Angel Tree Fundraiser, 6 to 8 p.m. at Shadow Mountain Real Estate office, 655 Highway 50 E. No. 2, Dayton, to purchase Christmas gifts for needy children in Dayton. Raffle tickets for more than 50 gifts can be purchased at the office. Proceeds will be turned over the Dayton schools to be distributed to children. For more information, call 246-4090.
Christmas tree sale, from 5 to 8 p.m. from Boy Scout Troop 100 at the Community Roots nonprofit plant nursery, corner of Highway 50 and Second Avenue from 5 to 8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The noble fir trees are 5 feet or higher and cost from $10 to $25. Call 241-0575.
Winter Cans and Coats drive, 8 a.m. to noon, Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St., Dayton. Canned goods and coats can be dropped off at the center. The drive, sponsored by Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties will provide for the needy. Call 246-7550.
"The Nutcracker Story", 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Piper's Opera House, B Street - Presented by Carolyn Oliver's Nevada Ballet Society. Tickets $8 children; $15 adults. For information, call 847-0433.
Christmas on the Comstock, 10 a.m., Virginia City, C Street - Holiday festival with various town events, shopping games, special drawings. Call 847-0311.
Parade of Lights, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., Virginia City, C Street - Traditional Christmas on the Comstock Parade of Lights, 4 p.m. registration, 4:30 lineup, 5 p.m. start at the Fourth Ward School. Cash prizes and ribbons for best float, best animal entry, best marching and best musical. Late entries welcome. Call (775) 847-0311.
Victorian Christmas at Fourth Ward School, 6 p.m. 627 South C St. Virginia City. Appetizers and shopping available in the museum gift store. All merchandise discounted 20 percent and members receive an additional 20 percent discount. Call 847-0975.
Book and gift basket sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Storey County Senior Center, E and Mill streets, Virginia City. Gift baskets with many themes, proceeds benefit Silver City community events. Call 847-0957.
Toys for Tots request line, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Carson City, surrounding areas - Phone line will be busy, keep trying. Active these hours and days only. Call 313-7533.
Silver Springs Advisory Board regular meeting, 7 p.m, McAtee Building, 2475 Fort Churchill Road, Silver Springs.
Mound House Advisory Council regular meeting, 7 p.m. Mound House Fire Station, 56A Red Rock Road.
"The Diamond Pendant" at 8 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel. A story of indiscretion and trickery, presented by the Gold Hill Theater Troupe. Call 847-0111.
Dayton Regional Advisory Council regular meeting, 7 p.m., 34 Lakes Blvd.
"Betty Jean" at 8 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel. A comedy by Paul Sweetwood; directed by Perry Arnn, presented by the Gold Hill Theater Troupe. Call 847-0111.
"Christmas in the Sierra," 6 p.m., Piper's Opera House, B Street - Features David John and the Comstock Cowboys. Barbecued dinner served at 6, show starts at 7. Tickets $35 adults; $15 seniors and children 7-younger. Show only, $25 all ages. Call 847-0433.