If you go
› What: HoHo Expo
› Where: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St.
› When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
› Admission: Free
› For more information: www.hohochatt.com
Take the ho-hum out of gift shopping with a trip to the HoHo Expo this weekend at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
More than 150 booths will be brimming with all sorts of gift ideas from toys for the youngest on your list to alpaca textiles for the person who has everything. Art, beauty, fashion, candles, jewelry, leather goods, hand-crocheted items, wine and gourmet food items are just a portion of what will be displayed in the expo.
Sing-alongs with Disney princesses will help entertain the kids, as well as a performance by Chattanooga Dance Theatre of its "Nooga Nutcracker." There will also be a bounce house, face painting, coloring, Lego building and photos with Disney characters.
Sing-Alongs With Disney Princesses
Saturday, Nov. 23
1:30 p.m. Snow White, Cinderella and Tiana
1:45 p.m. Rapunzel and Moana
1:55 p.m. Elsa and Anna
Sunday, Nov. 24
2 p.m. Rapunzel and Moana
2:10 p.m. Tiana and Ariel
2:20 p.m. Elsa and Anna
A professional photographer will be on-site to take photos with Santa. These photos will be available for free digital downloads on timesfreepress.com after the event, courtesy of Greater Chattanooga Orthodontics.
Stay for lunch while you're there. The Convention Center will have two concession areas open and there will also be a cash bar.
Best of all, there is free admission and free parking at the HoHo Expo. Expo guests should park in the Convention Center's parking garage on Carter Street. Then pick up a parking voucher at the expo information booth before leaving to avoid a parking charge.
Craft Shows Nov. 22-24
› Crafts Time in the City: Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, free, direct sales and handmade work. 423-598-2538
› Mistletoe Market: North Georgia Technical College, 121 Meeks Ave., Blairsville, Ga., 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday, free; presented by Mountain Regional Arts & Crafts Guild. 706-896-0932
› Mistletoe Market: Cleveland Middle School, 3635 Georgetown Road, Cleveland, Tenn., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, free, craft and vendor market.