Town of Chili Community Events

Community Tree Lighting & Parade of Lights

Bundle up as we bring the holiday cheer to Chili! Local organizations, residents and businesses will brighten the night during the Parade of Lights, which will lead Santa Claus to the stage outside the Chili Senior Center. The Chili Community will then gather around to kick off the holiday season with the lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. Stick around for festive fun outside the Senior Center including carols, children’s activities led by Recreation Staff, and horse-drawn wagon rides with Santa Claus and Rudolph. Food will be available for purchase.

When: Friday, December 6
Time: Parade begins at 6:00 pm, Tree Lighting and activities to follow immediately
Where: Senior Center (3235 Chili Avenue)
Parade Route: Target plaza, along Chili Avenue, ending at Senior Center
*For updated details, RSVP to the event on Chili Recreation’s Facebook!

Click here for detailed Event Schedule

Info for Parade Marchers & Groups

Info for Approved Vendors & Groups


Christmas Decor Wars
Whether you love to decorate your home for the holidays or prefer to check out local decorations with your family,this is perfect for you! Enter your home into our contest and provide your address. Community members will view houses in the contest and vote on their favorite! If your house gets the most votes you will win a holiday gift basket. Below details have been updated since brochure printing.
Who: Chili Residents
Submit by: December 15
Judging: December 16-December 22
Winner announced: December 23
To Enter: email and provide your street address and phone number. There is no fee to enter!
To View & Vote: check back on December 16 to view the list of participating homes

Breakfast with Santa
Chili Recreation has once again arranged for Santa Claus to make a special trip in Chili to visit all the good girls and boys. The morning will consist of breakfast, entertainment, and a visit from Santa Claus. Space is limited, register early!
When: Saturday, December 7
Time: 9:00-11:00 am (Breakfast served promptly at 9:30 am, seating begins at 9:00 am)
Click here to register