Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Last entry 1.5 hours prior to close
Atop Lookout Mountain

Seasons At Rock City

Enjoy Rock City Year-Round!

Celebrating the unique and ever-changing qualities of the gardens throughout the year.

May 24 – September 2

Roam with the Gnomes this summer! Wind through cool corridors of stone and beat the heat with a refreshing beverage while taking in a seven-state view during Mountaintop Summers. Enjoy Animal Encounters throughout the summer.

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September 14 – November 8

See the gardens and the Chattanooga Valley in full autumn splendor during Fall Colors. Guests will be able to enjoy the sound of Old Time Music as they stroll through the park.

November 22 – January 4

Get in the holiday cheer with HoliDAYS. Festive natural decorations and cool winter temperatures provides a unique Christmas experience for daytime guests.

November 22 – January 4

Celebrate 30 Years of the Enchanted Garden of Lights! With more than one million lights, this will surely warm your heart.

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Spring 2025

Soak in the sunshine and colorful array of spring décor during Spring Blooms. Admire the garden’s fabulous art installations, including several new pieces, as you walk the garden trail. Experience the dazzling daytime color of Rock City Gardens…in full bloom!

2025 Dates TBD

You are invited to venture through the gardens after dark, when light and shadow create an artful experience like no other. Geological wonders, native plants, and the invitation to create magical moments are woven together to provide a one-of-a-kind enchanted experience – at night!