holiday happenings in the scenic cityThere is no shortage of holiday activities for the young and young at heart this holiday season. From light looking to train riding, take advantage of all the seasonal specials happening throughout Chattanooga.

Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights The lights are strung and Lookout Mountain’s Rock City is hosting their 21st annual Enchanted Garden of Lights. With more than 30 holiday scenes and thousands of lights, the magic of Christmas comes alive as the lights are turned on. Enjoy pictures with Santa, entertainment, hot cocoa, and decorate gingerbread cookies.

Holiday Lights at the Chattanooga Zoo Christmas is coming to the Chattanooga Zoo. Experience the winter wonderland of lights while visiting the animals and watching them unwrap their Christmas gifts. There will also be games, crafts and pictures with Santa.

Tennessee Valley Railroad’s North Pole Limited Adventures All aboard! Journey to the North Pole on a train while enjoying refreshments, storytelling, caroling and visits with Santa. Enjoy the magic of the season as you travel to the North Pole.

Winter Wonderland at the Creative Discovery Museum Cold weather traditions come to life at the Creative Discovery Museum this holiday season. Just because the temperatures have gotten a little chillier, there are still plenty of places to play. Animal tracks, a blizzard maze and cozy cottages are just a few of the fun things happening at the Creative Discovery Museum this winter.

Ice on the Landing Lace up your skates and head downtown to the temporary rink at Ross’s Landing for a little ice skating. The rink was such a success that it’s back again this year, but it’s going to be even bigger and better. In addition to ice skating the rink will offer special themes, benefit opportunities for local charities and even appearances by the big guy himself.

Christmas Underground at Ruby Falls Experience Christmas Underground at Ruby Falls’. Stroll through the magic cave in search of the “Joystone”, see the Northern Lights and Sugar Plum Fairy Village, explore the ice cave that leads straight to the North Pole and even visit with Santa. This is a holiday event the entire family is sure to enjoy.

Holiday Under the Peaks at the Tennessee Aquarium Enjoy the holidays and experience some of the water’s most interesting creatures. Enjoy all the sights and sounds of the aquarium and delight in this year’s newest holiday programs. Be on the lookout, SCUBA Santa may even make an appearance.

IMAX 3D Theatre’s Polar Express Don’t miss the Christmas classic, “The Polar Express” at the IMAX Theatre. Feel as though you are part of the adventure as you experience the movie in 3D.