Plan Ahead: December 2021

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Dec 1-5

Wed., Dec. 1

  • Wednesday on Wheels | Wed., Dec. 1 | 7-10 p.m. | The Moxy Chattanooga | Free+ | Bring your skates (or rent a pair for $7) to enjoy an evening of skating with a cocktail in hand — must be 18+ to attend. 🛼
  • Make your Own Herbal Salve | Wed., Dec. 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $28 | Choose from four different recipes to make two, 2-oz tins of your own herbal salve or balm.
  • Carpetbagger’s Comedy Hour | Wed., Dec. 1 | 8:30-10 p.m. | Common House, 1517 Mitchell Ave. | $10 | Check out comedians from both NYC + here in Chattanooga for a good laugh.
  • “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” | Tues., Nov. 30-Thurs., Nov. 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium | $38+ | This touring Broadway musical is about Donna Summers, a girl from Boston “with a voice from heaven.” 🎵
  • Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights | Wed., Dec. 1-Thurs., Dec. 23 | 5-9 p.m. | Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd. | $14.95+ | Take a stroll down the lighted Grand Corridor, experience the twinkle of lights in the Arctic Kingdom, and watch the Magic Forest come alive.

Thurs., Dec. 2

  • SDCL Sweet Swap | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Soddy-Daisy Community Library, 9619 Dayton Pike | Free, RSVP | Bring your homemade sweets + swap recipes with other participants — must be 16 years or older to attend. 🍪
  • Ladies Who Launch | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 4-6 p.m. | Common House, 1517 Mitchell Ave. | Free | The last Ladies Who Launch of the year will feature an apertivo hour for drinks and socializing.
  • Be Front and Center for Chattanooga’s First BlueCross Bowl | Thurs., Dec. 2–Sat., Dec. 4 | 3-7 p.m. | Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. | $12 | Attendees can see the best players + teams in the state compete during the three-day tournament featuring three state championship games daily at 11 p.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. 🏈*
  • “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” | Tues., Nov. 30-Thurs., Nov. 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium | $38+ | This touring Broadway musical is about Donna Summers, a girl from Boston “with a voice from heaven.” 🎵

Fri., Dec. 3

  • Red Bank Christmas Parade + Festival | Fri., Dec. 3 | 4-8 p.m. | Red Bank City Park | Free+ | Shop crafts, gifts + food sections from local vendors before the parade.
  • SSCA Holiday Open House | Fri., Dec. 3 | 4-7 p.m. | Scenic City Clay Arts, 301 E. 11th St. | Free+ | Shop handmade pottery from local artists + receive 10% off in-person class registrations during the event. 
  • First Friday Open House | Fri., Dec. 3 | 6-8 p.m. | Free, RSVP | Area 61 Gallery | Connect with the gallery’s local artists onsite to mix + mingle while viewing their art.
  • PJ’s with Santa | Fri., Dec. 3 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Creative Discovery Museum | $20+ | Enjoy a fun night with Santa by sharing your wishlist, making holiday cards, decorating cookies + more.

Sat., Dec. 4

  • 4th Annual Brew Lights | Sat., Dec. 4 | 7-10 p.m. | The Chattanooga Zoo | $40+ | A holiday beer festival with unlimited samples of local + national craft beers, cocktails, ciders + more. 🍻
  • 2021 Wauhatchie BoulderFest | Sat., Dec. 4 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 1832 Old Wauhatchie Pike | $20 suggested donation | Bouldering competition + open-to-all climbing day with food and drinks — it’s a family friendly event for all levels of climbers. 🪨
  • 2021 MainX24 Adult Big Wheel Race | Sat., Dec. 4 | 12-3 p.m. | 1450 Rossville Ave. | $150 | Slip, slide, drift, and collide to battle it out for the Big Wheel GOAT Trophy, all while raising money for SoundCorps.
  • Rhythm & Booze: $5 Champagne Pop-Up | Sat., Dec. 4 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $5 | Grab $5 champagne, mimosas, or Sleepyhead coffee to prep for the MAINx24 fun.
  • MAINx24 | Sat., Dec. 4 | Various times | Various locations on Main Street | Free | Head to Southside’s Main Street for a 24-hour celebration featuring live music, pop-ups, a parade, axe-throwing, a chili championship, dancing, and a whole lot more.
  • Christmas Village | Sat., Dec. 4 | 5-8 p.m. | 5208 Hixson Pike, Hixson | Free | Enjoy local music groups, a Christmas Market with 40+ booths, food trucks, kids activities + photos with Santa.*
  • Christmas Pajama Skate | Sat., Dec. 4 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Hamilton Skate Place | $7+ | Bring your skates (or rent a pair for $3) and your pajamas to skate to Christmas music or play fun, holiday games — for children of all ages.

