Top 5 activities to do during Christmas break in Chattanooga


Mia Ford, writer


  1. The Enchanted Garden of Lights

The Enchanted Garden of Lights is located on top of Lookout Mountain in Rock City. Every year, Rock City transforms into a shimmering wonder of festive snowmen and nativity scenes. All of that topped with breathtaking views of the Tennessee landscape, the Garden of Lights is a definite must see. Be sure to bundle up and take along your family or friends.

  1. Chattanooga Theater

During the Christmas season, the Chattanooga Theater puts on Christmas classics for the community. This year, the theater is putting on Miracle on 34th Street. The characters are played by local actors and actresses from Chattanooga. The show is filled with comedy, laughter, and heart-warming Christmas songs. This is the perfect place to spend time with family and revel in Holiday spirit.

  1. Christmas Nights of Lights

Located in Camp Jordan, Christmas Night of Lights is a thrill for little boys and girls as well as adults. This drive-thru Christmas light show is a magical Christmas adventure that you can enjoy in the comfort and warmth of your own car. Halfway through the light show, there is a refreshment stop that offers the most delicious red velvet funnel cakes, piping hot chocolate, and handmade trinkets that are perfect for last-minute Christmas presents.

4. The Nutcracker

This year, the Chattanooga Ballet presents The Nutcracker performed in the Tivoli Theater in downtown Chattanooga. This festive ballet classic in accompanied by the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra. Magical, romantic, and elegant, the ballet will entrance everyone with the ballerinas’ sleek and lyrical movements and will never fail to invoke a cheery Christmas mood.

  1. Ruby Falls’ Christmas Underground

The cave at Ruby Falls is a glittery Christmas experience. The cave is lit up with copious amounts of Christmas lights, and Santa’s helpers can be seen hurrying to get all the toys for all the good girls and boys ready for Christmas day. Geared mostly toward small children, the cave’s main attraction is obviously Santa, and the cave also features a Sugar Plum Fairy Village. Though it is quite juvenile, the cave is the perfect place to really let your inner child come alive this Christmas.