Holiday Guide

Every year, Downtown Vision releases a Holiday Guide for Downtown Jacksonville. Explore the 2021 guide to learn about all of the holiday magic in #DTJax.  

To be included in the 2021 Holiday Guide, please email lexi@dtjax.org.

Downtown Vision Events

Small Business Saturday

QR Code Scavenger Hunt
November 27 | Downtown Jacksonville

First Wednesday Art Walk + City of Jacksonville Christmas Tree Lighting

Family friendly fun, shopping and food
December 1st 5-9 p.m. Lighting at 6:15 p.m. in James Weldon Johnson Park

Dashing Through Downtown

Holiday Themed QR Code Scavenger Hunt
December 13-17 | Downtown Jacksonville

Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC

Music, food and sunset views
December 16th | Southbank Riverwalk

Merry and Bright Movie Night Presented by Live Oak Contracting

Free Movie Night 
December 17th | Riverfront Plaza

Calendar of Events

 

 

City of Jacksonville Holiday Bingo

Explore all that the city of Jacksonville has to offer this holiday season by participating in Holiday Bingo,  taking place now through New Year’s Eve! Celebrate the holidays with your family, coworkers and besties and get into the jolly spirit by stamping off each seasonal event. Visit the City of Jacksonville website to learn more.

November 

Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC

Southbank Riverwalk

11/18 from 5-8 PM

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts | Moran Theater

11/18 from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Christmas Made in the South

Prime F Osborn III Convention Center

11/26: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
11/27: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
11/28: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Christmas in the Cathedral District

The Cathedral District

11/27: Opening Night 6-9 PM

11/27-12/31, Multiple Times

Small Business Saturday QR Code Scavenger Hunt

Downtown Jacksonville

11/27, All day

904 Pop Up: Light Boat Parade

Riverfront Plaza

11/27 from 11 AM-9 PM

Jacksonville Light Boat Parade

St. John’s Riverwalk

11/27 from 6-9 PM

Advent Procession with Carols

St. John’s Cathedral

11/28 at 5 PM

Christmas Carol

Times Union Center for the Performing Arts

11/28 from 7-9 PM

Totally Lit! A Hanukkah Celebration at James Weldon Johnson Park

James Weldon Johnson Park

11/29 from 4:30 PM  7:30 PM

December

Ansley Randall Studios Holiday Pop-up Shop

112 E Adams

Opening Event 12/1 from 5-9 p.m.

December Only: Friday’s 5-8 p.m. Saturday’s 12-3 p.m.

 

First Wednesday Art Walk

James Weldon Johnson Park, The Jessie, and The VyStar Breezeway featuring The Vagabond Flea

12/1 from 5-9 PM

 

Glass Etching Workshop

The Bread and Board Provisions

12/2 from 6-8 PM

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

12/2 from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Dave Koz & Friends - The Greatest Hits of Christmas

The Florida Theatre

12/2 at 8 – 11:30 PM

Champagne & Shopping

The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

12/2: 9 AM to 4PM

12/3: 11AM to 9 PM

Winter Wreath Making Workshop

The Bread and Board Provisions

12/3 from 4-7 PM

12/12 from 12 to 2 PM

Illuminating Nature

The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

12/3 from 4 PM to 9 PM

Repeal Day

The Volstead

12/4 from 9 PM – 12AM

S.O.S. Christmas Parang Edition

Headroom Coffee Bar

12/4 at 9 PM 

Gingerbread Extravaganza

Old St. Andrew’s Church

12/4-12/22, Multiple Times

Women on the Rise Jacksonville Winter Wonderland Mixer

Bellwether

12/7 from 6:30 to 9 PM

Holiday Pops

Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall
Times Union Center for the Performing Arts

