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Monday December 6thJimmy Liner Memorial Christmas Parade Athens Area Chamber of Commerce • The annual “Jimmy Liner Christmas Parade” is scheduled for Monday, December 6th at 6:30pm Downtown Athens • 6:30 pm

 

Saturday December 11thLookout Valley Christmas Parade • Join us for another Christmas Parade in the best place to be, Lookout Valley. The parade will begin at the Lookout Valley Elementary to Kelly’s Ferry and ends at the John A. Patten recreation center via Kelly’s Ferry Rd. We encourage you to bring candy aboard your amazing float for kids and decorate your float to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place trophies! Represent your business, church, or your personal cause • Participants line up starting at 10:30am. Awards presented at 11:45 am • Noon

 

Saturday December 11thPolk County Annual Christmas Parade • Join us for ‘Christmas in Candyland’, downtown Benton. Parade begins at 1:00 p.m. from Frank Hammons Memorial Park on Welcome Valley Road • 1:00 pm

 

Saturday December 11thCity of Chickamauga Christmas Parade • This years Christmas decorating the for Downtown Chickamauga is Winter Wonderland! The Chickamauga Parade is the 2nd Saturday in December • 6:30 pm
Going on NowIce on the Landing Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens • OPEN Tuesday – Sunday (Special Winter Break & Holiday Hours) (WEATHER PERMITTING) THROUGH JANUARY 30 • Weekdays: Adults $10.00 Monday – Thursday / Weekends: Adults $12 Friday beginning at 6pm, all day Saturday, & all day Sunday • $8.00 Children (12 and under) Every Day • Skating fees include skate rentals (price remains the same if you provide your own skates) • Skaters received a 90-minute skate session on weekdays and a 75-minute skate session on Friday – Sunday • • Click Here For Hours Buy Tickets & To Learn More Click Here 

 

Starts December 10th • Chattanooga Zoo Holiday Lights • Holiday Lights at the Zoo offers guests the opportunity to see the Zoo transform for the season, visit the animals and watch them open their presents, and enjoy walking in our winter wonderland! Holiday Lights will be a merry event signifying the holiday season at the Chattanooga Zoo! • HOLIDAY LIGHTS TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE IN ADVANCE! Tickets will NOT be sold at the gate. Event is held rain or shine • Holiday Lights Event Offerings: View the Zoo’s Lights // Animal Enrichment // Scavenger Hunt // Hidden Elf on a Shelf – a chance to win a family membership! // Photos with Santa // Take Home Craft // Snack Carts (pricing varies) • Enjoy more holiday fun with our new Holiday Lights 2021 event hours from 5pm – 8pm each night. All animals will be on exhibit during the event, with some of our larger animals going to bed at 7pm. The zoo will close its gates at 4:30pm each event date prior to Holiday Lights • DECEMBER 10, 11, 17, & 18th • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM • Get Tickets Here

 

Going on Now • Tennessee Aquarium Holidays Under the Peaks • Celebrate the surprises of the season with a holiday visit to the Tennessee Aquarium!  • Your adventure through a fun-filled underwater wonderland begins with rousing holiday music in the Aquarium lobby. As you explore, look for clues to solve a seasonally-themed scavenger hunt throughout both buildings. Once complete, kids can be present the activity sheet in the gift shop to receive an animal sticker • Throughout the season, the Aquarium will host fun, unscheduled surprises, such as “snow” drifts in the otter exhibit or exciting holiday enrichment for aquatic creatures like the Giant Pacific Octopus • After making a worldwide splash last year, the Aquarium’s Electric Eel, Miguel Wattson, will once more serve as unofficial tree-lighter in the Rivers of the World gallery • The Polar Express at IMAX: A holiday classic returns to Chattanooga’s largest screen! • More Info Here • Closed Christmas Day

 

