20 Great Things to Do in Chattanooga in November

Whether you’re looking for holiday-themed fun or anytime adventures, there are so many fun things to do in Chattanooga in November.

Happy mother, father, and 2 kids smiling in the woods on a late fall day, representing November actitivies in Chattanooga

November Activities in Chattanooga

1. Shop at Local Christmas Markets

Our local Christmas markets and craft fairs are dripping with adorable holiday decor and gifts. They are great places to finish your Christmas shopping while supporting small local businesses.

2. Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Add an extra spark of magic to your holiday with a visit to one of our regional Christmas tree farms.

3. Skip Out On Thanksgiving Cooking

Too drained to cook a full Thanksgiving meal? There are many great places to pick up a pre-made Thanksgiving meal to-go. Of course, there are also plenty of restaurants open on Thanksgiving day.

4. Have a Little Indoor Fun

Don’t let the cold weather get you down. Check out these awesome indoor playgrounds to keep the fun going all season long.

5. Check Out Local Christmas Lights

After Thanksgiving, our animated neighborhood light shows and community installations officially begin. Check out all the best Christmas light displays and get a free printable route map here.

Chattanooga November Events

6. Make Break Art Activities

Sundays in November 2023 @ 2 p.m.
Michaels Craft Stores (All Locations)

This month Michaels’ free kids’ crafts include an adorable snowman ornament, holiday cards, and watercolor Christmas stockings. These events are free and all supplies are included.

7. Mommy and Me Play Class

Mondays in November 2023 @ 9 a.m.
PlayPalz, Chattanooga
$10 Weekly, $35 Monthly

Come on down to PlayPalz to play and mingle at the fun indoor playground. They also offer discounted rates on Toddler Tuesdays.

8. Make-and-Take Horseshoe Game

November 4, 2023 @ 9 a.m.
Home Depot (All Locations)

Kids will use real tools to make a horseshoe game with an adorable farm theme.

9. Vulture Adventure

November 11, 2023 @ 11 a.m.
Reflection Riding Arboretum, Chattanooga
$20 Per Person

Take a 1/2 walk around the ponds with the resident vulture, Vlad. Vlad will be walking too! The arboretum staff will be teaching the crowd tons of fun and creepy facts about vultures along the way.

10. Sunday Studios at the Hunter Museum

November 12, 2023, From 2-4 p.m.
Hunter Museum, Chattanooga
FREE Admission

Get Free admission to the Hunteer Museum with your Chattanooga Library Card.

11. Big Band Day

November 12, 2023 @ 11 a.m.
Chattanooga Market
FREE Admission

Enjoy a free big band and swing concert while you shop at the second to last week of the outdoor market.

12. Walker Farm Pioneer Days

November 14-18, 2023 @ 9:30 a.m.
900 N. Sanctuary Rd, Chattanooga
$7.50 per Person Ages 3 And Up

experience the sights, sounds, and smells, of the 1800’s. This is a hands-on living history event geared towards families with elementary ages students.

13. Daddy Daughter Dance

November 16, 2023 @ 6 p.m.
Genesis House of Tea, Chattanooga
$35 Per Person

Dads are invited to bring their daughters out for a fun night of music, dancing, and games. Food will include tea, finger foods, and baked mac n’ cheese.

14. Day After Thanksgiving Hike

November 24, 2023
Local State Parks
FREE (Donations Encouraged)

Work off all those Thanksgiving calories with a fun ranger-led hike at one of our local state parks. Red Clay, Booker T., and Harrison Bay will all be participating.

15. Family Paint Day

November 25, 2023 @ 12 p.m.
Painting With a Twist, Chattanooga
$35 – $40 Per Painter

This easy Christmas tree canvas painting is easy enough for kids to make. This means the whole family can have fun together.

16. Asian Lantern Festival

November 16, 2023 – January 14, 2024 @ 5:30 p.m.
Chattanooga Zoo
$23/Adults, $17/Kids

This year’s festival features a brand-new collection with over 30 new lanterns and 9 interactive displays.

17. Turkey Photo Holder Craft

November 18, 2023 @ 10 a.m.
Lowes (All Locations)

Kids will use real tools to craft an adorable turkey photo holder. All supplies are included at no cost. Advanced registration is required.

18. Discgolf Tournament and Family Fun Day

November 18, 2023 @ 9 a.m.
Fletcher Park, Cleveland
$30 For Team Tournament Entry, $5 For Fun Day Games Only

This family-friendly sporting event will feature inflatables, crafts, music, and a parent/child disc golf tournament. This is a fundraiser for the local Montessori school.

19. Parent-and-Me Gingerbread Class

November 25, 2023 @ 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Sweet and Savory Classroom, Chattanooga
$94 Per Pair

Work together to make a from-scratch gingerbread house that you get to take home.

20. Fall Arts and Crafts Show

November 25, 2023 @ 10 a.m.
Bradley Central High School, Cleveland
FREE Admission

This fall craft show will feature 50 vendors and food trucks. There will also be a huge kids’ zone with a petting zoo, inflatables, games, and more.

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Erica Cardinal
Erica is a long-time resident of East TN and the founder of East TN Family Fun. She's also a sucker for a good adventure. Together with her hubs and kiddos, she spends her time exploring, homeschooling, and making memories.

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