Ruby Falls Christmas Underground

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Location: Ruby Falls

Event: Christmas Underground

Dates: Thu.-Sun. Dec. 1-18; daily Dec. 19-23            

Times: Noon – 8pm

Address: 1720 S. Scenic Hwy., Chattanooga, TN 37409

Admission: $11.95 ages 3 & up (combo tickets for the waterfall tour may also be purchased)


Phone: 423-821-2544

Description: While mining for rubies at Ruby Falls, an underground passage was uncovered that leads to the North Pole! Discover “joystone” and experience Ruby Falls Christmas Underground as it returns for its third year! Go through an ice cave, see the Northern Lights, Sugar Plum Fairy Village and of course, Santa!

Christmas Underground returns this holiday season beginning Dec. 1 at Ruby Falls every Thursday – Sunday through Dec. 18 and then daily Dec. 19 – 23, noon to 8 p.m.! Take a magical adventure deep within the heart of Lookout Mountain where children discover a secret underground passage to see Santa!

Visit the decorated gemstone mines in this unique setting 26 stories underground. Adventurers go on a journey past the Northern Lights and Sugar Plum Fairy Village, into a tunnel (optional), through an ice cave and to the North Pole where Santa awaits!

This festive event is made for children where they meet Ruby Falls gemstone miners and enjoy interactive fun like panning for gems called "joystone" (which spreads the spirit of Christmas), using the joystone tester and cracking their own joystone geode.  Ruby Falls remains 60 degrees year-round making it the perfect atmosphere to experience nighttime magic during the day. Christmas Underground is in a separate part of the cave from where regular Ruby Falls tours are held. Combo tickets are available for the holiday event and the cave and waterfall tour. Go to for info and tickets! Admission is $11.95 for everyone ages three and up.

Ruby Falls is America’s deepest commercial cave and largest underground waterfall open for public viewing. It features a 145-foot waterfall located 1,120 feet beneath the surface of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. LED lighting is used throughout the castle and waterfall.


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