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The Nugget in Sparks displays tallest reported fresh-cut Christmas tree in nation in 2016

After some extensive research, the Nugget Casino Resort has the tallest reported fresh-cut Christmas tree in the United States this year, towering at 105 feet.

“We are thrilled to dedicate this gigantic Christmas tree to the community,” said Lisa Jansen, Director of Special Events and Entertainment with the Nugget Casino Resort in a press release. “Sparks is a special place to spend time during the holidays and the Nugget and Marnell Family are excited to make the holidays a little brighter for everyone in our area.”

The 2016 Nugget Christmas Tree slightly edges out the 100-foot Americana at Brand’s tree in Glendale, California. The Rockefeller Center tree in New York City stands 94-feet tall. The Fashion Island tree in Newport Beach, California measures at 90 feet. Meanwhile, the trees at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. and the Outlets at Anthem in Phoenix, Arizona are both 80-feet.

The Nugget will celebrate the start of the Christmas season in an extravagant way by lighting its Christmas tree on Saturday, December 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The tree-lighting ceremony will be the official kickoff to the 12 Nuggets of Christmas holiday season of giving event that will run nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. from December 3 until December 14.

The 12 Nuggets of Christmas is an event that brings the community together to support 12 different charities over 12 nights. The community will be encouraged to make donations by dropping off gifts and contributions each charity needs under the Nugget Christmas Tree on Victorian Avenue. Each donor will receive a free hot chocolate and Christmas cookie at the event complimentary of the Nugget. Bring the whole family and enjoy singing Christmas carols, hot cocoa, and Engine 39 train rides.

List of Charities Each Night:

December 3 – Toys for Tots

Christmas Carols by: Reno High School

Nugget Charity Donation: $2,000 presented at 5:30 p.m.

DONATION COLLECTION ITEM: New, unwrapped toys, cash donations.

December 4 – Christmas on the Corridor, Washoe County Sheriff’s Department

Nugget Charity Donation: $2,000 presented at 5:30 p.m.

DONATION COLLECTION ITEM: New toys for children, coats for children, hats, gloves, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, gift cards, cash donations.

December 5 – Nevada Humane Society

Nugget Charity Donation: $2,000 presented at 5:30 p.m.

DONATION COLLECTION ITEM: Dog and cat bedding, pet toys, wet kitten food and dry cat food.

December 6 – CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada

Nugget Charity Donation: $2,000 presented at 5:30 p.m.

DONATION COLLECTION ITEM: Adult diapers, wheelchairs, shower and commode seats, transfer benches, scooters, electric wheelchairs, and diabetic-testing supplies.

December 7 – Friends of Washoe County Library

Christmas Carols by: Billinghurst Middle School

Nugget Charity Donation: $2,000 presented at 5:30 p.m.

DONATION COLLECTION ITEM: Children’s books

December 8 – Big Brothers Big Sisters

Nugget Charity Donation: $2,000 presented at 5:30 p.m.

DONATION COLLECTION ITEM: New unwrapped toys, gift cards for children ages 8-16 years old.

December 9 – Sparks Rotary

Nugget Charity Donation: $2,000 presented at 5:30 p.m.

DONATION COLLECTION ITEM: New and gently used fishing gear and poles or $5.00 donations to purchase fishing poles for the next Rotary Club of Sparks Kids Free Fishing Day event.

December 10 – Community Food Pantry

Nugget Charity Donation: $2,000 presented at 5:30 p.m.

DONATION COLLECTION ITEM: Food and cash donations are encouraged.

December 11 – Canine Rehabilitation Center & Sanctuary

Christmas Carols by: Excel Christian School

Nugget Charity Donation: $2,000 presented at 5:30 p.m.

DONATION COLLECTION ITEM: Dog Treats and Chews/Bones (no rawhide), Mop Heads, Flea and Tick Medication (all sizes), gift cards to Lowe’s and Home Depot, Bleach and cash donations.

December 12 – Give Hope Foundation

Christmas Carols by: Van Gorder Elementary School Choir

Nugget Charity Donation: $2,000 presented at 5:30 p.m.

DONATION COLLECTION ITEM: toys/holiday gifts for Give Hope recipient children, ranging in age from infant to 17-years old. Cash donations are also accepted.

December 13 – Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Christmas Carols by: Girl Scout Troop 398

Nugget Charity Donation: $2,000 presented at 5:30 p.m.

DONATION COLLECTION ITEM: Food and cash donations encouraged. Each dollar provides three meals!

December 14 – Reno Rodeo Foundation

Nugget Charity Donation: $2,000 presented at 5:30 p.m.

DONATION COLLECTION ITEM: New clothing, jeans, shirts, socks, underwear. Cash donations are accepted and used to purchase clothing for kids.

For more information, head to NuggetCasinoResort.com.