

Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: $65 Silver Package, $85 Gold Package

Bring in the cheer and ring in 2016 at the River City Brewing Company Brew House Lounge and Deck!

New Year’s Eve Brew House Bash Ticket Includes: Purchase your tickets here

-Open Bar that includes: Beer, Wine and liquor* until 1:30am!! (See Package Options)

-Light food and appetizers beginning at 10pm

-Two DJs playing the hottest dance mix (one is coming all the way from London!)

-Champagne toast at Midnight

-Prime view of the downtown fireworks at Midnight


New Year’s Eve at The Volstead

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The Volstead

Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: Free

Raise your glass and toast to a new year with your friends at The Volstead! DJ Joe will be spinning hits, champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.


New Year’s Eve Celebration at Unity Plaza

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Unity Plaza

Dec. 31 | 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Dancing and dining under the stars with Sbraga & Co. taking over Unity Plaza until the countdown to midnight. Make your reservation now at or call (904) 746-0909.


TaxSlayer Bowl New Year’s Day Festival






The Jacksonville Landing

Jan. 1 | 12:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Head to the Jacksonville Landing for the Bands on Parade celebration featuring both Penn State and University of Georgia bands and cheerleaders, national high school bands, and the famous U.S. Marine Corps Parris Island Marine Band. The festivities culminate with individual team Pep Rallies on the riverfront at the Jacksonville Landing. There is no better way to ring in the New Year and get ready for the TaxSlayer Bowl!


Additional Information

Firework viewing areas:

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JTA Skyway
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority will provide complimentary transportation via the Skyway for New Year’s Eve and the TaxSlayer Bowl.


Dec. 31: 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Jan. 1: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Jan. 2: 9 a.m. – 12 a.m.


Road Closures 
Acosta Bridge: 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (Detour via the Fuller Warren Bridge)
Main Street Bridge: 11:30 p.m. – 12:15 a.m. (Detour via the Fuller Warren Bridge)
S. Hogan and W. Coastline from Water Street to the St. Johns River: 12:00 p.m. – 2 a.m.