Sun., Dec. 5

  • The Soddy-Daisy Christmas Parade | Sun., Dec. 5 | 2 p.m. | Dayton Pike | Free | Marching bands, dancers, float contests + a special appearance from Santa Claus. 🎅
  • Annual Holiday Tractor Swing | Sun., Dec 5 | 5:30-9 p.m. | The Collegedale Commons | Free+ | A family fun event to listen to live bluegrass music and see the participants of the tractor decorating contest. 🚜
  • Vibes are Welcome Brunch | Sun., Dec. 5 | 12-3 p.m. | Millennial Nail Bar, 818 Georgia Ave. Suite 118 | $25+ | Nothing but good vibes, music, and friends — and unlimited brunch + drinks. 😎 
  • Lodge Cast Iron Bake-Off | Sun., Dec. 5 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Chattanooga Convention Center | Free | Four local chefs will battle it out using Lodge’s latest cookware for a chance to win a gift from Lodge + the Allen Hampton Trophy. 🏆
  • Gingerbread Workshop | Sun., Dec. 5 | 1-2:30 p.m. + 3:30-5 p.m. | Creative Discovery Museum | $55 | This family event at the museum will provide the hot chocolate, cookies, pre-built houses, icing, candy, and festive music.

Dec 6-12

Mon., Dec. 6

  •  BPATH | Mon., Dec. 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Hunter Museum | Free | Chattanooga’s Black professionals are invited to celebrate the holidays and enjoy performances by C-Grimey & The Freedom Rydaz and The Flow Creatives.
  • Santa Paws Pet Photo Night | Mon., Dec. 6 | 4-7 p.m. | Hamilton Place Mall | $20+ | Bring your furry friends for photos with Santa — pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.

Tues., Dec. 7

  • Handmade Holidays: Paper Trees | Tues., Dec. 7 | 6-8:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $30 | Create a cute tree decoration for your fireplace mantle, shelf, or any other spot that needs some homemade decor.

Wed., Dec. 8

  • Holiday Potluck | Wed., Dec. 8 | 6:30-10 p.m. | The Daily Ration, 1220 Dartmouth St. | Free | The community is invited to bring a dish, drink, or friend to the holiday potluck hosted by The Specific Chiropractic Center.
  • Holiday Happy Hour with 1 Million Cups | Wed., Dec. 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wiseguy Lounge in Goodfella’s Pizzeria | Free+ | Enjoy a holiday happy hour with 1 Million Cups, and organization focused on removing barriers in the community for small biz + entrepreneurs.

Thu., Dec. 9

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 7 p.m. | Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium | $24+ | This beloved TV classic will come to life onstage with all of your favorite holiday characters.
  • Free Family Night at the Museum | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Creative Discovery Museum | Free, RSVP | Enjoy a night out at the museum after hours completely free — just make sure to register first.

Fri., Dec. 10

  • Dinner Dance Charity Ball | Fri., Dec. 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. | $55 | Join the Choo Choo Chapter of the USA Dance, Inc. for dinner + dancing with proceeds to benefit Orange Grove Center. 
  • Chattanooga Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” | Fri., Dec. 10-Sun., Dec. 12 | Various times | Tivoli Theatre | $19+ | Southeastern Trust presents this show with the Chattanooga Ballet’s professional company, guest artists, and students from Chattanooga Ballet School.
  • Holiday Jubilee | Fri., Dec. 10 | 5-8 p.m. | The Read House | Free | Enjoy an evening of live entertainment, complimentary hot chocolate + cider, pictures with Santa, and more.
  • Farm Play Day: Christmas on the Farm | Fri., Dec. 10 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Hidden Hills Farm & Saddle Club, 5900 Edgmon Rd., Ooltewah | $10+ | Take a pony ride, pet the animals, bring a picnic, and let the kids play on the farm.

