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November 2004 - March 2005 Events:

• DECK THE FALLS AT RUBY FALLS
November 19, 2004- January 1, 2005
Ruby Falls will be transformed for the holiday season with an array of enchanting lights and sound effects.
(423) 821-2544
<http://www.rubyfalls.com>

• ROCK CITY'S ENCHANTED GARDEN OF LIGHTS
November 19- January 1, 2005
Rock City's award-winning, light extravaganza features more than 25 holiday scenes that transform the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a nocturnal fantasyland. Over 500,000 starbright lights illuminate the age-old rock formations along the enchanted trail.
(706) 820-2531
<http://www.seerockcity.com>

• THANKSGIVING CRUISE ON THE SOUTHERN BELLE RIVERBOAT
November 25, 2004
Boarding 12:30 p.m. and cruising until 3:00 p.m. with "Dickie Mathews" on the keyboard. Our special Thanksgiving lunch includes Turkey(of course), Carved Ham, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Candied Yams, Sage Dressing, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Banana Pudding, Cranberry Sacuce, Pecan & Pumpkin Pies! Southern Belle Riverboat
(423) 266-4488 or (800)766-2784
November 26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• WORKING ARTIST OPEN HOUSE
November 26, 2004 10am -5pm
River Gallery hosts a variety of artists as they demonstrate and display their work. John Kuenneth and Jessica Weiss bring their one-of-a-kind jewelry. Michael Thiele demonstrates his hand-crafted drums and drum table made from exotic wood. Sculptor Jim Collins will sign copies of his book-a pictorial compilation of his work over the last forty years. River Gallery at the Bluff View Art District
423/265-5033, ext. 5
<http://www.virtualcities.com/tn/bluffview.htm>

• BLUFF VIEW ART DISTRICT'S OPEN HOUSE
November 26, 2004 from 10am -5pm
Join Bluff View Art District as we celebrate the start of the holiday season with our annual district-wide open house. Sample delicious holiday breads, pastries and cakes at Rembrandt’s Coffee House. Visit Bluff View Inn’s Maclellan House to tour inn rooms and try the delicious house-made sugar & spice cookies. Stop by River Galley and watch as artists demonstrate, explain and display their work.
423/265-5033 ext 4
<http://www.virtualcities.com/tn/bluffview.htm>

• CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER & GRANDE ILLUMINATION
November 26, 2004
There will be a lighted boat parade, a singing Santa Claus performing with talented singers and dancers and fireworks to kick off the holiday season. The event will take place at Coolidge Park. The rain date is November 27th.
(423) 265-0771
<http://www.downtownchattanooga.org>

• "BREAKFAST WITH SANTA" AT THE CHATTANOOGAN
November 27, 2004
A new holiday event that allows families to enjoy a delicious breakfast and a delightful musical show by our famous singing Santa Claus at The Chattanoogan Hotel.
423/265-0771
<http://www.downtownchattanooga.org>

• CHRISTMAS CAROL DINNER CRUISES ON THE SOUTHERN BELLE
November 27-December 23, 2004
Our singing Deckhands will get everyone started singing Christmas carols as we cruise the scenic Tennessee River. Our Prime Rib and Shrimp Creole dinner will surely please the palate. We'll have live entertainment for dancing or just easy listening. Don't forget Santa will be on board to start the dancing. Southern Belle Riverboat
(423) 266-4488 or 800-766-2784
<http://www.chattanoogariverboat.com>

• VICTORIAN HOLIDAY PACKAGES AT THE CHOO CHOO
November and December dates TBA
The Chattanooga Choo Choo Holiday Inn offers several packages to accommodate families, couples, and one or multiple night visits.
423/266-5000 or 1-800 TRACK29
<http://www.choochoo.com>

• NORTH POLE LIMITED STEAM TRAIN RIDES
Weekends in November through December
Fun family holiday activity based on a popular childrens’ book. Round trip train ride originates at the Chattanooga Choo Choo complex and features storytelling, hot chocolate and cookies, and an appearance by Santa. Tickets must be reserved in advance. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum or The Chattanooga Choo Choo.
423/894-8028 or 423/266-5000
<http://www.tvrail.com/>

• DECK THE FALLS AT RUBY FALLS
November 19, 2004 - January 1, 2005
Ruby Falls will be transformed for the holiday season with an array of enchanting lights and sound effects.
(423) 821-2544
<http://www.rubyfalls.com>

• "OCEAN WONDERLAND" AT IMAX 3D THEATER
Through December 31, 2004
Sharks in a feeding frenzy, frolicking dolphins and soaring eagle rays are just a few of the marine creatures featured in the new 3D film, "Ocean Wonderland." Filmed on Australia's Great Barrier Reef and in the Bahamas, 3D sea film fans will be totally immersed in the magic and majesty of coral reefs. The film highlights several threats facing coral reefs, and calls for increased protection and care of reef systems. Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater
1-800-262-0695
<http://www.tnaqua.com/IMAX/Imax.asp>

