Chattanooga is the place to be. It's fun and there's always something to do, especially around the holiday season! Here's some great events around the Chattanooga area that will help get you in the holiday spirit!
See the Chattanooga Zoo transformed into a magical wonderland! Visit the animals and watch them open their Christmas presents. Get your picture taken with Santa Claus and enjoy fun holiday games and crafts. Admission: $8.95 for adults, $5.95 (ages 3 - 12) and Under 3, Free. Annual Holiday Lights signify the holiday season at the Chattanooga Zoo. Members receive half off ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Zoo Gift Shop.
November - 30
December - 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22
One of our most popular annual events, North Pole Limited train rides have been a family tradition since 1999. During the magical holiday season, trains take riders on an imaginary journey to the North Pole. Along the way, you’ll be treated to refreshments, storytelling, and occasional sing-a-longs. As the train gently rolls down the rails, a number of lighted displays can be seen outside.
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum operates special Holiday Dinner Trains for the Christmas season. The trips will include a four-course dining experience on board a restored 1924 dining car. The excursion trains will depart from Grand Junction Station at 6:00 pm in the evening, traveling at a leisurely pace through portions of urban East Chattanooga before reversing direction and returning to Grand Junction. The travel time is just right for the complete meal on a vintage dining car.
Nov 16th- Jan 5th 6-9PM
For the holiday season, Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights is a holiday tradition where Joy, Wonder and Magic await! Create a cool new tradition this year as the Enchanted Garden of Lights celebrates its 18th year featuring the North Pole Adventure. New features this year include more LED Lights as a part of our transition to all LEDs, a polar bear baby, and Dinner with Santa Event!
* My family goes to this every year and my daughter LOVES IT!
Ruby Red Christmas
Fridays & Saturdays in December
It's a "Ruby Red Christmas" Fridays & Saturdays in December. Enjoy a classic holiday Christmas at Ruby Falls. As you approach the Cavern Castle it's snowing! During your tour you will meet wonderful costumed characters as you are surrounded by holiday acoustical music. After your tour you can encourage the children to visit the North Pole Workshop for festive activities and take a carriage ride!
12/7/2012 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12/8/2012 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12/9/2012 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Join Chattanooga Ballet and the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra for Tchaikovsky's classic holiday ballet. Tickets are available now from Chattanooga Ballet.
The Singing Christmas Tree
The Chattanooga Boys Choir celebrates one of the city's most time-honored holiday traditions with this special 50th anniversary performance! The CBC will be joined by Ballet Tennessee, musicians from the CSO Youth Orchestra, and an alumni choir formed for this special event. All seats reserved from $10 to $30 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale at the Auditorium box office and online.
Holiday Starlight & holiday boat parades
12/8/2012 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Enjoy the Starlight parade with over 50 entries including Santa himself followed by the popular boat parade on the downtown river. Admission is Free!