Going on Now • Tennessee Valley Railroad NORTH POLE LIMITED CHRISTMAS TRAIN • Our most popular annual event, North Pole Limited train rides have been a family tradition since 1999. During the magical holiday season, our trains take you on an imaginary journey to the North Pole. Along the way, you’re treated to refreshments and storytelling while you write your own personal letter to Santa. As the North Pole Limited train gently rolls down the rails, a number of lighted displays can be seen outside. NOTE: Santa will not be on the train. He will, however, be visible to passengers at the North Pole • More Info & To Book Click Here • • • HOLIDAY LIGHTS TRAIN • Join us for a little after Christmas cheer on board the “Holiday Lights Train.” This ride offers a rare after sundown ride featuring all our festive holiday lights. Be sure to grab a tasty, fresh baked snack from our Depot Deli to enjoy on your ride. TRIP DETAILS: Your 45 minute experience on the Holiday Lights Train includes:  A 6 mile roundtrip ride // View of holiday lights at our depot and the North Pole // A 45-minute train ride • More Info & To Book Click Here • • • HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS LIGHT TRAIN • A ride to relax and enjoy festive displays and sparkling Christmas lights. Be sure to grab a tasty holiday treat from our Depot Deli before the ride. TSA requires masks to be worn inside the depot and on the train ride. They may be removed briefly while eating or drinking • More Info & To Book Click Here • • • HIWASSEE HOLIDAY • The Hiwassee Holiday Train is a round-trip one-hour and 15-minute ride along the beautiful Hiwassee River Gorge. Features of this ride include: writing a letter to Santa, a fresh-baked cookie, and Mrs. Claus’s favorite hot chocolate. Santa will not be on the train — but you will get to see him! A keepsake boarding pass and holiday bell will be given to every passenger. Masks are required while on the train. NOTE: Santa will NOT board the train this year due to COVID-19 • More Info & To Book Click Here • • • CHRISTMAS DINNER TRAIN CHATTANOOGA • Christmas Dinner train trip includes a four-course dining experience onboard restored dining and pullman cars. The excursion trains depart from Chattanooga’s Grand Junction Station, traveling at a leisurely pace through portions of urban East Chattanooga before reversing direction and returning to Grand Junction. The travel time is just right for a complete meal on a vintage dining car. Our Christmas Dinner Trains are one of our most popular excursions and for good reason! Our Dining Car Superintendent and his team of Dining Car Stewards and Chefs provide exceptional customer service and delicious food all prepared and served in historic dining cars. A meal on the Dinner Train is like stepping back in time and the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion! The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is pleased to offer this unique opportunity for patrons to enjoy not only a rail excursion trip but also fine dining en route while the train travels along the rails. We encourage you to choose your entrée when booking your tickets. You may choose from true vintage dining in the Dining Car (four to a table) or Pullman Car Clover Colony (two per table for a slight premium charge) • More Info & To Book Click Here

 

Going on NowRock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights • Celebrate 27 years of holiday tradition at Rock City’s award-winning Enchanted Garden of Lights — where joy, wonder, and magic await! Warm your heart during this nighttime, family tradition as you walk through Rock City Gardens’ winter wonderland. Located a quick drive from downtown Chattanooga, this magical Christmas lights experience is one of Chattanooga’s memorable winter events. Take a stroll down the lighted Grand Corridor in Yule Town, experience the twinkle of icy lights in the Arctic Kingdom, and the Magic Forest comes alive to reveal exciting enchantments! All guests must reserve an entry time in advance online. Tickets and Passholder Entry Times cannot be booked upon arrival at the ticket desk • Nightly from November 19th – January 2nd • Closed December 24th • Buy Tickets Here

 

Going on NowNo Hard Feelings • No Hard Feelings will be transforming into Miracle on Broad Street! This amazing Holiday pop up will take place from November 22 – January 1st • Come enjoy our twist on a Christmas themed bar. Complete with holiday decor, a special cocktail menu, fake snow, and there may be a laser-eyed Polar Bear in the works… Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting. With kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit • More About the Miracle Pop Up Click Here

 

Going on NowNorthshore Merchants Collective • Come Join Us for our 7th Annual Holiday Treasure Hunt • 28 Businesses, 28 Hidden Treasures, 28 Chances to Win 1 of 3 Awesome Gift Baskets! • Visit any or all of the 28 participating businesses on the NorthShore to pick up a game card. Then find the Hidden Treasure in each location’s window display, and match that item with the store on your game card. Each item you correctly find is an entry into the contest. You can turn in one item or all 28 treasures. The more you enter, the more chances you have to win one of three Gift Baskets. Contest runs November 18th through January 3rd • Complete your card with your name and contact info, then turn it in at one of three NorthShore locations together with a cash donation to benefit the Northside Neighborhood House ~ $1 minimum, $5 suggested, $10 makes you twice as cool as everyone who donates $5! • More Info Here

