Rock City is taking the Enchanted Garden of Lights to a whole new realm as the attraction continues to celebrate its 90th anniversary year with never-before-seen views, themes and activities! Rock City Gardens is merrily anticipating the addition of a Christmas Market, an all-new realm and a seated dinner available nightly in Santa’s Workshop & Kitchen! Jolly adventures await guests as the 28th season of this beloved holiday tradition begins Nov. 18, with over a million sparkling LED lights adorning Lookout Mountain through Jan. 1.

This year we are so excited to unveil a brand-new realm as part of the Enchanted Garden of Lights, named the Heart of the Mountain, Doug Chapin, president and CEO of See Rock City Inc.

As guests journey into the new Heart of the Mountain realm, Ibsen the sculpted troll offers safe passage, with glow steps, new waterfall features and the enhanced Rainbow Hall lighting the way to Observation Deck where for the first time guests can get photos of the waterfall and Christmas star! Heart of the Mountain colorfully illuminates the natural beauty of an iconic attraction, paired with a whimsical world of gnomes, trolls and fairytales! 

You’ll start your journey down North Pole Highway to visit the six uniquely themed realms: Heart of the Mountain, Magic Forest, Arctic Kingdom, North Pole Village, Yule Town and Fairyland Caverns. Walk through one of the world’s tallest and one-of-a-kind Christmas trees with lights that “dance” to music in the Magic Forest. Watch icy borealis colors twinkle in the Arctic Kingdom. Stop by Café 7 in North Pole Village and warm up with holiday drinks like the house-made favorite hot cocoa, and delicious, comfort-food offerings. Do some holiday shopping in the new Bavarian-style Christmas Market! Mrs. Claus is there too for storytime and gingerbread cookies to decorate! In Yule Town visit Santa’s Workshop & Kitchen, for a seated meal available nightly and photos with St. Nick (through Dec. 23)!  

Tickets are only available online at and must be purchased in advance. Check Facebook for updates for sellouts.

Closed Christmas Eve.
4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (the park will close at 11 p.m.) weeknights
4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (the park will close at midnight) weekends

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