12/9-12/12, Multiple Times

Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

Intuition Ale Works

12/10 at 7 PM

The Lighting of the Basilica

Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

12/10-12/12

12/16-12/19

12/23-12/26

6 PM to 10 PM

Candy Cane Classes

Sweet Pete’s Candy

12/11-12/28, Multiple Times

The 30th Annual Community Nutcracker

The Florida Theatre

12/11 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

CNI 30th Anniversary Patron Gala

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

12/11 from 10 PM to 12 AM

A Very Shrimpy Christmas

121 Financial Ballpark

12/11 from 4-7 PM

Christmas Festival

United Methodist Church

12/11 from 6-8PM

A Holiday Concert with the First Coast Wind Symphony

St. John’s Cathedral

12/12 from 5-7 PM

A Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Florida Theatre

12/12 at 7 -9 PM

JSYO Holiday Concert

Times-Union Center

12/13 at 6 PM

Dashing Through Downtown

Holiday Themed QR Code Scavenger Hunt
December 13-17 | Downtown Jacksonville

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular

The Florida Theatre

12/15 at 7:30 PM

Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC

Southbank Riverwalk

12/16 from 5-8 PM

Holiday Ornament Wood Burning Workshop

The Bread and Board

12/16 6-8 PM

Festive Holiday Floral Workshop

The Bread and Board

12/16 5:30-7 PM

Ruby Beach Brewing Co Movie Night- Elf

Ruby Beach Brewing Co

12/16 at 6:30 PM

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve and Other Stories

Vystar Veteran’s Memorial Arena

12/16 from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Adam Trent - Holiday Magic

The Florida Theatre

12/26 at 7 PM

A Very Special Talent Show & Christmas Dance!

The Sweet Spot & Urban Lounge

12/17 from 4-8 PM

Merry and Bright Movie Night Presented by Live Oak Contracting

Free Movie Night 
December 17th | Riverfront Plaza

JWJ Park Ugly Holiday Sweater Party!

James Weldon Johnson Park

12/17 11-2 PM during Live At Lunch

First Coast Nutcracker

Times Union Center of Performing Arts

12/17 – 12/19

The Cool Side of Yuletide: A Holiday Drive-In Concert

Jacksonville Fairgrounds

12/18

Doors open at 6 PM

Show starts at 7:30 PM

Handel's Messiah

Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall
Times Union Center for the Performing Arts

12/18-12/19 at 7:30 PM and 3 PM.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Florida Theatre

12/19 at 2 PM

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical

The Florida Theatre

12/21 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

A Christmas Carol – Jason Woods at VyStar Tower

Vystar Credit Union

12/22 at 6 PM

DJ ICEY at Myth Nightclub | Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

Myth Nightclub

12/26 from 9 PM to 2 AM

New Year’s Eve

New Years Eve Progressive Downtown Party

The Bread and Board, Bread and Burger and Estrella Cocina

12/31 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

New Year’s Eve: Rhapsody In Blue Eyes

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

12/31 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Casa Marina’s New Years Eve Party

Ruby Beach Brewing

12/31 at 7:30 PM

Cowford Chophouse NYE Rooftop Event

Cowford Chophouse

12/31 from 9 PM to 12 AM

New Years Eve Fireworks Show

St. John’s Riverwalk

12/31 at 11:59 PM

Tours 

Holiday Lights Tour

Go Tuk’n 

Light Parade and Fireworks Cruise

St. Johns River Taxi

Holiday Decorations

Lights on Laura

Drive through Downtown to view our dazzling holiday lights, made possible by Downtown Vision’s LABS program. During the holiday season, our lights are visible on Laura Street, from Beaver Street to Independent Drive, and on Adams Street, from Hogan Street to Main Street.

Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light!

Beginning November 27th, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, First United Methodist Church, Historic Mount Zion AME Church and St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral will shine as part of a driving tour that includes more than 100 brightly lit trees. Other significant landmark buildings will be illuminated as well. Learn more.

Sweet Pete’s Candy Co.

Visit the Sweet Pete’s magic mansion to get into the holiday spirit! With photo ops galore, this is the perfect destination for family fun or a delicious date. Check out their class schedule and pick up holiday gifts for everyone on your list.

