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About Enchanted Garden of Lights

  • Enchanted Garden of Lights
  • Enchanted Garden of Lights pathway - Yule Town
  • Rock city enchanted garden of light pathway - Arctic Kingdom
  • Enchanted Garden of Lights Lookout Mountain - North Pole Village
  • Rock city enchanted garden of light pathway - Magic Forest
  • Enchanted garden of lights pathway - Downtown Yule Town

Celebrating 23 years of enchantment, Rock City's premiere Family Holiday Tradition returns, where Joy, Wonder and Magic await!

Marvel at this award-winning holiday lighting extravaganza! Music, food and our magical decorations are but a few reasons to SEE ROCK CITY this holiday season. It's a holiday tradition and a winter wonderland.

START AT THE HEART...CREATE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY ADVENTURE! Choose a new path or allow tradition to guide the way. Experience the magic of four uniquely themed realms of wonder in the Enchanted Garden of Lights. As you enter the park through our new entrance, next to the Original 1932 Gatehouse and venture down The North Pole Highway, you'll have the option to visit each of our themed realms of wonder in the order you choose, or experience the magic in the traditional order beginning with the Grand Corridor in Yule Town. 

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Start at the heart…create your own holiday adventure.

Welcome to the North Pole Highway! As you enter the park through our new entrance, next to the Original 1932 Gatehouse, you’ll venture down The North Pole Highway. From here, you’ll have the option to visit each of our themed realms of wonder in the order you choose, or experience the Magic in the traditional order beginning with the Grand Corridor in Yule Town.

Points of Interest in the North Pole Highway include:

The Original Gatehouse, The Nativity Show, and the North Pole Lodge.

Whisk yourself away to the joys of Christmases gone by - where the heart and spirit of Christmas are treasured all year long!

As you embark on your journey through Yule Town Trail down the Grand Corridor, enjoy discovering The Legends of Christmas; special symbols of the season and the stories that created each legend. Marvel at the lighted displays of doves in flight, Toyland, Santa’s Toy Soldiers, and more! Nearby in Downtown Yule Town, stop by for holiday treats in the Fudge Kitchen and shop for gifts in the Garden’s Gateway and Woodland Wonders Gift Shops.

Points of interest in Yule Town include: 

The Grand Corridor, Doves in Flights, Toy Land, The Legends of Christmas Exhibits, Packaging Elves, Santa’s Soldiers and American Flags.

Welcome to the icy realm of the Arctic Kingdom, home to Inara the Ice Queen and Jack Frost.

Immerse yourself in the arctic bliss of this winter wonderland. Experience the lighted displays of blizzard’s pass, penguin’s ice fishing, and the polar bear cave. Take time to meet Inara and Jack Frost on your connecting journey to North Pole Village.

Points of Interest in the Arctic Kingdom include:

Blizzard’s Pass, Penguins, Meet Jack Frost and Inara the Ice Queen, and Polar Bear Cove.

The gleaming city lights will welcome you while the Christmas Star heralds your entrance to the place that Santa calls home.

Visit with Old Saint Nick himself, sip on gourmet hot chocolate, do some Christmas shopping, and enjoy the sounds of the season in the North Pole Lodge.

Point of Interest in the North Pole Village include:

The Christmas Star, City Lights, Gingerbread House, Santa Claus, North Pole Lodge, Holiday Shopping and Café 7.

Travel back to a world of childhood fantasy and hope where anything is possible and Fairytales await!

Here springtime comes to life in winter with trees of light dancing in joyful celebration of the Holiday season and flowers of light burst into bloom. Journey through your timeless childhood fairytales in Fairyland Caverns.

Points of Interest in the Magic Forest include:

The Dancing Forest, Springtime Garden, and Fairyland Caverns.

Hours and Pricing

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 - JANUARY 6, 2018

6pm - 9pm
Closed Christmas Eve Night
Last Ticket sold 9pm

  Adult Child (ages 3-12)
Enchanted Garden of Lights Premiere Event Pricing (Fridays to Sundays) $22.95 $12.95
Enchanted Garden of Lights Regular Weekday Pricing (Mondays to Thursdays) $19.95 $11.95
Upgrade to add on Rock City daytime tour + $10.00 + $5.00
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The Enchanted Garden of Lights trail is not fully stroller and handicap accessible. Backpack or Front-Style child carriers are recommended and stroller parking is available. A limited access/ADA trail is available to reach the North Pole Lodge/Pavilion, Downtown Yule Town shops, and the North Pole Village.

