It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The weeks counting down to Christmas seems to be the most festive time of the year in Chattanooga with all the parties and parades. This weekend there is an almost endless number of fun things to do in the area. Here are your best bets for fun both grown up and family friendly.
Tremont Tavern Birthday Celebration
Tremont, Chattanooga’s favorite burger and beer joint, is getting another year older, 13 years old, infact. This weekend they area celebrating with two nights of celebrations. Both nights will feature live music from local musicians including Slim Pickins Bluegrass , Jordan Hallquist & Danimal Planet to name a few. There are beer specials all weekend and giveaways on Friday night. 8-11 Friday and Saturday. 1203 Hixson Pike
Santa Pub Crawl
The Santa Pub Crawl is a tradition in Chattanooga benefiting the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. Last year more than 2,000 toys and $5,000 benefited the local program. Beginning at 3 pm and traveling through the Southside and downtown Chattanooga, the event is a fun reason to dress up in your favorite holiday costumes and spread some cheer while enjoying drink specials. 3 pm -1 am. Begins at HiFi Clyde’s and Feed. More info online.
Holiday Lights at the Zoo
We are so lucky to have a sweet little zoo in our city. At Christmas time, the zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland and is a wonderful place to take children. In addition to lights, there are also fun events such as photos with Santa, carolers, cookie decorating, bingo, crafts and more. Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas beginning at 5:30, you can watch animals open their gifts and tour the zoo. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for kids, half of that for members. 301 North Holtzclaw
Pajamas at the Tennessee Aquarium I MAX
If you (or your child) love the movie The Polar Express and hot cocoa, this is the event for you. Geared toward families with smaller children, the PJs and The Polar Express is morning event. Begin winter break in style by dressing in your favorite pajamas and enjoying a special screening of The Polar Express 3D! This is your chance to meet the Conductor, sip hot cocoa, and enjoy pastries at 9:30 am before the movie at 10:00 am. Fun for the entire family and all who truly believe! 9:00 am – doors open and check in begins, 9:30 am – pastries and hot cocoa is served, 10:00 am – Polar Express 3D begins Member: $10 per person, adult or child Non-Members: $14 per person, adult or child Saturday and Sunday. 201 Chestnut Street. Buy tickets in advance.
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!