 

Going on Now • Bees on a Bicycle • Wreath-making Bar at Bees! • Come celebrate the season with a wreath, centerpiece or garland you design and create! Bees staff will be on hand to offer tips and guidance as needed off an on throughout your activity. First come first served. Please dress for the weather as this is AN OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. If there is a downpour, we can pack up your supplies to finish at home. Costs ranges from $25 – $55 and includes supplies, tips and guidance and room at the table. Price will depend on the size and type of materials you select from our wreath bar! If you bring your own wreath form from last year, an extra bunch of greenery is yours to celebrate your environmentalism! • • Daily through December 12th

 

The Chattery • Check Out All The Awesome Holiday Classes Available Throughout the Month • At The Chattery, you can learn from a variety of community leaders, experts and hobbyists all who share a love for teaching, learning and exploring curiosities. Classes are dreamt up and taught by you – in other words, our classes are for the community, by the community. We pop up in a variety of businesses and locations throughout Chattanooga but you can usually find us at our space on Rossville Avenue • Click Here to View & Register For Classes

 

Windows are Open Now • EPB Holiday Windows • Our Holiday Elves are so excited for you and your family to see this year’s stunning #EPBHolidayWindows! Our festive displays will be ready for all to enjoy starting the evening of November 24 and throughout the holiday season at our downtown headquarters on 10 W. MLK Blvd

 

Starts December 4th • Chattanooga Holiday Market • Find us indoors during December weekends at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Our Holiday Market features 200+ local food vendors, artists and crafters each Saturday & Sunday in December offering unique gifts and festive preparations – everything you’ll need for the holiday season! Shoppers will be able to find one-of-a-kind pottery, custom pieces of art, handcrafted jewelry, local foods, natural bath and body products, locally designed and made apparel, wood furniture, and so much more. Ask vendors about commissioned pieces for that special touch. Chattanooga Holiday Market has become a shopping tradition for the whole family! • Enjoy live holiday music performances daily and a special event: Lodge Cast Iron Cook-off, Saturday, December 11th! • December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, & 19th • Saturdays from 10:00 – 5:00 pm & Sundays from 11:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Going On Now • Creative Discovery Museum Gingerbread Workshops • Create sweet memories with your family this holiday season at CDM’s Gingerbread Workshop! Kick off the holiday season and create treats out of gingerbread, icing, candy, and more! The Museum provides the hot chocolate, cookies, pre-built houses, icing, and candy, and festive music. Children and their families decorate a house and gingerbread cookies with icing and an assortment of candy! Forget the cleanup. We will take care of that part, too! Due to space limitations, there is a limit of three people to each house • Pricing Structure: $44 per house for members // $55 per house for non-members (includes Museum admission) • Masks are required for all guests ages 5 and up • Saturdays & Sundays Starting 11/26 – 12/19 • Register Here

 

Starts December 3rd • The Read House Hotel ELF TUCK IN PACKAGE • Treat the kids to a magical evening at the Read House this season with a holiday themed Craft Workshop and a bedtime story and tuck in with one of Santa’s elves. Call and book today. Availability is limited. *Package is valid the nights of December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th. Must call to book. Parents must be present with children during the craft workshop. Elf tuck in is scheduled in 30 minute increments between 8 PM – 11 PM and must be scheduled with the hotel at booking. Package is not applicable to groups, corporate-negotiated, or third party rates. Package is non-commissionable and subject to availability. Taxes and gratuities are not included • Call To Book 

 

Starts December 10th •  Chattanooga Theater Center A Charlie Brown Christmas • The classic animated television special, first shown in 1965, comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. A production of our Youth Theatre that’s perfect for all ages. Note that we limit the size of parties who can sit together, and we seat all parties at least three seats apart. Masks are required at all times in our facility, and we are limiting audience size to 40% capacity as part of our commitment to providing you with great theatre in a safe environment. The evening performances on Saturday, December 11, and Saturday, December 18, are COVID Safety Nights. Patrons are required to present proof of vaccination or a recent negative test (within the last 72 hours). A photo is fine. These policies may change as we near the opening of the production • Shows: December 10,11, 12, 17, 18, & 19th • Get Tickets Here

 

