Downtown Chico is Your Home for the Holidays!

Downtown Chico will be Open 'til 8pm on Fridays during the holiday shopping season!Downtown retailers are open late this holiday season, with most stores open until 8pm on Fridays through December 23rd.

Downtown Chico, eager to welcome you Home for the Holidays this season. Downtown shopkeepers and restaurateurs look forward to the opportunity to host you, your family and friends during this joyous holiday season.

Community Tree Lighting

Celebrating the magic of the season

Produced by the Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA) and funded in Downtown Chico's Community Tree Lighting, Friday December 2nd begining at 5:30pmpart by the City of Chico, the Tree Lightingis a gift to the community. Crowds will enjoy a musical program and participate in the countdown to light the tree.

Christmas Preview

A Tradition in Holiday Hospitality - Celebrating 35 Years!

Sunday, November 20th 4-8pm


Downtown Treat Street

Downtown Chico treats you right!

Monday, October 31st from 2-5pm

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Treat Street is a safe and fun adventure for children 12 and under. It's simple... wear a costume, bring a parent and get ready to stroll downtown Halloween-style.

Dozens of Downtown businesses are listed on the Treat Street route, just follow the map to the sweetest merchants in town! Be on the look out for special posters in the windows of participating businesses. Activities, entertainment and special vendors will be set up in City Plaza.

Dont forget about the costue contest, with valuable prizes being offered in five categories!  Special thanks to our costume contest sponsor, Tres Hombres Longbar & Grill.

Downtown Chico Gives Back Charity Drive

In the spirit of the holiday...Give Back!

Downtown business owners are finding creative ways to give back to the community by participating in the “Downtown Gives Back Charity Drive.”

While dozens of Downtown business owners give generously throughout the year to local schools, non-profits and fundraising events, the “Downtown Gives Back Holiday Drive” gives business owners and their customers the opportunity to join forces and resources. Shop at these Downtown businesses during the month of December and help support our community.

Taste of Chico


ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED! Tickets can be purchased at the event. Ticket headquarters located at 3rd & Broadway. Tickets prices are $19, $24 or $34. Hope to see you there!

Want a sneak peak at who you'll find at this year's event? Download the Official Event Program HERE

Harvest Sidewalk Sale

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Prices are FALLING in Downtown Chico!

Saturday, October 15th, begins at 9am

Rake in the savings and celebrate the changing season at Downtown's annual Harvest Sidewalk Sale. Early birds shop on Friday too! On Saturday the sale begins at 9am. It's the perfect opportunity to pick up

Friday Night Concert 2011 Schedule Available

Friday Night Concert

For 34 years, Chico's favorite summertime tradition has been the Friday Night Concerts. Held weekly May 20th through September 9th from 7-8:30pm, the Friday Night Concerts are Chico's best place to hear live, local music for free. Located in City Plaza, in the heart of downtown, the concerts offer entertainment to suit every musical preference - styles range from blues to swing and from country to reggae.

Click here to download the 2011 concert schedule


Slice of Chico 2011

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Saturday, July 16th . Begins at 9am . Downtown Chico
Early Birds Shop Friday, July 15th too!!!

Sidewalks and storefronts are bursting with bargains and merchandise ranging from clothing, shoes, and jewelry to home furnishings, art supplies, and hardware. Enjoy more than 200 unique shops and restaurants! Enjoy more than 200 unique shops and restaurants!

Pick up a slice of ice-cold watermelon from the event headquarters on 3rd Street between Main & Broadway. We'll be slicing more than 2000 lbs courtesy of ProPacific Fresh!!!

Long time events sponsor, Tres Hombres will be mixing up freshly made watermelon margaritas throughout the day as well.

We'll see you there for some great bargains and great eats, all in the heart of beautiful Downtown Chico!