Staff photo by Tim Barber/ At dusk Friday, people begin to gather on the pier at Ross's Landing for the Cheer At The Pier event that included a lighted boat parade, a Santa arrival, bonfires and several vendors. Local residents and visitor from out of town enjoyed the Chattanooga Presents annual event, Nov. 30, 2019.


> Prep for the big meal: Chattanooga Market closes out its season at First Horizon Pavilion with a Thanksgiving Market, showcasing meats, cheeses, breads, produce and other foods locally made or grown. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21 at 1826 Carter St. After a break next Sunday, the annual Holiday Market will move indoors at the Chattanooga Convention Center for the first three Saturdays and Sundays of December.

> Get your laugh on: Comedian, writer and actress Fortune Feimster, a North Carolina native, tweeted last week: "I love that all Southern recipes are like, 'And now you add five large blocks of cheese.'" She gets us, y'all. Feimster will bring her stand-up show to the Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Tickets are $35-$50.

> Have your kids do a drawing: Today's the deadline for the annual Lin C. Parker Wrapping Paper Design Contest for students in grades 1-5. Online submissions must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 21. Get the details here.




GALAXY OF LIGHTS — Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave. SW, Huntsville, Ala. Holiday music and light experience in 26th season, with walk-through and drive-through options. Walking Nights, 5:15-8:30 p.m. CST through Jan. 1 (closed Thanksgiving); $13-$25 adults, $7-$15 children; advance purchase recommended. Driving nights, 5:30-9 p.m. CST Dec. 2-Jan. 1 (closed Christmas); $20-$35 per vehicle; purchase in advance or at gate.

GARDEN LIGHTS, HOLIDAY NIGHTS — Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE. Millions of lights and displays with the gardens as a backdrop, plus s'mores, model trains and live music, through Jan. 15. Open 5-11 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, plus Mondays Nov. 22, Dec. 20 and Dec. 27.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE — Dirty Jane's Antiques, 1910 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank. Special event by 100+ vendors, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 21 (last day).

MISTLETOE MARKET — The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge (new location), 3499 U.S. Highway 76, Young Harris, Ga. Arts, crafts and food vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21 (last day).

SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS — Dollywood, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Award-winning festival features more than 5 million lights, themed shows, food, fireworks set to Christmas music, through Jan. 2 (hours vary). $84 ages 10-61 (discounts for children/seniors).

TANGLED TINSEL HOLIDAY MARKET — Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Marketplace of exclusively handmade items, plus food vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21 (last day).



THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. The Disco Biscuits, 8 p.m. CST Nov. 21. $85.

CHATTANOOGA MUSIC CLUB — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Annual holiday concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 22. Features Chattanooga Girls Choir, low brass ensemble Deep Six and organ music by Bruce Clark.

CRANBERRY JAM — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Food drive and concert, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 22. Music by Love, Peace & Happiness, free lunch and refreshments (while supplies last) and donations of canned goods, hand warmers, plastic bags, umbrellas and ponchos accepted for the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

> Nov. 21: Sullivan King on Loud & Reckless Tour, with Blanke and Layz, 8:30 p.m. $22-$45.

> Nov. 26: Tech N9ne. on Strange New World Tour, with Rittz, King Iso and Maez301, 6:30 p.m. $32-$75.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St. The Afternooners, with Dolphin Group and Cannon Hunt, 8 p.m. Nov. 27. $10-$12.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. ZZ Top, 8 p.m. Nov. 23. $79-$150.



BATTLES FOR CHATTANOOGA — Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park campuses at Moccasin Bend, Lookout Mountain, Orchard Knob and Sherman Reservation. Multiple programs to commemorate 158th anniversary of area Civil War battles continue Nov. 21, 23-25.

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Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park staff historian Jim Ogden leads a 2-hour walk detailing the Battle of Missionary Ridge at Sherman's Reservation on November 19, 2017. The battle which occurred on November 25, 1863 was the last in three days of fighting in which the Union Army gained full control of the city. The park service plans events this week to commemorate the 154th anniversary of the struggle.

