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* Note: Venues will follow local, state and federal health and safety guidelines relating to face masks, social distancing and capacity limits.

 

MUSIC

CHATTANOOGA BOYS CHOIR — Virtual holiday concert, compilation featuring CBC choristers, Metropolitan Bells, Baylor School Orchestra, Chattanooga Choral Society for the Preservation of African-American Song and Ballet Tennessee alumni, premieres 7 p.m. Dec. 18; available for viewing through Dec. 25. https://www.facebook.com/cbchoir

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Holiday Brass, featuring CSO brass ensemble and string quintet, 7 p.m. Dec. 18-19, 4 p.m. Dec. 20. $25 general, $15 students 17 and older. 423-267-8583, chattanoogasymphony.org

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St. Starlito, with Killah Calico, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19. $35-$50. thesignaltn.com/

 

THEATER

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. "It's a Wonderful Life," live radio play, 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 8 p.m. Dec. 18, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 19, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 20. $15-$25. 423-267-8534, theatrecentre.com

CHRISTIAN FAMILY THEATER — Virtual performance of "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley," based on children's book by Jeff Brown, Dec. 18. $15 home viewing (1-2 people), $30 (3-8 people in same household); special pricing for classrooms. www.cftchattanooga.com

 

VISUAL ARTS

AVA GALLERY — Association for Visual Arts, 30 Frazier Ave. 423-265-4282, avarts.org. Members Salon Show, through Dec. 22.

CIVIC ARTS LEAGUE — "Painters With a Passion," physical show canceled at North River Civic Center, viewable on YouTube, through Dec. 31.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. "The F Word: We Mean Female," through Jan. 10. 423-267-0968, www.huntermuseum.org

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Art You Wear," featuring jewelry by Eleanor Goodson and painted silk by Jan Lamoreaux, through Dec. 30. 423-267-9214, www.intowngallery.com

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Pop-up show featuring five works each by 17 artist, through Dec. 26. 423-266-1766, https://northsidepresbyterian.org/the-northside-gallery/

TOWNSEND ATELIER — 301 E. 11th St. "Connections," online show and sale by six Chattanooga artists, through Dec. 18. townsendatelier.com

 

DANCE

CHATTANOOGA BALLET — Annual production of "The Nutcracker" filmed at multiple locations around Chattanooga for broadcast on public television station WTCI-Channel 45, 7 p.m. Dec. 19, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 9 p.m. and midnight Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 25. https://chattballet.org/

CHATTANOOGA DANCE THEATRE — Swingin' Midway Drive-In, 2133 Highway 30, Athens, Tenn. Company presents annual holiday production, "Nooga Nutcracker," in a filmed version, 6 p.m. Dec. 19; gates open at 5 p.m. $7 per person. https://www.chattanoogadancetheatre.com/

SCENIC CITY DANCE — The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. "The Nutcracker," 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20, 7 p.m. Dec. 21. $40-$240. thesignaltn.com/

 

OUT & ABOUT

CHATTANOOGA ZOO — 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Holiday Lights includes walk-through wonderland, animal enrichment, scavenger hunt, Polar Express train rides, take-home crafts, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 17-19. You must buy tickets in advance and arrive at designated entry time. Nonmembers $16 adults, $12 children 3-12; members $8 and $6. www.chattzoo.org

CHRISTMAS AT THE MOVIES — Abba's House, 5208 Hixson Pike. Skits, music and worship to illustrate practical biblical truths from favorite Christmas movies, 10:30 a.m. Sundays in December, including "Home Alone," Dec. 20. abbashouse.com

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. Gingerbread workshops Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 20. One house per three people $55 for nonmembers (includes admission); members save 20%. To reserve, call 423-648-4045 or 423-648-6040. cdmfun.org

ICE ON THE LANDING — Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market St. Open-air ice-skating rink open daily (weather permitting) through Jan. 25. Hours: 2-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 2-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. $10 adults, $8 children 12 and younger. www.facebook.com/iceonthelanding/

JINGLE BELL ROCK — Greenway Park and Pavilion, 755 Raider Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. Selfies with Santa, live music, food, vendors for shopping, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 19. Free admission. https://www.targetmarketingmedia.com/jingle-bell-rock.html

ROCK CITY — 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Enchanted Garden of Lights' 26th season includes gingerbread cookie decorating, dancing trees, thousands of lights, through Jan. 2. Admission fees. Tickets available online only. www.seerockcity.com/buy-tickets

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM — 1 Broad St. tnaqua.org. Holidays Under the Peaks, with seasonally themed scavenger hunt and animal enrichment activities, through Dec. 31. Screenings of "The Polar Express 3D" at Imax Theater. Admission fees. www.tnaqua.org

TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM — 4119 Cromwell Road. 423-894-8028, tvrail.com. Choice of rides in December include North Pole Limited, Hiwassee Holiday Train, Christmas Dinner Special, Missionary Ridge Local. www.tvrail.com

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. Holiday Pop-Up Shop and Drive-By Toy & Food Drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 21. Accepting unwrapped toys for Forgotten Child Fund, nonperishable foods for Chattanooga Area Food Bank. With either donation, receive 10% off Tivoli Theatre ornament or limited-edition poster to benefit Tivoli Theatre Foundation Recovery Fund. Includes music, door prizes and raffles for gift cards for future shows.

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