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Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / Christmas decor is seen on display at the East Brainerd location of Elder's Ace Hardware on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Elder's Ace Hardware stores are among the first to kick off the Christmas season with their open house on Nov. 3.

With Halloween over, retailers are turning their sights toward Santa. Here are some of the holiday open houses and other events at antiques stores, gift shops and other small businesses in the Chattanooga area.

* Nov. 1-2: Ringgold Feed & Seed Antiques, 403 High St., Ringgold. High Cotton Christmas Market, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. both days.

* Nov. 1-10: The Galleries on Williams Street, 1403 Williams St., Chattanooga. Holiday preview sale, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sundays.

* Nov. 2: SugarPlum, 6511 Slater Road, East Ridge. Open house, with Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Nov. 2: Vintiques, 1201 Dellwood Lane NE, Cleveland. Open house, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Nov. 3: Elder's Ace Hardware stores. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Cleveland, Dallas Bay, East Brainerd, Highway 58, Ooltewah, Red Bank, Ringgold; noon-6 p.m. at Chickamauga, Dayton Boulevard, East Ridge and Walden. Ladies Night, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at East Brainerd and Cleveland, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Highway 58.

* Nov. 7-10: Chattanooga Mercantile, 6725 Ringgold Road, East Ridge. Four-day open house: Ladies Night, 4-10 p.m. Thursday; Faith & Family Night, 6-9 p.m. Friday; Giveaway Day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday (Santa visits 11 a.m.-3 p.m.); Giveback Day, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.

* Nov. 8-9: Chrysalis, 1401 Williams St. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

* Nov. 8-9: Merchants on Main, 607 E. Main St., Chattanooga. Open house, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (hours extended based on crowd).

* Nov. 9: Antiques Parlor, 208 Grove Ave. SW, Cleveland. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Nov. 9: Crazy Daisy Antiques & Uniques, 6511 Slater Road, East Ridge. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Nov. 9: Mora's Antiques, 1995 Keith St. NW, Cleveland. Open house, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

* Nov. 9-10: The Barn Nursery, 1801 E. 24th St. Place, Chattanooga. Open house, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days.

* Nov. 9-10: Vinterest Southside, 2121 Chestnut St., Chattanooga, and Vinterest Antiques Hixson, 2105 Northpoint Blvd. (fifth annual event at this location). Open house, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

* Nov. 14-17: Sophie's, 401 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

* Nov. 15-16: Genevieve Bond Gifts, 5796 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

* Nov. 16: Bushel & A Peck, 6511 Slater Road, East Ridge. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Nov. 16: Dept. One Three, 6511 Slater Road, East Ridge. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Nov. 16: The Refindery, 1300 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Nov. 16: Relics Antiques and Vintage Decor, 2270 Candies Lane NW, Cleveland. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Nov. 16-17: Southside Antiques, 2423 Broad St., Chattanooga. Open house, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

* Nov. 17 and 20: Ooltewah Nursery, 5829 Main St., Ooltewah. Santa Claus visits 1-3 p.m. that Sunday. Open house, 1-3 p.m. that Wednesday.

* Nov 22-24: Dirty Jane's Antiques, 1910 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

* Dec. 6-7: Vintage & More on the Blvd., 3874 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank. Open house, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days (Friday coincides with Red Bank Christmas parade). Visitors can vote on the best-decorated vendor booth Nov. 15-Dec. 15 for chance to win a prize.

* Dec. 7: The Robin's Nest, 6511 Slater Road, East Ridge. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Dec. 7: Yesteryear Antiques & Memories, 6511 Slater Road, East Ridge. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Dec. 14: East Town Antiques, 6511 Slater Road, East Ridge. Open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

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