24th Annual Chico Parade of Lights, Octoter 12, 2013
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The date of the Parade has been changed to October 22, 2016 due to severe weather on the 15th. See you all out there!

The Chico Parade of Lights invites you to join us in our celebration of Chico with a Fall parade celebrating this year's theme, "Wonders of the Wild!"

***The 2016 Parade of Lights has reached the max number of entries!
We hope you'll join us as an entry next year!***

Looking for Pre-Parade Event registration? Check it out here!

Parade of Lights 2012

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Check out Grandmaster Azad's interview about last year's Parade of Lights on Z Rock! >>

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 the "Wonders of the Wild," and have fun by being a part of the parade of lights on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7:30 P.M.

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

The 27th annual parade theme this year is, “Wonders of the Wild," which offers unlimited opportunities for creativity. Entries can highlight animals and plants; different environments (e.g. mountains, ocean, jungle, etc); camping, hiking and canoeing in nature; anything related to the wonderment of the natural and beautiful world all around us!

Note: You definitely can not 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 people along the parade route. Some sources for battery operated lights are:

Search for "battery operated Christmas 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.

Mail completed applications (from the downloads page) to:
Chico Parade of Lights, c/o Azad’s Martial Arts Center, 313 Walnut St. Suite 150, Chico, CA 95928

A Big Thank You to
Our 2016 Sponsors

Chico Noon Exchange Club
Judy Sitton
in celebration of
Gary Sitton
Azad's Martial Arts Center Stratti
Recology Broadway Heights
Growing Up Chico Magazine Advanced Document Concepts
Northstate Screenprint and Athletics Rental Guys
BCAC TV Channel 11 KZFR 90.1 FM
DCBA Disability Action Center
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
Chico Chamber of Commerce Cal Water Chico
Square Deal Mattress Factory Chico Palio
Blueberry Creek Photography Philip Kustner Photography