Starting December 3rdOak Street Playhouse TheatreYou Better Watch Out • It’s Christmas Eve at the Willow Inn. The hosts Jenny and Tom are having Art, (Jenny’s father who’s still mourning the passing of his wife) see their bed and breakfast for the first time. There’s a snowstorm raging outside and three travelers are forced to lodge at the inn and wait it out. And just who is this Mr. Smith? • Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be hosting our traditional dinner this year, but hope to be back next year. Also, we will continue with a limited audience size, social distanced seating and a mask requirement • Get Tickets Here • December 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, & 12th • 7:30 pm (2:00 pm on Sundays)  

 

Kids Holiday Break Cooking Camps • The Sweet & Savory Classroom Holiday Break 2-Day Workshop • Beverages and Lunch will be provided both days! • Your kids will love the amazing experience of spending 2 days at The Sweet & Savory Classroom • Your children will learn their way around a kitchen completely “hands-on”! • Food creates such an open environment to teach our students. The students will be challenged, build confidence, learn food safety, proper kitchen sanitation, have a great time, and eat really good food! They will learn how to follow a recipe, mise en place, portion and measure ingredients, cooking techniques, and food presentation • More Info on 12/21 & 22More Info on 12/28 & 29More Info on 1/3 & 4

Tuesday December 7th

The Sweet & Savory ClassroomAdult Gingerbread Houses • Who doesn’t want to make a gingerbread house??  This class will include making your very own gingerbread dough (great for gingerbread houses or cookies!). You will also, roll the dough, cut out your pieces using a template, and bake. It is going to smell heavenly! Now for the finishing, Chef will walk you through mastering royal icing (a.k.a. glue!). You will be using the royal icing to “glue” your house together and decorating. There will be many fun edible decorations for you to choose from to make your own masterpiece! Hands-on with Chef Demonstrations
 This class is for age 12 and older • Register Here • 6:00 pm

 

Wednesday December 8th

Holiday Happy Hour1 Million Cups Chattanooga • Join the celebration this year as 1 Million Cups hosts our first Holiday Happy Hour! • 1 Mil Cups is an organization focused on removing barriers in the community, ESPECIALLY for entrepreneurs, small businesses, people with great ideas, and investors. • Come get warmed from the inside-out • Meet people in our community // share fresh ideas // give feedback // drink and be merry // join us at our regular sessions by following us on social media • 6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

The Sweet & Savory Classroom Apps in a Snap (Holiday Appetizer Class) • It’s Wednesday, 4:30 PM and you get a call from your spouse, “Honey we’re having clients over for dinner tonight at 7:30 PM. We’re going to need an impressive spread of appetizers to help close the deal.” Your heart begins to race…What am I going to make in such a short window of time? You take a deep breath and think, YES, Sweet & Savory showed me how to do this! Come join us for a cooking class focused on simple but delicious small bites that you can pull together from a quick grocery store run and a bit of kitchen magic. Join us….but make it snappy, this class will sell out in a snap. Menu: Baked Apple Puff Pastry with Lemon Ricotta Filling Hojaldre de Jamón – puff pastry with ham and fig preserves Smoked Salmon Crostini with scratch made boursin Strawberry-Mint Ricotta Crostini with Balsamic Reduction Cilantro-Lime Marinated Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Skewers Grilled Pineapple and Poundcake with Buttered Rum Sauce Hands on with Chef Demonstration This class is for age 14 and older • Register Here • 6:00 pm

 

Thursday December 9th

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical (Touring)Memorial Auditorium • The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER THE MUSICAL. Its an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Dont miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements by Timothy Splain. Orchestration by William C. White. (Ages 2 & Above must have a ticket) • Get Tickets Here • 7:00 pm

 

Friday December 10th

Southeastern Trust Presents Chattanooga Ballet’s The Nutcracker TIVOLI THEATRE • Southeastern Trust presents Chattanooga Ballets The Nutcracker with their professional company, guest artists, and students from Chattanooga Ballet School. Join Clara, a young girl at her parents Christmas party, who is gifted a Nutcracker doll from her godfather, Drosselmeyer. This begins a magical journey from the battlefield with the Rat King, to the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets. See the amazing dolls that dance at the party, the mice as they scurry around and the beautiful snow as it flurries around stage. Experience the fun as children dance at the party, the fear as the Nutcracker begins to fall at the hands of the Rat King and the joy of all the sweets gathered to celebrate their young heroine! This is a story of youth and bravery, and one the entire family will enjoy. Chattanooga Ballets The Nutcracker, inspiring dreams in all of us! • Get Tickets Here • 7:30 pm

