During the holiday season, take time to clear the mind and relieve the spirit. Chattanooga’s attractions offer wonderful holiday activities for every member of the family.
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Head high atop Lookout Mountain to the award winning, 22nd annual light extravaganza that showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and hundreds of thousands of LED lights that transform the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a magical fantasyland. The evening includes pictures with Santa, decorating gingerbread cookies, hot cocoa, nightly entertainment and even a VIP Dinner experience with Santa (see website for special pricing & schedule).
Southern Belle Riverboat’s Holiday Lunch & Dinner Cruises/Nov.-Dec, 2016, dates & times vary
Enjoy lunch or dinner while on a relaxing cruise down the Tennessee River. Options vary per cruise and may include live entertainment, pilot-house tours, dancing, Santa, delicious menus with items such as hand-carved smoked ham, sage-roasted turkey breast, savory cornbread dressing, prime rib, desserts, and more.
Ruby Falls’ Discovery Day/Dec. 30, 8am-8pm
Celebrate the 88th anniversary of the discovery of Ruby Falls. The first 88 guests to arrive at Ruby Falls will receive the original $2 rate, a vintage souvenir postcard, as well as some lesser known facts and legends about the cavern.
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Special Chattanooga Holiday Market/Dec. 3-4, 10-11 & 17-18, times vary
As part of the Chattanooga Market, this market offers a special holiday theme with live music, caroling, festivities and more than 200 vendors providing a great assortment of unique, locally hand-made items, holiday décor and artisan foods for all those holiday gifts. Held at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
The Nutcracker by Chattanooga Ballet/Dec. 9-10, 8-10pm & Dec. 11, 2-4pm
Chattanooga Ballet presents Tchaikovsky's magical classic holiday ballet fully staged with music by the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra. Held at the Tivoli Theater.
Miracle on 34th Street at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre/Dec. 9-23, dates & times vary
Filled with humor, spectacle, and festive holiday songs, this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment.
Home for the Holidays/Dec. 17, 7:30pm & Dec. 18, 3pm
Enjoy the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s concert as they celebrate the holidays “Through a Child’s Eyes” in this special, family-friendly tradition. Featuring the CSO and the Chattanooga Boys Choir.
Chattanooga Santa Sightings
Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights
TN Valley Railroad’s North Pole Adventures