Sat., Dec. 11

  • International Market | Sat., Dec. 11 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. + 6 p.m. | Cooper’s Alley | Free+ | A family friendly market with food and items from around the world — at 6 p.m., there will be live music + a Bavarian market.
  • Breakfast with Santa | Sat., Dec. 11 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Read House | $15+ | Enjoy breakfast in the Silver Ballroom with Mr. + Mrs. Claus, where their chef has prepared all of your breakfast favorites. 🎅
  • Cooking Vegan for the Holidays: Apple Pie | Sat., Dec. 11 | 1-2 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | Amanda and Rasean from Not Your Mama’s Greens will teach you how to turn a classic apple pie into a vegan delicacy in this beginner-friendly class.
  • Chattanooga Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” | Fri., Dec. 10-Sun., Dec. 12 | Various times | Tivoli Theatre | $19+ | Southeastern Trust presents this show with the Chattanooga Ballet’s professional company, guest artists, and students from Chattanooga Ballet School.
  • Gingerbread Workshop | Sat., Dec. 11 | 1:30-3 p.m. + 6-8 p.m. | Creative Discovery Museum | $55 | This family event at the museum will provide the hot chocolate, cookies, pre-built houses, icing, candy, and festive music.
  • Scenic City Super Show | Sat., Dec. 11 | 7:30 | Barking Legs Theatre, 1307 Dodds Ave. | $15+ | This super show will have it all, from stand up + sketch comedy to punk rock and a bonus after-show.
  • Amani Ya Juu Christmas Market | Sat., Dec. 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Amani Ya Juu, 420 S. Willow St. | Free+ | Enjoy a day of shopping 15% off storewide, goods from Dekko Trading Company, plus holiday treats. 🍪

Sun., Dec. 12

  • SHE BOP Holiday Market | Sun., Dec. 12 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall, 890 Riverfront Pkwy. | Free+ | A curated shopping event with 25+ vendors, a DJ, and a photo op with Buddy the Elf, plus food, drinks, and more served by Chattanooga Whiskey.
  • Chattanooga Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” | Fri., Dec. 10-Sun., Dec. 12 | Various times | Tivoli Theatre | $19+ | Southeastern Trust presents this show with the Chattanooga Ballet’s professional company, guest artists, and students from Chattanooga Ballet School.
  • Holidaze Family Affair | Sun., Dec. 12 | 3-6 p.m. | 818 Georgia Ave. | $5+ | This day of family fun will feature door prizes, painting, arts + crafts for adults and kids, and pictures with Santa and his elves.
  • Holiday Hop | Sun., Dec. 12 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | 200 Broad St. | Free | This downtown holiday event will feature live music, roller skating, fire dancers, holiday treats, craft vendors, and more.

Dec 13-19

Mon., Dec. 13

  • Beginner Embroidery: Holiday Hand Towels | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Blvd. | $35 | Learn how to make your own basic embroidery designs on hand towels to gift this season, or just spice up your own kitchen.
  • Santa Paws Pet Photo Night | Mon., Dec. 13 | 4-7 p.m. | Hamilton Place Mall | $20+ | Bring your furry friends for photos with Santa — pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.

Tues., Dec. 14

  • Real Estate Career Night | Tues., Dec. 14 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Keller Williams Greater Chattanooga | Free | Find out what it takes to get a real estate license in TN + get all of your realty questions answered. 
  • Doyle Dykes Christmas Concert | Tues., Dec. 14 | 7-9 p.m. | Songbirds, 35 Station St. | $25 | Get in the holiday spirit with legendary guitarist Doyle Dykes as he performs Christmas songs.
  • Community Christmas Party | Tues., Dec. 14 | 5-8 p.m. | CHI Memorial Stadium Executive Club | Free | The first annual community Christmas party hosted by the Red Wolves will feature pictures with Santa, a hot chocolate bar, and a toy drive.

Wed., Dec. 15

  • Chris Tomlin Christmas | Wed., Dec. 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Redemption to the Nations Church | $25+ | Experience an intimate night of worship, stories, Tomlin’s favorite Christmas Carols, and music from his new album.
  • How to Build a Cheese and Charcuterie Board | Wed., Dec. 15 | 6-7 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $45 | Learn how to select and pair cheeses + create your own take-home, show-stopping cheese and charcuterie board.

