The Rock City Enchanted Garden of Lights

Christmas is the time of love and joy and there is no way better to celebrate it than through the beauty of light shows. Rock City Christmas lights are famous all over the world. The city is known as ‘Enchanted Garden of Lights’ at the time of Christmas. This is a wonderful show of lights as it brings the families and the friends together to make some unforgettable memories.

Christmas Attractions and Events at Rock City

There are plenty of things to see and to do in the city. With over 30 different scenes in the Enchanted Garden of Lights, at the time of Christmas all of these are made with over a million LED lights. In between visiting the scenes your family can visit St. Nick and his elves, decorate the ginger bread cookies, or try to spot all other other Christmas-related folk hovering about the property, like the ever-popular fairies.

During the Christmas days, there are light shows activities every night and entertainment programs rock the nights at the North Pole. Their entertainment programs vary each night and many of these are programed for the charitable cause. The gardens are sometimes fully adorned with these Christmas lights and the visitors have the option to either view the park by walking or there are some seasonal transportations like passenger train or golf carts to go around the park.

While You’re At Rock City for Christmas

You can choose plenty of things to make your tour memorable, such as enjoying a night at ‘the pavilion’  next to a warm fire place, too with a cup of hot cocoa, perfect for the families to enjoy.

If you’ve got young girls, they will love to enjoy the Sugar Plum Fairy Makeover which includes the face paintings and dress up costumes. Make your daughter feel like a fairy on Christmas night.

You can also enjoy “Dinner with Santa” and have the VIP experience.

Besides there are plenty of other things to do like there is a long  trail made up of rocks lined within these magical gardens. The trail also leads to some bizarre rock formations. During the Christmas season, the Fairyland Caverns including the Mother Goose Village are decorated beautifully. The famous rock caves are even decorated with black light sculptures.

The guide given to you when you enter the city shows all the various trails, bridges and other stone arts as well. There is also a famous gnome city, deer park and lovers leap. At lovers leap you will also find a waterfall and there you can get some perfect photos.

Where to Eat at Rock City


  • Rock City Grill – Started in 1992, this restaurant contains gourmet foods and is famous for the Thai Pizza and Pasta. Italian food is also available and there are plenty of deals at the restaurant. Besides there are more than 60 types of wines available. The restaurant is located in the River Square across the River Front Park allowing some mesmerizing scenes to enjoy.

Where to Stay at Rock City for Christmas


  • Homewood Suites by Hilton in Chattanooga is an excellent place to stay since they are designed to make you feel comfortable and like at home. The suite is equipped with full kitchen with all the necessary equipments like refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishwasher and a coffee maker too. Hot breakfast is also served in the suite. You can even bring your pets and it is quite near to the Rock city Christmas fun.
  • Stay right in the heart of the action at the Chanticleer Inn Lookout Mountainperhaps one of the most romantic places in the area!  Rooms are decorated in rustic furnishings, complete with antiques and charm. Free internet.

The Rock city is a scenic place and Rock city Christmas lights are famous throughout the world. You can plan to come visit this place with your family and friends at any time of the year but make sure you do not miss the coming Christmas season to enjoy the Enchanted Garden of Lights!

Photos by kmoliver,