December Bucket List

December 1, 2022

It’s the most wonderful month of the year! Whether you’re looking for festive things to do or just a way to escape the cold, Chattanooga is the perfect place to be this December. Come see why people love spending the holidays in the Scenic City.

🔲 Open this holiday season with a Red Bank Christmas Parade (Dec 2)

🔲 Celebrate the burgeoning Southside with MAINx24 (Dec 3)

🔲 Get your holiday shopping done at the Chattanooga Market

🔲 Break out your fat pants and ugly sweater

🔲 Join The Read House Hotel for an evening of merriment and festivities at the Holiday Jubilee (Dec 9)

🔲 Surprise the kids this year with a bedtime story and tuck in with one of Santa’s elves at the Read House (Dec 9)

🔲 Sip on some Holiday Spice Latte from Peet’s Coffee

🔲 Sit on Santa’s lap and make a wish

🔲 Make a gingerbread house and decorate it

🔲 Go ice skating at Choo Choo

🔲 Take a scenic drive and enjoy the views

🔲 Visit the North Pole and talk to Santa during the North Pole Limited Christmas Train (weekends)

🔲 Take a festive holiday photo at Rock City

🔲 Attend the Chattanooga Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” (Dec 9-11)

🔲 Listen to Christmas music while decorating the house

🔲 Bundle up and go for a hike at one of Chattanooga’s many scenic trails

🔲 Host a Secret Santa with your family or friends

🔲 Take a festive Christmas portrait with the family

🔲 Sing Christmas carols

🔲 Donate to a Christmas toy drive or a food bank

🔲 Set goals for the upcoming New Year


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