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Sunday, November 18th

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Since 1978, Christmas Preview has been a Downtown Chico tradition...

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Christmas Preview

November 18, 2018 | 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Phone: 530-345-6500

Open to the public

Since 1978, Christmas Preview has been a Downtown Chico tradition...drawing folks together in the heart of our community to officially kick off the holiday season!  Downtown merchants roll out the red carpet and present the finest in hometown hospitality, debuting their holiday offerings, showing off fabulous decorations, and providing delicious refreshments and entertainment. The DCBA coordinates strolling carolers, and a few other on-street events and activities and invites SANTA to come on down for photos with the kiddos! You have not experienced the holidays in Downtown Chico if you have not experienced Christmas Preview.

Here are just some of the on-street highlights (from 2017):

  • Santa Claus available for a visit and photo opportunity with the kiddos (Santa booth located on Main Street between 3rd & 4th.  Santa photos will be available for purchase only.  No personal photos will be permitted.)
  • Chico Velo hosting complimentary bicycle valet (on 3rd Street between Broadway and Salem)
  • Children's Choir of Chico, Sounds of the Valley Women's Chorus, and Bidwell Jr. High Choir caroling throughout the event
  • Performances by Velvet Starlings, CSU Chico Low Brass Choir, Groove Merchants, and Notre Dame Music Program
  • The Salvation Army Disaster Services Canteen serving hot coffee and donuts!
  • Chico Police Department's with their antique vehicle on display
  • Chico Fire Truck #1 and/or the Tiller Truck
  • Snapshots Photo Bus offering one-of-a-kind souvenir photos
  • Sixth Street Center for Youth with Runaway Prevention information
  • Butte Environmental Council promoting Energy Conservation Programs
  • North State Parent Magazine offering activities for the kids
  • Lilliput Families informational booth
  • Bidwell Jr High Electric doing a bake sale to raise funds for Sonoma fire victims
  • Love Chapmantown Coalition informational booth
  • Chico Kiwanis Club informational booth
  • An organic, one-of-a-kind, Chico hometown holiday vibe...the best around!


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