The end of the year means twinkling lights, smoke-filled chimneys, and a feeling of magic in the air. The holidays bring a sense of joy and wonder to people of all ages. Celebrate the season in Chattanooga with a variety of live Christmas music that is sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit.

2022 Holiday Music Schedule

Christmas Pops Concert

Dec. 3 | 8 p.m. | Southern Adventist Campus, Illes P.E. Center
Southern Adventist University’s School of Music invites the community to an evening of seasonal carols and classics performed by the Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, and Steel Band under the direction of Ken Parsons and Keith Lloyd. The event is free and open to the public. 

The Messiah, Performed by the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera and Choruses

Dec. 3 | 7:30 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church
Celebrate the season with Haydn's classic oratorio The Messiah performed by the CSO and CSO Chorus in the picturesque First Presbyterian Church.

The Messiah Sing-Along with the CSO

Dec. 4 | 3 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church
Celebrate the season with Haydn's classic oratorio The Messiah performed by YOU along with the CSO and CSO Chorus in the picturesque First Presbyterian Church.

Chattanooga Holiday Market at the Chattanooga Convention Center

 Dec. 3-4, 10-11, & 17-18
The Holiday Market features 200+ local food vendors, artists, and crafters offering unique gifts and festive preparations – everything you’ll need for the holiday season! The market offers festive daily entertainment for the whole family: student musician performances, Sweet Georgia Sound, and several other acoustical performers capture the holiday spirit.

iHeartRadio's Jingle Ball: The IMAX Experience

Dec. 9 | 7 p.m. | Tennessee Aquarium's IMAX
More than 20 years ago, New York's Z100, the most listened to pop radio station in the country, introduced Jingle Ball—a holiday concert with the year's top artists performing their #1 hits. The show quickly became the most anticipated holiday tradition with tickets selling out in minutes. Jingle Ball has since grown into a globally-recognized phenomenon-now a sold-out multi-city national tour and a must-stop appearance for the world's biggest artists to get face-to-face with thousands of their most passionate fans. 

This year's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball will feature performances by: •Dua Lipa •Lizzo •Charlie Puth •Backstreet Boys •The Kid LAROI •AJR •Demi Lovato.

Jingle Jam - A Christmas Spectacular

Dec. 18 | 6 p.m. | Metro Tab Church
Join family and friends at an oh-so-jolly occasion during the most wonderful time of the year! Don’t miss JINGLE JAM on Sunday, December 18 at 6PM! Jingle Jam is a FREE Christmas Spectacular and LIVE Concert!

Throughout the evening, be on the lookout for beloved characters including Mr. & Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, Queen Elsa, Frosty, and Rudolph! In the midst of all the yuletide revelries, enjoy popcorn, cotton candy, hot cocoa, Christmas cookies, inflatables, ornament decorating, a gingerbread house competition, and more! We will end the evening with a live concert where you will enjoy harmonious medleys of holiday songs both classic and contemporary.

Chattanooga Symphony and Opera's Home for the Holidays

Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. | Memorial Auditorium
The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera hosts one of Chattanooga’s most treasured holiday events that includes a variety of secular and sacred holiday tunes that are perfect for the whole family. Be sure to get to the concert early to have your picture taken with Santa and put your letter to the North Pole in our special post box!

Winter Events

In addition to the Holiday Trail of Lights, winter in Chattanooga features an array of festivals, holiday events, Santa sightings, shopping, live music and entertainment scattered throughout the city.

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