SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

August 20, 2014 16:21 ET

Celebrate the Holidays at Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights in Chattanooga, TN

20th Annual Celebration Near Extended-Stay Hotel Features Decorations, Entertainment and More

CHATTANOOGA, TN--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2014) - Perched atop Lookout Mountain, just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, is an enchanted place where visitors can witness nature at its most beautiful. The 4,100-foot Rock City walking trail is peppered with soaring rock formations, lush gardens and mysterious caves, creating a magical setting for the city's most famous holiday celebration.

From November 21, 2014 to January 3, 2015, Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights will draw visitors from all over with its more than 30 holiday light scenes, marketplace selling souvenirs and gifts, nightly entertainment and special holiday activities. Just minutes from this extended-stay Chattanooga, TN hotel, the nightly event will take place from 6 to 9pm, and offer a full range of experiences for guests of all ages.

Highlights from the 20th annual celebration near this hotel in Chattanooga, TN include:

  • Visits with Santa and the elves, including opportunities for photos
  • Gingerbread cookie decorating and stocking design
  • Sugar plum fairy makeovers, including face paint and costumes, for kids
  • Nightly entertainment in the pavilion, featuring hot cocoa and a cozy fireplace
  • Nightly fire pits at Lovers Leap Terrace, the Christmas Shop and North Pole Lodge
  • Holiday Marketplace, held Thursday through Saturday outside the Gardens Gateway Gift shop at the end of the Enchanted Trail
  • Visits with Jerry the toy soldier mime, Thursday through Sunday
  • VIP dinner with Santa, including meet-and-greet, buffet dinner, special access to the trail and more

Tickets to the Enchanted Garden of Lights range from $11.95 to $22.95 per person, and are available online at www.seerockcity.com/events/entry/enchanted-garden-of-lights.

Visitors looking for a convenient hotel nearby will find spacious accommodations and an abundance of amenities at the Residence Inn Chattanooga Near Hamilton Place, offering suites with full kitchens, complimentary breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and facilities including an indoor pool. The hotel is also near other attractions, including the Tennessee Aquarium and Raccoon Mountain, home to one of the state's most intricate cave systems.

To get the best rates on rooms or benefit from one of the hotel's special package offers, visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chahp-residence-inn-chattanooga-near-hamilton-place/.

About the Residence Inn Chattanooga Near Hamilton Place
At the Residence Inn Chattanooga Near Hamilton Place mall, visitors will find a hotel where first-class service and home-like comforts create a unique stay. Named the "Best Hotel in Chattanooga" by Destination Guide, the hotel is conveniently located near company headquarters, including Amazon, and top attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium and Rock City. Accommodations are available in studio and one or two-bedroom suites, and are ideal for family vacations or corporate housing. Each suite offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV and luxury bedding. Staying at the hotel comes with additional amenities, too, including a complimentary breakfast buffet, complimentary evening manager's reception on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, an indoor pool, fitness center and Level 2 Electronic Vehicle Charging Station. While the hotel is directly connected to the new conference center, it can also host meetings in its three event spaces.

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