Your weekly schedule of events in the Chattanooga area (including your last chance to see Santa Claus)

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A little preview of the week

Two churches in Chattanooga have mourning services scheduled for Tuesday, the winter solstice.

– The longest night, a service to remember loved ones lost in the past year will begin at 6 p.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine Street. All denominations are invited to participate in the hymn and commemoration program. 423-266-2828

– Blue Christmas, a service to honor grief and remember the true meaning of Christmas is at 7 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 7608 Shallowford Road. 423-892-0853

CALENDAR

MUSIC

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA – Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. “Home for the Holidays” concert, 3 p.m. on December 19. The Metropolitan Bells, a set of hand bells, will be the guest. $ 25 to $ 90. chattanoogasymphony.org

LE SIGNAL – 1810 Chestnut St. San Holo on his BB U OK? tour, with Kasbo, Devault and Duskus, 8 p.m. on December 21. $ 25- $ 100. thesignaltn.com

ST. EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF PAUL – 307 W. Seventh St. stpaulschatt.org

– December 19: A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, inspired by a famous service at King’s College Cambridge, presented by the Senior Choir and the St. Andrew Choir, 6pm to 7pm

– December 22: Last free Advent concert, from 12:05 to 12:35, with the triple trio Le Tre Veneri (Janelle Wigal Wagoner, soprano; Emily Halbert, mezzo-soprano; Elisabeth Schrock, mezzo soprano) at the premiere of “Then Mary Said ”by local composer Sarah Trotter Tullock. Soup lunch follows in Key-Andrews Hall for $ 6. Donations of winter hats, gloves, scarves and socks (only) are accepted for the Chattanooga community kitchen.

OUT AND ABOUT

BETHLEEM ON GLASS – Glass Street in East Chattanooga. The surrounding community, businesses and Grace Baptist Tabernacle Church present the Nativity live, by car, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 19. Facebook.com/Events

CANDLELIGHT TOURS – Marsh House, 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Georgia. The historic house, decorated for Christmas in the style of the 1880s, is open for tours, by reservation only, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 19. The experience includes stories of Christmas customs of the time, as well as hot cider and ginger cookies. Masks requested. $ 5 per person donation requested (preferably cash). 706-638-5187

THE COMEDY CATCH – 29 Station Street “Home for the Holidays” show by touring comedians from the Chattanooga area including Natasha Ferrier, Chance Willie, Ethan McFall and Davis Wesson, 7:30 pm on December 23. $ 15. thecomedycatch.com

ENCHANTED GARDEN OF LIGHTS – Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Award-winning extravaganza of a Million Lights with over 30 holiday scenes, until January 2 (closed Christmas Eve). With decoration of gingerbread cookies, hot chocolate and visits with Santa Claus (until December 23). $ 17- $ 30 adults, $ 9- $ 16 children 3-12. Tickets must be purchased online. seerockcity.com

EPB VACATION WINDOWS – EPB Headquarters, 10 WML King Blvd. Festive stickers on the Broad Street and Market Street sides of the building, until January 3. epb.com

FREE FILM SERIES – Gem Theater, 114 N. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. “White Christmas”, 10 am and 7 pm on December 20th. calhoungemtheatre.org

HOLIDAY MARKET – Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Last day of the Chattanooga Market season with over 200 arts, crafts and food vendors to offer, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 19. Free admission. chattanoogamarket.com

ICE ON THE LANDING – Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens, 1400 Market St. Outdoor, 120ft by 40ft ice rink, open daily (weather permitting) until January 30th. $ 10- $ 12 adults, $ 8 children 12 and under. iceonthelanding.com

NORTH POLE LIMITED – Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. The 1-hour tour from Grand Junction Station includes refreshments, storytelling, and the chance to write a letter to Santa, who is waiting in his workshop (East Chattanooga Station), until December 23 . $ 30 to $ 40. tvrail.com

PHOTOS OF FATHER CHRISTMAS

BASS PRO SHOPS – 1000 Bass Pro Drive off I-75 1, East Ridge. Santa’s Wonderland by reservation only, until December 24. basspro.com

BRADLEY SQUARE MALL – 200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tennessee. Santa’s Workshop near American Eagle, until December 24. Reservations recommended. shopbradleysquare.com

DALTON MALL – 816 Walnut Square Blvd., Dalton, Ga. Santa’s Workshop is open until December 24th. Reservations recommended. daltonmall.com

PLACE HAMILTON – 2100, boul. Hamilton Place. Santa on the lower level near Belk and the food court, until December 24. Reservations recommended. hamiltonplace.com

NORTHGATE MALL – 271 Northgate Mall Drive, Hixson. Santa Claus at Center Court, until December 24. Reservations recommended. visitnorthgatemall.com

ARTS

AREA 61 GALLERY – 721 Broad St. “The Magic of Three” with artists Katie Rogers, Lisa Denney and aulina Fae, until December 31st. area61gallery.com

DEPOT CRAFT GALLERY – 204 Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. franklincoarts.org

– Until December 24: Members’ Show “Lines and Color” by Mackie Priest.

– Until December 31: “Faces of FC” by art students at Franklin County High School.

CHARLES H. COOLIDGE HONORARY MEDAL HERITAGE CENTER – 2 W. Aquarium Way. “War Comes Home: The Legacy”, a traveling exhibition exploring the themes of wartime separation, adaptation to home life and the cost of war, until December 29. mohhc.org

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL – 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga Fall / Holiday Exhibit. chattanoogaphoto.org

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART – 10 Bluff View. Winter Wonderland, with hands-on activities such as ornamental crafts, mosaic window art, and winter coloring pages, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on December 22 and 29. Included with admission: $ 20 for non-members aged 18 and over. huntermuseum.org

CITY GALLERY – 26A Frazier Ave. “Water and Light” by Jim Tucker, until December 31st. intowngallery.com

Contact Lisa Denton at [email protected] or 423-757-6281.


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