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Christmas in Hastings

Hastings has got Christmas all wrapped up, here are just some of the ways you can get festive for the holidays.

Christmas In Hastings ChristmasInThe ParkChristmas at the Park

Saturday 3 December
Mitre 10 Sports Park, Gates open 3pm

Held every year, Christmas at the Park is a free, outdoor Christmas festival for everyone to enjoy. This year’s star attraction is a live performance from Kiwi icon Dave Dobbyn, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. A full day of fun, entertainment gets underway at 4pm with kids obstacle courses, free face painting and loads more. Food vendors are onsite so grab a bite there or pack a picnic. (Please note this is an alcohol free event)




Christmas In Hastings GiantRaindeertGiant Reindeer

Saturday 3 - Thursday 22 December
Albert Square, Hastings CBD

Stop by Albert Square and say hi to the resident reindeer. They can’t eat your
carrots but they will stand very still for you Christmas selfie!





Christmas In Hastings MeetSantaSanta’s Grotto

Thursdays & Fridays in December (excl. 15th), 4pm-7pm
Saturday 3, 10 & 17th, 11am-3pm
Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre

Come meet the man himself. Have a chat about your christmas list, snap a pic, post a letter to the North Pole, meet Santa’s Elves or try some of the Christmas activities on offer. Leave a present under the Giving Tree which will be gifted to Women’s Refuge. Santa wants everyone to enjoy the Grotto so if you require a low-sensory experience call 06 871 5289 to book.



Santas WorkshopSanta’s Workshop Digital Lightshow

Friday 9 - Tuesday 27 December
Albert Square, 7.30-11pm

Discover the wonder of Santa’s workshop as the world-class digital lightshow projection unfolds before your very eyes. This lightshow has been specially created for Hastings so don’t miss your chance to see this unique specialeffect Christmas experience. (Show runs approx. 4 mins and is best viewed when dark)




Christmas In Hastings VillageGreenCarolsCarols on the Green

Sunday 4 December
Havelock North Village Green 4-6pm

Soak up the sounds of Christmas with Bay Cities Symphonic Band, Men in Black jazz ensemble, Rhonda Browne soprano, Joyful Noise Singers, Kapa Haka and carol singing. Keep an eye out for Santa and the Sausage sizzle.





Christmas In Hastings CarolsInCornwallCarols in Cornwall Park

Saturday 17 December
Cornwall Park, 4-6pm

Join the fun at the ever popular carols in Cornwall concert. Sing along with all the Christmas classics, enjoy live performances or just listen as you soak up the beauty of the park. There will be kids’ activities on offer including the splash pad, and food vendors to snack from.




Did you know Hastings does Deco too? Yes that's right, just 20 minutes from the Napier party is another world of Art Deco fun waiting for you.

Take a look at all the events on offer and discover how to do Deco 'Hastings Style'.

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