Special Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve Meals

If spending days preparing large holiday meals adds extra stress to an already hectic schedule, then take a break this year to enjoy a variety of ready-made holiday meals. Get together with your family at one of Chattanooga’s attractions or delectable restaurants offering special holiday meals.

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THANKSGIVING MEALS

Thanksgiving Lunch & Dinner Cruises on the Chattanooga Riverboat Co.’s Southern Belle & Pier 2 
Nov. 26, 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. 
The Southern Belle Riverboat takes you on a two-hour cruise on the scenic Tennessee River with a buffet-style Thanksgiving Dinner featuring sliced roast turkey breast, carved ham, creamy mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole with marshmallow topping, green bean casserole, corn pudding, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, cheesecake, iced tea, coffee and water. There is also a full bar for purchase of your favorite elixirs. Enjoy live entertainment and a tour of the pilothouse. Book online. 

Thanksgiving Family-Style Meals To-Go
Nov. 26
Enjoy the day by feasting on a spread from the Bluff View Art District. The family-style meal features traditional Thanksgiving dishes like turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and fixings alongside signature favorites from Bluff View's renowned pastry, bakery, pasta and restaurant kitchens. To order, please call (423) 265-5033 x4. 

CHRISTMAS MEALS

Tennessee Valley Railroad’s Christmas Dinner Train 
Nov. 20-Dec. 28, times vary 
Enjoy a four-course dining experience on board a restored 1924 dining car this holiday season. The excursion trains will depart from Chattanooga's Grand Junction Station, traveling at a leisurely pace through portions of urban East Chattanooga before reversing direction and returning to Grand Junction. The travel time is just right for the complete meal on a vintage dining car. 

Southern Belle Riverboat’s Christmas Carol Dinner Cruise 
Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5, 16 & 19, 7 p.m. 
Enjoy dinner while on a relaxing cruise down the Tennessee River. Cruise includes live entertainment, dancing, appearance by Santa, and a dinner of prime rib, shrimp creole, savory cornbread dressing, desserts and more. Reservations can be booked online or by phone. 

Southern Belle Riverboat’s Breakfast with Santa Cruise 
Dec. 2020 (call to schedule) 
Start the day with a pancake breakfast on the Southern Belle! After breakfast, be razzled and dazzled by a magic show and enjoy a visit with the man in the big red suit to find out if you’ve made the naughty or nice list this year. Reservations can be booked online or by phone. 

Southern Belle Riverboat’s ‘Tis the Season Lunch Cruise
Dec. 5, 12 & 19, 1 p.m. 
Enjoy lunch while cruising down the Tennessee River. Cruise includes live entertainment, Pilot House tours, and a lunch of prime rib, lemon basil chicken, desserts and more. Reservations can be booked online or by phone.

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinner at Bridgeman's Chophouse
Bridgeman’s is serving up a special holiday menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, featuring dishes like caramelized apple and ginger bisque, prime rib, pork rack, caramel apple cheesecake and pumpkin roll. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Christmas Eve and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Christmas Day.

NEW YEAR’S EVE MEALS 

Southern Belle Riverboat’s New Year’s Eve on the River 
Dec. 31, 9 p.m. 
Ring in the new year aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat! Get the party started at the 3rd Deck Burger Bar and enjoy dinner, music, dancing and a midnight champagne toast as you cruise into 2020. The buffet style dinner will feature prime rib, shrimp creole, a variety of sides, dessert and more. Reservations can be booked online or by phone. 

New Year’s Eve Dinner Train
Dec. 31, 5 & 8 p.m.
Celebrate the new year with a fine dining feast aboard a vintage train car! These trips include a three-course dining experience onboard a restored 1924 dining car. Passengers choose from carved English roast beef, herb roasted stuffed chicken breast or crusted salmon filet with savory sides including tomato bisque with creme fraiche and chives, homemade mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans, and assorted bread and butter. Trains depart from Chattanooga's Grand Junction Station in the evening, traveling at a leisurely pace through portions of urban East Chattanooga before reversing direction and returning to Grand Junction. Reservations can be booked online or by phone.

NEW YEAR'S DAY MEALS

New Year's Day Brunch
Jan. 1
​Bridgeman's Chophouse at The Read House Hotel will host a New Year's Day Brunch on January 1st from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

New Year's Brunch at State of Confusion 
Jan. 1, 2021 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Check out more RESTAURANTS that have special hours leading up to/or are open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day.