Check out this weekend’s Nooga Happenings For December 7-9, 2018.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Share your Christmas Food Drive – Until 6:00pm
Donations will be accepted at: 
Cleveland at Life Care Center's Campbell Campus at 3001 Keith Street NW
First Baptist Church on North Thornton Avenue in Dalton, Georgia
First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga 
WRCB Channel 3 is teaming up with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank once again for the annual Share Your Christmas™ food drive. This year’s drive is set for Friday, Dec. 7 and you’re invited to be a part of our effort to fight hunger in our community. Last year’s effort brought in more than $84,000 and 225,000 pounds of food, which provided more than 583,500 meals to people in need. Photo and information are from

Polar Express 3D-10:00am-6:00pm (Saturday and Sunday as well)
Tennessee Aquarium IMAX
The Polar Express 3D tells the story of a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole and embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Photo and information about this event are from

Ruby Falls Christmas Underground: A Journey to the North Pole-12:00pm-8:00pm (Saturday & Sunday as well)
Celebrate Christmas in Chattanooga this holiday season with the wonder of Ruby Falls Christmas Underground and a magical journey to visit Santa! Travel a secret passage to the North Pole where Santa’s Joystone miners are preparing for the holidays. Discover a glittering ice cave, see Sugar Plum Fairy Village, and find your own sparkling Joystone on this heartwarming adventure! Experience Ruby Falls Christmas Underground as it returns for its fifth year in a section of the cave that is only for this festive attraction. Christmas in the Cave is a unique holiday attraction in Tennessee and Georgia. This separately-ticketed event was selected as a 2017 Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society! Purchase tickets for $16.95 per person ages 3+, * Children 2 and under are free. Photo and information about this event are from

Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights--4:00pm-10:30pm (Saturday, and Sunday as well)
Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights has become the region’s premier holiday tradition, returning for its 24th season with over a million LED lights and the largest, first-of-its kind walk-through Christmas tree! The award-winning light extravaganza showcases more than 30 holiday scenes nightly beginning Nov. 16 through Dec. 31 (closed Christmas Eve night). 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. Purchase tickets at Photo and information about this event are from and

Ringgold Downhome Christmas Expo and Parade - Expo: 5:00pm-9:00pm on Friday and 11:00am-7:00pm on Saturday. Parade: Begins at 6:00pm on Friday. 
Ringgold Depot-Official. Ringgold Depot hosts the Ringgold Downhome Christmas Expo for the second year! Lots of vendors for all of your shopping needs for 2 days! No admission fee! Come on out to the Ringgold Down Home Christmas Parade on December 7th at 6 P.M. It will be a great event that is free, family friendly, and sure to bring some Christmas cheer! Photos and information about this event are from and

2018 10th Annual Guns and Hoses Police/Fire Boxing Event-7:00pm-10:30pm
Chattanooga Convention Center
This is the 10th Annual "Guns and Hoses" Battle of the Badges. A boxing card featuring a team of Law Enforcement Officers against a team of Fire Fighters and EMS Personnel. All teams represent departments throughout the Hamilton County and Chattanooga Metropolitan and surrounding areas. Competitors are first matched by age, then boxing experience, then overall abilities. Photo and information about this event are from

Saturday December 8, 2018:

Ice on the Landing at the Choo Choo - open everyday through Jan 21
This 120’x40’ open-air skating rink offers the fun and nostalgia of outdoor ice skating surrounded by gas lanterns, fountains and holiday grandeur at the Southside’s iconic landmark, the Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens. The rink will open at 6:00pm on November 16 and will include a live performance by organist Buddy Shirk from 6:00-7:00pm, playing holiday music. Ice on the Landing will be open every day for a nine-week season, closing on January 21, 2019. Ticket pricing will remain at $10 for an adult ticket, and $8 for a child ticket (12 and under.) This includes skate rentals and a minimum two-hour skate session. Photo and information about this event are from

Holiday Lights at the Chattanooga Zoo-5:30pm-8:00pm (on Saturday as well)
Come see the Chattanooga Zoo transformed into a magical winter wonderland! Visit the animals and watch them open their gifts, get your picture taken with Santa Claus, play holiday games and make crafts, and enjoy the beauty of the Zoo covered in lights at our annual Holiday Lights event signifying the holiday season at the Chattanooga Zoo! Activities: Holiday-themed animal enrichment, Letters to Santa, Carolers, Cookie Decorating, Enjoy the Zoo! Extras available for purchase: Photos with Santa - $7 per print, Snack Carts, Camel Feedings, Train Rides, Carousel Rides. Photo and information about this event are from

Southern Belle Riverboat’s Christmas Carol Dinner Cruise-7:00pm-9:30pm (Saturday as well)
Come hungry and leave jolly at this wonderful Chattanooga tradition! This 2.5 hour cruise includes a delicous dinner menu, serving prime rib, shrimp creole, with baby red potatoes and other yummy vegetables. Top things off with a glass of wine or champagne over some live Christmas music, and you’ve got one unforgettable night. You will also get the chance to tour the historic boat and meet the man of the season himself, Santa Clause. Photo and information about this event are from

A Christmas Tail 5K and Mutt Strut-8:00am-11:00am
The Tap House
A Christmas Tail 5k is an out-and-back course starting at 1885 Grill in St. Elmo, heads across Broad Street, and onto the River Walk, before turning back. This is a PR course: flat, fast, and cooler temperatures. For beginner runners this will be a great course to run your first 5k. There will be an aid station at the 1 mile and 2 mile mark with fun and energetic volunteers. New to 2018 will be a 3 person team competition, with runners also being eligible for individual awards. All proceeds from this event benefit the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga. Photo and information about this event are from

