Photo by Matt Owens / Santa helps children mine geodes at Ruby Falls' Christmas Underground.

Celebrate Christmas on a magical interactive journey to visit Santa at Christmas Underground. The adventure starts Sunday, Dec. 1, at Ruby Falls on Lookout Mountain.

Visitors will travel a secret cavern passage to the North Pole and Joystone City, where they will discover a glittering ice cave, swirling snow flurries, Sugar Plum Fairy Village, Penguin Palace, Polar Creek and sparkling geodes.

If you go

› What: Christmas Underground

› Where: Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain

› When: Noon-8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 1-8; then daily Dec. 12-23

› Admission: $16.95 ages 3 and older; add waterfall tour for $15 per adult, $6 ages 3-12

› For more information:

The Joystone Express model train is a new addition this season. It chugs through the charming, snow-capped miniature replica of Ruby Falls Village and Joystone City. Stroll through Joystone City's Main Street and admires its whimsical additions decked in yuletide splendor.

A digital photo with Santa and all activities are included with admission to Christmas Underground.

Returning for its sixth year, Christmas Underground was selected as a 2019 Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

For more information: 423-821-2544.




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