It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” – Christmas!

Here’s what Catoosa cities are doing.


♦ Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. – Christmas parade on Nashville Street in downtown Ringgold. Afterward, at Ringgold Market Pavilion: Santa Claus, lights, Christmas carols sung by local singers, hot cocoa for sale.

♦ Friday, Dec. 6, from 5-9 p.m. Christmas Expo at the Depot, 155 Depot St.: Santa Claus, craft vendors, refreshments for sale, free admission. Downtown merchants will be open late.

♦ Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Christmas Expo at the Depot continues. Downtown merchants will be open late.

Fort Oglethorpe

Saturday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m. “The Christmas Express” Christmas Parade, begins around Maxi Auto at 2527 Lafayette Road, ends at Harker Road leading into Barnhardt Circle. Still time to sign up to be in the parade: registration until parade day but preferred by Dec. 11. Parade hotline: 706-858-4639. Entry form available at

Tamara Wolk is a reporter for The Catoosa County News in Ringgold, Ga., and Walker County Messenger in LaFayette, Ga.

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