Author: Alexa Andino, Downtown Vision Marketing and Events Intern
Stay Downtown this New Year’s Eve! There are so many fun events happening in #DTJax and, of course, an amazing firework show that you don’t want to miss.
The show starts at midnight to start off the new year festively! Fireworks will be launched from a barge on the St. Johns River between the Hyatt and DoubleTree hotels and high above the St. Johns River from the Acosta Bridge. These locations are able to be viewed from both the North and South banks in Downtown Jacksonville in addition to viewing from Brooklyn and under the Fuller Warren Bridge where the Riverside Arts Market is held.
Spend your New Year’s Eve with Bread and Board, Bread and Burger and Estrella Cocina this year! Enjoy live music, food, delicious cocktails, and dancing at their downtown restaurants.
Celebrate the start of 2022 with Cowford Chophouse! Join us for fireworks, music, views and a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration.
Included with your ticket is our select premium open bar in partnership with G.H. Mumm Champagne, Jefferson’s Bourbon & Absolut Elyx along with appetizers and a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight. $10 from each ticket purchased will go to Jacksonville Art & Music School.
Swing on by for the biggest night of the year! NYE is coming up and we’ve got you covered (with FREE COVER), plus signature cocktails, a free champagne toast at midnight and dancing the night away with music by DJ Mas Appeal.
Celebrate our EIGHTH birthday with us and let us properly send off 2021.
Want to celebrate New Year’s Eve listening and enjoying live music? Head to 1904 Music Hall!
Celebrate the end of 2021 with Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant. This year the annual New Year’s Eve Party will be hosted at Ruby Beach Brewing Co’s new downtown Jacksonville location. Casa Marina will fully cater for the event. Ruby Beach Brewing Co’s facility includes an outdoor patio, indoor taproom, and second-floor event space.
Tony DeSare and the Symphony bring you the best songs of Sinatra and Gershwin’s extraordinary Rhapsody in Blue. All followed by the best New Year’s party in town featuring dancing to The Chris Thomas Band, champagne, and the best viewing location for the fireworks right outside the door of the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts.
First Day Out is at Vystar Veteran’s Memorial Arena from 8-11 PM. This festival features The Isley Brothers, Anthony Hamilton, Monica, and Dru Hill. Enjoy the music and then head to a spot near the river to watch the fireworks!
Join the Florida Theatre for their yearly Ticket Drawing! Each $25 (suggested donation) drawing ticket gets the bearer a chance to win two tickets to every show produced by the Florida Theatre in 2022! In prior years, the winners of this drawing won tickets to more than 100 shows. The winner will enjoy the best seats in the house, as the prize tickets are located in the first six rows of the Theatre. Only 1,500 drawing tickets will be sold, get yours now before it’s too late!
Looking for a unique nightlife event Downtown on New Year’s Eve? Myth Nightclub is your place!
Looking for a hotel to stay the night or two in #DTJax?
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront: The Hyatt provides spectacular views of the St. Johns River, Main Street Bridge, and the Jacksonville skyline.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront: The DoubleTree has beautiful guest rooms and suites with walk-out balconies providing exceptional views! There are also two restaurants and a lounge, including Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
The fireworks show will be in the middle of these two hotels so both hotel options are sure to provide you with everything you’ll need for an amazing New Year celebration. You will have great views from your window as well as close proximity to find the perfect viewing spot on the Riverwalk and let you get in a comfy bed after the show is over.
Other great options for staying Downtown:
1413 Prudential Dr. | 904.396.1777
1331 Prudential Dr. | 904.396.7770
1515 Prudential Dr. | 904.396.5100
245 W. Water St. | 904.355.6664