A Very NYE Radar: To Do in JAX 12.30-1.2

Ritz Carlton Champagne Glass. Photo from fb.com/ritzcarltonameliaisland.

With only two days left in the year, we got you covered with a round up of can’t miss soirees and events, to properly toast farewell to 2021 and ring  in 2022. There’s NYE parties galore, including a Black & Gold Affair, a cooking class and more. With so much going on in Jacksonville, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re celebrating with friends, family or strangers. We even added a dash of mindful meditation to put a bow on your weekend. Stay safe and cheers to 2022.


Wicked Barley New Year’s Eve Party
Wicked Barley is ringing in the new year with live local music, drink specials, new beer releases and more. A very popular event, the Wicked Barley party crowd typically starts rolling in around 8 p.m.  Jesabel Music will be playing at 9:30 p.m. To make the event even more fun, Wicked Barley also hosts a New Year’s Day brunch the following morning, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. If you are looking for a go-to spot for the celebrations, look no further than Wicked Barley. Celebration starts at 6 p.m. Wicked Barley Brewing: 4100 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL; happeningnext.com/event/new-years-eve-party-eid3a08dps8br // @wickedbarleybrewing

Myth Nightclub Black & Gold Affair
If you want to dance the night away and get a chance to win some cash, Myth Nightclub’s Black & Gold Affair is the place to be. Come dressed to impress, as there will be plenty of photo opportunities and a $1,000 balloon drop. There is also a complimentary midnight champagne toast and national DJs that will be playing all night long. Get your ticket and get ready to ring in the new year at Myth. 6 p.m.- 2 a.m. $25+. Myth Nightclub: 333 East Bay St., Jacksonville, FL; eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-2022-black-gold-affair-at-myth-nightclub-123121-tickets-182251548287 // @myth.element 

New Year’s Eve Gala at Salt in Jax Beach
Salt is throwing a dress-up gala event for their New Year’s Eve celebration. You must purchase a ticket to partake in the festivities. Your ticket includes champagne upon arrival, an open bar for house beverages and a balloon drop countdown for 2022. There will also be VIP party packages available for larger groups. If you feel like going all out and ringing in the new year with a bunch of friends, Salt sounds like a great spot to be. 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. $25+. Salt: 333 1st St. N. #110, Jacksonville Beach, FL; eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-gala-salt-jax-beach-tickets-231888884897 // @saltjax

Ritz-Carlton New Year’s Eve Party
If you want to celebrate in style, with a fancy dinner, come celebrate the new year at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island. Your ticket includes an open bar, fireworks, a champagne toast, menu items from the seafood and ice bar, a sushi display, a living salad station, antipasti and appetizer charcuterie, assortment of artisanal cheese, pepper crusted prime and several dessert choices. Celebrate in style at the Ritz-Carlton on the last day of 2021. 9 p.m.- 2 a.m. $295. The Ritz-Carlton: 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia City, FL; eventbrite.com/e/rcai-new-years-eve-pearls-and-diamonds-gala-2021-tickets-200641623497 // @ritzcarltonameliaisland

Publix Cooking School New Year’s Eve Celebration
Before you head out to your nightly celebration for the new year, start your evening out with a Publix cooking class at 5 p.m. The menu includes ricotta and spinach ravioli, hoppin’ John soup with cornbread, prime rib and champagne-poached pears. Wine is provided at the cooking class. All they ask is that you drink responsibly and make your reservation in advance. Why not kick off the new year with a new recipe? 5 p.m. $65. Publix Aprons® Cooking School: 10500 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL; eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-celebration-tickets-170479687334 // @publixcookingschoolalpharetta


Goat Yoga
With only so many warm days left over the next few months, take advantage of the opportunity to do some goat yoga at Little Peeps Farm. The goats are super friendly and the environment is very laid back. You will see other animals grazing around the farm, while you get a good stretch from their top-notch yoga instructors. Reserve your spot and get a ticket now. 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. $25. Little Peeps Farm: 3049 Cortez Rd., Jacksonville, FL; eventbrite.com/e/goat-yoga-2021-22-tickets-169735482397 // @little_peeps_farm

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