PRESS RELEASE: Make Magical Memories at Christmas Underground


CHATTANOOGA, TN (November 20, 2019) – Ruby Falls celebrates the wonder of the holidays with magical sights and activities at Christmas Underground, A Journey to the North Pole. The Chattanooga yuletide adventure for Santa believers and kids at heart returns for the sixth season on select dates, Dec. 1 – 23. Named a 2019 Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, Christmas Underground is close to home but a world away througha hiddencavern passage, imaginatively transformed into an interactive holiday wonderland. 

A 27-foot tall decorated Christmas tree, along with twinkling lights draping the historic castle, venues and landscape are a festive prelude to Christmas Underground where Santa is preparing for the season of joy. Follow a secret passage to the North Pole, discover a glittering ice cave and Ruby Falls’ own aurora borealis, play in snow flurries, see Penguin Park, Polar Creek and Sugar Plum Fairy Village, stroll along the whimsical child-size shops on Main Street, find a keepsake geode, and look out for the Joystone Express model train as it makes its way through a miniature replica of Ruby Falls Village and Joystone City. Best of all, visit with Santa in his cozy grotto. A digital photo with Santa is included with admission. 

Holiday lights and displays illuminate the cavern passage, which is completely protected from Chattanooga’s unpredictable weather. “We’ve created an unforgettable event for families and friends to delight in the magic of the holidays no matter the time of day or weather,” said Hollie Baranick, Tours and Special Projects Manager. “It’s always nighttime at Christmas Underground, making it perfect for children to take in the sights, sounds, and activities without disrupting naps or bedtime.”

TreeTops Winter Lodge, a new addition last holiday season, will return Saturdays and Sundays in December featuring a tasty selection of holiday treats and hot cocoa. Relax in the holiday-themed Lodge with table seating or gather around the fireplace enjoying views of the Cumberland Plateau and share a heartfelt holiday wish on the Christmas Wish Tree. 

The $16.95 Christmas Underground admission for ages 3 through adult includes a personal visit with Santa, free digital photo with Santa, keepsake geode and all event activities. Purchasing timed-entry tickets online in advance is recommended for best availability. Guests may add a Classic Waterfall Tour to their visit at a discounted price. 

Event schedule and tickets are available at www.rubyfalls.com/special-events/christmas-underground/.