Opinion: Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights is fun for all ages

Every year, many people brave the cold to visit Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights. This year was no exception.

Credit: Emily Haskew

Every year Rock City hosts the Enchanted Garden of Lights just in time for Christmas.

The lights are available to view starting Nov. 18 –Dec. 31. You can go any night except for Christmas Eve when they will be closed.

Tickets for this attraction differ in pricing based on the day of the week you plan to attend. Monday through Thursday tickets cost $19.95 for adults and $11.95 for children. Friday through Sunday tickets cost $22.95 for adults and $12.95 for children.

Rock City has been one of the main places to see lights during Christmas time, and this past Saturday night was no exception.

From the moment you reach the entrance of the attraction you are greeted with people everywhere. There are people parking, buying Starbucks and waiting in line to get tickets.

A new factor that Rock City has put in place is the option to make your own tour, or you can follow the traditional route where you will start at the Yule Town.

As soon as you walk into the gardens you are met with thousands of beautiful lights. No matter which way you chose to go, you can’t help but marvel at the different light shows.

One set of lights that you will want to go look at is the large star that is hanging on the side of a waterfall that looks out onto the city of Chattanooga, Tenn. This view was an important part of one couple’s experience. “The experience of great views and beautiful lights are worth braving the cold,” Peyton Halley, an attendee who was there with her boyfriend, said.

The experience of the lights is something that can be enjoyed as a whole. You can see a theme in each section of light, which can be found by using the map that you receive when you purchase you ticket. If you are looking for something fun and interesting to do this Christmas season, Rock City is a perfect place to go.

Featured Image by Emily Haskew

Edited by Kaitlin Flippo