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Nov. 15-Jan. 3
Christmas Nights of Lights at Camp Jordan Park. Begins at dusk and runs through 10 p.m. with extended hours on the weekends. Hundreds of thousands of LED lights, driven by more than 1,000 computer channels, synchronized to both traditional and new Christmas music playing through the car radio. $6 per person, with children 3-years-old and under free.
15th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk. 8 a.m. at Coolidge Park. One hundred percent of the proceeds of the Walk will benefit the new Shelter for Homeless Families located onsite at the Community Kitchen on 11th Street. $25 for walkers/runners 13 and older and $10 for ages 12 and under. Teams and individuals can register to walk, volunteer and/or donate atwww.gratefulgobblerwalk.org To inquire about corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Cathy Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 298-2066.
The Lighted Boat Parade of approximately 40 boats decorated for the season, which circle between the Walnut Street Bridge and Olgiati Bridge. During the parade there will be food and drink concessions and the first night of Ice on the Landing, an open-air ice skating rink on the Chattanooga Green. Following the boat parade, a fireworks finale signals the illumination of 130+ downtown buildings, bridges and parks for the winter season.
The Ringgold Down Home Christmas Parade will be returning to Downtown Ringgold on Friday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. The parade will begin on Nashville St. and process through downtown to the Ringgold Depot. Santa Claus will marshal the parade to the Depot where he will be available for pictures for the remainder of the festival. After 7 p.m. the Historic Ringgold Depot will be hosting a variety of children's choir and dance performances. Businesses or organizations interested in signing up for the parade can contact 423-825-9975 or visit the website at graham-dental.com/events. Applications to take part in the parade should be returned to 896 Lafayette St. in Ringgold or faxed to Dr. Graham's office at 706-935-5355.
Soddy Daisy Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m., Dayton Pike from Harrison Ln. to Sequoyah Access Road. Rain date is Dec. 14.
For the second year, the Houston is partnering with Tea M’Lady to co-host the event, which will be held this year on Dec. 7, from 1-4 p.m., and is called “A Cosy Christmas Tea on High Street” (“cosy” as in “tea cosy”).