What’s Going on? (December Edition)

John Hurst and Evan Wamsley

Chattanooga Events

Chattanooga Ballet The Nutcracker – Dec 10th

Southeastern Trust presents Chattanooga Ballets The Nutcracker featuring the professional company, the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra performing live, and students from Chattanooga Ballets School and the region. This is a story of youth and bravery, and one the entire family will enjoy. Chattanooga Ballet invites you to experience Chattanooga’s most beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker!


Breakfast With Santa – Dec 10th and 17th

Join us for Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus! We have two different dates to choose from this year. Chef has prepared all of your breakfast favorites, with a show stopping toppings bar for your pancakes, Belgian waffles, and hot cocoa! Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance at 9:00 am until 11:30 am. We look forward to seeing you and your family for this fun holiday event. Be sure to bring your camera!  Tickets are available at limited quantities to ensure a special and safe experience for all guests. Tickets must be purchased in advance, be sure to purchase a ticket for each adult age 11 & up and child 10 & under that will be in your party. Children 1 and under are free but you must book a ticket. Please be sure to choose all of your tickets for the same date. Tickets are non transferable.


Rudolph Run – Dec 11th

Let’s celebrate all abilities at the Rudolph Run 5k & Family Fun Run hosted by Baylor School on December 11th. All proceeds will go to support Downside Up—a local nonprofit that helps children with disabilities and their families build community through creative spaces and experiences.


Family Holiday Workshop – Dec 10th

Family Holiday Workshop: Nature Arts & Crafts is happening on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 02:00PM EST at Training Wheels Creative Center and It’s Free Learn how to create holiday decorations and gifts from natural and recycled materials. This workshop is designed to engage children of ALL abilities with nature in an exciting, hands-on way and teach them how to collect and create with natural materials responsibly. Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. This workshop is FREE for the community. Donations are welcome and go towards Downside Up’s Mission, learn more about it here.


Holiday Christmas Light Train – Dec 26th

The Holiday Lights Train Ride is a festive way to enjoy the holiday season starting after Christmas Day. The train ride takes you through a variety of light displays, from twinkling snowflakes to towering Christmas trees. You can also enjoy holiday music and hot cocoa during the ride. The Holiday Lights Train Ride is a great activity for families or groups of friends. It’s a fun and unique way to see the holiday lights and get into the spirit of the season.

Breakdown of the 65-minute experience on the Holiday Christmas Lights Train includes a 6-miles roundtrip, crossing four bridges, passing through pre-Civil War, horseshoe-shaped tunnel, and historic turntable demonstration. Come on, ride the train!


Ringgold Events

Ringgold Gingerbread Pottery – Dec 8th

We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity this week. We will be designing and painting our own terra cotta flower pot gingerbread houses. This program is geared for tweens and teens, ages 12 through 18.


Meet Santa – Dec 10th

We can’t wait for you to join us Saturday Dec 10th from 10-12 PM at The Heritage House! 


Ornament Paint Party – Dec 6th

Come by, Grab lunch and paint & decorate ornaments with us! Drop in between 1 pm and 3 pm, to paint wood ornaments for the holidays.


Throttle 21 at Farm to Fork – Dec 10th and 11th

The Boys are Back in Town, to kick off the holidays!!!! At da farm 2 fork!!!!


Nashville Events 

Pentatonix – Dec 7th

Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold out shows across the globe. 


The Steeldrivers With Ashleigh Caudill – Dec 17th

Wildheart Nashville presents: A Campfire Christmas with Julie Roberts, Erin Enderlin, The Steeldrivers and special guest Kayla Ray.


Jelly Roll – Dec 9th

Outright genre-bending singer/songwriter/rapper Jelly Roll has quietly been building a remarkable career, under the radar and on his own terms. Since his days selling his mixtapes out of the trunk of his car, Jelly Roll has constantly been releasing new music (more than 24 albums), touring relentlessly, consistently topping various iTunes charts, engaging a rabid fanbase and creating videos. 


Muscadine Bloodline – Dec 15th

Muscadine Bloodline performing. Restaurant, Bar, and Bowling Lane for up to 8 People December 15, 2022 at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville in Nashville.


Atlanta Events 

College Football Hall of Fame – Dec 5th to December 14th

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. The annual Deck the Hall tradition returns to the epicenter of college football for a month of fun holiday cheer. Local fans and fans visiting Atlanta for the Peach Bowl and Celebration Bowl can engage in family-friendly activities and sing Christmas carols of their favorite fight songs while enjoying nearly 95,000 square feet of interactive space. Special artifacts will be displayed for Bowl season, and guests are encouraged to explore the Hall’s newest exhibits, including the 2022 Hall of Fame Class Exhibit. The attraction transforms into a college football winter wonderland on December 1.


Fantasy in Lights – Dec 5th – January 2nd

Celebrate 30 years of family tradition with a new spectacular scene on the lake, 10 million twinkling lights and 2,500 acres of Christmas cheer!


A Journey to the Moon & Beyond – Dec 5th to January 8th

Celebrate “World Space Week” at Illuminarium’s SPACE: A Journey to the Moon & Beyond, an out-of-this-world immersive journey across the galaxy. Fly through a technicolor nebula, kick up dust on the moon, see Saturn’s rings up close, and weave through an asteroid belt. A giant leap into the unknown, SPACE will transport you to places you’ve only ever imagined. Bring the whole family and save up to $45 with the SPACE Family Package! Buy 2 Adult and 2 Youth Standard, Combination, or All-Inclusive Experience tickets and save over 20% per ticket.* Additional tickets can be added at full price.


Coca-Cola Fan Experience – Dec 16th

The Coca-Cola Fan Experience consists of music, band jamborees, food, drinks and special sponsor giveaways. Join the celebration with friends and family!