Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / Holiday windows are on view on the Market and Broad street sides of the EPB building, 10 W. M.L. King Blvd. EPB employees and STEM School students created the scenes.

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A quick look at the week

Two Chattanooga churches have grief-related services scheduled on Tuesday, the winter solstice.

— The Longest Night, a service to remember loved ones lost during the past year, will start at 6 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St. All faiths are welcome to participate in the program of hymns and remembrance. 423-266-2828

— Blue Christmas, a service to honor grief and remember the real meaning of Christmas, is at 7 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 7608 Shallowford Road. 423-892-0853




CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. "Home for the Holidays" concert, 3 p.m. Dec. 19. The Metropolitan Bells, a handbell ensemble, will be guests. $25-$90.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St. San Holo on his BB U OK? tour, with Kasbo, Devault and Duskus, 8 p.m. Dec. 21. $25-$100.


— Dec. 19: A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, modeled after a famous service at King's College, Cambridge, presented by the Senior Choir and St. Andrew Choir, 6-7 p.m.

— Dec. 22: Final free Advent concert, 12:05-12:35 p.m. Features treble trio Le Tre Veneri (Janelle Wigal Wagoner, soprano; Emily Halbert, mezzo-soprano; Elisabeth Schrock, mezzo soprano) premiering "Then Mary Said" by local composer Sarah Trotter Tullock. Soup lunch follows in Key-Andrews Hall for $6. Donations of winter hats, gloves, scarves and socks (only) accepted for Chattanooga Community Kitchen.



BETHLEHEM ON GLASS — Glass Street in East Chattanooga. Surrounding community, businesses and Grace Baptist Tabernacle Church present live, drive-through Nativity, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 19.

CANDLELIGHT TOURS — Marsh House, 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Historic home, decorated for Christmas in the style of the 1880s, is open for tours, by reservation only, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 19. Experience includes stories of Christmas customs of the time, plus hot cider and ginger cookies. Masks requested. $5 per person donation requested (cash preferred). 706-638-5187

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. "Home for the Holidays" show by touring comedians from the Chattanooga area, including Natasha Ferrier, Chance Willie, Ethan McFall and Davis Wesson, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23. $15.

ENCHANTED GARDEN OF LIGHTS — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Award-winning million-lights extravaganza with more than 30 holiday scenes, through Jan. 2 (closed Christmas Eve). With gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and visits with Santa (through Dec. 23). $17-$30 adults, $9-$16 children 3-12. Tickets must be purchased online.

EPB HOLIDAY WINDOWS — EPB headquarters, 10 W. M.L. King Blvd. Festive vignettes on view on Broad and Market street sides of the building, through Jan. 3.

FREE MOVIE SERIES — Gem Theatre, 114 N. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. "White Christmas" sing-along, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 20.

HOLIDAY MARKET — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Chattanooga Market's final day of the season with 200-plus vendors with arts, crafts and food products for gift-giving, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 19. Free admission.

ICE ON THE LANDING — Chattanooga Choo Choo gardens, 1400 Market St. Open-air, 120- by 40-foot ice-skating rink, open daily (weather permitting) through Jan. 30. $10-$12 adults, $8 children 12 and younger.

NORTH POLE LIMITED — Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. Hourlong excursion from Grand Junction Station includes refreshments, storytelling and the chance to write a letter to Santa, who's waiting at his workshop (the East Chattanooga station), through Dec. 23. $30-$40.



BASS PRO SHOPS — 1000 Bass Pro Drive at I-75 Exit 1, East Ridge. Santa's Wonderland by reservation only, through Dec. 24.

BRADLEY SQUARE MALL — 200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tennessee. Santa's Workshop near American Eagle, through Dec. 24. Reservations recommended.

DALTON MALL — 816 Walnut Square Blvd., Dalton, Ga. Santa's Workshop open through Dec. 24. Reservations recommended.

HAMILTON PLACE — 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Santa on the lower level near Belk and the Food Court, through Dec. 24. Reservations recommended.

NORTHGATE MALL — 271 Northgate Mall Drive, Hixson. Santa at Center Court, through Dec. 24. Reservations recommended.



AREA 61 GALLERY — 721 Broad St. "The Magic of Three" with artists Katie Rogers, Lisa Denney and aulina Fae, through Dec. 31.

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn.

— Through Dec. 24: "Lines and Color" member show by Mackie Priest.

— Through Dec. 31: "Faces of FC" by Franklin County High School art students.

CHARLES H. COOLIDGE MEDAL OF HONOR HERITAGE CENTER — 2 W. Aquarium Way. "War Comes Home: The Legacy," traveling exhibition exploring themes of wartime separation, adjustment to life back home and the cost of war, through Dec. 29.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga's fall/ holiday show on view.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Winter Wonderland, with hands-on activities such as ornament crafts, mosaic window art and winter coloring pages, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 22 and 29. Included with admission: $20 nonmembers 18 and older.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Water and Light" by Jim Tucker, through Dec. 31.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.