 

Ugly Sweater Party & Gingerbread House Contest! Oddstory Brewing Company • The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us and so incomplete without gingerbread houses and ugly, festive sweaters. Hang out with us from 3-11pm on Friday, December 10th. Sip on a pint of your favorite beer while decorating your own gingerbread house • House Decor Deets: 2 rounds! Decorate at 6:00 & 8:00 pm // 4 teams per round (A team can have up to 6 people) // 30 minutes to decorate! // Sign up in the taproom, first-come-first-serve // Winners get a gift card! • All guests dressed in festive attire will receive a discount on their tab • OddStory Brewing is a 21+ • 3:00 pm

 

Sanctuary Cafe and Performing ArtsVamp Valley Vixens: Litmas Special • You didn’t think we’d leave you around the holidays. did you? We wouldn’t dream of it, so we’re back at it again for our Holiday Special! Let’s spend the holidays together and get lit at a “Christmas” event you’ll have to see to believe. We’ve got elves, sugar plum fairies, Santa, and the return of the gnome • As always, don’t forget those dolla dolla bills • Doors open at 8:30 pm & Show starts at 9:00 pm • 18+ • BYOB for 21+ • $15 Presale $20 at the door • Masks required • Get Tickets Here

 

Saturday December 11th

The WoodshopThe Holiday Market on 55th • The Holidays are right around the corner! On December 11 we will be hosting an outdoor, socially distanced, Holiday Market. Shop local this year! You can find the perfect gifts for your friends and family from a variety of local, Chattanooga vendors. This year we will have the street blocked off for vendors so everyone can shop around for gifts OUTSIDE. The air might be crisp, but there’s going to be fire pits, food, hot coffee, and so much more • All CDC recommendations and guidelines will be observed • VENDORS: TBA • 11:00 – 4:00 pm

 

Broad Street Holiday Hop Chattanooga Downtown and River City Company • Broad Street will be overflowing with holiday spirit on December 11th! Bring the whole family for a day of fun in Downtown! • Features of the Holiday Hop:  Live Music by multiple bands //  Roller Skating with Moonlight Roller – Adult Skate Rental, Children must bring own skates //  Fire Dancers //  Artist & Craft Vendors //  Miniature Train Rides // Free Pictures with the Grinch //  Holiday Treats & Beverages (including for those for 21+) • 11:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Christmas Pub Crawl Chattanooga Better Bar Crawls • Join us for the most wonderful time of the year! Wear a Santa suit or ugly sweater! Be an elf or reindeer! Get in the holiday spirit! Bring your friends or make new ones here! • We’re bar hopping all day and night from 2:00 – 2:00 am and you can arrive anytime! Expect hundreds of attendees and lots of drink specials! • Last event we went to: Fountainhead Taproom, Moxy Chattanooga Downtown, The Honest Pint, Taco Mac, Big River Grille & Brewing Works, Sing It or Wing It… And some drinks were as cheap as $3! But venues and specials aren’t confirmed yet. RSVP and check back soon for updates! • Tickets are only $5 for a limited time Here

 

Southeastern Trust Presents Chattanooga Ballet’s The Nutcracker TIVOLI THEATRE • Southeastern Trust presents Chattanooga Ballets The Nutcracker with their professional company, guest artists, and students from Chattanooga Ballet School. Join Clara, a young girl at her parents Christmas party, who is gifted a Nutcracker doll from her godfather, Drosselmeyer. This begins a magical journey from the battlefield with the Rat King, to the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets. See the amazing dolls that dance at the party, the mice as they scurry around and the beautiful snow as it flurries around stage. Experience the fun as children dance at the party, the fear as the Nutcracker begins to fall at the hands of the Rat King and the joy of all the sweets gathered to celebrate their young heroine! This is a story of youth and bravery, and one the entire family will enjoy. Chattanooga Ballets The Nutcracker, inspiring dreams in all of us! • Get Tickets Here • 2:00 & 7:30 pm

 