Shopping Guide

Shop local this holiday season in #DTJax. Pick up one-of-a-kind gifts from artwork to accessories, spa services to sweets, or grab a gift card to give a #DTJax experience – there’s something for every taste.

apparel & accessories

#DTJax Shop

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Fifi’s Fine Resale Apparel

1068 Hendricks Ave. | 398.0069

Fox Jewelry and Loan

519 W. Bay St. | 354.5386

Harby Jewelers

1301 Riverplace Blvd. | 346.0641

Hemming Plaza Jewelers

231 N. Hogan St. | 354.5959

Jacobs Jewelers

204 N. Laura St. | 356.1655

Kalypso Couture

211 N. Laura St. | 833.305.0888

Linda Cunningham Designer Boutique

1049 Kings Ave. | 399.4864

Wolf & Cub (boutique)

205 N. Laura St.

 

art & galleries

The Corner Gallery

40 E. Adams St. | 240.4560

Home Street Gallery & Studios

1451 Home St. | 236.8202

Southlight Gallery

1 Independent Dr. | 434.9864

books & gifts

Chamblin’s Uptown

225 N. Laura St. | 674.0868

Cummer Museum Shop

 829 Riverside Ave. | 899.6035 

Cypress Floral Design

45 W Adams St

Gift Emporia-Omni

225 W. Water St. | 634.1875

MOSH Gift Shop

1025 Museum Cir. | 396.MOSH

Summer Classics Home Furniture

1104 W. Adams St. | 862.2225

Market, Hyatt Regency

225 E. Coastline Dr. | 588.1234

 

 

beauty & spa

A Cut Above

1 Independent Dr. | 359.0120

AMG Uptown Salon

525 W. Bay St. | 356.1081

Aster Hair Studio

1478 Riverplace Blvd. | 374.4600

Bellezza Nail Spa

150 Riverside Ave. | 619.7007

Chop Barbershop

50 Riverside Ave Unit 703 503.5188

Daniel James Salon

45 W. Bay St. | 359.2006

Drybar

90 Riverside Ave. | 531.3497

Hair Cuttery

150 Riverside Ave. | 665.0105

Holiday Salon & Apothecary

209 N. Laura St. | 683.5963

Hollywood Cuts

44 W. Monroe St.

House of Shaves Barbershop

501 Riverside Ave Unit 108 647.7666

International Blades and Shears LaVilla

410 Broad St. N First Floor 300.3999

Karma Beauty Spa and Store

45 W Bay St | 712.0800

Waxology Waxing Studio

108 Riverside Ave. | 999.8699

San Marco Strands Hair Salon

1034 Hendricks Ave. | 390.6699

Top-Notch Barbershop

205 N. Julia St. | 521.3468

 

sweets & treats

Bread and Board Provisions

100 W Bay St. | 862.6992

Burlock and Barrel

417 Magnolia St. | 372.0856

Fresh Market

150 Riverside Ave. | 665.0180

Intuition Ale Works

929 E Bay St. | 683.7720

Maddy D’s Cookies

440 W. Adams St. | 862.6788

Manifest Distilling

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960 E. Forsyth St. | 619.1479

Mayday Ice Cream

90 Riverside Ave. | 551.0361

Peterbrooke Chocolatier

100 West Bay Street Suite 2  398.2489

Sweet Pete’s Candy Co.

400 N. Hogan St. | 376.7161

 

A Night on the Town

Celebrate the season with your favorite people over dinner and drinks in DTJax. For a full directory with hours and descriptions, plus tons of breakfast and lunch spots, visit our map.

