Chattanooga’s Holiday Trail of Lights invites visitors and the community to embrace the season with family and friends by exploring all the city’s wondrous experiences.  

The Chattanooga Holiday Trail of Lights features 12 incredible experiences to share with loved ones, including a Holiday Trail of Lights map. This curated, follow at your own pace list showcases major holiday activities including millions of twinkling lights, holiday river cruises, live festive entertainment, ice skating, Santa sightings, train excursions to the North Pole, and more.  

Enjoy these 12 Chattanooga Holiday Trail of Lights featured experiences: 

  1. Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights 

  1. Holidays at Ruby Falls and the Forest of Wishes 

  1. Tennessee Aquarium’s Holidays Under the Peaks & Polar Express 3D in IMAX 

  1. Ice on the Landing at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens 

  1. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s North Pole Limited & Holiday Train Excursions 

  1. Twinkling Snowflakes along the Scenic Walnut Street Bridge in Downtown Chattanooga 

  1. EPB’s Holiday Windows 

  1. Chattanooga Riverboat Company’s Southern Belle & Holiday Season of Cheer 

  1. Holiday Lights at the Chattanooga Zoo 

  1. Wonder Wall at High Point Climbing & Fitness/Downtown 

  1. Winter Wonderland at the Chattanooga Choo Choo 

  1. Gingerbread Workshops at the Creative Discovery Museum 

Chattanooga is conveniently located less than two hours from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, Birmingham, and Huntsville. Once in the city, visitors can park their car and navigate downtown by taking the free electric shuttle, using the bike share system with more than 300 bicycles placed around downtown, or on foot.  

With so much to do along the Holiday Trail of Lights, visitors will need at least a weekend to be immersed in the holiday celebrations. Visitors can make their Chattanooga getaway even more magical with special holiday packages including the Elf Tuck-In package at The Read House, the Rock City Garden of Lights Getaway package at the Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast, and more. View all the Winter Accommodations and Attractions Packages here. 

Holiday cheer doesn’t stop there. In addition to the Holiday Trail of Lights, the holiday season in Chattanooga features an array of holiday entertainment for all. Find out more at Holiday Events in Chattanooga.  

The holidays will soon come and go, and then it’s time to ring in 2022. Chattanooga invites visitors and the community to celebrate the New Year in Chattanooga with a variety of family-friendly and adult options including train rides, boat rides, concerts, and more. Get all the NYE details here.  

Get the full details at Chattanooga’s Holiday Trail of Lights. Everyone is invited to use #TrailofLightsCHA on social media for a chance to be featured by @VisitChatt on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

About the Chattanooga Tourism Company 

The Chattanooga Tourism Co. Promotes and develops visitor experiences for our community’s economic and social prosperity. Chattanooga has been named the Best Town Ever twice by Outside magazine, one of the 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler and a Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability. 

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