The Georgia WineryChristmas Open House • Join in this magical wine & shopping experience! • Enjoy Hot Mulled Wine and release of our new seasonal wines Santa’s Helper & Holiday Cheer! • Refreshments while shopping for unique gifts for everyone on your list! • Gift baskets start at $25.95 or let us custom make the perfect basket for you (must be able to pick up the next business day) • Every Saturday before Christmas starting day after Black Friday! • Free Admission and Family Friendly! • 1:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Sunday December 12th

Southeastern Trust Presents Chattanooga Ballet’s The Nutcracker TIVOLI THEATRE • Southeastern Trust presents Chattanooga Ballets The Nutcracker with their professional company, guest artists, and students from Chattanooga Ballet School. Join Clara, a young girl at her parents Christmas party, who is gifted a Nutcracker doll from her godfather, Drosselmeyer. This begins a magical journey from the battlefield with the Rat King, to the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets. See the amazing dolls that dance at the party, the mice as they scurry around and the beautiful snow as it flurries around stage. Experience the fun as children dance at the party, the fear as the Nutcracker begins to fall at the hands of the Rat King and the joy of all the sweets gathered to celebrate their young heroine! This is a story of youth and bravery, and one the entire family will enjoy. Chattanooga Ballets The Nutcracker, inspiring dreams in all of us! • Get Tickets Here • 2:00 pm

Tuesday December 14th

Songbirds Foundation Doyle Dykes Christmas Concert • Is it time for Christmas music yet? Get in the holiday spirit with Doyle Dykes, legendary American guitarist, as he performs Christmas songs and shares stories in an intimate performance at Songbirds. In the spirit of the giving season, this show will be a fundraiser to help further our mission. The museum is now a non-profit venue run by the Songbirds Foundation. All profit, on our end, will be directed to our Guitars for Kids program which provides 1000s of free guitars, in-depth music therapy, and over 100,000 hours of free music education to kids across the south each year • Show: 7:00 pm // Seated Show // $25.00 • Get Tickets Here

 

The Sweet & Savory Classroom Christmas Cookies & Fancy Treats • Are you looking for deliciously fun new ideas for your holiday cookies and treats? Enjoy an evening filled with learning, baking, and tasting!! Chef Heather has created this class to spark baking creativity. Everything you make in class you can taste and take home to enjoy with your family and friends. Chef will also do a special Madeleine demonstration! Menu: Spritz Cookies Peppermint Patties Creamy Fudge Gingerbread Hands-On with Chef Demonstrations This class is for age 12 and up! • Register Here • 6:00 pm

 

Wednesday December 15th 

Winter Whiskey DinnerKinley Hotel Chattanooga • Kinley Chattanooga Southside and Chattanooga Whiskey present Winter Whiskey Dinner. Join us for a seasonal 4-course family style meal paired with Chattanooga Whiskey’s Award Winning Bourbons • Tickets include: 4- course family style meal with Chattanooga Whiskey pairings // Special appearance from Chattanooga Whiskey President and CEO, Tim Piersant, to explain pairings // Live Musical Entertainment // Exclusive pricing on Chattanooga Whiskey bottles // Special Event Gift Get $85 Tickets Here • 6:00 pm 

 

Friday December 17th

Winter Break Spectacular • Chattanooga Downtown and River City Company • Calling all Students & Families in Hamilton County – Kick off your holiday break with the “Winter Break Spectacular” Presented by EPB Fiber Optics & River City Company! • It all starts at 1:00 pm with holiday music, over-sized games, balloon animals, holiday treats including a hot chocolate bar by Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop along with the master puppeteers at Playful Evolving Monsters parading their giant 20ft+ puppets throughout Miller Park! Along with the annual Holiday Windows at EPB, Miller Park has been adorned with holiday décor by their team! • For the second part of the event, we are needing your help! Vote for your choice of movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey or “The Grinch” 2018 animated film, By Voting Here • We’ll announce the winning selection on December 1st • The movie will start at sunset (about 5:45 pm) in Miller Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs • 1:00 – 7:00 pm

 

Cherry Street TavernET’s Birthmas Spectacular and Food Drive • Live Music with E.T. // Diamond Dogs // The Slow Attack // Jamie Saylor // Ed Howard • It’s my 4th annual food drive to raise food and money for The Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Please come and/or donate. May the season of giving be alive and felt. Let’s feed some people • $5 & Any Canned Food Donation • Vaccination Card Required • 7:00 pm

 