Thu., Dec. 16

  • Gingerbread House Party | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Pinspiration Chattanooga, 2275 Gunbarrel Rd. | $35 | They’ll take the chaos out of the annual gingerbread house building, you just show up — in your holiday PJs — for all of the fun.

Fri., Dec. 17

  • 19th Annual Tri-Octaves Christmas Concert | Fri., Dec. 17-Sat., Dec. 18 | 7-9 p.m. | Hope City Church, 7 N. Tuxedo Ave. | $25 | Featuring former Impressions member Willie Kitchen Jr. — proceeds to benefit the Mary Walker Foundation.
  • NYE Champagne Cocktails | Fri., Dec. 17 |  6-7 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $30 | Discuss, taste, and learn to replicate three champagne cocktails for NYE.
  • Winter Break Spectacular | Fri., Dec. 17 | 1-7 p.m. | Miller Park | Free | Celebrate the start of winter break with music, games, food trucks, holiday treats, and a showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
  • “It’s Christmas, Darling!” Christmas Show | Fri., Dec. 17 | 7:30-10 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater | $20+ | Robin Grant & The Standard will perform their own jazzy renditions of your favorite Christmas songs + music from their brand new Christmas EP. 
  • “O, Holy Night” | Fri., Dec. 17 | 7 p.m. | The Camp House, 806 E. 12th St. | $10 | Featuring Josh and Matt Gilbert performing a selection of classic Christmas carols, reimagined.

Sat., Dec. 18

  • Talent Bar’s “This Christmas” | Sat., Dec. 18 | 6-10 p.m. | The Edney Innovation Center | $45 | A night of hospitality to mix + mingle while enjoying dinner, drinks, and live music. 
  • ‘Tis the Season Luncheon | Sat., Dec. 18 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | The Southern Belle Riverboat | $19.95+ | Listen to live music + enjoy a buffet-style lunch with all the good stuff while cruising down the Tennessee River. 
  • Holiday Skating with Santa | Sat., Dec. 18 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Hamilton Skate Place | $7+ | Bring your skates (or rent a pair for $3) to skate with Santa Claus + get your photo taken with Santa from 1-3 p.m.
  • Winter Solstice Market | Sat., Dec. 18 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | Free+ | Shop unique local vendors like 50 First Dates Chattanooga, Alecia Vera, Poppytons Patisserie, and more.
  • Bobby Stone Film Series: “Elf” | Sat., Dec. 18 | 3 p.m. | Tivoli Theatre | $12 | Enjoy a fun film experience at the Tivoli Theatre watching a beloved holiday comedy, “Elf.”
  • Bethlehem on Glass 2021 | Sat., Dec. 18-Sun., Dec. 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Glass Street between Latta + Chamberlain | Free | This walk-through nativity event will feature free hot chocolate and cider, live nativity scenes throughout the street, and stores open for business. 
  • Highland Park Holiday Market | Sat., Dec. 18 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Tatum Park, 1609 Union Ave. | Free+ | Enjoy a holiday market with live music, vendors, food, a kids corner, and more.
  • Deck the Walls | Sat., Dec. 18 | 2-6 p.m. | ClearStory Arts, 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. | Price of purchase | Thai affordable art show will feature small, original works from ClearStory artists priced under $200. 
  • Christmas Pub Crawl | Sat., Dec. 18 | 2 p.m.-2 a.m. | Start at Fountainhead Taproom | $5+ | Wear your best ugly sweater, bar hop around town, and enjoy drink specials.
  • Cutthroat Comedy | Sat., Dec. 18 | 8:30-11:30 p.m. | JJ’s Bohemia, 231 E. MLK Blvd. | $10+ | This holiday special will feature music, comedy, kazoo caroling, and more.

Sun., Dec. 19

  • St. Elmo Luminaria Festival | Sun., Dec. 19 | 5-9 p.m. | 55th and St. Elmo | $5+ | This community event will feature neighborhood luminaries lit on sidewalks at dusk, and residents are invited to stroll the Luminaria trail that culminates in a block party.
  • Gingerbread Workshop | Sun., Dec. 19 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Creative Discovery Museum | $55 | This family event at the museum will provide the hot chocolate, cookies, pre-built houses, icing, candy, and festive music.
  • Bethlehem on Glass 2021 | Sat., Dec. 18-Sun., Dec. 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Glass Street between Latta + Chamberlain | Free | This walk-through nativity event will feature free hot chocolate and cider, live nativity scenes throughout the street, and stores open for business.

