New Year's Eve

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Brothers Osborne via Facebook

Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. Saturday in the TaxSlayer Bowl college football game. The University of Kentucky will play Georgia Tech at EverBank Field. Then, fans are invited to a street party to ring in the new year.

champagne toast
Toni Blay via Flickr

Maybe you’re waiting until New Year’s to bust out that fancy new outfit Santa brought you and party like a jolly elf all night long. Or maybe you want to be in bed by 8 while the rest of the world cheers for a falling ball. Either way, the First Coast has a free event to help you ring in 2016. Here’s a sampling:

Downtown Jacksonville

downtown  Jacksonville fireworks / City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s Farah & Farah law firm wants to make sure everyone out partying New Year’s Eve gets home safe and sound.

That’s why, Eddie Farah says, he’s going to provide free taxi service to anyone who needs a ride.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s free monorail system is extending its hours this weekend in anticipation of big events downtown. 

Public Defender Matt Shirk, WJXR The Bargain Channel, and the Overland Bridge are all in the headlines today.