Christmas in the Streets and Parade-10:00am-8:00pm 
Chickamauga Community Growth Association
The CCGA is proud to present Christmas in the Streets and the "Once Upon a Christmas" Parade. Many remember last years amazing event and we hope you join us either as a participant or a volunteer! This year there will be craft vendors, food, Gordon Lee Mansion Candle Light Tours and let's not forget THE PARADE!! Yes folks this years parade's theme is "Once Upon a Christmas" and PARADE TIME IS 6:30!!! So think of that fairytale story and make it Christmas relate and don't miss your chance to be apart of this EPIC PARADE! Please share with family and friends and don't forget to hit the invite button. Photo and information about this event are from

Christmas Light Display Drive-Thru-6:00pm-10:30pm (7:30pm-10:30pm on Saturday and Sunday)
Hidden Hollow Park, Cookeville, Tennessee
The Largest Christmas Light display in the Upper Cumberlands. Continue your family tradition with a tour of the lights. $4.00 per person –weekdays and $5.00 per person Saturday Nights. This event will run every night from Nov. 22-Dec.31, so don’t miss it! Photo and information about this event are from

Holidays in West Village--4:00pm-6:30pm 
Every week (through December 22nd) the fun starts at 4pm and we close out at 6:30pm. We have some new exciting holiday activities for kids and adults! We hope to see you all Saturday nights! Photo and information about this event are from

A Walk Through Bethlehem-4:00pm
Crosspointe Church
A Walk Through Bethlehem is a live drama in which you will be in the midst of the greatest story ever told. You will walk the streets of Bethlehem and see shops and make crafts and enjoy a dramatic live nativity scene depicting the birth of Christ. It will be a FREE event for our community to come see and enjoy. Photo and information about this event are from

Sunday December 9, 2018:

The Chattanooga Ballet presents The Nutcracker-2:00pm
Tivoli Theatre
Purchase TIckets via Ticketmaster for $22-$34. Photo and information about this event are from

A Charlie Brown Christmas-2:30pm 
Chattanooga Theatre Center
The classic animated TV special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation of Charles Schulz’s beloved tale in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas. (Appropriate for 1st grade and up). Photo and information about this event are from

Chattanooga Holiday Market-10:00am-5:00pm (11:00am-5:00pm on Sunday)
Chattanooga Convention Center
Local gift giving is better! Find us indoors during December weekends at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Our Holiday Market features 200+ local food vendors, artists and crafters each Saturday & Sunday in December offering unique gifts and festive preparations – everything you’ll need for the holiday season! Shoppers will be able to find one-of-a-kind pottery, custom pieces of art, handcrafted jewelry, local foods, natural bath and body products, locally designed and made apparel, wood furniture, and so much more. Ask vendors about commissioned pieces for that special touch. Chattanooga Holiday Market has become a shopping tradition with festive daily entertainment for the whole family: the Chattanooga Girls Choir, Sweet Georgia Sound and several other acoustical performers capture the holiday spirit. Don’t miss good ‘ole Santa Claus from 11-2pm for a free photo opportunity each Saturday and Sunday. Hot cocoa, warm lunch and spirits are also available to make the shopping occasion a special one. Holiday Market Hours – Admission is FREE. Photo and information about this event are from

Sport Schedules:

SEC Men’s Basketball Schedule

Friday, Dec. 7

Oral Roberts at Missouri-7:00pm, SEC Network

Saturday, Dec. 8

South Carolina at Michigan-12:00pm, FOX Sports 1

Michigan State at Florida-12:00pm, CBS

Kentucky at Seton Hall-12:00pm, FOX

W Kentucky at Arkansas-3:30pm, SEC Network

Mississippi State at Clemson-4:00pm, ESPN2 

Boston College at Texas A&M-6:00pm, SEC Network

Ole Miss at Illinois State-8:00pm, ESPN+

Dayton at Auburn-8:30pm, SEC Network

Sunday, Dec. 9

Arizona at Alabama-1:00pm, ESPN

Incarnate Word at LSU-2:00pm, SEC Network

Tennessee at Gonzaga-3:00pm, ESPN

SEC Women’s Basketball Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 8

Arkansas at Abil Christian-2:00pm

Tulane at Alabama-3:00pm, SEC Network+

Savannah State at Ole Miss-3:00pm, SEC Network+

Cent Arkansas at Texas A&M-3:00pm, SEC Network+

Sunday, Dec. 2

Tennessee at Texas-1:00pm, ESPN2

Florida A&M at Florida-2:00pm, SEC Network +

Kentucky at Louisville-2:00pm, ACC Network Extra

South Carolina at Duke-2:00pm, ACC Network Extra

Missouri at Saint Louis-6:00pm, ESPN+

UTC Basketball Schedule

Sunday, Dec. 9

Dec 9 vs VMI – 1:00PM, ESPN3/+ (Men’s Game)

NFL Schedule

Sunday, Dec. 9

Jets at Bills-1:00pm, CBS

Giants at Redskins-1:00pm, FOX

Saints at Buccaneers-1:00pm, FOX

Patriots at Dolphins-1:00pm, CBS

Ravens at Chiefs-1:00pm, CBS

Colts at Texans-1:00pm, CBS

Falcons at Packers-1:00pm, FOX

Panthers at Browns-1:00pm, FOX

Broncos at 49ers-4:05pm, CBS

Bengals at Chargers-4:05pm, CBS

Lions at Cardinals-4:25pm, FOX

Steelers at Raiders-4:25pm, FOX

Eagles at Cowboys-4:25pm, FOX

Rams at Bears-8:20pm, NBC

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