We hope you made it out to the parades last week in LaFayette and Rossville, but if you didn't have it on your calendar, there are still plenty of festivities happening throughout the county. From light displays to model trains, here are a few reasons to get out and join in the holiday cheer.
Christmas in the Streets
Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
The Community of Chickamauga will be hosting Christmas in the Streets & Down Home Hillbilly Parade. The day will feature craft vendors, games, food and plenty of contests. Live music provided by Amber Fults and Elizabeth Lee Handbells.
The Down Home Hillbilly Parade will be at 6 p.m. and after the parade you can check out the Candle Light Tours at the Gordon-Lee Mansion. The downtown merchants will be open after the parade for your shopping convenience.
Now through Jan. 1
Joe Stock Memorial Park - LaFayette
See Lafayette’s FREE annual “Amazing Christmas” lights show. Spectators can enjoy the state-of-the-art, synchronized musical light show daily from 6-10 p.m. at the park on North Main Street, next to the Public Safety Department building.
Enjoy the whimsical display from the city park or in the warmth of your car. More than 750,000 lights and songs with dancing color arrangements will provide entertainment for the entire family. Spectators will be able to tune their car radios to FM 89.5 to hear the music from inside their cars.
Marsh House Candlelight Tours
Dec. 12, 13, 19 & 20, 6 - 8 p.m.
Adults $5, Children $1
The theme is Christmas Eve 1865, at home with the Marsh Family. Mr. and Mrs. Marsh have returned from being refugees and are at home for the first Christmas in several years. The War is over, but times are perilous with much violence and famine in Walker County. Nevertheless, the Marshes invite their eldest daughter, Mary Ann Allgood with her husband and children (of Trion) and their youngest daughter, Sarah Adaline Warthen with her husband N.G. and children (from Kensington) for a Christmas Eve dinner and family celebration. Come hear the stories of these families as they talk about surviving the War and relatives who did not.
Model Train Display at Chattooga Academy/Gordon Hall
Now through Dec. 31, 6 - 9 p.m.
Ronald and Sue Underwood are hosting the Sixth Annual Model Railroad and Christmas Village Display inside the Chattooga Academy. The display is sure to delight visitors of all ages!
Enchanted Garden of Lights
Rock City, Lookout Mountain, GA
Now through Jan. 2, 6-9 p.m.
Visit www.seerockcity.com for ticket info
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Rock City’s 21st annual Enchanted Garden of Lights, returning November 20th – January 2nd. Visit the area’s own “north pole” high atop Lookout Mountain where hundreds of thousands of lights shine brightly from 6 pm to 9 pm nightly. This holiday tradition is complete with wonder and magic around every turn of the Enchanted Trail.
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves, get a Sugar Plum Fairy Makeover, decorate a Christmas ornament and eat some reindeer corn! Guests can also enjoy the nightly concert series in the North Pole Lodge while sitting by the fire, drinking hot cocoa, cappuccino or apple cider. Other entertainers are also performing on select nights in the park and at Starbucks.