24th Annual Chico Parade of Lights, Octoter 12, 2013

The Chico Parade of Lights thanks you for joining us at our annual Fall parade celebrating this year's theme, "Magical Adventures in Books!"

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Parade of Lights 2012

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As we move from Summer into Fall, with the students returning to school and the farmers harvesting their crops, what better time to enjoy a night of family fun! This year we would like to invite you to join in celebrating "Magical Adventures in Books," and have fun by being a part of the parade of Lights on Sat, October 7, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.

We'll also have pre-parade events starting at 6pm near the downtown plaza: tricycle races, bed races, handcycle challenge and more!

The 28th annual parade theme this year is, “Magical Adventures in Books!” You may choose to highlight children's or young adult stories, classic literature, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, history, non-fiction, even recipe books. Or just do a general books theme (library? bookstore? Amazon?) --the options are endless! And of course, as many lights as possible!

Note: You definitely cannot use too many lights! Lights should be your #1 focus on you and your entry. Feel free to use music too! Make your entry entertaining for the spectators along the parade route. Some sources for battery operated lights are:

Search for "battery operated string lights" for additional sites.

There will not be a single judging stand; parade judges will be stationed at various points along the parade route. Entries must keep moving during the parade to prevent back-ups and uneven spacing of the entries along the parade route.

Come join the celebration – joining together as a community and enjoying the magic of a brilliant light parade!

For questions please call (530) 892-2923 or email info@chicoparadeoflights.com, or on Facebook at Chico Parade of Lights.

A Big Thank You to
Our 2017 Sponsors

Chico Noon Exchange Club
Azad's Martial Arts Center Stratti
Recology DCBA
Growing Up Chico Magazine Advanced Document Concepts
Northstate Screenprint and Athletics Rental Guys
BCAC TV Channel 11 KZFR 90.1 FM
Disability Action Center Square Deal Mattress Factory
Willingham Accounting
Enterprise Record
Action News Now CW
Telemundo Lotus Guide
The Blaze Country 103.5 Mix 95.1 Today's Lite Rock
Radio Mexico 97.7 KPAY News Talk 1290
North State Audio Visual, Inc.
Chico Chamber of Commerce Cal Water Chico
Subway Philip Kustner Photography
Blueberry Creek Photography Elizabeth Graham Photography