Happy Holidays in Chattanooga and Surrounding Areas
The following are some holiday attractions happening in Chattanooga for the 2017 holiday season!
Chattanooga’s New Holiday Trail of Lights
Dates: Begins November 17
Time: Various times at the different locations
Have you heard the news? Something new is coming to Chattanooga this holiday season. Chattanooga’s Holiday Trail of Lights will ensure families are able to capture the holiday spirit of our area. View the site for the “official” Holiday Trail of Lights Guide, which you will be able view and print online.
Chattanooga Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”
Dates: December 9 and 10
Time: December 9 has two showings: 2pm and 7:30pm; December 10 showing is at 2pm.
This classic holiday ballet is one you won’t want to miss, and the show can make for a wonderful date night or even an evening with family.
Chattanooga Zoo’s Holiday Lights
Dates: December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
This celebration is for the ultimate animal lover, because what could be better than a combination of holiday lights and zoo animals? Pro Tip: if you have a library pass, most give you a free pass ( usually 2 adults and 2 kids) good for 7 days, so just make sure you stop by your local library before heading to the zoo!
Ice on the Landing
Dates: November 17-December 19 and January 8-21
Time: Monday-Wednesday (2-9pm); Thursday-Friday (2-11pm); Saturday (10am-11pm); Sunday (noon-9pm)
Located in the historic Glenn Miller Outdoor Gardens at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, Ice on the Landing allows family and friends to get together and ice skate as through you were in our very own Central Park! Be sure to check out the website for any special “theme” nights, as well as possible Santa sightings.
MainStreet Cleveland’s Annual Christmas Parade
Dates: December 2
From businesses to local schools, there is sure to be someone you know in Cleveland’s Christmas Parade this year! Be sure to grab a seat early, and bring a bag with you, as you just might catch some holiday candy during the parade.
PJs and Polar Express
Dates: December 16 and 17
Who is ready to hop aboard the Polar Express? And best part, you can come in your pjs! In fact, it is highly recommended that you dress leisurely to enjoy a 3D showing of the “Polar Express” at the IMAX. However, the showing isn’t the only fun part. Come early and you can meet the Conductor while enjoying hot cocoa and fresh pastries!
Rock City Gardens’ Enchanted Garden of Lights
Dates: November 17-January 6th
Time: Nightly from 6-9pm
If lights are what you are looking for, the lights are what you are going to get! The 23rd annual light extravaganza at Rocky City will not disappoint, as not only can your family partake in the hundreds of thousands of holiday lights, but pictures with Santa and decorating gingerbread cookies while sipping hot cocoa are also available at this event, which is sure to make it a magical night for all!
Ruby Falls’ Christmas Underground
Dates: December 1-23 (days vary)
Explore a different side of Christmas by taking a tour of a secret, underground ice cave that could lead directly to Santa’s home at the North Pole! Sometimes a little mystery and fun around finding Santa can bring the entire family together and make for some great memories.
With all the local holiday events going on this year in our wonderful community, it is going to be hard to be a “Scrooge” this Christmas — there surely seems to be something for everyone! What are you looking forward to participating in most this holiday season?