Things to do For New Year’s Eve in Downtown Jacksonville 2020

Author: Alexandra LaRocque, Downtown Vision Marketing and Events Assistant

Hey #DTJax! We are here to give you the inside scoop on the happenings of NYE in Downtown Jacksonville. There are many things happening, so pick your favorite. Friendly reminder — stay safe and have fun!


New Year’s Eve Fireworks

12/31 @ Downtown Jacksonville along the St. Johns River

Who doesn’t enjoy the NYE fireworks? I am pretty sure this part of the night is a must after all of your other outings for the night. Come along the St. Johns River and soak in the sight of a spectacular fireworks show! In addition to the great show, St. John’s River Taxi is making things easy for you by offering cruises all night long. Say goodbye to 2020 and ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display over the St. Johns River. Make your way down to the waterfront with friends or family before midnight to snag a great seat for the festivities. Fireworks will begin exactly at midnight.

A Roaring New Year’s Eve

12/31 @ The Volstead

Swing on by for the biggest night of the year! NYE 2021 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 live music.

Celebrate our seventh birthday with us and let us properly send off 2020!

New Years Eve Ticket Drawing

12/31 Virtually hosted by: The Florida Theatre

Our annual New Year’s Eve Ticket Drawing is back! Purchase a drawing ticket (with a suggested donation of $25) before December 31, 2020 and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to every single show at the Florida Theatre in 2021!*

New Years Eve: The Rat Pack

12/31 @ Times-Union Center

The Jacksonville Symphony and guest vocalists straight from Broadway step into the roles of Davis, Sinatra and Martin to celebrate the best of “The Rat Pack” for a very special New Year’s Eve concert! So spend an hour with the music that defined an era and hear the music they made famous.

Note: In keeping with our health & safety protocols, there will be no New Year’s Eve After-Party this season.

Noon Years Eve

12/31 Virtually hosted by: The Main Library

Ready to ring in the new year before bedtime? Join us from the comfort of your home for a virtual Noon Year’s Eve party! Count down to 12:00 Noon and celebrate the coming year along with your friends from the Jacksonville Public Library during this special New Year’s Eve program! We know that many families are looking for safe and creative ways to celebrate this year and we promise great fun and interactive activities.

New Years Eve at 1904 – Greenhouse Lounge 

12/31 @ 1904 Music Hall

New Years Eve at 1904 Presents:
GREENHOUSE LOUNGE featuring: Side Hustle & Universal Green

*Livestream will be available*

NYE at Dos Gatos!

12/31 @ Dos Gatos Dwontown

We throw the BEST NYE party in JAX! If you’ve been, you know. We clear out the Lounge as DJ NickFRESH throws THE Dance Party to bring in the New Year! There is a $10 cover until midnight which includes shots as you walk in, party favors and more shots at midnight! Booth Reservations are available but GOING FAST! Message us for details! See you there!

Kick Out 2020 NYE BASH

12/31 @ MOSH

KICK OUT 2020!!!
River City Brewing Company NYE BASH 2021

Tickets: $75

New Years Eve at Headroom Coffee Bar

If you’re Downtown for NYE stop by Headroom for some coffee and vibes from @djmonstadapoet.

Complimentary charcuterie bar and champagne

No Cover — woohoo!


Get your FREE ride and stay safe

Farah & Farah wants to ensure that you’re not caught in a tough spot if you decide to go out on New Year’s Eve. That’s why we’re offering free New Year’s Eve Lyft and cab rides to all folks in Jacksonville and St. Augustine!



Choose to Celebrate Safely – Hyatt Regency 

Luckily #DTJax has some awesome hotels to help you and your team stay safe this NYE. One that we would recommend is the Hyatt Regency, located right on the St. John’s River — might we add that the views are incredible!