• MOVING CHATTANOOGA: STREETCARS, BUSES & SHUTTLES"
Through January 31, 2005
Chattanooga Regional History Museum
(423) 265-3247
<http://www.chattanoogahistory.com/>

• "FESTIVALS & PARADES" AT THE REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Through March 21, 2005
Chattanooga Regional History Musuem
(423) 265-3247
<http://www.chattanoogahistory.com/>

• HOLIDAY STARLIGHT PARADE
December 4, 2004
A lighted holiday parade, with every float and marching unit strung in twinkling lights. The evening concludes with an outdoor concert at the Aquarium Plaza.
423/265-0771
<http://www.downtownchattanooga.org>

• APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS DOWNTOWN AT MILLER PLAZA
December 10, 2004
This is a wonderfully warm holiday event featuring Appalachian music, cider and cookies, and St. Nick at Waterhouse Pavilion at Miller Plaza. Chattanooga Downtown Partnership
423/265-0771
<http://www.downtownchattanooga.org>

• SANTA'S "HO, HO, HO" CRUISE ON THE SOUTHERN BELLE
December 11-12
Kids will love this one-hour cruise with a magic show, lunch, holiday music, and, of course, the man in the Big Red Suit! Southern Belle Riverboat
(423) 266-4488 or (800)766-2784
<http://www.chattanoogariverboat.com>

• "CELTIC HARVEST" AT THE CHATTANOOGA MARKET
December 14 from 12-5 pm
The market this week will feature the Celtic Harvest, a celebration of all things Scottish and Irish. In the Subaru Art Lab for kids will be Market Art with Tim and Rachael Reagan from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The Chattanooga Pipe Band and The Chattanooga Session - a traditional Irish folk group will entertain on the Suntrust stage all day. The Five Star chef demonstration will be the chefs of Durty Nelly's Irish Pub at 12:30 and 2 p.m. As always, farmers and artists will be at the Market all day selling direct to the public. 1st Tennessee Pavilion
423/265-9270
<http:// www.chattanoogamarket.com>

• CHRISTMAS CAROL DINNER CRUISES ON THE SOUTHERN BELLE
November 27 through December 23, 2004
Our singing Deckhands will get everyone started singing Christmas carols as we cruise the scenic Tennessee River. Our Prime Rib and Shrimp Creole dinner will surely please the palate. We'll have live entertainment for dancing or just easy listening. Don't forget Santa will be on board to start the dancing. Southern Belle Riverboat
(423) 266-4488 or 800-766-2784
<http://www.chattanoogariverboat.com>

• CHAMPAGNE CHRISTMAS BRUNCH BUFFET
December 25 from 11am -4pm
It is $24.95 for adults & $9.95 for children. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Renaissance Commons at the Bluff View Art District.
423/265-5033 x481
<http://www.virtualcities.com/tn/bluffview.htm>

• VICTORIAN HOLIDAY PACKAGES AT THE CHOO CHOO
November and December dates TBA
The Chattanooga Choo Choo Holiday Inn offers several packages to accommodate families, couples, and one or multiple night visits.
423/266-5000 or 1-800 TRACK29
<http://www.choochoo.com>

• NORTH POLE LIMITED STEAM TRAIN RIDES
Weekends through November through December
Fun family holiday activity based on a popular childrens’ book. Round trip train ride originates at the Chattanooga Choo Choo complex and features storytelling, hot chocolate and cookies, and an appearance by Santa. Tickets must be reserved in advance. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum or The Chattanooga Choo Choo.
423/894-8028 or 423/266-5000
<http://www.tvrail.com/>

• HOLIDAY OF LIGHTS AT CHATTANOOGA ZOO
December Specific dates TBA
Hours are extended and the event is FREE with regular admission. Thousands of lights decorate the Zoo in animal shapes and holiday designs. Being in a Zoo at night is a wonderful thing and the effect of the soft glow makes it magical. The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park.
423/697-1319
<http://zoo.chattanooga.org/>

• STORIES WITH MRS. CLAUS
December
Ages 3-10 gather round the fireplace for some classic Christmas stories told by the first lady of the season herself. Holiday refreshments will be served. This is a free program and there is no registration required. However, space is limited to the first 50 people. Arrive early to ensure your space. TN Riverpark
423/842-6748

• NEW YEAR'S DINNER GALA ON THE SOUTHERN BELLE
December 31, 2004
Join us at 8 p.m. for light Hors d'oeuvres and departing at 9 p.m. to cruise into the year 2005! The fare for dinner will be slow cooked Prime Rib and Shrimp Creole, Baby Red Potatoes in a Dilled Buttered Sauce, Steamed Rice, Green Beans, Caesar Salad, Dinner Rolls, Coffee, Iced Tea and Pecan Pie for dessert. At midnight, the horns will be blowing with party favors for all. A Split of Champagne is provided to each couple for a toast to ring in the New Year. Southern Belle Riverboat
(423) 266-4488 or 800-766-2784
<http://www.ChattanoogaRiverboat.com>

