Holiday Guide

Every year, Downtown Vision releases a Holiday Guide for Downtown Jacksonville. Explore the 2023 guide to learn about all of the holiday magic in #DTJax.  

To be included in the 2022 Holiday Guide, please email

This year, we’ve gone completely virtual with the 2023 #DTJax Holiday Guide. Learn more about the Downtown Jacksonville holiday festivities and magic by checking out our interactive guide.

Downtown Vision Events

Small Business Saturday

QR Code Scavenger Hunt
November 25 | Downtown Jacksonville

First Wednesday Art Walk + City of Jacksonville Christmas Tree Lighting

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

Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC

Music, food and sunset views
December 21 | Southbank Riverwalk

Holiday Events

To view the 2023 Holiday Calendar of Events, View our Interactive Holiday Guide or Visit our Events Calendar for the whole scoop on what’s going on in Downtown Jacksonville this holiday season.


Holiday Decorations

Deck the Chairs

Visit James Weldon Johnson Park to see this holiday season’s dazzling light exhibition by Deck the Chairs! The Jax Beach tradition is coming to Downtown Jacksonville and will showcase a high school’s art installation.

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.

View the 2023 Holiday Guide

A Night on the Town

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

Getting Around Town

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

Visit 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 |
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

Mariott Jacksonville Downtown
245 W. Water St. | 904.355.6664

Southbank Hotel – Jacksonville Riverwalk
1515 Prudential Dr. | 904.396.5100

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

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