With a plethora of fantastic holiday activities, downtown Chattanooga is the best place to be at Christmastime!
Downtown Chattanooga's different activities will bring cheer to your holiday season. Christmas in Chattanooga kicks off on the Friday after Thanksgiving with the Christmas on the River & Grande Illumination, which features a lighted boat parade on the Tennessee River at Ross's Landing, a visit from Santa Claus accompanied by the Lindsay Fussel Dancers and the Choo Choo Kids, and a magnificent fireworks show. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, children have the opportunity to enjoy a full breakfast with Santa. On the first Saturday in December, you can marvel at the Holiday Starlight Parade where you'll see performing groups, vehicles, and floats all decked in a yuletide theme. The final event in downtown Chattanooga's holiday festivities is the Appalachian Christmas, a traditional Appalachian folk and bluegrass Christmas celebration accompanied by a visit from an Appalachian Santa and complimentary hot cider and sugar cookies. If you're looking for an ideal place to visit during Christmastime, you can find all the warmth and cheer of the season in Chattanooga!