Holidays in Chattanooga

A Season for Travel

Without warning, or so we tell ourselves, the holidays tend to sneak up on us. They bring parties, cheery drinks, lots of shopping, scrumptious cuisine, and traveling. Amid the chaos, it’s important to reflect and take time to enjoy the season with family and friends.

The Chattanooga Holiday Trail of Lights features 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 featuring millions of twinkling lights. From  holiday meals on a river cruise to live holiday music and entertainment to animal encounters, ice skating, Santa sightings, and train excursions to the North Pole, there's something on this list that everyone can enjoy. 

Winter Accommodation Deals

With so much to do on the Holiday Trail of Lights, you will need a few days to immerse yourself in the magic. Several accommodations are offering special holiday packages

Winter Activities and Things to Do

Chattanooga's Winter is a wonderland waiting to be explored! Embrace the holiday spirit with an array of festive events that promise unforgettable memories. From shopping for everyone on your list at the enchanting Chattanooga Holiday Market to spotting Scuba Claus at the Tennessee Aquarium's Holidays Under the Peaks and nostalgic ice skating at Ice on the Landing, our city sparkles with seasonal charm. Indulge in the magic of Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights, where nature meets fantasy. With activities for all ages, including Christmas concerts, light displays, romantic spots, and delightful culinary experiences, Chattanooga beckons you to embrace the warmth of the season amidst breathtaking landscapes. Come experience the heartwarming festivities and create cherished moments in Chattanooga this winter!

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Holiday Trail of Lights

Interactive Map

This curated, follow-at-your-own-pace list showcases major holiday activities featuring millions of twinkling lights. There's something on this list that everyone can enjoy!

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