River Drifters Chattanooga Christmas Party • It’s a Christmas Karaoke Party!! Break out your crazy Christmas attire for our contest and sing the night away with DJ Pepper! • 7:00 pm

 

Christmas Concert Featuring Willie Kitchens & The TriOctavesHope City ChurchThe 19th annual Tri-Octaves Christmas Concert, featuring former Impressions member Willie Kitchens Jr., will be held on December 17 at 7 p.m. and December 18 at 7 p.m., at Hope City Church, located at 7 N. Tuxedo Avenue in Chattanooga. This event is sponsored by the Chattanooga News Chronicle. The Tri-Octaves, a group formed of Tennessee natives and lifelong musicians Willie Kitchens, Jr., Doug Richesin and Michael Rodgers, each mastering a different genre of music. Their voices combined create a unique harmony celebrated by audiences across all musical tastes. Concert admission is a $25 donation benefitting The Mary Walker Foundation, a 501(c)3 with a mission to help bring social and economic justice for all Chattanooga citizens through literacy • Get Tickets Here • 7:00 pm

 

Saturday December 18th

Southern Belle RiverboatBreakfast with Santa! • Start the day with a pancake breakfast on the Southern Belle! After breakfast, be razzled and dazzled by a magic show and enjoy a visit with the man in the big red suit to find out if you’ve made the naughty or nice list this year. • Sets Sail at 9:30 am • Book Tour Here • • •  Tis The Season Luncheon! • Two-hour cruise // Live music // Pilothouse tours // Our one-time-through buffet-style lunch featuring flat iron steak with grilled onions and smoked ketchup, lemon basil chicken, baby red potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, yeast rolls, dessert, sweet tea, and coffee • Sets Sail at 11:30 am • Book Here

 

The Sweet & Savory ClassroomHoliday Yeast Bread: Christmas Star • I’m so excited about offering this class! Do you love making bread or just want to learn more about yeast breads? We will learn, laugh, and bake together! There is absolute joy in baking for your family during the holidays. What better way than to bake at our Classroom, we’ll do the cleaning and dishes for you! • Bread Menu: Cinnamon Christmas Star, beautiful twisted bread • This class is for age 12 and up • Register Here • 9:00 am

 

Chattanooga Symphony & OperaMemorial AuditoriumHome for the Holidays • One of Chattanooga’s most treasured holiday events returns with a variety of secular and sacred holiday tunes that are perfect for the whole family • All concert attendees must present their vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past 72 hours for entry. All concert attendees, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask over their nose and mouth for the duration of the event • Get Tickets Here • 7:30 pm

 

Bar WatsonUGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY! • Join us Saturday, December 18th for our Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! • Compete in our Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest and if you have the UGLIEST SWEATER you win a 3 day, 2 night trip to Gatlinburg! • Open 4:00 – 2:00 am • Happy Hour 4:00 – 7:00 pm • 21+ Welcome // $10 Cover

 

Tivoli Theater Bobby Stone Film Series • The Tivoli Theatre opened as a movie picture palace in 1921, so it’s only fitting that 100 years later the Tivoli Theatre Foundation continues the tradition in the historic venue. The Bobby Stone Film Series presented by West Village continues to bring the very best in cinema magic to our friends and community • • • Elf at 3:00 pm • Get Tickets Here • • • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at 7:00pm • Get Tickets Here

 

The Georgia WineryChristmas Open House • Join in this magical wine & shopping experience! • Enjoy Hot Mulled Wine and release of our new seasonal wines Santa’s Helper & Holiday Cheer! • Refreshments while shopping for unique gifts for everyone on your list! • Gift baskets start at $25.95 or let us custom make the perfect basket for you (must be able to pick up the next business day) • Every Saturday before Christmas starting day after Black Friday! • Free Admission and Family Friendly! • 1:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Farm to ForkPictures with Santa • Compliments of Farm to Fork • 4:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Sunday December 19th

