Chattanooga Market Final Events For The Season

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Only two weekends remain in the regular season at Chattanooga Market, outdoors at First Tennessee Pavilion.  But after Thanksgiving, the Holiday Market is held downtown at the Chattanooga Convention Center for three weekends in December.

This coming Sunday is a tribute to a locals Sweet Georgia Sound. The 20-member ensemble provides live music all day long with big band, waltz, ballroom and musical tunes for crowds of all ages. Coca-Cola Bottling of Chattanooga will sponsor the day.  Over 150 Market vendors will be on hand offering handmade goods and an early glimpse at gift-giving ideas. 

The final outdoor Market will be held the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, Nov. 23-24, both Saturday and Sunday. It's an opportunity for folks to buy locally made foods for the holiday week that follows; artisan breads, cheeses, meats, homemade desserts and winter produce. This final outdoor Market is a tradition for Chattanoogans, which includes shopping for handmade artisan goods for the upcoming gift-giving season.  It's a weekend filled with holiday festivity, cool winter air and the excitement of discovering new vendors and offerings, officials said. Live music will include Mason Dixieland Line - to be on stage Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m.  

The Chattanooga Market is closed the weekend of Thanksgiving, with organizers spending time with their families. The following weekend, the Holiday Market will open on Dec. 7 and 8 for the first of three weekends at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Shoppers will enjoy the festive environment with holiday music, samplings, and artisan finds: jewelry, photography, wood works, soaps and beauty products, canvas and metal art, gourmet foods, and other one-of-a-kind offerings, officials said. 

Daily entertainment at the Holiday Market will include piano performances, the Chattanooga Girls' Choir, local civic and church group performances, and Santa Clause.  Held at the Chattanooga Convention Center – admission is free and free parking is available. 

Schedule of Events at Chattanooga Market:

Nov. 17 - Coca Cola Big Band Day

Nov. 23 and 24 - Thanksgiving Market

Dec. 1 - Market Closed

Dec. 7 and 8 - Holiday Market at Chattanooga Convention Center

Dec. 14 and 15 - Holiday Market at Chattanooga Convention Center

Dec. 21 and 22 - Holiday Market at Chattanooga Convention Center



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