Parade of Lights 2012

This year we would like to invite you to join in celebrating "Exploration: from Deep Sea to Deep Space (and everything in between!)," and have fun by being a part of the Chico Parade of Lights on Sat, October 13, 2018 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 2018 29th annual Chico Parade of Lights theme “Exploration: from Deep Sea to Deep Space…and everything in between!” highlights the excitement and adventure of exploration and discovery!

Entries can highlight sea exploration with scuba diving or submarines, or space exploration with astronauts or rocket ships. But don’t feel constrained to just the outer limits! Exploration can also include scaling mountains, spelunking into caves, hiking mysterious forests, sailing to unknown islands, discovering new lands, or even scientific exploration of cells under a microscope or animal habitats!

And of course, as many lights as possible!

Note: You can't use too many lights! Lights should be your #1 focus on you and your entry. 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, or on Facebook at Chico Parade of Lights.

A Big Thank You to
Our 2018 Sponsors!

Chico Noon Exchange Club
Allevity Employer Solutions Spray Chem
Azad's Martial Arts Center Stratti
Recology DCBA
Growing Up Chico Magazine Local's Choice Printing
Northstate Screenprint and Athletics Rental Guys
BCAC TV Channel 11 KZFR 90.1 FM
Disability Action Center Square Deal Mattress Factory
Enterprise Record
Action News Now CW
Telemundo Willingham and Lotspeich CPAs
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