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Winter events happening in and around Chattanooga

Check out winter and holiday-themed events happening in and around Chattanooga in this seasonal guide.

NOOGAtoday | Waterhouse Pavilion

Waterhouse Pavilion has its decorations out just in time for the holidays.

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Get your fuzzy socks and hot cocoa ready, Chattanooga. From light displays to holiday performances and festive parties, winter is where the Scenic City thrives.

Gather the family and friends and celebrate what makes the holiday season special with this guide featuring 24 winter events happening between December and February.


A Very Merry Christmas | Saturday, Dec. 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Mountain Arts Community Center, 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain | Free+ | This market will feature over 50 vendors, food trucks, and holiday cocktails.

Holiday on Hamill Vendor Market | Saturday, Dec. 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Ministry Center, 2929 Hamill Rd., Hixson | Free+ | Shop from over 140 vendors and enjoy activities, giveaways, and food at this market.

Chattanooga Market-Holiday Market | First three weekends in December | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Chattanooga Convention Center, 2 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga | Free+ | The Holiday Market features 200+ local food vendors, artists, and crafters offering unique gifts + goods for the holiday season.

Holiday Market | Saturday, Dec. 10 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Nutrition World, 6201 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga | Free+ | 12 holistic and local vendors will be on-site to shop from for your loved ones — attendees will also receive a complimentary sample bag.

A Very Merry, Warm, and Fuzzy Holiday Market | Saturday, Dec. 10 | 3-8 p.m. | Velo Coffee Roasters, 509 E. Main St., Chattanooga | Free+ | Shop a wide array of food, drink, and craft vendors at this holiday market.

Mistletoe Market | Saturday, Dec. 10-Sunday, Dec. 11 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy., East Ridge | Free+ | Shop over 150 vendors while enjoying food, inflatables, pony rides, a petting zoo, train rides, free photos with Santa, and more.

SHE BOP Holiday Market | Sunday, Dec. 11 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Chattanooga Whiskey, 890 Riverfront Pkwy., Chattanooga | Free+ | Shop from curated vintage vendors, artists, and makers while enjoying food and music.

Winter Solstice Market | Saturday, Dec. 17 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave., Chattanooga | Free+ | Shop from a variety of local vendors for unique, handmade gifts that are perfect for the holidays.

Holiday parties

Bode for the Holidays Kick-Off Celebration | Friday, Dec. 9 | 4-9 p.m. | Bode Chattanooga, 730 Chestnut St., Chattanooga | Free, RSVP | Stop by this holiday pop-up for family-friendly activities, music, movies, and more.

Grown & Sexy Holiday Gala | Friday, Dec. 9 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Waterhouse Pavilion, 850 Market St., Chattanooga | $50 | This holiday gala will include music by DJ Kevin Dossett, food, and fun — all proceeds benefit BHS C/O 1983 Reunion Fund.

Winter Break Spectacular | Friday, Dec. 16 | 2-7 p.m. | Miller Park, 928 Market St., Chattanooga | Free | Enjoy holiday treats and music as well as a screening of “Elf.”

Local After Dark: Winter Holidays, What do you Celebrate? | Friday, Dec. 16 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | The Local Juicery & Kitchen, 48 E. Main St., Chattanooga | Free, RSVP | Come out for hot cocoa and cookies while learning about holiday traditions from around the world.

Harlem Nights Christmas Party | Saturday, Dec. 17 | 7-11 p.m. | 123 E. 7th St., Chattanooga | $50 | It’s a “sweeteasy” Christmas party, come dressed in your best Harlem Renaissance-inspired outfit for a night of food, drinks, and live music.

Light displays

Want to ensure this season is a merry and bright one? Check out our guide on where to see holiday lights in the area.

NOOGAtoday | The Nutcracker

Tickets are now on sale for Chattanooga Ballet’s performances of “The Nutcracker.” |

Photo provided by Chattanooga Ballet

Holiday performances

“Every Christmas Story Ever Told” | Friday, Dec. 2-Sunday, Dec. 18 | Various times | Chattanooga Theatre Center, 400 River St., Chattanooga | $20-$25 | Enjoy a comedic retelling of some beloved holiday tales in this production.

Chattanooga Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” | Friday, Dec. 9-Sunday, Dec. 11 | Various times | Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga | $19-$75 | Come along on the magical journey of one of Chattanooga’s most beloved holiday traditions.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” | Friday, Dec. 9-Sunday, Dec. 18 | Various times | Chattanooga Theatre Center, 400 River St., Chattanooga | $15-$20 |This youth show is a “delightful comedy” adapted from the bestselling book of the same title by Barbara Robinson.

A Premier Jazz Orchestra Christmas | Tuesday, Dec. 13 | 6 :30 p.m. | Chattanooga Theatre Center, 400 River St., Chattanooga | $15-$20 | Listen to the sound of the Premier Jazz Orchestra featuring vocalist Valerie Duke.

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera: Home for the Holidays | Saturday, Dec. 17-Sunday, Dec. 18 | Various times | Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga | $15-$90 | Listen to a selection of holiday tunes at this seasonal celebration.

NYE celebrations

Cheers to the New Year | Friday, Dec. 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., Chattanooga | $5-$10 | This New Year’s party is designed specifically for children and families, where you can create clocks, make noise makers, and more.

Glitzy Disco | Saturday, Dec. 31-Sunday, Jan. 1 | 6 p.m.-3 a.m. | Unknown Caller, 715 Cherry St., Chattanooga | Free before 10 p.m., after 10 p.m. a $20 cover | Come out to a retro disco party featuring DJ K2oh and party favors.

Moxy Nooga Eve | Saturday, Dec. 31-Sunday, Jan. 1 | 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. | Moxy Chattanooga Downtown, 1220 King St., Chattanooga | $75-$160 | Kick off the new year with an all-night dance party, food trucks, live music, a champagne toast, and more.

Beaters New Year’s Eve Party | Saturday, Dec. 31-Sunday, Jan. 1 | 7 p.m.-1 a.m. | Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter St., Chattanooga | $45 | Listen to live music from The Beaters and dance into the new year at this event.

New Year’s Eve House Party | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.-late | Rosecomb Bar, 921 Barton Ave., Chattanooga | $150 | Your ticket includes access to an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, party favors, live music, and more — don’t forget to come dressed like it’s the late 1970s.

New Year’s Eve Party | Saturday, Dec. 31-Sunday, Jan. 1 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | 24 Station St., Chattanooga | $15+ | Ring in the new year with Westbound’s total request country and hip-hop dance party.