Fun Christmas events in and around Chico, California

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Christmas is just a few short weeks away. If you live in or plan to visit the Chico, California, area here are a few holiday events that you might want to attend. There’s a little something for everyone in and around Chico!

Fun Christmas events in and around Chico, California

Chico Museum Family Holiday Festival (Chico, CA)
Spend the afternoon of December 10 at Chico Museum. This year’s festival features everything from crafts and activities to a winter-themed scavenger hunt. The event is free. However, donations of at least $3-5 per person are greatly appreciated.Fun Christmas events in and around Chico, California-
It’s a Wonderful Life Classic Film Party (Redding, CA)
If you love the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life, why not make plans to attend this movie party at the Cascade Theater on December 16? The totally family-friendly event features live music, an ugly sweater contest, Christmas drinks for all ages, a visit from Santa and of course the movie which stars James Stewart and Donna Reed.
The Magical Christmas Train (Sacramento, CA)
If you don’t mind the short ride to Sacramento, Santa is waiting to meet children of all ages on the Magical Christmas Train, otherwise referred to as the Sacramento RiverTrain. Your family will enjoy a wonderful 90-minute train excursion, complete with yummy hot cocoa and cookies.

Photo Credit: Sacramento RiverTrain
Photo Credit: Sacramento RiverTrain

Ticket prices include a souvenir mug. This holiday train runs on selected days from November 26 through December 23. Book your trip online, before the seats sell out!
This is just a handful of festive holiday events happening in and around Chico, CA.

If you’re looking for family-friendly activities, to get you in the holiday spirit, these options give you the perfect place to start.


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