Enchanted Garden of Lights

Celebrate 26 years of holiday tradition at Rock City's award-winning Enchanted Garden of Lights — where joy, wonder, and magic await!

Warm your heart during this nighttime, family tradition as you walk through Rock City Gardens' winter wonderland. Immerse yourself in this award-winning holiday lighting spectacular, where you can enjoy live music, holiday treats like gingerbread cookies and hot cocoa, and delight in our magical decorations. Located a quick drive from downtown Chattanooga, this magical Christmas lights experience is one of Chattanooga's memorable winter events. All but a few reasons to SEE ROCK CITY this holiday season.

Experience the magic of four uniquely themed realms of wonder: The Magic Forest, Arctic Kingdom, North Pole Village, and Yule Town. Start at the heart by taking a stroll along the North Pole Highway and choose which realm to start your journey. Wander to Yule Town and begin your holiday adventure with a former Enchanted Garden of Lights traditional start, or visit Santa in the North Pole Village first — the adventure is yours to create.

Select realms begin to open at 4:00pm. Join Mrs. Claus for cookie decorating in the North Pole Lodge, take a stroll down the lighted Grand Corridor in Yule Town, experience the twinkle of icy lights in the Arctic Kingdom! Then beginning at 6:00pm ALL of the magic unlocks as Santa arrives in the North Pole Village, Inara the Ice Queen glides into the Arctic Kingdom, and the Magic Forest comes alive to reveal new and exciting enchantments!

From new realm entrances to walk under wreaths, there are plenty of wonderful photo opportunities for you and your family and friends. Tell us your story! Use the hashtags #EGL25 or #EnchantedGardenOfLights and tag Rock City on social media!

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November | 2020
December | 2020
January | 2021

November 20-30
December 1-23
Closed December 24
December 25-31
January 1-2
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Regular Night Admission
(Green on Calendar)

$26.95 / $14.95

Adults / Children (ages 3-12)

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Special Weeknight Admission
(Gold on Calendar)

$24.95 / $13.95

Adults / Children (ages 3-12)

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Value Night Admission
(Light Blue on Calendar)

$16.95 / $8.95

Adults / Children (ages 3-12)

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Same Great Experience - Value Priced
Visit on December 1, 5, & 16 to take advantage of these special savings.

Peak Night Admission
(Navy on Calendar)

$29.95 / $15.95

Adults / Children (ages 3-12)

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Hours & Pricing

November 20, 2020 – January 2, 2021 | 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Admission for the Enchanted Garden of Lights begins at 4pm, although the magic and wonder are incomparable once darkness falls. Gates at the original gatehouse will open at 5:00pm for guests to access the North Pole Highway and choose which realm to start their adventure. The Magic Forest will open at 6:00pm - the same time that Jack Frost, Inara the Ice Queen, and Santa Claus begin greeting guests.

  • Pricing for the Enchanted Garden of Lights is based on the date of your visit. After clicking Buy Tickets, choose your anticipated visit date from the calendar to see the available ticket options.
  • Admission for the Enchanted Garden of Lights ends at 9:00pm, or later if guests are still waiting to enter. Guests must choose their last realm to enter by 10:30pm.
  • 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.
  • We invite you to experience the magic of the Enchanted Garden of Lights this season. When planning your visit, please note that weekends and holidays are popular times to visit and to expect delays in parking and ticketing lines. We look forward to your visit!
  • Coupons and discounts for the Enchanted Garden of Lights are primarily valid Monday through Wednesday.

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Rock City is proud to support the Ronald McDonald House during the Enchanted Garden of Lights event. A portion of ticket sales goes 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’s Enchanted Garden of Lights was selected as a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Festival & Event winner for November 2019.