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. Rooted in Color: Pop Up Gallery & Art Sale  - Saturday, December 21
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
RISE Chattanooga, 804 Central Ave. 

2. Home for the Holidays at the Tivoli Theatre - Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 22, 3 p.m.
The tradition continues as the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera presents Home for the Holidays, the annual holiday music experience that’s perfect for the whole family.
Tickets start at $16

3. "The Polar Express" - Saturday, December 21
2:00 p.m.
Downtown Chattanooga Library
Ages 10 - 18
BONUS TIP | Check out the Channel 3 Christmas Lights Tracker to see the best holiday displays in the TN Valley


Christmas week events to remember

 "Elf" - Monday, December 23

2:00 p.m.
Tivoli Theatre
Tickets $5 plus fees
Come early for a fun photo op with Santa and his merry team from 12-2pm.

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"  - Monday, December 23
8:00 p.m.
Tivoli Theatre
Tickets $5 plus fees

Mark your calendar (Events close at hand)

1. New Year’s on the River on the Chattanooga Riverboat Co.’s Southern Belle - Tuesday, December 31
Ring in the new year aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat! Get the party started at the 3rd Deck Burger Bar and enjoy dinner, music, dancing and a midnight champagne toast as you cruise into 2020. The buffet-style dinner will feature prime rib, shrimp creole, a variety of sides, dessert and more. Must be 21 or older. Reservations can be booked online or by phone.

2.  Chattanooga Detective Day - Saturday, February 8 _ Downtown Chattanooga
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Tickets $49 (Just 1 ticket needed for a whole team of up to 6 people!) Children under 16 can play as extra for FREE. Please note that the game is not designed to be played or solved by children on their own.
Game Title: Sneaky Finders
Think you have what it takes to catch a killer? CluedUpp is the exciting outdoor detective game that's just like a giant version of the board-game Cluedo. Transporting you back to the 1920's, this murder-mystery event will see over 100 teams compete to catch a killer. Will your team of detectives be able to stalk the streets, solve the clues and crack the case in time?

3. Day Out with Thomas - Sunday, May 17, 2020
3:30 p.m.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Tickets $24
Come celebrate Thomas's birthday at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum! Select your train time and hop on board for a ride with the #1 Blue Engine. Like any great birthday party, come early and stay all day event site opens at 8:30 am. Your ticket gives you unlimited access to live magic shows, bounce house, bubble tables, and much more including admission to the museum to explore the railroad museum's large collection of vintage railroad equipment.