Christmas At The Commons – Collegedale

In coordination with the City of Collegedale and the Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation, the Collegedale Market will be holding a holiday shopping experience at the future site of the Collegedale Commons. The newly formed Collegedale Market (Chattanooga Market organizers) will become a staple for the Collegedale community in 2016.

“We wanted the Collegedale community to experience a holiday market in their own backyard. This year, it will be under an enormous tent, until construction of The Commons is complete. We’re looking forward to an additional presence for Public Markets, Inc. (501c3 non-profit), growing the Collegedale Market as we have done in Chattanooga” – Chris Thomas, Executive Director of Public Markets, Inc.

The Collegedale Holiday Market will feature a selection of vendors selling artisan gifts, foods, decorations and other holiday wares. An opportunity to meet with the community, vendors will be set up for two weekends, under the tent, to provide ample time for folks to visit.  Food trucks will be on site as well, offering lunch, snacks and hot chocolate.

Christmas at The Commons will kick-off this Thursday evening, December 3rd at 5:30, with the city’s tree lighting ceremony (rescheduled from Monday). The Collegedale Holiday Market will then take place at the same location on Saturday, December 5th/Sunday, December 6th and the following weekend, Saturday, December 12th/Sunday, December 13th. House are 11-5pm. Check for directions to The Commons.

We Are Closed Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! We are closed on 11/29 to spend time with our families. We’ll see you the following weekend, starting December 5th at the Chattanooga Convention Center, and weekends through December 20th.

Chattanooga Oktoberfest – Countdown

The 14TH ANNUAL CHATTANOOGA OKTOBERFEST is less than one week away.  Because you don’t want to miss ANYTHING, we’ve created a cheat sheet:

  1. Looking for something different? Artoberfest is this Wednesday, Oct. 14th. A wonderful showing of our art community including works for sale. Chalk art competition too!
  2. If you haven’t already, GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY for the Festhalle Banquet !   Ticket includes full German style buffet by local chefs, beer and live oompah music. It’s also a nice first run for your chicken-dance before the big weekend.
  3. You’ll feel better about all of that beer… if you wake up to run or walk in our Chattanooga Oktoberfest 5K on Saturday the 17th- costumes are encouraged, and well, beer is served here too. Register online or the day of at 6:30am.
  4. Bring the family out Saturday, Oct 17th! Everyone loves the Volks Folks auto show and the Mr. and Mrs. Chattanooga Oktoberfest contest begins at 5pm – another opportunity to show off your dirndl or lederhosen!
  5. Sunday, the 18th,  enjoy more live Oompah music, our beer garden (over 99 beers) and German themed foods!

Chattanooga Oktoberfest and affiliated events are located at the First Tennessee Pavilion. for hours, directions and more information.

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