*Admission gates at the original gatehouse will open at 5:30pm for guests to wander the North Pole Highway and choose which realm to start their adventure. Entrance into the realms will open at 6:00pm. Guests must choose their last realm to enter by 10:30pm.

Group Pricing

Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights welcomes your group visit! 

Group Pricing

Monday - Thursday Nights

Adults: $18.00
Children: $10.80

Friday - Sunday Nights

Adults: $20.70
Children: $11.70

Group Booking Details

  • Discounted group admission is available by reservation only for groups of 20 or more paying guests. 
  • Discounted groups will be able to visit EGL anytime between 6pm - 9pm. No specified entry time will be required. 
  • Blackout Dates apply - Discounted group bookings are not available for the Enchanted Garden of Lights on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, Saturday nights in December, or the night after Christmas (Dec 26) 
  • Group meals are available during the Enchanted Garden of Lights with 2 weeks advance notice and will be served in the Big Rock Grill with a maximum of 50 guests. 

To make a reservation, please call 877-820-0759 Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time. 

Enchanted Garden of Lights Activities

Enchanted Garden of Lights Activities

  • Nearly a million dazzling lights and 30 holiday scenes await you! 
  • Start at the heart and choose your own adventure through 4 uniquely themed realms of wonder. 
  • Enjoy cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus and nightly entertainment at the North Pole Lodge. 
  • Meet Santa Claus himself and capture the moment with a souvenir photo. 
  • Dinner with Santa, a one of a kind dining experience. 

Dinner with Santa

Have Dinner with Santa and His Friends!

The holiday season hasn't begun until you've had dinner with Santa and all of his friends. You'll enjoy a traditional holiday meal, one-on-one visits with Santa and his friends, plus VIP admission to the Enchanted Garden of Lights! 

This VIP event is available on select nights only and includes:

  • Holiday buffet dinner
  • VIP front-of-the-line access to the Yule Town Realm of the Enchanted Garden of Lights!
  • Meet and greet with Santa and his friends, including his elves, Inara the Ice Queen, Jack Frost, the Coca-Cola Polar Bear and Rocky!
  • One 4x6 character photo with Santa and friends per family
  • Children's tickets (ages 2-12) include a voucher for gingerbread cookie decorating in the North Pole Lodge and a special gift!
Dinner Buffet

Turkey and Dressing, Honey Glazed Ham, Chicken Tenders, Green Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Brownies, Coca-Cola Products, Iced Tea and Coffee. 

Dates and Times

5:00pm - 7:00pm

2017 Dates Adults and
(Ages 2-12)
Saturday, December 2nd $42.95 SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 3rd $42.95 BUY NOW
Monday, December 11th $39.95 BUY NOW
Tuesday, December 12th $39.95 BUY NOW

Children Under 2: Free with families, but will not receive cookie voucher or special gift. Those items are available for purchase during the Enchanted Garden of Lights. Please call 423-475-8988 for more information. 

**Please enter the names of each member of your group during checkout for a personalized visit at Dinner with Santa.
**RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. This is a limited capacity event and does sell-out. Make reservations early for best availability. 
**Note: Tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. Special Ticket Purchase. No coupons, discounts, or other promotions can be used in combination with this ticket purchase. 

ANNUAL PASSHOLDERS: Discounted tickets for Dinner with Santa are available to Annual Passholders for $30.95 per person. Guests must present annual pass along with admission ticket at the event. To make reservations for these discounted tickets, please call 423-475-8988 Monday through Friday. 

What's Bloomin

What's Bloomin'

Be on the lookout for pansies blooming in our gardens and lots of Holiday Joy!! 

Partners & Sponsors

Rock City is proud to support the Ronald McDonald House during the Enchanted Garden of Lights event. A portion of ticket sales go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Rock City has given over $100,000 to Ronald McDonald House so far from proceeds from this holiday event!

Rock City is proud to have Universal Concepts as a Partner In Design for the Enchanted Garden of Lights.