Christmas in Chattanooga is as jolly as Santa Claus! Whether you’re just moving to Chattanooga or you’ve lived here all your life, you’re sure to enjoy these holiday festivities. And yes! They are all family friendly and don’t all revolve around shopping. Enjoy this hefty helping of holiday cheer:

Christmas in Chattanooga – Ride the Rails

Chattanooga and trains go together like reindeer and elves so what better place to kick off your Christmas in Chattanooga fun than at the railroad station? Since 1999, the North Pole Limited, brought to you by the Tennessee Valley Railroad, has been a staple in Chattanooga family holidays. Take in light displays and bask in the glow of the season as you roll through the hills to the North Pole with your little ones.

 Christmas in Chattanooga – See Rock City

Venture up Lookout Mountain and take in the 23rd annual light extravaganza! You can build your own holiday adventure with four themed realms of decor in the Enchanted Garden of Lights. Yuletown, North Pole Village, Arctic Kingdom, and Magic Forest all await you for a full day of music, food, and decorations viewing.


Christmas In Chattanooga – With Romance

Not all Christmas in Chattanooga activities are for kids! Plan your romantic holiday festivities at the Mayor’s Mansion Inn and add an adults’ only adventure or two to your local “getaway”. Grab drinks and dessert on Tennessee Valley Railroad at “Nightcaps with St. Nick”. View the Nutcracker Ballet or take in holiday sounds with Home for the Holidays – Chattanooga Symphony at the Tivoli. Go on, spend a moment or two under the mistletoe. Family time can wait a day or two!

Christmas In Chattanooga – Under the Peaks

Holiday time at the Tennessee Aquarium this year offers nearly a dozen ways to get into the spirit! Catch the Polar Express 3D on the IMAX in December, go caroling with the fishes, hang out for Penguin Storytime and keep your eyes peeled for SCUBA Claus! This kind of Christmas in Chattanooga has holiday cheer for the whole family!

From the top of Signal Mountain to the fishes under the sea, there is NO DOUBT that Chattanooga is loaded with holiday cheer for the whole family. We’ve just given you the tip of the ice burg. For more on Christmas in Chattanooga, take a look at the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau holiday guide, covering the Holiday Trail of Lights and more!

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