Looking for something to do this weekend around the Tennessee Valley? Here are the three best bets for this weekend. Then, scroll down to see what you may want to add to your calendar for later in the year.

1. Chattanooga Trail of Lights

Chattanooga's trail of lights points guests to 13 major points of interest featuring millions of twinkling lights at some of the scenic city's top holiday experiences.

  1. Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights
  2. Ruby Falls Christmas Underground, A Journey to the North Pole
  3. Tennessee Aquarium’s Holidays Under the Peaks & Polar Express 3D in IMAX
  4. Ice on the Landing at the Chattanooga Choo Choo
  5. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s North Pole Limited & Holiday Train Excursions
  6. Twinkling Snowflakes along the Scenic Walnut Street Bridge in Downtown Chattanooga
  7. EPB’s Holiday Windows
  8. Chattanooga Riverboat Company’s Southern Belle & Holiday Season of Cheer
  9. Holiday Lights at the Chattanooga Zoo
  10. Wonder Wall at High Point Climbing & Fitness/Downtown
  11. Holiday Magic at the Chattanooga Choo Choo
  12. Christmas Experience on the Bluff/Bluff View Arts District
  13. Create Your Own Lights at the Creative Discovery Museum

2."Tartuffe" presented by Covenant College Theatre Department
    November 15-23 
   Tickets are $10 General Admission | $7 for Seniors and Military


3.  November Beard Contest at the Chattanooga Market
    Sunday, November 17,  11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
    First Tennessee Pavilion on Carter Street


1. Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights

See Rock City shine brighter than ever before during the 25th anniversary of Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights! This light extravaganza showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and over a million LED lights that transform the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a holiday wonderland comprised of four realms: Yule Town, Arctic Kingdom, Magic Forest, and North Pole Village. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. 

Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights begins November 22 and runs through January 4 between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. 

Tickets are $26.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages 3-12.  A portion of the ticket price goes toward the Ronald McDonald House.

2. Mistletoe Market

Saturday and Sunday, November 23-24 stop by Cleveland Middle School and visit the Mistletoe Market. You can purchase holiday gifts and decor the weekend before Thanksgiving. The Mistletoe Market is open on Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. & Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission is just $5 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Cleveland Middle School. Kids 12 and under are free.

3. Make an ornament for the HES Giving Tree

Help shelter pets at the Humane Society enjoy the holidays. Kid’s of all ages are invited to HES to make an ornament for a shelter pet on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Your creation will feature a photo of a shelter pet and what that animal wants most for the holidays. The ornaments will be displayed on the HES Giving Tree. Community members will be invited to choose an ornament from the HES Giving Tree and purchase that pet's most wanted gift.