Chattanooga Symphony & OperaMemorial AuditoriumHome for the Holidays • One of Chattanooga’s most treasured holiday events returns with a variety of secular and sacred holiday tunes that are perfect for the whole family • All concert attendees must present their vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past 72 hours for entry. All concert attendees, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask over their nose and mouth for the duration of the event • Get Tickets Here • 3:00 pm
Chattanooga Brewing CompanySanta is coming to the Brewery • Jolly St. Nick will be available for photos with children and pets of all ages (take your own photos) • We will be roasting up marshmallows , listening to sounds of the season and of course, DrAnking FRESH BREWS • 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Main St Farmers MarketChristmas Market • Market is Behind Chattanooga Brewing Co. • 4:00 – 5:30 pm • More Info TBA
The Sweet & Savory Classroom Parent/Child Gingerbread Houses • What kid doesn’t dream of making their own gingerbread house? Make that dream come true! Our chef instructor will share some of the secrets to making and baking your own gingerbread. Also, we will master royal icing to use as the “glue”. Lastly, you will take everything that you have made and turn it into a unique masterpiece to call your very own! Each child will have a finished gingerbread house to take home! Hands-On with Chef Demonstrations This class is for children age 5-11 years old • Register Here • Noon
Bar Watson CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY! • Happy Holidays to all of you! Come Celebrate Christmas Eve with us • Open 4pm-2am // $5 Cover • Sexy Santa Costume Contest: The Sexiest Santa, Reindeer, Elf, Snowman, Christmas Tree, or whatever Christmas costume you come up with wins $100 Cash! • DJ “O” in Bar Watson playing your favorites at 8pm & DJ Face in The Great Scotland Yard for Salsa Night at 8pm • 2 for 1 Margaritas & $6 Flatbreads • 21+

 

Plan Your Holiday Party Now 

 

Southside Social • Don’t wait until last minute to book your Holiday party at Chattanooga’s premiere venue! While our Friday & Saturday nights are completely booked, we still have rooms available during the day and week! To book your event, fill out an event request form on our website or email our event coordinator at events@thesouthsidesocial.com

 

Regans Place Westbound Bar • Don’t wait last minute! Book your Christmas party while dates are still available! • Click Here for More Info on Regan’s PlaceClick Here for More Info on Westbound 

 

Big River Grille Downtown • We hope you’ll come spend this season with us! If you have a need for any parties please email, Laura Wheeler, Laura.Wheeler@SPBHospitality.com!

 

The Rosecomb • Holiday Season is here • We are currently booking our space for private events! Contact us Here for more information • (And yes, the fireplace is functional)

 

Easy Bistro & Bar • Let’s talk events ~ We are filling up fast for private dining room parties in December so get those inquiries in soon! Offsite private chef dinners are also in high demand however @cheferikniel only has limited availability during the #holiday season. Email all inquiries about dates & catering options to Mike Ruffner: mr@easybistro.com

 

Spare Time Chattanooga • Let Spare Time take care of your Holiday Party with our expert event planners that will take care of every detail, from food to entertainment, and work within your budget to craft an affordable and unforgettable event • More Info Click Here
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Holiday Markets & More

Buy a Tree. Change a Life. Christmas Kick-offMercy Ridge Church • Join us for our Buy a Tree. Change a Life. Christmas Kick-Off, on November 27th, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm • All proceeds from Christmas tree sales goes directly to helping children both locally and globally. So come get your life-changing Christmas tree, and join us for a day of Christmas fun for everyone! • Here’s all the fun we’ll be having: Cookies & Story-time with Santa // Write letters to Santa // Make reindeer food at the Reindeer Food Bar // Inflatables & Games // Train ride for the kids // Crafts, candy, and prizes // Free popcorn, hot chocolate, and apple cider • We will also have Smothered Burrito Food Truck with us so come hungry! • We will be selling Christmas trees all day, starting at 10:00am. The Christmas Kickoff event is from 3:00-6:00pm.

 

Saturday & Sunday November 20 + 21 • Holiday Open HouseDirty Jane’s Antiques • Come join us for refreshments, door prizes and all things vintage and holidays! • 10:00 – 6:00 pm

 

Saturday & Sunday November 20 + 21 • Tangled Tinsel Holiday Market • Beat the Black Friday rush and shop over 100 handmade craft & food vendors at the Tangled Tinsel Holiday Market at Collegedale Commons • 10:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Sunday December 5th • Holidays on Highway 58 Christmas MarketCraft House Studios • Join us for some holiday fun! Shopping, kids’ activities, food, sweets, crafts, holiday decor, vendors, and more! On-site personalization of Christmas ornaments while you wait! We will even have a Christmas decor painting and decorating station! Support local small business and mark your calendars today! • Noon – 5:00 pm

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