Special Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve Meals

If spending days preparing large holiday meals adds extra stress to an already hectic schedule, then take a break this year enjoy a variety of ready-made holiday meals. Get together with your family at one of Chattanooga’s attractions or delectable restaurants offering special holiday meals.


Nov. 23, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Lunch and dinner cruises are at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dinner on the Pier is at 2 p.m. Both cruises feature live entertainment and a holiday meal of hand-carved smoked ham, sage-roasted turkey breast, savory cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, all the trimmings, & plenty of traditional desserts. Reservations can be booked online or by phone.
Thanksgiving Feast at the Chattanoogan Hotel SOLD OUT!
Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends at The Chattanoogan Hotel's Thanksgiving Feast. Executive Chef Tanner Marino and his excellent culinary team will prepare a delicious meal featuring dozens of traditional and innovative dishes such as braised beef short ribs, bourbon glazed ham, and boursin whipped potatoes. To make a reservation, please call (423) 424-3700.
Turkey Dinner at Lookout Winery/Wood Oven Pizza
Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (CST)
Enjoy a delicious turkey dinner with spectacular views of the Tennessee River this Thanksgiving! The menu will include roasted turkey breast, creamy mashed potatoes with a savory gravy, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, and a slice of great pumpkin pie with a scoop of gelato for dessert. Reservations required.
Thanksgiving Buffet at Beast + Barrel Gastro Smokehouse
Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Beast + Barrel's infamous Thanksgiving buffet is back and better than ever this November. Enjoy herb crusted prime rib, smoked turkey, oyster stuffing, mac n' cheese, and a slice of bourbon pecan pie that will put your grandma's cooking to shame (sorry, Grandma!). Reservations are preferred and can be made at (423) 805-4599.
Thanksgiving Buffet at Sticky Fingers
Nov. 23, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
The Hamilton Place Mall may be closed on Thanksgiving, but Sticky Fingers will be open for their annual holiday buffet! The menu includes smoked turkey, cornbread stuffing, creamy mac 'n cheese, and a variety of their other Southern sides. If you'd rather enjoy your Thanksgiving meal at home, pre-order your meal online and get your full Thanksgiving Dinner to go.
Puckett’s Holiday Meals To Go
This Thanksgiving, let Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant do the cooking for you! If you want to enjoy a home-cooked meal without having to lift a finger, Puckett's is here to help. This year, the southern-style restaurant is offering holiday meals to-go. Enjoy a selection of meats from turkey to beef brisket and a variety of classic southern sides like green bean casserole and cornbread dressing to go with. Orders can be placed through Nov. 19 and can be picked up the day before or on Thanksgiving morning.


Nov. 24-25 & Dec. 2-3, 7-10, 14-17, 23, Dates and times vary                                                     
Enjoy lunch while on a relaxing cruise down the Tennessee River. Cruise includes live entertainment, dancing, appearance by Santa, and a dinner of prime rib, shrimp creole, savory cornbread dressing, desserts, and more. Reservations can be booked online or by phone.
Nov. 25, Dec. 1-3, 8-9, 15-17, 29-30, 6-8 p.m.                                                    
Enjoy a special four-course holiday dinner aboard a restored 1924 dining car. The excursion departs from Grand Junction Station, travels through the Tennessee Valley, and then returns to Grand Junction Station. The menu includes carved roast beef, herb-roasted chicken, crusted salmon filet, mashed potatoes, dessert, and much more. Guests can choose from the Dining Car, Pullman Car Clover Colony, or the Eden Isle Office Car #98.
Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 23, times vary                                                             
Enjoy lunch while cruising down the Tennessee River. Cruise includes live entertainment, Pilot House tours, and a lunch of prime rib, lemon basil chicken, desserts, and more. Reservations can be booked online or by phone.
Dinner with Santa at Rock City Gardens & the Enchanted Garden of Lights SOLD OUT!
Dec. 2-3 & 11-12, 5-7 p.m.
The magical evening high atop Lookout Mountain includes a traditional holiday meal with turkey and dressing, one-on-one visit and picture with Santa and his friends (his elves, Inara the Ice Queen, Jack Frost, Coca-Cola Polar Bear, and Rocky), VIP access to the Yule Town Realm of the Enchanted Garden of Lights, and gingerbread cookie decorating in the North Pole Lodge (cookies for kids ages 2-13 only) Make reservations early for best availability, event sells out quickly.
Dec. 2 & 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m.                                                                           
Join us for a delicious Pancake Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns, and more followed by a magic show and an appearance from Santa Claus. Reservations can be booked online or by phone.


Dec. 31, 8-10 p.m.                                                                                         
Join the Tennessee Valley Railroad for a special Dinner Train excursion on New Year’s Eve. The trip includes a special three-course dining experience on board a restored 1924 dining car. The excursion departs from Grand Junction Station, travels through the Tennessee Valley, and then returns to GJS. No alcohol allowed on trains.
Check out more member RESTAURANTS that have special hours leading up to/or are open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year's Day.