CNC Celebrates Holiday in the Woods

Sleigh Rides, Pictures with Santa, Animal Presentations, Canoeing

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Stroll back in time as you enjoy Holiday in the Woods at the Chattanooga Nature Center Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009. Canoe Lookout Creek or take an adventure on an enchanted sleigh ride through Reflection Riding Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Explore Santa’s tree house workshop and get your picture taken with Old Saint Nick and his elves!

Visitors to Holiday in the Woods can make food for Santa’s reindeer, build bird feeders, roast marshmallows and hot dogs over a bonfire, and warm up with hot chocolate.

“This is a family-cozy event held in an absolutely beautiful outdoor setting just 15 minutes from downtown Chattanooga,” Tina Harvey Crawford, director of development and marketing, said. “It’s a great way to get in the holiday spirit while connecting your family with nature.”
Other activities include seeing and learning about native animals during scheduled presentations and storytelling.

On Friday, guests can take part in a tree lighting, movies, chestnut roasting and caroling. Saturday activities include live harp music at 11 a.m., guided canoe trip at 1:30 p.m. and scheduled animal presentations during the day.

Admission to Holiday in the Woods is free to CNC members. Non-member admission is $4 for children age 4 to 11 and $7 for visitors age 12 and older; children age three and under get in free. Sleigh rides are $2 per person – children 3 and under are free.

If you would like more information about Holiday in the Woods or the Chattanooga Nature Center, please call 423.821.1160 ext. 111 or visit www.chattanature.org.


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