1904 Music Hall

19 N. Ocean St. | 434.3475

Bay Street Bar & Grill

119 E. Bay St. | 419.3550

bb’s

1019 Hendricks Ave. | 306.0100

Bellwether

100 N. Laura St. | 802.7745

The Bier Hall at Intuition

929 E. Bay St. | 683.7720

The Kitchen at Intuition

929 E. Bay St.

Bold City Brewery

109 E. Bay St. | 379.6551

The Bread & Board Restaurant & Marketplace

100 W Bay St. 

BurgerFi

108 Riverside Ave. | 355.3066

Burlock and Barrel

417 Magnolia St. | 372.0856

Burrito Gallery Brooklyn

90 Riverside Ave. | 355.4889

Burrito Gallery Downtown

21 E. Adams St. | 598.2922

Casa Dora Italian Restaurant

108 E. Forsyth St. | 674.0868

Chart House

1501 Riverplace Blvd.

398.3353

Cowford Chophouse

101 E. Bay St. | 862.6464

De Real Ting Cafe

128 W. Adams St. | 633.9738

Dos Gatos

123 E. Forsyth St. | 354.0666

Element Bistro Bar & Lounge

335 E. Bay St. | 707.0474

Estrella Cocina

100 W Bay St Ste 701 862.6994

Flavors of Thai

1004 Hendricks Ave. | 674.0190

Gili’s Kitchen

126 W. Adams St. | 475.1400

Headroom Coffee Bar

19 Ocean St. | 361.3297

InCahoots

711 Edison Ave. | 353.6316

Indochine

21 E. Adams St. 2nd Fl. 598.5303

Intuition Ale Works

929 E. Bay St. | 683.7720

Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown

11 N. Ocean St. | 353.4411

J-Bar, Omni

245 Water St. | 791.4995

Jenkins Quality Barbecue

830 N. Pearl St. | 353.6388

Juliette’s Bistro, Omni

245 W. Water St. | 355.6664

Justice Pub

315 E. Bay St. | 515.3112

Kanine Social

580 College St. | 712.6363

Kazu Sushi Burrito

117 W. Adams St. | 438.5020

LIVE Bar

331 E. Bay St.

Manifest Distilling

960 E. Forsyth St. | 619.1479

Morton’s The Steakhouse, Hyatt Regency

225 E. Coastline Dr. | 354.4350

Myth Nightclub & Bar

333 E. Bay St. | 707.0474

Pier 1515, Southbank Hotel

1515 Prudential Dr. | 396-5100

The Pillar’s Club

232 W. Adams St

River City Brewing Company

835 Museum Cir. | 398.2299

The River Club (Private Club)

1 Independent Dr. | 354.1111

Riverview Lounge – Doubletree Jacksonville Riverfront

1201 Riverplace Blvd 398.8800

Ruby Beach Brewing

228 E. Forsyth St. 

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, DoubleTree

1201 Riverplace Blvd. 396.6200

Sake House

1478 Riverplace Blvd. 306.2188

Sherwood’s Bar

1105 San Marco Blvd.

398.1142

SHOR Seafood Grill & Tavern,
Hyatt Regency

225 E. Coastline Dr. | 398.1142

Southbank Johnnie’s,
Southbank Hotel

1515 Prudential Dr. | 396-5100

Southern Grill

800 Flagler Ave. | 858.9800

Spliff’s Gastropub

100 E. Forsyth St. | 844.5000

Super Food & Brew

11 E. Forsyth St. | 723.1180

Tailgate Bar

441 Haines St. | 353.8231

TAVERN – Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

225 E. Coastline Dr. Suite 100 634.4540

That Bar At The Arena

234 A. P. Randolph Blvd. 361.3547

Underbelly

113 E. Bay St. | 699.8186

The Volstead

115 W. Adams St. | 414-3171

Vale Food Company

90 Riverside Ave. | 329-2371

Whispers Oyster Bar

331 W. Forsyth St | 738.7148

Wine Cellar

1314 Prudential Dr. | 398.8989

Zodiac Bar & Grill

120 W. Adams St. | 354.8283

Zoes Kitchen

90 Riverside Ave. | 355.9637

Getting Around

Parking

Downtown parking is free on weekends and after 6 p.m.

Visit parkdtjax.com for a list of parking lots and garages.

JTA Skyway

The FREE Skyway departs every 3-6 minutes.

Hours: Weekdays, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. For special events, Saturday-Sunday.

St. Johns River Taxi

(904)860-TAXI | jaxrivertaxi.com

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-

11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Take the Elevator Home

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront

1201 Riverplace Blvd. | 904.398.8800

Extended Stay America

1413 Prudential Dr. | 904.396.1777

Hampton Inn Jacksonville-Downtown-I-95

1331 Prudential Dr. | 904.396.7770

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

225 E. Coastline Dr. | 904.588.1234

Southbank Hotel – Jacksonville Riverwalk

1515 Prudential Dr. | 904.396.5100

Jacksonville River City Downtown Hotel

245 W. Water St. | 904.355.6664

This complimentary #DTJax Holiday Guide is provided by Downtown Vision.

Contact lexi@dtjax.org for consideration.