Where To See Christmas Lights In Chattanooga


There’s something special about Christmas lights. They transform ordinary places into something magical. I’m hard-pressed to find anyone, young or old, who doesn’t smile at their sparkle.

No matter the age, weather or ability, it is great to find an activity that can still be done safely – from the car, outside, or at a safe distance!

Where to See Christmas Lights in Chattanooga

Below I have listed places you can visit to experience the holiday magic of lights in the Chattanooga area.

Be sure to use our fun Christmas Light Bingo Free Printable as you visit the light displays!

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2022 Where To See Christmas Lights In Chattanooga

Downtown Chattanooga

If you thought Downtown Chattanooga couldn’t be more beautiful, wait until you see it at Christmastime! The city becomes a winter wonderland, from the dancing snowflakes on the Walnut Street Bridge to the amazing window displays in the EPB building that feature moving characters and thousands of energy-efficient LED lights. This is a wonderfully festive and FREE way to enjoy a unique Chattanooga holiday experience with your family. Experience the lights for yourself downtown at 10 W. M.L.King Blvd or through their virtual experience.

Bluff View Art District

Roam around the Bluff View Art District to see how the quaint little corner of downtown transforms for the holidays. Make a night out of it and stop in at Tony’s Pasta Shop for dinner and Rembrandt’s for dessert!

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Walk around the grounds of the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo for a taste of the holiday season. From the large Christmas tree in the lobby, to the lights and festivities surrounding the building, it’s a magical place to behold! Enjoy a sweet treat at Frothy Monkey or the Hot Chocolatier, and try out the ice skating rink (more info below)!

Rock City Enchanted Garden of Lights 

This is my top-of-the-list must-do! There will be plenty of “oohs” and “aahs” as you make your way through this award-winning lights display. With more than 30 different light scenes, plus festive entertainment, activities and food, this truly is a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t want to miss.

4pm – 9pm (you will be required to select a time slot to reserve your tickets)
Closed Christmas Eve Night
Pricing is dependent on when you attend (weekends and peak times are more expensive, but there are value days as well). Check the calendar for accurate pricing and information!
Click here for more information.

Nooga Lights

NoogaLights is Chattanooga’s newest holiday lighting event! A drive-thru lighting experience to be enjoyed by all ages, taking place nightly for six weeks in Chester Frost Park.

6pm – 10pm
$30 per vehicle
Click here for more information.

Asian Lantern Festival

The Chattanooga Zoo is excited to announce, for the first time, a new light experience this holiday season, the Asian Lantern Festival at the Chattanooga Zoo. A spectacular celebration of art, culture and the beauty of traditional Asian lantern festivals, this will be the most unique holiday light display in the Chattanooga area.

5:30pm – 10pm
Ticket prices vary depending on zoo membership and date.
Click here for more information.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s Holiday Excursions

Take a magical train ride around Chattanooga with the North Pole train or the Holiday Lights train!

Dates and prices vary, depending on the train ride
Click here for more information.

6pm – 10pm
$30 per vehicle
Click here for more information.

Ice on the Landing 

Visit the historical Chattanooga Choo Choo to enjoy their lit gardens and go for a round of ice skating. It’s never too warm to skate thanks to the chiller that runs 24/7. However, the rink will close if outdoor temperatures drop below 20F degrees. Even if you aren’t a skater, you can purchase some hot chocolate and watch your friends and family skate among the lights.

NOVEMBER 18 UNTIL JANUARY 29 (Closed Mondays)
Adults $12; Children 12-under $10
Admission price includes skate rental
Click here for more information.

Magic of Lights at Summit Softball Complex (Collegedale)

Chattanooga Department of Parks and Outdoors is welcoming the first ever Magic of Lights drive thru holiday light experience at our state of the art Summit of Softball Complex.

November 18th-January 1st

Standard Vehicle Pricing Increases:
Santa Saver Discount: Available through Nov. 2nd: $15
Nov. 3rd – Dec. 8th: Standard Vehicle – $20
Dec. 9th – Jan. 1st: Standard Vehicle – $23
*Tickets purchased online, in advance can be used any night Magic of Lights is open (1 time use)

Gate Prices:
Tickets can also be purchased at the gate when the event is open:
Nov 18 – Dec 8
Mon-Thurs: $25
Fri-Sun: $30

Dec 9 – Jan 1
Mon-Thurs: $30
Fri-Sun: $35

Over 1 MILLION lights will be on display for families to drive through and enjoy! They will flip the switch on the evening of November the 18th at 5:30pm.

Chattanooga’s Summit Of Softball is located at 4900 La Collina Way just outside of Collegedale along Apison Pike, a few miles from I-75.

Local Neighborhood Recommendations

We asked you for suggestions of streets that have great light displays, and you gave us some great options! Find a new place to see those beautiful twinkling lights!

Bradley Lights
3787 Blue Springs Road (Cleveland, TN)
Donations not required, but accepted for The Caring Place

Soddy Daisy Christmas Lights
11632 Jenkins Rd (Soddy Daisy, TN)
From 6-10pm – tune in to 107.3 and watch the lights interact with the radio!

Christmas Lights on Jason Drive
Jason Drive (East Ridge, TN)
Donations will be accepted for East Ridge Needy Child Fund and food products for Community Kitchen.

Meadow Stream Lights 
7788 Trout Lily Drive (Ooltewah, TN)

The Canyons at Falling Water (Holiday Whoville)
Deep Canyon Road (Hixson, TN)
Donations not required but being accepted for McKamey and Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

Christmas is a time for family, fun, and traditions. Where are your favorite places to visit to experience the holiday magic? We’d love to know all the best local neighborhoods for Christmas lights!

Be sure to check out all the Chattanooga Holiday Events and Chattanooga Christmas Tree Farms.


  1. There is a really nice display if lights on Highcrest Road off Norcross that is easily accessible and offers a ton of things for kids to look at.

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