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. 

We are updating this list as we receive information about events. Stay tuned for updates!

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Holiday Meal Experiences

Thanksgiving on the River/Southern Belle Riverboat

$ | Nov. 18 & 23 / Times Vary
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner on the Grand Chandelier deck overlooking the Tennessee River with live music and a buffet-style dinner complete with all the classic trimmings. After dinner, board the Southern Belle Riverboat for a one-hour sightseeing cruise.

Christmas Special Dinner Train/Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum 

$ | Nov. 3-Dec. 23, weekends / 6:45 pm  
Enjoy this special 4-course holiday dinner aboard a restored 1924 dining car. The excursion departs from Grand Junction Station and travels through areas of Chattanooga

More Holiday Meal Options

These restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day and are ready to serve up your gourmet family dinner! 

Bridgeman’s Chophouse | Cracker Barrel (All locations)  | Food Works| Forge Restaurant at the ChattanooganPuckett’s Grocery & Restaurant | Rodizio Grill | Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse | The Restaurant at Fall Creek Falls

Santa’s helpers at these local restaurants are ready to welcome you in for a delicious dinner on Christmas Day!  

Bridgeman’s Chophouse | Rodizio Grill's Downtown and Hamilton Place locations | Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse | Calliope

Impress your family with a chef-made holiday meal at home from these local restaurants!

  • Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant – Order online at puckettsgro.com/holidays
    • Thanksgiving orders accepted through 2 pm on Saturday, Nov. 8
    • Christmas orders accepted through 2 pm on Saturday, Dec. 16
  • Spice Trail – Order online at spicetrailcha.com 

    • Thanksgiving orders accepted through Friday, Nov. 17 

Check out all of Chattanooga’s diverse RESTAURANTS and watering holes. Cheers!

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