Upcoming Chattanooga Happenings — Winter {Series}

Upcoming Chattanooga HappeningsExciting events are happening all over Chattanooga! From musicals and concerts, to free pass days at museums and so much more, there’s just so much to do this winter season in Chattanooga.

With the holidays gone and the dreaded winter blues taking over, your child is probably telling you that he’s bored (didn’t he just get new toys?!) and you may have caught cabin fever. But don’t fret; I’m about to give you a list of awesome events going on, so you and your kiddos can get out of the house!

I know, I know — the flu, those cold viruses, and all those snotty germs. I don’t want any of those either, but these home walls are about to close in on me. So, come on, mama; grab your mini-can of Lysol and key chain hand sanitizer because you are breaking free!

Check out the list below for Chattanooga’s upcoming happenings for some family fun:

String Theory Annual Family Concert: Windsync 

Come out to see “Peter and the Wolf” at the Hunter Museum. This exciting production will be complete with interactive storytelling through costumes, choreography, and live music. Children 17 and under are free!

Date: 1/20 from 1pm to 2:30pm

Cost: Regular admission ($15 per adult, FREE for children)


 Ice on the Landing

If you have yet to ice skate at the Choo Choo Gardens in downtown Chattanooga, then you better hurry; the last day to do so is January 21st! Tickets include a two-hour skating session and your skates.

Date: Now through 1/21

Cost: $8 – $10


The Nature of Art: Wolf Walk

Come join the Hunter Museum and Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center as they watch a red wolf feeding and then take a hike at the Nature Center. Before you go, you will enjoy hot cocoa around a warm campfire.

Date: 1/21 from noon to 2pm

Cost: $7 – $10 (FREE for members)


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

This Tony award winning show is located at the Tivoli Theater in downtown Chattanooga. Whether you take the kids or have a romantic date night, this musical is sure to be a special occasion.

Dates: 1/26 – 1/28

Cost: $37 -$77 (per ticket)


Cartoon Capers: Family Mystery Dinner

This will be a night to remember for your kids! Start the night with a meet and greet from classic Saturday cartoon characters. After your child has an opportunity to meet the characters, you will enjoy a spaghetti dinner complete with a salad, bread, and a dessert. During the dinner, the guest speaker goes missing and who else but Inspector Gadget has to solve the mystery with your help!

Date: 1/26 – 1/28

Cost: $20


Secret Keeper Girl

Are you ready to enjoy a fun night out with your daughter? This event is aimed for moms with daughters aged 7 – 12 years. While enjoying a night out filled with fun (gift bags, photo booth, and dinner), you will learn ways to build a stronger connection and remind your daughter of her true beauty (preteen is a hard age for girls!).

Date: 2/3 from 6:30pm to 9pm

Cost: $20


Creative Discovery Museum: Family Night

This museum offers exhibits for all ages (including babies). Usually, ticket prices are $12 per person, so this is a perfect time for families to have a fun and budget friendly family night.

Date: 2/8 from 5:30pm to 8pm

Cost: FREE


Outdoor Chattanooga: BikePacking 101

This is a free winter workshop at Coolidge Park, designed to inspire all ages with an outdoor family adventure. This is perfect for families who want to encourage their kids to get outdoors and use less screen time.

Date: 2/8 from 6pm to 7:30pm

Cost: FREE


Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Just 30 minutes outside of Chattanooga, you can attend this theatrical production at the Colonnade in Ringgold, GA.

Date: 2/9 – 2/17

Cost: $13 – $17


Compose Yourself: A Family Concert

Presented by the Chattanooga Symphony, this is kid-centered and highly interactive concert will keep your kids entertained and educate them (win-win!). Pre-concert activities start at 2pm. This event sounds perfect for children of all ages!

Date: 2/11  from 3pm to 4:15pm

Cost: $5 per child, $15- $25 per adult


Chattanooga Zoo: Member Appreciation Night

Although any zoo day is fun, on 2/15 all zoo members get a free night at the zoo to themselves! This event comes with free face painting, games, and animal meet and greets. Guests are encouraged to wear Valentine’s themed clothing.

Date: 2/15 from 6pm to 8pm.

Cost: FREE (must be a zoo member and RSVP)


February Story Hour with Star Line Books and Chattanooga Moms for Social Justice

Bring your family to Star Line Books to enjoy a fun story hour with Chattanooga Moms for Social Justice as they celebrate Black History Month.

Date: 2/17 at 11am

Cost: FREE


Winter in West Village

Starting at 6pm, you can find food trucks, kid entertainment, musical performances, and specialty drinks for adults! At 8pm, there is a laser light show. Check out their Facebook page for more detailed information, as each week is different.

Date: Saturday (1/13-2/24) at 6pm

Cost: FREE


Con Nooga 2018

Does your child love anime, comics, video games, and anything science fiction? Then be sure to check out this event happening at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Date: 2/23 – 2/25

Cost: Price Varies on Day/Badges


Winter Jam 2018

Looking for a fun concert that has PG lyrics, but isn’t filled with cartoon characters? Check out the Christian concert, Winter Jam, located at the McKenzie Arena. This year’s lineup includes Skillet, Kari Jobe, NewSong, and many more.

Date: 2/25 from 6pm to 9pm (doors open at 5pm or buy your JamNation tickets ahead of time to enter at 3:30pm)

Cost: $15 entry fee


Other fun outing ideas?

Check out The Tennessee Aquarium; the Chattanooga Library (3 campuses) with events for all ages throughout the month like Baby Bounce, Toddler Time, Kids Lego Club, and Family Storytime; Kid Jump at SuperFly; or a Kindermusik class. Also, don’t forget to check out the Best Chattanooga Family Indoor Activities for all those cold and rainy days!

We hope you enjoy one or many of these activities!

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