• NEW YEAR AT NOON
December 31 from 11am-4pm
Ring in the Year 2004 at Creative Discovery Museum with the grand toast and countdown at Noon. Kids can make party hats at Creation Station, get a kazoo from Dr. Discovery, pose for pictures, enter prize drawings and enjoy our “Cool Wonders” exhibit. As our “New Year at Noon” count-down culminates promptly at Noon, everyone can toast the New Year with apple juice and a kazoo rendition of “Auld Lang Syne.” After our Grande Celebration (which is when the New Year will be celebrated in Sumatra, Java and the Steppes of Russia), kids can enjoy culturally diverse holiday activities from around the world!
(423)756-2738

• "OCEAN WONDERLAND" AT IMAX 3D THEATER
Through December 31, 2004
Sharks in a feeding frenzy, frolicking dolphins and soaring eagle rays are just a few of the marine creatures featured in the new 3D film, "Ocean Wonderland." Filmed on Australia's Great Barrier Reef and in the Bahamas, 3D sea film fans will be totally immersed in the magic and majesty of coral reefs. The film highlights several threats facing coral reefs, and calls for increased protection and care of reef systems. Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater
1-800-262-0695
<http://www.tnaqua.com/IMAX/Imax.asp>

• THE NUTCRACKER
December dates TBA
Tchaikovsky’s classic Christmas ballet, presented by Chattanooga Ballet and the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra. There is a discount for students and seniors 65 and above.
423/870-1518

• DECK ROCK CITY'S ENCHANTED GARDEN OF LIGHTS
Through January 1, 2005
Rock City's award-winning, light extravaganza features more than 25 holiday scenes that transform the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a nocturnal fantasyland. Over 500,000 starbright lights illuminate the age-old rock formations along the enchanted trail.
(706) 820-2531
<http://www.seerockcity.com>

• THE FALLS AT RUBY FALLS
Through January 1, 2005
Ruby Falls will be transformed for the holiday season with an array of enchanting lights and sound effects.
(423) 821-2544
<http://www.rubyfalls.com>

• "MOVING CHATTANOOGA: STREETCARS, BUSES & SHUTTLES"
Through January 31, 2005
Chattanooga Regional History Museum
(423) 265-3247
<http://www.chattanoogahistory.com/>

• "FESTIVALS & PARADES" AT THE REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Through March 21, 2005
Chattanooga Regional History Musuem
(423) 265-3247
<http://www.chattanoogahistory.com/>

• ROCK CITY'S ENCHANTED GARDEN OF LIGHTS
Through January 1, 2005
Rock City's award-winning, light extravaganza features more than 25 holiday scenes that transform the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a nocturnal fantasyland. Over 500,000 starbright lights illuminate the age-old rock formations along the enchanted trail.
(706) 820-2531
<http://www.seerockcity.com>

• DECK THE FALLS AT RUBY FALLS
Through January 1, 2005
Ruby Falls will be transformed for the holiday season with an array of enchanting lights and sound effects.
(423) 821-2544
<http://www.rubyfalls.com>

• "MOVING CHATTANOOGA: STREETCARS, BUSES & SHUTTLES"
Through January 31, 2005
Chattanooga Regional History Museum
(423) 265-3247
<http://www.chattanoogahistory.com/>

• "FESTIVALS & PARADES" AT THE REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Through March 21, 2005
Chattanooga Regional History Musuem
(423) 265-3247
<http://www.chattanoogahistory.com/>

• BIG BAND FEVER!
February 11, 12 2005 at 8pm
Once a year, the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera turns the clock back to the time of Zoot suits and bobby socks. It's swing time! Bring your Valentine and cut some rug in the majestic Tivoli as the CSO Big Band performs the very best of the big band era: Benny Goodman, Harry James, Artie Shaw, The Dorsey Brothers and Glenn Miller. Tivoli Theater
(423) 267-8583
<http://www.chattanoogasymphony.org/>

• CHATTANOOGA ANTIQUE & GARDEN SHOW
February 25-27
This show will benefit the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts. The cost is $15 for a 3-day pass. For more information, please contact: Paula Henderson or Houston Museum of Decorative Arts. Held at Chattanooga Choo Choo Holiday Inn - 1400 Market Street.
423/875-8815 or 423/267-7176

• TASTE OF CHATTANOOGA
February dates TBA
This annual taste features some of the finest restaurants, caterers and drink establishments in the Chattanooga area.
423/265-4397 or 423/756-0001

• SANDHILL CRANE VIEWING AND CHEROKEE HERITAGE DAYS
February dates TBA
Nature lovers and birdwatchers from near and far gather annually in Southeast Tennessee to witness the spectacular viewing of thousands of Sandhill Cranes, both Bald and Golden Eagles, and other wildlife. Experts will present their knowledge in programs held at the Birchwood School. These events are free to the public. Birchwood, TN
423/344-5850 or 423/499-3584
<http://www.state.tn.us/twra>

• FESTIVALS & PARADES" AT THE REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Through March 21, 2005
Chattanooga Regional History Musuem
(423) 265-3247
<http://www.chattanoogahistory.com/>

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