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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

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 toy drive will be going on until Dec 17.

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.

Natalie Hanson

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. The program includes a mix of classic Christmas carols as well as a variety of contemporary selection...

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

Charlie Brown getting

Alex Coba

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 rampant commercialism: "A Charlie Brown Christmas."The iconic Christmas special was beautifully adapted t...

‘Kaskade-ing’ into a very electronic Christmas

Album art for Kaskade Christmas

Alejandra Solorio

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 dug into a new realm in which electronic music never has touched before: Christmas tunes. What wo...

Christmas playlist of the week

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Niyat Teferi

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 Is You - Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt - That Bad EarthaIt's Beginni...

The do’s and dont’s of holiday shopping

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

Danielle Cortes

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 under the tree. One of the most stressful parts of the holidays is buying gifts because all the...

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

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” every year.“The Nutcracker” is a classic Christmas tale of a girl named Clara and her h...

Chico State’s musical groups unite to celebrate holiday season

A childrens' choir is featured in the concert. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

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 p.m. Two performances continued through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday Dec.3 at 2 p.m. Th...

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

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 LED lights, an address from the mayor and a musical performance.Offerings will include seasonal ...

Quiz: Which Christmas movie should you watch?

Getty Images, Eva Katain

Julia Maldonado

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 should you watch? Julia Maldonado can be reached at [email protected] or @julianewsblog on Twitter....

‘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

Caitlyn Young

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 are film and stage adaptations of it. However, this year there is something a little different. "T...

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

Mom's from a Bad Mom's Christmas stealing a Christmas tree.

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

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 characters' mothers are visiting. The movie follows the different relationships that each character ...

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