BLEDSOE COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARADE — Pikeville, Tenn. Christmas celebration downtown, with "Silver Bells" theme, 5-7 p.m. CST Nov. 27. 423-322-0932

BOOK SIGNING — Food City, 255 Ocoee Crossing NW, Cleveland, Tenn. David Carroll signs copies of "Hello Chattanooga: Famous People Who Have Visited the Tennessee Valley," 11 a.m.-noon Nov. 27.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING — Burr Performing Arts Park, 101 S. Hamilton St., Dalton, Ga. Community event, 6 p.m. Nov. 26.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER — Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Provided by the Union Gospel Mission, which serves Chattanooga's homeless population, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 24. Ministry also will give away clothing, hats, gloves and personal hygiene items to those in need. Donations and volunteers welcome.

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.

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Staff Photo by Jeff Guenther-Visitors to Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights atop Lookout Mountain enjoy the colorful display of Christmas lights at Candyland during a recent visit. The Garden of Lights tour includes over 500,000 lights and is open through Jan. 4th., except on Christmas Day.

EPB HOLIDAY WINDOWS — EPB headquarters, 10 W. M.L. King Blvd. Festive vignettes on view on Broad and Market street sides of the building, Nov. 25-Jan. 3.

FAMILY DAY — Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Children's activities 10 a.m.-3 p.m., story time at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., trunk shows at noon and 2 p.m. Nov. 27. Free for kids, $3.50 adults.

GINGERBREAD WORKSHOPS — Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St. Two-hour sessions with all supplies and refreshments provided, Nov. 26-Dec. 19. Limit of three participants per house. $44 members, $55 members (includes museum admission).

GIRLS INC. — Online auction, Nov. 21-28, noon-noon. Bid on Disney, Hawaii and ski vacations, custom gift baskets and gift cards to local restaurants and attractions.

HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW — Pocket Park, 108 N. Jackson St., Athens, Tenn. Vendors offering arts, crafts, jewelry, soaps, ornaments and home decor, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 27. Presented by Athens Area Council for the Arts.

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 (closed Mondays except during school winter break). $10-$12 adults, $8 children 12 and younger.

INTERNATIONAL MARKET — Cooper's Alley, 10 E. Seventh St. Artist Sunday with, with street food for sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 28.

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.

PARENT/CHILD GINGERBREAD HOUSES — Sweet & Savory Classroom, 45 E. Main St. Three-hour sessions include secrets to baking gingerbread, making royal icing and creating a structure, recommended for children 5-11 and a parent, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 23. $86.

PIE MAKING — The Sweet & Savory Classroom, 45 E. Main St. Hands-on instruction for making a pumpkin cream pie and a maple bourbon pecan pie from scratch, 6 p.m. Nov. 23. $80 includes two take-home pies.

REINDEER ON THE RIVERFRONT & LIGHTED BOAT PARADE — Chattanooga Green, 140 Riverfront Parkway. Holiday gathering with live music, fire pits, hot cocoa, Nov. 26. Live reindeer and Santa Claus on site for photos, 4:30-7:15 p.m.; lighted boat parade, 7-8 p.m.; fireworks, 8 p.m.

THANKSGIVING IN MOUNTAIN COVE — Cedar Grove Community Center, 5395 W. Cove Road, Chickamauga, Ga.. Bike the South event includes half-day backroad biking loop through historic area followed by community Thanksgiving dinner with local farmers, 2 p.m. Nov. 27. $99.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. Jen Kober, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Nov. 26-27, $20-$25; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28, $17-$20.

WINTER WONDERLAND DIY — Pinspiration Chattanooga, 2275 Gunbarrel Road. Family craft session, with woodland scene for adults, two ornaments for kids, 2 p.m. Nov. 28. $75.



AFTER THANKSGIVING HIKES — Tennessee state parks on Nov. 26. Register to attend. Free but donations requested.

> Booker T. Washington State Park, 5801 Champion Road. From the pool parking lot, a roughly 1-mile hike on Nature Trail, 10 a.m.

