Local Author Releases New Book, 100 Things To Do In Chattanooga Before You Die

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Alexi Ruth Engesath has released a new book, 100 Things to Do in Chattanooga Before You Die. The book includes ideas for locals looking for new family traditions to parents trying to keep kids on winter break from crawling the walls.

Here are a few ways the book suggests to make this holiday season a little brighter: 

You’ve made the list, you’ve checked it twice. Why not make holiday shopping a bit more nice? Head to the North Shore for the annual Holiday Open House. Join a neighborhood wide scavenger hunt and enter a drawing for the chance to win big prizes. For a more traditional shopping experience head to downtown for the Warehouse Row Holiday Social. Peruse the upscale retailers and holiday pop-up shops,  sample free drinks and h’orderves, and don’t forget to get a picture with Santa.  

Why not start a new holiday tradition? Hum along with the familiar melodies of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet, performed annually by the Chattanooga Ballet at the Tivoli Theater. Head up Lookout Mountain for a breathtaking tour the Enchanted Garden of Lights, where every inch of Rock City is transformed into a glittering wonderland. Or, for a little traditional winter fun, take a twirl around Ice on the Landing, the temporary ice skating rink in the Glenn Miller Gardens at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. 

For a one of a kind street festival, head to Main x 24, a 24 hour holiday celebration.  The block party stretches along Main Street in Southside, and packs in a full day of activities, including a Christmas Parade, fashion shows, concerts, tastings, a pancake breakfast, and so much more. 

About Ms. Engesath:
For a little over a decade Alexi Ruth Engesath has been exploring and adventuring in her adopted home of Chattanooga. Recently, she transitioned her passion for the Scenic City into her first published book, 100 Things to Do in Chattanooga Before You Die. When she isn’t slaving over a laptop, Ms. Engesath enjoys dancing in the kitchen with her three daughters and snuggling fireside with her husband and dogs.  

For more information email her at hello@alexiruth.com.  100 Things to Do in Chattanooga Before You Die by Alexi Ruth Engesath, ISBN: 9781681060828, softcover 5.5 x 8.5, 142 pages, $16.



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