The public is invited to the 2nd Annual Marnell Holiday Tree Lighting on Victorian Avenue in front of the Nugget Casino Resort on Friday at 6:30 pm. There will be free hot chocolate, cider, and coffee, plus a very special visit from Santa Claus. All ages are welcome.
The Nugget Casino Resort will also make special donation presentations to a variety of local organizations. The Sparks Fire Department and Sparks Police Department will receive a contribution in support of their “Holiday with a Hero” program, which enables these officers to escort local at-risk youth on a special holiday shopping trip to the Target at Legends at the Sparks Marina.
Other organizations receiving donations are 39 North Downtown, the Nevada Humane Society, the Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, the Give Hope Foundation, the Assistance League of Reno-Sparks, the Reno Rodeo Foundation and the Kiwanis Bike Program.