Rock City Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Its Award-Winning Light Extravaganza

Press Release # Local

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN – Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights has become a beloved holiday tradition over the last 25 years and is set to shine even brighter with over 1 million LED lights and more than 30 holiday scenes beginning 4-9 p.m. nightly Nov. 22-Jan. 4, 2020 (closed Christmas Eve night.

As a fun way to celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary, the first 25 guests in line on opening night receive a commemorative ornament. Facebook followers can also participate in “25 Days of Christmas” beginning Dec. 1 for opportunities to win free passes.

Rock City’s Enchanted Trail is transformed into four themed realms of wonder, this season with new color schemes and enhancements to the Arctic Kingdom. Decked out in their new garments, Inara the Ice Queen and Jack Frost have prepared a journey through a stunning display of ice crystals with a design reminiscent of the Aurora Borealis. Also new in this realm is the Glacier Grotto featuring a unique firepit to get warm! Other realms to visit are the Magic Forest, Yule Town and North Pole Village, where Santa and Mrs. Claus await! Kids of all ages can enjoy cookie decorating and hot cocoa in the North Pole Lodge while enjoying live music.

Dinner with Santa tickets are available for Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 7-8. This special holiday buffet begins at 5 p.m. and includes a meet-and-greet with Santa, his elves, Jack Frost, Inara the Ice Queen and the Coca-Cola Polar Bear, as well as a gift, photo and cookie decorating voucher with each child admission. These dates do sell out, so guests are encouraged to make reservations quickly.

College nights also return opening weekend with Lee University night Nov. 22;; University of Tennessee at Chattanooga night Saturday, Nov. 23; and Chattanooga State Community College night Sunday, Nov. 24. Students and faculty at each respective school with current school I.D. receive $8 admission.

Rock City Gardens is proud to partner annually with Ronald McDonald House Charities, giving a portion of each ticket sold to benefit local families whose children are hospitalized. For more information on this organization and how to help, visit www.rmhchattanooga.com.

For more information on all activities during Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights, visit www.seerockcity.com/lights.

About Rock City

Rock City is one of the South’s most popular natural attractions. Known for its unique geological and botanical wonders, the enchanted, 4,100-foot walking trail is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, a 140-foot waterfall that cascades down Lookout Mountain and the Swing-A-Long Bridge that spans nearly 200 feet.