Dec 20-26

Mon., Dec. 20

  • Sippin’ & S’mores with Santa | Mon., Dec. 20 | 6-9 p.m. | Chattanooga Brewing Company | Price of purchase | Have a drink, roast some s’mores, listen to live music, and take photos with Santa + a limited release beer will be on tap.
  • Christmas Lights Run | Mon., Dec. 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Start at Fleet Feet, 307 Manufacturers Rd. | Free | This four-mile run will pass through downtown’s holiday lights + feature a stop for hot cocoa.

Tues., Dec. 21

  • San Holo | Tues., Dec. 21 | 8 p.m. | The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. | $25+ | This 18+ show features San Holo, who’s sold out shows at The Shrine + performed at Coachella, and will bring an electronic music sound.
  • Festival of Rejects 3 | Tues., Dec. 21 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Bode Chattanooga, 730 Chestnut St. | $7 | Bode Chattanooga will be providing drink specials at this film festival.

Wed., Dec. 22

  • Christmas Market | Wed., Dec. 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Main Street Farmers Market, 1804 Chestnut St. | Do some real last-minute holiday shopping, or just stop by with visiting family + friends. 
  • Once a Month | Wed., Dec. 22 | 8-11 p.m. | Cherry Street Tavern, 719 Cherry St. | $10 | This all-female comedy show + art party will feature 8 comedians, 4 artists, and lots of fun.

Thu., Dec. 23

  • Home for the Holidays Comedy Show | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch, 1400 Market St. at the Choo Choo | $15 | Local comedians who are home for the holidays will be performing at this R-rated show.
  • Family Day | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 1-3 p.m. | Painting With a Twist, 1309 Panorama Dr. | $30 | Bring the whole family (ages 5+) to this painting class for an artistic afternoon of fun.

Fri., Dec. 24

  • Union Gospel Mission’s Community Christmas Dinner | Fri., Dec. 24 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bessie Smith Cultural Center | Free | A traditional holiday meal is provided for anyone who wants to join — donation + volunteer opportunities also available.
  • Christmas Eve Party | Fri., Dec. 24 | 4 p.m.-2 a.m. | Bar Watson, 6925 Shallowford Rd. | $5 | This 21+ Christmas Eve is one for the party animals out there.

Sat., Dec. 25

  • Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights | Sat., Dec. 25-Fri., Dec. 31 | 5-9 p.m. | Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd. | $14.95+ | Take a stroll down the lighted Grand Corridor, experience the twinkle of lights in the Arctic Kingdom, and watch the Magic Forest come alive.

Sun., Dec. 26

  • Family Paint | Sun., Dec. 26 | 2-4 p.m. | Painting with a Twist | $30 | Spend an afternoon with the family creating your own version of a painting by one of the artists — for ages 5+.

Dec 27-31

Mon., Dec. 27

  • Winter Makers Camp | Mon., Dec. 27-Thurs., Dec. 30 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Pinspiration Chattanooga, 2275 Gunbarrel Rd. | $40 per day | Drop your kids off for a morning of holiday themed crafts and festive snacks. 
  • Monday Night Blues Jam with Rick Rushing | Mon., Dec. 27 | 7-10 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. | Price of purchase | Cure your post-Christmas holiday blues with smooth tunes from Rick Rushing and guest artists.

Tues., Dec. 28

  • Holiday Break Workshop | Tues., Dec. 28-Wed., Dec. 29 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Sweet & Savory Classroom, 45 E. Main St. | $140 | Children ages 8-14 can learn their way around the kitchen with this hands-on cooking experience — beverages + lunch will be provided.
  • Spoken Word and Poetry Readings | Tues., Dec. 28 | 7-9 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. | Price of purchase | All ages are welcome to join this relaxed poetry reading night.

