Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 11/23-11/30

Posted by on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 2:50pm.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, November 23 to Friday, November 30. 

Now through December 31

Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights

When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road
Cost: $11.95-$28.95

For the holiday season, Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights is a family tradition. Featured recently on ABC's show The Chew, this light extravaganza showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and nearly a million LED lights that transform the gardens' natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland of four realms of wonder: Yule Town, Arctic Kingdom, Magic Forest and North Pole Village. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Dinner with Santa is also back, as well as Jack Frost, Inara the Ice Queen and many other characters. This event was selected as a Top 20 Event for 2017 by Southeast Tourism Society. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Tuesday, November 27 

Tasting with Hirsch Vineyards

When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Easy Bistro, 203 Broad Street
Cost: $65

Founded in 1980, Hirsch Vineyards is well known for it's pinot noir grape growing due to its location on the extreme Sonoma Coast. At this event, Jasmine Hirsch will walk guests through her top picks from her family’s vineyard. Enjoy a welcome glass of bubbles, a 2016 San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir, a 2014 East Ridge Pinot Noir, a 2014 West Ridge Pinot Noir and a 2014 Hirsch Estate Chardonnay. There will also be hors d'oeuvres pairings by Chef Erik Niel and team. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Thursday, November 29 & Thursday, December 6

Kids Ornament Workshop

When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. 
Where: Scenic City Clay Arts, 301 E. 11th St.
Cost: $60

Time to get into the holiday spirit! What better way than to create your own ceramic ornaments to decorate your tree. This workshop will allow your kids to create their own ceramic ornaments with some basic hand-building techniques. They can build anything they want or be guided by the instructor on her style of creating ceramic ornaments. Come back a week after to glaze and paint your creations. These creations can last for years to come! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Friday, November 30 

The Mad Hatter’s High Tea

When: 6-10 p.m. 
Where: Chattanooga Whiskey, 890 Riverfront Parkway
Cost: $65-75

Enjoy a Mad Hatter evening to raise support for the work and mission of Scenic City Clay Arts. Enjoy food, drinks, live music, a silent auction, Raku firing, a ceramic "Throw Down" and Chattanooga Whiskey High Tea! Wear your maddest hat! All ticket sales and auction purchases will go to support the work and mission of Scenic City Clay Arts. Scenic City Clay Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community pottery studio that exists to to sustain the art and craft of all things clay through education, practice and an affordable workspace. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Wednesday, November 28

Noontunes: Chattanooga Girls Rock Stars

When: Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Miller Park, 900 Market St. 
Cost: Free

Enjoy free music on your lunch break provided by Chattanooga Girls Rock! Chattanooga Girls Rock was born out of a sincere belief in the transformational effect of a music education (tailored to a wide variety of learning styles, musical interests and abilities), a commitment to fostering a more diverse and uplifting music scene in Chattanooga, and a desire to provide girls with positive adult mentors and a supportive community where they can feel free to be exactly who they are. Everyone at CGR looks forward to a world in which girls are encouraged to pursue their interests without the notion that some dreams are out of their reach, where support and teamwork replace competition and acrimony, and girls and women are never afraid to rock with abandon!

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