Chilly temperatures, short days, and a magical feeling in the air. It’s the holiday time once more, and the celebrations are just beginning. Curling up on the couch with hot chocolate and a holiday film is a wonderful comfort. Switching the pandora station to holiday music really sets the mood of the season. Shopping for the perfect Christmas tree, the loveliest candles for the menorah, or a new Kinara, gets the spirit excited and ready for the season. Whichever holidays you and your family celebrate, there are many ways to breathe in the joy of the holidays.
There are many cities in the U.S. that are brimming with holiday spirit, and are filled with delightful events to engage and excite the entire family. Chattanooga, Tennessee is one such place.
Scenic City, as it’s referred to, is known for bringing holiday spirit to an unparalleled level, through its plethora of incredible events throughout November and December. Situated on the banks of the impressive Tennessee River, even the natural scenery ignites the holiday spirit.
Specializing in entertainment for the entire family, the calendar of holiday happenings in Chattanooga is exceptionally lengthy. For a comprehensive list of all the events, visit here. Although every event is wonderful, here are a few can’t miss event suggestions:
Step into a page of your favorite childhood fairy tale in one of nature’s most spectacular creations – Rock City. Though it may be enchanted all year-round, it’s sight to behold completely draped, from head to toe, in bedazzling holiday lights. The Enchanted Garden of Lights in Rock City will fill your heart with wonder this holiday season.
Go underground for a hunt to find the incredible Joystone – a rare gemstone that helps spread the spirit of the holidays. Watch gemstone miners play, catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, and journey through the Sugar Plum Fairy Village. This holiday adventure takes place at the one and only Ruby Falls gem mines.
All aboard the North Pole Limited train ride! Sit back and relax as you enjoy refreshments, storytelling, and a visit from Santa as you choo choo your way to the North Pole. A family tradition for the past 17 years, this event sells out quick so get your tickets ahead of time!
Rather than having to choose one event, getaway for a few days and indulge in holiday cheer all weekend long! The elegant Chattanoogan Hotel, situated in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, is offering a host of overnight packages, family-friendly holiday events and seasonal activities throughout the holiday season.
Choose from The Enchanted Garden of Lights Package, which includes a stay at the hotel and a trip to Rock City to see the lights, or the Holiday Dinner and Theatre to Remember Package. The latter includes the unique opportunity to enjoy a live performance of the holiday classic “A Christmas Story,” and dinner at the popular Public House restaurant.
If your Chattanooga getaway takes place over Thanksgiving, take part in the Chattanoogans Thanksgiving Feast, which will be served in the ballroom and prepared by the Executive Chef Adam Roe and his talented culinary team.
Holiday cheer is in the air, and Chattanooga is filled to the brim with it. Treat you, and your family to a magical weekend you’ll never forget, build lasting traditions, and spread happiness all around this season.