The festive season is chock-a-block full of fun and entertaining events for the whole family—and here in Chattanooga, we have some pretty awesome ones to share with you. Grab your kids, friends, or family members and head to one of these holiday events in Chattanooga!
Rock City Gardens’ Enchanted Garden of Lights
For the 20th year, Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights will delight visitors of all ages from November 21st 2014 until January 3rd 2015. Activities include Garden’s Gateway Celebration in Lights, which features a dancing 26-foot Christmas tree; nightly entertainment at the pavilion at the North Pole Lodge; and gingerbread cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus. The event is open nightly from 6pm – 9pm every day except Christmas Eve, and tickets vary from $11.95 for children on weekdays to $22.95 for adults on weekends.
Holiday Lights at the Chattanooga Zoo
What’s better than seeing beautiful lights at Christmas? Why, seeing them at the zoo, of course! During Holiday Light at the Chattanooga Zoo, you can enjoy magical lights while getting to know some of the zoo’s favorite animals a bit better. The event runs from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm on December 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20, and tickets cost $8.95 for adults and $5.95 for children ages 3 and older.
Holiday Lights starts THIS weekend! Come and see the Chattanooga Zoo transformed into a winter wonderland,… http://t.co/JtdbnGAKle
— Chattanooga Zoo (@ChattanoogaZoo) December 1, 2014
Chattanooga Holiday Market
On Saturdays and Sundays in December, the Chattanooga Convention Center turns into a winter wonderland for the Chattanooga Holiday Market. On Saturdays, the market will be open from 10 am – 5 pm, while on Sundays you can visit from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The market features approximately 200 vendors, including food artisans, crafters, and artists. It’s the perfect place to find a one-of-a-kind gift while enjoying seasonal entertainment such as choirs and photos with Santa. Plus, the market is sponsored by Mountain View Ford and the entire Mountain View Auto Group, so you know it has to be good!
North Pole Adventures at the TN Valley Railroad Museum
If you have a child, or a friend with a child who loves trains, there’s only one place to be this holiday season: North Pole Adventures at the Railroad Museum. During the event, you and your family can ride on a train as it takes you on a magical journey through the North Pole, while you enjoy refreshments, storytelling, and sing-a-longs. Once the train arrives at the North Pole, Santa Claus himself will board the train to meet and greet children (and adults!), and stays on the train handing out gifts to children on the return journey. Catch a train at 5:45 pm or 7:45 pm most evenings until December 23rd.