> Cumberland Mountain State Park, 24 Office Drive, Crossville, Tenn. From boat dock parking lot, a one-hour, 2-mile hike on Pioneer Short Loop, 8 a.m.

> Fall Creek Falls State Park, 2009 Village Camp Road, Spencer, Tenn. From Snack Bar parking area in the Village, a 2-mile trek to the falls and back, 9 a.m. CST.

> Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park. From Benton Falls trailhead of the Chilhowee Recreation Area, 3171 Highway 64, Benton, Tenn., a 3-mile round trip with a big decline and incline, 10 a.m. $3 parking.

> Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, 732 Stone Fort Drive, Manchester, Tenn. From the top of the museum, a 1.25-mile hike on historic Enclosure Trail, 1 p.m. CST.

> Red Clay State Historic Park, 1140 Red Clay Park Road SW, Cleveland, Tenn. Starting at the gazebo, a 3/10-mile tour of the grounds lasting about an hour, 1:30 p.m.

> South Cumberland State Park. From 498 Foster Falls Road, the Turkey Trot Hike to an overlook on Fiery Gizzard Trail, 9 a.m. CST.

CHATTANOOGA HUNGRY TURKEY — Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Half marathon, 5K, Kids Fun Run and Kids Dash benefiting Chattanooga Sports Ministries, 7 a.m. Nov. 27. $10-$50 (free for Kids Dash). chattanoogahungryturkeyrun

GRATEFUL GOBBLER — Coolidge Park, 150 River St. A 5K run and walk benefiting Chattanooga Community Kitchen's Maclellan Shelter for Families, 8 a.m. Nov. 25. $15-$30.

STUFFING STRUT — Chester Frost Park Pavilion, 2277 N. Gold Point Circle, Hixson. A 5K run and walk to benefit Northside Neighborhood House, Soddy-Daisy Food Bank, Dallas Bay Fire Department and Soddy-Daisy Middle School's Jim Wilson Fund, 7:30 a.m. Nov. 25.

THANKSGIVING DAY 5K AND GREENWAY CELEBRATION — Greenway at Tinsley Park, 4031 Keith St. NW, Cleveland, Tenn. Includes 20K, 5K and 2-miler, 7 a.m. Nov. 25. $20-$60.

TURKEY TROT — Sports Barn East, 6170 Lee Highway. Chattanooga Track Club event, with Kiddie K, 3-mile walk and 8K race, benefiting Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, 7 a.m. Nov. 25.



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. Pet photos 2-7 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 6.

DALTON MALL — 816 Walnut Square Blvd., Dalton, Ga. Santa arrives Dec. 3. Reservations recommended.

HAMILTON PLACE — 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Santa on the lower level near Belk and the Food Court, through Dec. 24. Reservations recommended. Pet photo sessions 4-7 p.m. Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13.

NORTHGATE MALL — 271 Northgate Mall Drive, Hixson. Santa arrives Nov. 24 at Center Court. Reservations recommended. Pet photos 4-7 p.m. Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and 13.



AREA 61 GALLERY — 721 Broad St. Works by Katie Rogers, Lisa Denny and Paulina Fae, through November.

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. "On This Harvest Moon" community show, through Nov. 28.

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.

ETOWAH ARTS COMMISSION — 700 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. Artist meet-and-greet with Barbara Ensley, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 21 for her exhibit "The Invisible Thread."

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

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. Annual Holiday Show, featuring gift pieces by all member artists, through Nov. 30.



THE ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "Clue: On Stage," by Athens Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26-27, 2 p.m. Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-4, 2 p.m. Dec. 5. $15-$20.

BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. "The Thanksgiving Play," 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-4, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5. $12-$14.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000,

> Through Dec. 18: "Scrooge: The Musical." $16-$32.

> Through Dec. 19: "Forever Plaid." $16-$30.



CALVARY MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHAPEL — 518 Highway 41, Ringgold, Ga. Karen Peck & New River guests for 10:30 a.m. service Nov. 21. 706-891-9340

JOSEPH CHAPEL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH — 2613 Wood Ave. Centennial celebration, 11 a.m. Nov. 21.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.