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Enchanted Garden of Lights

For the holiday season, Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights is a holiday tradition where Joy, Wonder and Magic await! Create a cool new tradition this year as the Enchanted Garden of Lights celebrates its 19th year featuring the North Pole Adventure. Be sure to check out our Dinner with Santa Event!



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Event Hours and Pricing

November 21, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Closed Christmas Eve night

6pm – 9pm
*Last Ticket Sold 9pm


  Adult Child
(ages 3-12)

Enchanted Garden of Lights -

Regular Pricing - Valid Thursdays to Saturday

$22.95 $12.95

Enchanted Garden of Lights

Special Weekday Pricing - Valid Sundays to Wednesdays

$19.95 $11.95
Upgrade to Add On Rock City Gardens Daytime Ticket
+ $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 at the trail entrance. A limited access/ADA trail does provide a short-cut to the Pavilion and Lover's Leap area. 

Event Activities

This award-winning, light extravaganza features more than 30 holiday scenes that transform the garden’s natural daytime splendor into a nocturnal fantasyland. Visit with St. Nick and his elves! Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa, Sugar Plum Fairy Makeovers and nightly entertainment at the North Pole Adventure! See elves harvesting candy canes and building toys!

  • Enjoy nightly entertainment in the pavilion, next to a warm fireplace with a hot cup of cocoa (full entertainment schedule)
  • Sugar Plum Fairy Makeovers* – available for children to enjoy face painting or dress up in costume and be magical fairies for a night.
  • Gingerbread cookie decorating*
  • Visit with Santa and his elves (Pictures available*) - nightly through Dec. 23rd
  • Design your own Christmas stocking at the Christmas Shop
  • Meet Jerry the Toy Soldier Mime (Thursdays - Sundays)
  • Have a VIP Experience with Dinner with Santa*
  • Warm fire pits available nightly at the Lovers Leap Terraces, the Christmas Shop and the North Pole Lodge
  • Holiday Marketplace Vendors will be open Thursday - Saturday nights outside of Gardens Gateway Giftshop at the end of the Enchated Trail
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Dinner with Santa Special Event

Back this year is the opportunity to have dinner with Santa and get VIP admission to the Enchanted Garden of Lights.

The Candy Cane Elves and Rocky will greet you as you arrive and get everyone ready for an appearance by Santa himself! This VIP event is available on select nights only - and includes:

  • Holiday Buffet Dinner (including Turkey & Dressing, Honey Glazed Ham, Chicken Fingers, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Rolls, Brownies, andPumpkin Pie!)
  • VIP admission to the Enchanted Garden of Lights - be the first guests through the enchanted trail!
  • Child's tickets (ages 2-12) include a voucher for gingerbread cookie decorating in the North Pole Lodge and a special gift!
Dates and Times:

Dinner with Santa begins at 5:00pm each night!

2014 Dates T.B.D.

Ticket Information:

Adults: pricing coming soon
Children (Ages 2-12): pricing coming soon
Children Under 2: Free with familes, but will not receive cookie voucher or special gift. Those items are available for purchase a la carte on site)

Discounted Tickets for Dinner with Santa are available to Annual Pass Holders for $28.95 per person. Guests must present Annual Pass along with Ticket at the event. To make reservations for these discounted tickets, please call 423-475-8988.

*Please note your child(ren)'s name in the Comments Box when purchasing tickets online for a personalized visit with Santa.*

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 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.


Event Schedule

Nightly Performances in the Rock City Pavilion

Upcoming Performances (Click Here to view the full calendar)



Click Here to view the full calendar.


Starbucks Winter Weekend Nights

Starbucks Winter Weekend Nights

Enjoy live instrumental music and a delicious holiday drink by a warm fire during Winter Weekend Nights on the Starbucks Patio.

Friday and Saturday Nights during Enchanted Garden of Lights
5:30pm - 9:30pm

Enjoy special Starbucks seasonal drinks including: Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, Caramel Brulee Latte, and Pumpkin Spice Latte

Musical Line-up

Community Partner

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!

Ronald McDonald House Charities



*Additional charges apply for food, drinks, some activities, & accessories. 


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