The Gridley Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Holiday Parade of Lights Wednesday, November 30 following the Annual Tree Lighting at Orchard Hospital.

Thought to possibly be a good idea to combine the two events over the past few years rather than two nights in a row, the Chamber board voted to try this new combined event this year with the Tree Lighting starting at 5 p.m., the tree actually lit at 5:30 p.m., in time for the parade line up at 6 and actual parade in Downtown Gridley at 7 p.m.

Many great things are happening on this magical night starting with vendors lined up and down Kentucky Street from 5 to 9 p.m. Vendors are excited about this new location and will be ready to sell before the parade, during and after until 9 p.m.

There will be hot chocolate available for those needing a warm-up and Santa will be in the Gridley Museum following the parade for pictures with the kids.

The parade will be the normal route on Virginia Street with line-up and Laurel and Cedar Streets, traveling to Hazel Street west to Vermont and south on Sycamore Street starting at 7 p.m.

Vendor and parade applications are available either on the Chamber website at

or at the Chamber Office, 890 Hazel Street, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-2.

On Saturday, December 3 Biggs will hold their Tree Lighting downtown from 5 to 8 p.m., at the little park on B Street  where Santa will visit to not only see the kiddies but to see what a fabulous job the elves have done decorating the glorious little park again.