Chattanooga Area Convention &
2 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
YOUR HOLIDAY MEMORIES IN CHATTANOOGA
Seasonal memories are ones we make new each year, and they’re
bound to last a lifetime. Here in Chattanooga, we have the perfect
to-do list lined up to help make this year’s memories
as unforgettable as all the rest.
holiday season in the Scenic City is nothing short of spectacular!
From the Enchanted Garden of Lights at Rock City atop historic
Lookout Mountain, to the depths of the Tennessee River, where
the majestic Southern Belle Riverboat celebrates with special
holiday cruises, to the sounds of the season sung by none other
than the Chattanooga Boys Choir, there’s plenty going
on during the holidays.
kicks off the 2004 holiday season with our annual Winter Days
& Lights tradition! Starting November 26, enjoy our hometown
favorites like the 24th annual Christmas on the River lighted
boat parade at Coolidge Park. Or join the Grande Illumination
Ceremony immediately following, as it features lively performances
by singing and dancing groups and the popular singing Santa.
The evening comes to a glittering conclusion with a fireworks
finale and the illumination of over 120 downtown buildings.
world’s largest freshwater aquarium invites you to Dive
Into Winter starting November 20. Watch as divers feed sharks,
stingrays and other saltwater fish in the Gulf of Mexico tank,
river otters in the Cove Forest, lake sturgeon in the Discovery
Hall, and comical ducks, bass, and catfish in the Nickajack
the street at the IMAX® 3D Theater, gear up on November
19 for the fight of the season in the holiday film Santa vs.
the Snowman. See what happens when a snowman devises a plan
to take over Santa's empire and become the world's most popular
Children’s Creative Discovery Museum provides hours of
entertainment for the whole family, but is specially designed
with the little ones in mind. This hands-on-just-for-kids museum
rolls out a special holiday exhibit this season, Cool Wonders,
where kids can explore a winter forest, play in a warm cottage,
experience the northern lights and then wind their way through
a blizzard room. Throughout the winter, the museum will also
host the Cool Wonders Winter Film Festival for Children, where
several unique short films, both animation and live action,
will be shown.
everyone will have a blast on the Southern Belle Riverboat’s
holiday cruises! Kids will love the one-hour Santa’s Ho,
Ho, Ho! Cruise December 11-12, with a magic show, sack meal,
holiday music and, of course, the man in the Big Red Suit! And
the Riverboat’s singing deckhands will start a chorus
of carols on the Christmas Carol Dinner cruises from November
26 through December 19. But that’s not all, because Santa
himself will start the entertainment when he shows his stuff
on the dance floor.
a memory you can’t make anywhere else, join the Chattanooga
Choo Choo and the Tennessee Valley Railroad as they team up
to bring the North Pole Limited Adventures! Special holiday
Choo Choo packages, starting November 26, include tickets to
several attractions, elf tuck-in service for the children, and
a ride aboard Locomotive #610 with cookies, hot chocolate and
a visit from Santa.
For more sightings of Santa throughout the season, enjoy a one-on-one
Breakfast with Santa on November 27 at The Chattanoogan hotel.
This holiday event allows families to enjoy a full breakfast
buffet and a delightful musical show performed once again by
the famous singing Santa.
Holiday StarLight Parade on December 4 has been Chattanooga’s
largest holiday parade for the past eight years. This lighted
parade features floats, vehicles and marching units strung in
twinkling lights. For more lights, visit the Chattanooga Zoo’s
Holiday Lights event from December 11-18, where thousands of
lights decorate the Zoo in animal shapes and holiday designs.
While you’re there, wish Hank the Chimpanzee, the zoo’s
oldest and most recognized resident, a very happy holiday!
can’t visit Chattanooga without experiencing Rock City
Gardens! Starting November 19, see the gardens like never before
at the 10th annual Enchanted Garden of Lights. This award-winning,
500,000 dazzling light extravaganza will feature more than 25
holiday scenes that transform the gardens' natural daytime splendor
into a glorious nocturnal fantasyland. And, starting November
19, you can Deck the Falls this year at Ruby Falls! The 145-foot
underground waterfall will be transformed with an array of enchanting
lights and sound effects you won’t want to miss.
music lovers everywhere will be awed by the sounds of the Chattanooga
Boys Choir as they perform the annual holiday favorite, the
Singing Christmas Tree on December 4. The Nutcracker comes to
life December 10-11 at the Tivoli Theater, and the Chattanooga
Symphony (CSO) brings you Home for the Holidays December 18
with Yuletide carols and other seasonal music performed by the
Symphony, local choirs and the CSO Chorus.
your memories this holiday season memorable enough to last a
lifetime. Make them in Chattanooga.
more information on Chattanooga’s events or to order a
free visitors guide, visit chattanoogafun.com or call 800/322-3344.