Weekly Fig, Erwin Marine Riverfront and The Southern Belle, each family-owned Chattanooga businesses, are combining efforts to present Holiday Cheer at the Pier, Friday, Nov. 24, from 5-9 p.m.
Weekly Fig will organize activities at Ross’s landing, presenting local vendors, Christmas tree and wreath sales, crafters and food trucks.
At Ross’s Landing, Cheer at the Pier will feature photos with Santa and 98.1 The Lake and US101 will play Christmas music on their loud-speakers. Criders Landscaping and The Barn Nursery are teaming up to decorate Santa's North Pole Tent.
“We saw an opportunity to help support our ‘Buy Local’ scene while enhancing the overall Holiday experience for attendees," said Weekly Fig Co-Founder Anju Wilson. "Since we have existing relationships with all-things-local, it just made good sense and we’re eager to help.
Shopping, dining and visits with Santa begin at 5 p.m.
For information on vendor and sponsor opportunities contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 708-2255.
At 7 p.m. the skippers of more than 40 decorated boats will take the helm led by Marty Puryear of Erwin Marine Riverfront.
“We’ll make a wide loop from the Olgiati Bridge all the way around the Walnut Street Bridge,” said M.r Puryear.
Erwin Marine Riverfront still has some limited spaces for overnight docking. Call Jill Price at 266-1316 to check availability and make a reservation.
The Grand Finale of the event will be a fireworks display presented by The Southern Belle and the 3rd Deck Burger Bar at Pier 2. The Reinert family, owners of the Chattanooga Riverboat Company, wanted to provide a memorable finish to the event for the community.
To ride the Southern Belle Dinner Cruise and watch the parade and fireworks from the center of the parade, tickets are still available. There will also be views from the 3rd Deck Burger bar at Pier 2. Visit chattanoogariverboat.com or call 266-4488 for reservations.
For more information about this event contact Anju Wilson at 708-2255.