Dinner and a show. It’s the quintessential pairing. There’s no shortage of shows to enjoy in Chattanooga this December, so why not make a whole night of it? Check out our recommended dinner + show pairings with a meal at one of our favorite restaurants—all within walking distance of your evening or matinee performance.

Park the car. Enjoy a meal. And treat yourself to some festive cheer.

The Pairings

Polar Express 3D at the IMAX + Pucketts

Experiencing this holiday tale in 3D on the giant six-story screen has become a family tradition for many Chattanoogans! Catch the movie any day except Christmas, from Nov. 26 through Dec. 26.

Grab dinner at Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant before you journey to the North Pole. Whether you choose a classic meat & 3 plate or try one of their other southern dishes, be sure to save room for some cobbler and bread pudding—you can thank us later.

Distance from IMAX to Pucketts: .1 mile

Scrooge! A Magical Holiday Musical + Frazier Five & Dime

Renowned writer/composer/lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol into Scrooge!, a charming hit musical for all ages to enjoy. This well-loved holiday tale of Christmases past, present, and future is sure to warm hearts this December. 

Before the show, grab dinner and drinks at Frazier Five & Dime, where the elevated neighborhood bar atmosphere meets casual fine dining with a menu of southern favorites. If you time your dinner just right, you can take advantage of their happy hour specials!

Distance from Chattanooga Theatre Centre to Frazier Five and Dime .2 mile

Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet + Tony's Pasta Shop and Trattoria

The beloved family tradition is back: NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! Gather your loved ones for the warm glow nostalgia of America’s favorite Christmas celebration. Experience the extraordinary international cast and Ukrainian Principal Artists performing at the peak of classical European Ballet. 

Known for its housemade pastas (including an extensive gluten-free menu) Tony's is a Chattanooga favorite! Create your own pasta dish or order one of their classic pasta entrees like the Low Country Linguine, and you will not be disappointed. 

Distance from the Memorial Auditorium to Tony's: .5 mile

Chattanooga Symphony and Opera’s Home for the Holidays Concert + Slim and Husky's Pizza Beeria

The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera’s holiday concert returns with a variety of secular and sacred holiday tunes that are perfect for the whole family. Be sure to get here early for a picture with Santa and to mail your letter to the North Pole!

Just a short walk away (fair warning: this is not a flat walk), Slim and Husky's lets you customize your dream pizza to the extreme. But don't get too carried away, because you will want to try one of their dessert pizzas like the Ninja Tartle or Cookie Monsta.

Distance from Memorial Auditorium to Slim and Husky's:  .4 mile


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