Celebrate: 7 Festive Holiday Activities in the Scenic City
Come Celebrate the Season in Chattanooga!
When you need a moment to relax, come enjoy the beauty that exists in our marvelous city! We have something for every member of the family! I hope you enjoy the holiday tour and we look forward to having everyone get to know the Scenic City during this wonderful time of the year!
Perched high atop Lookout Mountain, 2016 is the 22nd annual holiday extravaganza featuring more than 30 holiday scenes and billions of twinkling lights. The gardens are transformed into a magical Christmas Wonderland that is a sight to behold. Each evening features pictures with Santa (I still have mine from when I was 5 years old!), gingerbread cookie decorating, hot chocolate and holiday entertainment. There is also an option for a VIP Dinner with Santa! Click through the photograph and check their website for schedules and pricing. You will not be disappointed!
Enjoy a relaxing and festive cruise down the Tennessee River aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat for lunch or dinner! Cruises include live entertainment, tours, dancing, a visit with St. Nick, top notch cuisine, such as delicious smoked ham, roasted turkey, cornbread dressing, prime rib, desserts and much more! Click through the photograph to see the available schedule!
Come enjoy Ice on the Landing's new location at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens! Schedules include skating, very special unique themes, appearance by the one and only St. Nick and some schedules are set up to benefit local non profit causes! You can also grab a bite to eat from the local food vendors or make a weekend of it and book a stay at the Chattanooga Choo Choo! Click through the photograph to find out schedules and times to best suit your visit.
Enjoy a truly magical holiday adventure at Ruby Falls' Christmas Underground and bring the whole family! Search the cave for the enchanted "Joystone", explore an underground ice cave and end up at the North Pole for a visit with Santa. Experience the Northern Lights, get lost in the Sugar Plum Fairy Village and enjoy a horse and carriage ride around the beautiful grounds. A holiday adventure that you will not soon forget! Click through the photograph to find out more!
Enjoy the Holiday Season aboard a historic train on your way to the North Pole! Participate in the merriment with storytelling, caroling, a roaming Santa and great refreshments! A fantastic time for the whole family. Also, check out their Christmas Special Dinner Train for a true dinner on the diner experience! Click through the photograph above to see scheduled dates and times.
Learn about all the fascinating creatures from around the world and enjoy the Christmas decorations at the Aquarium. Weekends feature SCUBA Claus at special times and you can see the penguins get their special Christmas treats! You can also enjoy the National Geographic Monster Fish exhibit or see the Polar Express at the IMAX 3D theater! Click through the photograph above for all the details from the Aquarium's website.
From the website: "Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical - based on the 1947 film where Kris Kringle takes on the cynics and wins. Meridith Willson added music and lyrics in 1963 and called it "Here's Love", but it wasn't until it was revitalized in 2007 in a new production that it became a hit musical." Enjoy this timeless Christmas classic set to music by the amazing performers of The Chattanooga Theatre Center!
I truly hope that you can find some time in your busy schedule to come visit us in the Scenic City! You are sure to have a magical time that will create holiday memories for years to come. We look forward hearing about your experiences! Share them with us in the comments below. Merry Christmas to each and every one of you!
Until next time...Godspeed!