Plus, your top places to eat in Chattanooga this year.
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57º | Mostly sunny | 9% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:33 a.m. | Sunset 5:28 p.m.

🔍 The hunt is back on
A window display showcasing a winter forest.
Take a look at the holiday window displays to find the hidden treasures. | Photo by NOOGAtoday
The NorthShore Merchants Collective (NSMC) — a cooperative organization of various NorthShore businesses — has officially kicked off its Holiday Window Treasure Hunt.

The hunt features 20 local businesses + benefits nonprofit Northside Neighborhood House (NNH) for its annual Toy Drive. In other words, this grassroots event combines window shopping, holiday window designs, and supporting local businesses, all for a good cause.

Oh, and there are also prizes on the line — three winners will receive a NorthShore gift basket filled with local goodies + certificates.

NOOGAtoday | NorthShore Treasure Hunt

Try to find these items hidden in the displays.


Photo by NOOGAtoday

How to play

  • Pick up a game card at any of the 20 participating businesses.
  • Each participating business will hide a treasure in its window display — it’s up to you to find it + match that item with the store on your game card.
  • Every hidden treasure that you correctly find is an entry into the contest — you can turn in your card with just one or all 20 hidden items found. New to this year, you can ask an employee to initial your card for an extra raffle entry.
  • Submit your card by Sunday, Jan. 7 (along with a $1-$10 cash donation to benefit NNH) to Locals Only Gifts & Goods, Four Bridges Outfitters, or Learning Express Toys.
The three winners will be announced via NSMC’s Facebook + Instagram pages. Happy hunting.
Monday, Nov. 20
  • Honey Revenge | Monday, Nov. 20 | 7:30-11:55 p.m. | Barrel House Ballroom, 1501 Long St., Chattanooga | $22 | Listen to live alternative, indie, and rock songs from this LA-based pop-rock group.
Tuesday, Nov. 21
  • Cutthroat Comedy | Tuesday, Nov. 21 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga | $15-$25 | Come out for Chattanooga’s comedy game show featuring three teams of comics competing for the title of the funniest + punniest.
Wednesday, Nov. 22
  • Festive Forest | Wednesday, Nov. 22 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Miller Park, 928 Market St., Chattanooga | Free | See the holiday lights in Miller Park with festive trees — the exhibit will be up through New Year’s Eve.
  • Dexter Bell Extravaganza | Wednesday, Nov. 22 | 7:30-10 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga | $10-$30 | Close out the Barking Legs 30th Anniversary Celebration with a jazz performance by one of their central figures.
Thursday, Nov. 23
  • HipHop Feeds The Streets | Thursday, Nov. 23 | 12-6 p.m. | Chatt Foundation, 727 E. 11th St., Chattanooga | Donation | Donate clothing, blankets, and food to benefit the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.
Friday, Nov. 24
  • Reindeer on the Riverfront & Lighted Boat Parade | Friday, Nov. 24 | 4-8 p.m. | Ross’s Landing, 201 Riverfront Pkwy., Chattanooga | Free+ | Enjoy an evening of holiday fun for the whole family + end the night with a lighted boat parade and fireworks show.
  • The Breakfast Club: 80s Tribute | Friday, Nov. 24 | 9-11:55 p.m. | Barrel House Ballroom, 1501 Long St., Chattanooga | $15-$20 | Listen to a tribute band that embodies “the enigmatic, creative, and buoyant spirit of music and live performances” during the ‘80s.
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Ring in the holidays with these gifts
holiday gifts
This holiday season shop for unique gifts from our small business partners. | Photo by 6AM City
Our online shop (Six & Main), a site that celebrates small businesses locally and in our 25 sister markets, is dishing out major deals this holiday season. From coffee to artwork and apparel, there’s a gift for everyone.

Black Friday
  • 30% off items included in our gift guides for her + him
Cyber Monday
There are more savings this weekend for the foodies, pet parents, and more…
News Notes
  • NorthShore boutique River City Apparel announced it will soon close its doors after 27 years of operation. “Everything in the store will be 25% off, and the sale will continue until everything is gone,” said the local spot in an Instagram post.
  • CARTA’s board of directors recently approved the appointment of Charles Frazier as its new CEO. Frazier, the former COO of the Jacksonville Transit Authority, will succeed Lisa Maragnano who retired earlier this year. He will begin his position in January. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
  • The City of Chattanooga is inviting all Neighborhood Association members to its November Roundtable event today, Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Avondale Community Center. The meeting will focus on the importance of data. RSVP via email.
  • The Ridgedale neighborhood will host its Community Friendsgiving on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Elks Lodge, located at 1211 Dodds Ave. From 3 to 5 p.m., you can enjoy classic holiday fixings + are encouraged to bring a side or Thanksgiving leftovers. RSVP by texting 423-504-2856.
  • ChattState will honor past graduates in its Alumni Reception during its homecoming celebrations on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Alumni will gather for light refreshments from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Faculty Staff Dining Room (OMNI Building, Room 124). RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 22.
  • Hamilton County Schools will host a Construction Career Expo on Friday, Dec. 8 at the Construction Career Center. At the expo, 10th graders will have a chance to explore career opportunities through an immersive experience. Register online.
  • The Chattanooga Lookouts have a new look. The team recently unveiled their “Scenic City” red alternate jersey that will be worn in the 2024 season. The new jersey will be part of the Lookouts’ authentic collection, the first addition since 2016.
  • Did you know? Greenville, SC is a pet-friendly haven for travelers. Plan the paw-fect trip with these dog-friendly experiences.*
  • Have you heard of the “Target Phenomenon” — why people can’t leave Target without a cartful of goodies? Brad’s Deals explains 11 reasons to love Target.*
Your top places to eat in Chattanooga this year
NOOGAtoday | Plate of food featuring veggies, meat, and rice.
Several folks said Old Man Rivers Table & Tavern was one of their top spots to eat this year. | Photo by @oldmanriverschatt
Earlier this month, we shared the Yelp Chattanooga Top Places to Eat in Chattanooga 2023 list, which was based on the volume of ratings + reviews that took place between the summers of 2022 and 2023.

We asked our readers how the findings compared to their favorite spots in town, and 91% of y’all said you agreed with the results for the most part, but a few spots were missing. Here’s what you all would add:
  • “Old Man Rivers Table & Tavern and Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar” — Miller H.
  • “Southside Pizza Co., Hello Monty, and The Rosecomb are three restaurants in Chatt that never miss!” — Anna L.
  • “Han Mi, Two Ten Jack, and Attack of the Tatsu” — Stefan S.
  • “Il Primo, FIAMMA Pizza Co., and Niedlov’s” — Van B.
  • “SideTrack Restaurant” — Frances B.
  • “Bela Lisboa, Amada’s Tapas and Wine, and Calliope” — Marilyn E.
  • “Public House and Bocaccia leap to mind” — Rob W.
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Keeping in the festive spirit. How cute is this advent calendar made out of The Rustic House’s Tea Light Sample Kit? I love the combination of a traditional holiday activity + the delightful scents from this local candle company.
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