First Friday Spirit of Christmas and Tree Lighting Ceremony: Entertainment will begin at 5 p.m. in front of Houser’s Music. Santa will arrive in a red Model A Truck. Carriage rides return this year. Cost is either one non-perishable item for a local charity or $2.00 per rider. Caroling at the Christmas tree that will be lit at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12/4/10 – 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:
Annual Christmas Craft Faire at the Municipal Auditorium. This event is sponsored by our own local radio station KRBS and FRRPD. Local artists and craftsmen and women display their wares for sale. A great way to relax and browse while getting to know your townspeople. I never seem to be able to leave without making one or more purchases!! We have such talented folks in our town!!
Sunday – 12/5/2010:
Although not in Oroville itself, this event needs to be spoken of: It is the historical societies last hike of 2010 will be the RIDGE WALKER DELIGHT excursion that will take hikers up a high ridge where they can gaze at all the major peaks in the Buttes. This is one of California’s longest views..if a clear day..one can see Mt. Diablo, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Konocti, and the Chrystal Range that rings Lake Tahoe. The guide, Daniel Barth, will point out the mountains unique biology, geology and history including the Maidu and Wintun Indian lore’s. Contact Daniel @ 846-3024.
The famous 15th ANNUAL PARADE OF LIGHTS in historical downtown Oroville. This a must see! Parade participants work very hard on their entrees. It is great to get downtown to watch this procession and visit the mom and pop stores that stay open just for this occasion. Hot chocolate, cider, etc on a cold night surrounded by your family and friends for this show makes for long lasting memories. The experience speaks for itself!! As having worked on a few of the Oroville Association of Realtor floats as well as being in the crowd..it is a lot of fun!! I applaud and appreciate all of the hard work the participants put into the parade and definitely appreciate the wonderful turnout of the townspeople to view this event.