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Outlets at Castle Rock Welcomes Colorado’s Tallest Christmas Tree


Seventy-Five Foot White Fir Tree to Arrive on November 11

CASTLE ROCK, Colo., – Nov. 1, 2006 – Outlets at Castle Rock announced today that its 2006 Christmas tree is scheduled to arrive on Saturday, November 11. This year’s selection is an 75-foot tall White fir that is thought to be the largest fresh cut tree in Colorado this holiday season. Outlets at Castle Rock will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 24 at 4:30 p.m. MDT at the Event Court.

The Outlets at Castle Rock’s Christmas tree has been groomed for the past nine years at the Mount Shasta tree farm in California. Outlets at Castle Rock chose the Mount Shasta tree farm for its environmentally-conscious philosophies. For every tree that is harvested at the tree farm, it is replaced with an average of 10 trees. Trees are only removed from designated areas where harvesting will have no detrimental impact on the environment and will assist with the reforestation process.

The tree will be hoisted into position by a crane and planted into a 5-foot hole; the tree will stand 75-feet tall above ground. The decorating process, that will include more than 10,000 lights, bows and ornaments, will take approximately one week.

“We have an exciting line-up of festivities planned and look forward to kicking off the holiday shopping season on November 11 when our tree arrives,” said Alisa Bivins, marketing director, Outlets at Castle Rock. “We believe our tree will be the tallest fresh cut Christmas tree in Colorado. Its towering presence will be on display for everyone to enjoy. As a comparison, the world famous Rockefeller Center Tree was seventy-four feet last year.”

In the spirit of giving, Outlets at Castle Rock has partnered with Reach Out and Read Colorado ( to host a book drive to promote literacy among children. Shoppers and community members are encouraged to drop off new and gently used books beginning November 18. Reach Out and Read is a national organization with a Colorado coalition of 78 sites providing 87,000 new books to 52,000 children. The organization is dedicated to making literacy promotion a standard part of the provision of pediatric primary care for low-income children ages 6 months to 5 years old. Participating doctors and nurses receive training to properly educate parents about the importance of reading with their children.

About Outlets at Castle Rock

Outlets at Castle Rock, owned by Craig Realty Group, boasts a list of more than 120 retailers. Surrounded by spectacular mountain views, Colorado’s largest outlet center is the third top Denver metro attraction. Conveniently located between Denver and Colorado Springs at Exit 184 on I-25, Outlets at Castle Rock offers pedestrian-friendly, open-air shopping in a community setting for residents and visitors alike. For more information, visit

About Craig Realty Group

Craig Realty Group is a shopping center development firm founded by Steven L. Craig and is based in Newport Beach, California. The firm specializes in upscale factory outlet centers. The company currently owns and operates Outlets at Anthem in Phoenix, Arizona; Cabazon Outlets located near Palm Springs, California; Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles, California; Conroe Outlet Center located near Houston, Texas; Outlets at Castle Rock located south of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at Loveland located north of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at Silverthorne located west of Denver, Colorado; Vicksburg Factory Outlets in Vicksburg, Mississippi and Woodburn Company Stores located near Portland, Oregon. Craig Realty Group also manages Lake Elsinore Outlets located in Lake Elsinore, California. Craig Realty Group has also opened an upscale designer outlet center in Brescia, Italy called Franciacorta Outlet Village located 50 miles east of Milan. The company is currently developing The Plaza at San Clemente in San Clemente, California, a 650,000 square foot mixed-use project, and Sussex Commons Lifestyle Outlets in Frankford Township, New Jersey. Craig previously developed Carlsbad Company Stores, which was recently sold to an east coast developer. Craig was also responsible for the development of Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon, one of the largest and most successful manufacturer outlet centers in the world and was instrumental in developing Camarillo Premium Outlets in Camarillo, California. For more information about the company, visit



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