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Chattanooga is one of the best holiday destinations thanks to the spectacular Holiday Trail of Lights displays, live music, and entertainment. The area boasts wonderful nature and moderate weather that allows spending time outdoors; take a long stroll on the Riverwalk or through West Village, admiring views and decorations.
On New Year's Eve Chattanooga usually offers a variety of parties and activities. Ring in the arrival of New Year in style cruising along the Tennessee River on the Chattanooga Riverboat Co.’s Southern Belle. The New Year's party starts at the 3rd Deck Burger Bar, then passengers can enjoy a buffet dinner, dancing, and music. Another stylish option is the Dinner Train of the Tennessee Valley Railroad. A special New Year trip features a three-course dinner aboard a luxurious restored 1924 dining car. The train departs from the Grand Junction Station.