Christmas Preview

A young ballerina dances in a store window and people are watching from the outside during Chico's Christmas PreviewChristmas Preview (Courtesy Explore Butte County)

Downtown Chico’s Christmas Preview is a gift from Chico to the public. Enjoy a musical program and participate in the countdown to light the tree in City Plaza 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. 

Catch it every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.


Sunday, November 24, 2024


4:00 pm