The holiday season is here, and Chattanooga is getting festive as it turns into a winter wonderland…complete with a snow dusting!! It’s the perfect time to enjoy your city with your family. Enjoy all that Chattanooga has to offer this weekend!

Check out the essential 6 weekend events in Chattanooga below!



1.  Deep Brew Sea: Winter Edition

  • Dec 9, 2017 7pm – 10pm
  • Ever wonder what happens at the Tennessee Aquarium when Christmas comes to town? Come join us for a night of food, fun, music, and lots of local craft beer as the Aquarium turns into a Winter Wonderland! Find one of the hidden elves and win a prize! Don’t miss a scuba diving Santa Clause and more surprises.. 
  • Pro Tip: Order tickets NOW – less than 100 left!! 
  • Tennessee Aquarium 
  • $50+
  • More info HERE

2.  The Nutcracker

  • Dec 9, 2017 2pm and 7:30pm, Dec 10, 2017 2pm
  • Chattanooga Ballet brings sugar plum fantasies and snow covered dreams back to Chattanooga for their 30th annual production of this holiday classic ballet. Is it truly the holiday season if you don’t see the Nutcracker??? The answer here is no.
  • Pro Tip: Call the box office or reserve your tickets online for the best seats!
  • Tivoli Theatre
  • $22+
  • More info HERE

3.  Trail of Lights

  • Evenings in December (Check website for individual site hours)
  • The Holiday Trail of Lights features 8 major points of interest showcasing millions of twinkling lights at Chattanooga’s top holiday attractions. Visitors will also get to enjoy a varied array of festivals, holiday events, delicious holiday meals, Santa sightings, shopping, and live music and entertainment throughout the city.
  • Pro Tip: The Trail of Lights is best done over a couple of days..check the website for special packages with accommodations, tickets, restaurant vouchers and a special treat! 
  • Chattanooga, 8 different sites
  • Admission varies
  • More info HERE

4.  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

  • Afternoon and Evening Shows Weekends in December
  • Disney brings some magic over the holidays with a tale as old as time with this classic production. Chattanooga Theatre Centre joins with its youth program to take Chattanooga into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, featuring amazing voices, spectacular costumes, splendid its, and surprising special effects.
  • Pro Tip: You’ll want good seats so you don’t miss any of the magic! 
  • Chattanooga Theatre Centre
  • Admission $11+
  • More info HERE

5.  Holiday Lights at the Zoo

  • Weekends in December, 5:30-8pm
  • Chattanooga Zoo is transformed into a magical wonderland where you can view hundreds of lights, visit the animals and watch them open their Christmas presents, and get your picture taken with Santa! Enjoy the beauty of the zoo at our annual Holiday Lights signifying the holiday season at the Chattanooga Zoo! 
  • Pro Tip: grab a coffee or hot cocoa at the Frothy Monkey before you head out on the ice…mmmm
  • Chattanooga Zoo
  • $9.95 adults, $6.95 children, children 2 and under free
  • More info HERE

6. Chattanooga Holiday Market

  • Weekends in December through Dec 18th, Saturdays 10am – 5 pm, Sundays 11am – 5pm
  • The Chattanooga market heads in doors this December for the holiday market featuring 200+ local food vendors, artists and craters each Saturday and Sunday in December offering unique gifts and festive preparations – everything you’ll need for the holiday season! The Holiday Market has become a shopping tradition that you won’t want to miss with festive daily entertainment for the whole family.
  • Pro Tip: Pick up local gifts for those hard to buy for family members and friends at the market!
  • Creative Discovery Museum
  • Free Admission, vendors
  • More info HERE




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