Wed., Dec. 29

  • OddStory’s 5th Anniversary Celebration | Wed., Dec. 29 | 4-9 p.m. | OddStory Brewing Co. | Price of purchase | Join in on OddStory’s 5th anniversary week, featuring Cousins Maine Lobster from 4-9 p.m. and trivia at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Winter Wonderland Wednesdays | Wed., Dec. 29 | 1-3 p.m. | Hunter Museum | $20 | Gather for a cozy winter afternoon with hands-on art activities. 
  • Giving Wednesdays | Wed., Dec. 29 | 5-9 p.m. | Ice on the Landing | $10 | 20% of skating proceeds will benefit the Chambliss Center for Children.
  • The Soiree | Wed., Dec. 29 | 6-9 p.m. | Sweet & Savory Classroom, 45 E. Main St. | $84 | This hands-on cooking experience will include smoked shrimp, flank steak, and Chattanooga Whiskey.
  • Live Trivia | Wed., Dec. 29 | 7:30 p.m. | The Tap House, 3800 St. Elmo Ave. Ste. 114 | Price of purchase | Test your knowledge and get a chance to win gift cards

Thurs., Dec. 30

  • Cheers to the New Year | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Creative Discovery Museum | $5+ | Ring in the New Year at this event specifically designed for children and families with plenty of fun activities.
  • Ruby Falls Discovery Day | Thurs., Dec. 30 | Various times | Ruby Falls | $2 | On the 93rd anniversary of the Ruby Falls discovery, enjoy the Falls original $2 tour ticket price — special rate tickets go on sale Dec. 20.
  • Family Night | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 5-9 p.m. | Ice on the Landing | Children free + adults $10 | Bring the family along for a night of ice skating.
  • North Chickamauga Creek Movie Night | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. | min. $10 donation | The North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy hosts a screening of the “Call of the River” documentary featuring the history of whitewater adventuring.

Fri., Dec. 31

  • New Moon’s Neon New Year | Fri., Dec. 31 | 7:30 p.m. | The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. | $25 | Ring in 2022 at this 90s country tribute concert.
  • New Year’s Eve at Unknown | Fri., Dec. 31-Sat., Jan. 1 | 10 p.m.-3 a.m. | Unknown Caller, 715 Cherry St. | $40 | Enjoy champagne, party favors, a midnight countdown, and dancing at this NYE party — while tickets to the midnight countdown are sold out, you can still party with Unknown before or after the ball drops this year.
  • New Year’s Eve at Westbound | Fri., Dec. 31-Sat., Jan. 1 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | Westbound Bar, 24 Station St. | $15+ | Dance to all of your favorite country hits while you ring in the new year — must be 21+. 
  • Beater’s New Year’s Eve Party | Fri., Dec. 31-Sat., Jan. 1 | 8 p.m.-1 a.m. | Chattanooga Convention Center | $45 | The Beaters are back to rock your NYE + a huge dance floor, party favors, and a countdown balloon drop. 
  • New Year’s Eve Gold Party | Fri., Dec. 31 | 8 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Company, 1208 King St. | $20 | Make sure to dress to impress and take a photo in the solid gold photo booth + your ticket includes a glass of champagne — must be 21+.
  • Puckett’s New Year’s Eve Show | Fri., Dec. 31-Sat., Jan. 1 | 10 p.m.-12 a.m. | Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, 2 W. Aquarium Way | $35 | Backwater Still will take the stage to perform a mix of covers and originals to ring in the new year — ticket includes a glass of champagne and party favors.
  • NYE Kids Countdown | Fri., Dec. 31 | 12-4 p.m. | Hamilton Skate Place, 7414 Goodwin Rd. | $7+ | Family fun + kid approved countdown with great music and games. 
  • NYE Concert | Fri., Dec. 31 | 9-11 p.m. | Songbirds Chattanooga | $18+ | Ring in the New Year with Lenox Hills + Carver Commodore. 
  • NYE Ice Skating | Fri., Dec. 31 | 11 a.m.-11 p.m. | Ice on the Landing | $8+ | Outdoor ice skating under the stars in the beautiful gardens of the Chattanooga Choo Choo — fun for all ages.
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner Train | Fri., Dec. 31 | 7-9 p.m. | Chattanooga Grand Junction Station, 4119 Cromwell Rd. | $95+ | Enjoy a four course dinner while traveling at a leisure pace in a vintage dining car.
  • Early Bird New Year’s Eve Cruise | Fri., Dec. 31 | 4-6 p.m. | Southern Belle Riverboat | $59.99+ | Cruise the scenic Tennessee River while enjoying a buffet-style dinner + music by a DJ.