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Downtown Jacksonville's Event Calendar Is Packed Leading Up To New Year's

Rob Bixby
Jacksonville's downtown boat parade, which has traditionally been held after Thanksgiving, will be on Friday, Dec. 30 this year.

With New Year’s Eve and the Taxslayer Bowl fast approaching, there’s plenty to do downtown between now and the end of the year. 

Whether it's the downtown boat parade or model trains at the MOSH, there's something for everyone. 

Arts and Culture

December 27: Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at the Florida Theatre

December 29: Michael Carbonaro Live at the Florida Theatre

December 30: Jim Gaffigan at the Veterans Memorial Arena

December 30:  Jacksonville Light Boat Parade

December 31: New Year's Eve: Orchestral Lunacy at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

December 31: So Long, '17! Brunch at Candy Apple Cafe

Family Fun

Through December31: 5th Annual Holiday Trains at MOSH

Through December 31: Jacksonville Children's Chorus presents Downtown Dazzle

December 28: Main Library's Not Your Average Christmas Movie Series: We're No Angels

December 26: JaxDnB presents Makoto at Myth Nightclub

December 27: Whiskey Wednesday with Spade McQuade at Fionn MacCool's

December 28: Riverfront Live Thursdays at Doubletree Jacksonville Riverfront

December 28: PVRK [A tribute to Chester Bennington] at 1904 Music Hall

December 29: Music in the Plaza

December 29: Holiday Block Party at the Veterans Memorial Arena

December 29: Mad Cowford Improv: Cattle Battle at Hourglass Pub

December 29: The Spill Canvas acoustic Christmas at 1904 Music Hall

December 30:  2017 TaxSlayer Bowl Celebration at the Jacksonville Landing

December 30: New Year's Warmup at Myth Nightclub

December 30: TaxSlayer Bowl Party at Fionn MacCool's

December 31: New Year's Eve Celebration at the Jacksonville Landing

December 31: New Year's Eve at Unity Plaza

December 31: A Roaring New Year's Eve at The Volstead

December 31: The Art Of NYE 2018 at Downtown Cigar Lounge

December 31: Toast: New Year's Eve Celebration at Cowford Chophouse

December 31: New Year's Eve 2018 Black Tie Masquerade at Myth Nightclub

December 31: Breezy Jazz Club's Inaugural New Year's Eve Extravaganza

December 31: New Years Eve Karaoke Party at Hourglass Pub

December 31: Lex Jax VIP New Year's Eve Party at Lexington Hotel & Conference Center

Sports, Health and Fitness

December 27: Icemen Hockey – Icemen vs. Atlanta Gladiators

December 30: TaxSlayer Bowl

December 31: VyStar 5K Run

The events information in this story is from The organization's full calendar can be found here.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.