Special Holiday Accommodations Packages and Meals

Extend your Chattanooga Holiday Adventure for even more fun. With so much to do on the Holiday Trail of Lights, you will need a few days to immerse yourself in the magic. Several Chattanooga hotels offer special holiday packages that include overnight accommodations and tickets to attractions.

Holiday Meals that Make You Feel Right at Home

If spending days preparing holiday meals adds extra stress to an already hectic schedule, take a break and indulge in a variety of delicious holiday meals. Best part – you do not have to clean up! Spend more time with your family as you share memories over handcrafted culinary delights from Chattanooga’s welcoming restaurants.  

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s Christmas Dinner Train 

Step back in time and enjoy a two-hour, four-course dining experience prepared and served onboard restored train cars. (Nov. 18-Dec. 28) 

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s New Year’s Dinner Train 

Get rid of the old and welcome in the new year aboard a restored 1924 dining car for a two-hour, four-course unique train excursion. (Dec. 31) 

Thanksgiving Dinner on the Grand Chandelier Deck & Cruise 

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner on the Tennessee River with live music and a buffet-style dinner complete with all the trimmings. After dinner, board the Southern Belle Riverboat for a one-hour sightseeing cruise. (Nov. 24) 

Holiday 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. 

NOV.-JAN. Holiday Trail of Lights 

NOV. 18-JAN. 28 Ice on the Landing 

NOV. 18-JAN. 1 Rock City Gardens’ Enchanted Garden of Lights 

NOV. 18-DEC. 23 Tennessee Valley Railroad’s North Pole Limited Christmas Train 

NOV. 18-DEC. 28 Tennessee Valley Railroad’s Christmas Dinner Train 

NOV.-DEC. Creative Discovery Museum’s Gingerbread Workshops 

DEC. 2-3 Creative Discovery Museum’s PJs with Santa 

DEC. 2-17 Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) 

DEC. 3-18, weekends Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s Santa’s Hiwassee Holiday Train 

DEC. 3-18, weekends Chattanooga Holiday Market 

DEC. 9-18 Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical 

DEC. 11 Chattanooga Holiday Market’s Lodge Cast Iron Bake-Off 

DEC. 3-18 Tennessee Valley Railroad’ Santa’s Hiwassee Holiday Train 

DEC. 26-JAN. 8 Tennessee Valley Railroad’s Holiday Christmas Lights Train 

More holiday events and restaurants open for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days will be announced soon. Check VisitChattanooga.com/Winter for the most updated information. 

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