Enchanted Garden of Lights

Celebrate 28 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. Located a quick drive from downtown Chattanooga, this magical Christmas lights experience is one of Chattanooga's memorable winter events.

Take a stroll down the lighted Grand Corridor in Yule Town, experience the twinkle of icy lights in the Arctic Kingdom, and the Magic Forest comes alive to reveal exciting enchantments! Allow the wonder of the Heart of the Mountain, the Enchanted Garden of Lights all new realm, to thrill you.

All guests must reserve an entry time in advance online. Tickets cannot be purchased upon arrival at the ticket desk. Annual Passholders do NOT need reservations.

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November | 2022
December | 2022
January | 2023

November 18-30
December 1-23
Closed December 24
December 25-31
January 1
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Regular Night Admission

$27.95 / $17.95

Adults / Child (ages 3-12)

Special Weeknight Admission

$25.95 / $15.95

Adults / Child (ages 3-12)

Value Night Admission

$19.95 / $9.95

Adults / Child (ages 3-12)

Valid December 1 & 12, 2022

Peak Night Admission

$31.95 / $21.95

Adults / Child (ages 3-12)

Hours & Pricing

November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023 | Entry Times: 4:30pm - 9:00pm (10:00pm Fridays - Sundays)

Park closes two hours after last entry time.

  • TICKETS SOLD ONLINE ONLY. Tickets will not be sold in-person. Purchase timed tickets early for best availability.
  • ANNUAL PASSHOLDERS: Passholders do NOT need reservations and are welcome to visit on by showing their pass at the greeter, including SOLD OUT nights. Visits for VIP Passholders are included for any night. Visits for Regular Passholders are included on Monday - Thursday nights and discounted 50% off admission will apply on any Friday - Sunday night.
  • Pricing for the Enchanted Garden of Lights is based on the date of your visit. After clicking Buy Tickets, choose your visit date from the calendar to see the available ticket options.
  • 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 certain portions of the trail.
  • Guests cannot enter the park for Enchanted Garden of Lights before their entry time. This includes access to food and Santa. Restrooms available on ticket plaza. Starbucks is located across the street and is allowed in the park.

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Rock City is proud to support the Ronald McDonald House during the Enchanted Garden of Lights event.  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 the Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event of the Year for 2021.