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A Camp Fire Toy Drive is located on Main Street in downtown Chico. Kozette McGowan organized the event with the children affected by the Camp Fire in mind so that they can have something of comfort. The toy drive will be going on until Dec 17. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
December 10, 2018

A Camp Fire Toy Drive is located on Main Street in downtown Chico. Kozette McGowan organized the event with the children affected by the Camp Fire in mind so that they can have something of comfort. The...

Chico Community Concert Band to play free holiday concert

The Chico Community Concert Band flute section plays at the Chico Elks Lodge on Nov. 11, 2016, during a Veterans Day program. From left: Linda Gould, Carolyn Hamilton, Jackie Corrie and Sanda Doerschlag. Image courtesy of Mark Plenke.
December 7, 2018

The Chico Community Concert Band will perform its annual Christmas concert at the Lakeside Pavilion in California Park at 3 p.m., Sunday.The concert, titled "Christmas Serenade," is free to the public....

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ brings nostalgia for the holiday classic

Charlie Brown getting
December 5, 2018

Good grief, it's Christmas time again and with it comes all that commercialism this time of year brings. It's lucky that the Chico State Department of Music and Theater put on the perfect escape from the...

‘Kaskade-ing’ into a very electronic Christmas

Album art for Kaskade Christmas
December 13, 2017

Marked by the beginning of December and the illumination of twinkling lights, it's obvious the holidays are near. Kaskade, longstanding electronic dance music (EDM) producer, was in the giving spirit and...

Christmas playlist of the week

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December 13, 2017

Christmas is near and it's only right to ring in the season with a cheerful holiday playlist. Here are the 15 top Christmas songs that will make your spirits just a little brighter.All I Want For Christmas...

The do’s and dont’s of holiday shopping

Teen girl holds a gift in her hand Photo credit: Getty Images - Kaiser Sosa
December 12, 2017

It is the most wonderful time of the year. You know what that means! Everybody is finally home for the holidays, the family is back together, the cookies are in the oven, the lights up and the gifts are...

Chico Community Ballet presents their own Chico-version of ‘The Nutcracker’

Before The Nutcracker, they played a slideshow with pictures from Chico at the turn of the century. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young
December 7, 2017

There are hundreds of Christmas-related traditions across the world, and everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way. For some families, a common tradition is to go see “The Nutcracker”...

Chico State’s musical groups unite to celebrate holiday season

A childrens' choir is featured in the concert. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson
December 3, 2017

This year's Glorious Sounds of the Seasons concert showcases Chico State's musical talents with a holiday theme. The concert's first performance took place in the Harlen Adams Theatre on Friday at 7:30...

Christmas tree lighting to be celebrated in Downtown Chico

Christmas tree to be lit at the downtown City Plaza in Chico. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson
December 1, 2017

Chico's downtown City Plaza will host the annual lighting of a 90 foot redwood tree Friday Dec.1. The community gathers yearly in the celebration of the holiday season to enjoy the lighting of over 2,000...

Quiz: Which Christmas movie should you watch?

Getty Images, Eva Katain
November 29, 2017

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to focus on the last holiday of the year: Christmas! Take this quiz to find out which Christmas movie you should watch this holiday season! Which Christmas movie...

‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ brings joy this holiday season

(left to right) Ger Ryan, Jonathan Pryce and Dan Stevens star in The Man Who Invented Christmas

Photo by The Man Who Invented Christmas, Bleeker Street
November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is right around the corner. To get in the holiday mood, there is no better Christmas tale than "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. This book is a classic and there...

‘A Bad Mom’s Christmas’ is a mother-daughter movie

Mom's from a Bad Mom's Christmas stealing a Christmas tree.
November 27, 2017

A Bad Mom's Christmas follows three moms Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn). It is a sequel from the first movie Bad Moms. As the holidays are rolling around, all of the main...

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