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Dec. 1-17
The Chattanooga Zoo will present its annual holiday event, Holiday Lights, on Dec. 1-3, 8-10, and 15-17, from 5:30-8 p.m. For the price of regular Zoo admission (Zoo Members receive 50 percent off), families are welcome to come and enjoy all that the Chattanooga Zoo’s Holiday Lights event has to offer. Besides the lights, guests may decorate and enjoy cookies, visit and get a photo made with Santa, watch animals open their gifts and more, All activities are included in Holiday Lights admission, excluding photos with Santa. Photos with Santa will begin at $7 per print.  www.chattzoo.org/fundraiser/holiday-lights.  

Dec. 9
www.fortogov.com for parade application.  For a Christmas market vendor application call (706) 861-2860 or e-mail chris@6thcavalrymuseum.com. 

Dec. 9
Stories with Mrs. Claus at Enterprise South Nature Park,  5 p.m. Participants may bring Mrs. Claus their Christmas list so she can deliver it to Santa.  There will be Christmas stories and cookies.  Children can wear their pajamas and bring their pillow and blanket. The event is free for children 10 and under-but reservations are required.  Participation limited to 40.  Call 893-3500 to register.   

Dec. 9
Christmas Party 27th Annual Riverside High School Class of 1969. Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E. M. L. King. Blvd. $25 per person. 

Dec. 9
Chickamauga Christmas in the Streets in Historical Chickamauga, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. All craft and food vendors will be open for sales at 10 a.m. on Gordon, Thomas and Tenth Streets and live music begins at 11 a.m. Candle Light Tours at the Gordon-Lee Mansion from 6-8 p.m. For more information visit the city of Chickamauga Facebook page, www.cityofchickamauga.org or email fanci@cityofchickamauga.org. 

Dec. 10
The annual "Messiah" Community Sing-Along, 3 p.m. at Chattanooga First SDA Church, 7450 Standifer Gap Road. http://www.chattfirstsda.com/article/36/weddings-events/messiah-sing-a-long

Dec. 10
Heritage House Arts & Civic Center rounds out the first season of the International Film Series with the sixth of the seven collaborations between actress Marlene Dietrich and director Josef Von Sternberg, the Scarlet Empress. It will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Admission will be free. 

Dec. 14-15
The Roueché Chorale and Orchestra will present the Chattanooga Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 14 and 15, at 7 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421. Admission is free. More information is available by calling 423.855.2981, or on the website: therouechechorale.org Also on Facebook at The Roueché Chorale.

Dec. 31
The Hunter Museum New Year’s Eve: Party on the Bluff. SoundForce Entertainment will transform the museum’s atrium and tented terrace into a two-level dance club with a live DJ, nightclub lighting, music videos, and décor. All revelers will enjoy a full open bar until 1 a.m., heavy hors d’oeuvres by Events with Taste, a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop, and views of the city.  Doors open at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, with VIP access beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $150/individual; $280/couple and are available now at http://www.huntermuseum.org/events/ nye-partyonthebluff-2017. Coat check for individual and couples ticket purchasers is $5, cash only.

Jan. 11
The Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce will host the sounds of the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Silver Celebration gala honoring 25 years of the Arts on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at the Cleveland Country Club. Festivities kick-off at 6:30 p.m. with a reception followed by dinner, dancing and music. To purchase tickets online visit the Chamber’s Event Calendar at www.clevelandchamber.com or for more information call the office at 472-6587.

 


 


 

 


2 Suspects Sought In Dollar General Armed Robbery Sunday Morning

Two male suspects are being sought for a Dollar General Store armed robbery on McCallie Avenue on Sunday morning. Chattanooga Police responded around 9 a.m. The clerk said the suspects demanded money, and that one of them was armed. They fled on foot. Both men had their faces and hands covered. The store will stay closed until Monday. (click for more)

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