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City centre lit for Christmas

Christmas lights My Hastings Dec 2021

Santa’s giant reindeer, Stinger, Nickolas, Jingles and Apollo, have once again strayed from the North Pole to Albert Square. (This special breed prefers Hawke’s Bay’s sunshine at this time of year.) Visit them at night and see them glow!

Heretaunga and Russell streets are shining bright with LED festive lighting, sponsored by our Activation Fund and Unison. Also in Hastings city, see Santa and his sleigh at Westermans café on Russell St, and our giant Christmas tree at the mall.

Giant Christmas trees are up in Flaxmere and Havelock North too – check them out.

Also, throughout the month, Heretaunga St West will be aglow with LED festive lighting, sponsored by Hastings District Council’s Activation Fund and Unison.

These display fun messages such as “Ho Ho Ho” and “Be Merry” and are bound to fill people’s hearts with some yuletide joy.

Unison relationship manager Danny Gough says: “We’re very proud to partner with Hastings District Council this Christmas to light up the city centre.

“As an organisation which is owned by the community, it is only fitting that we support projects which are available to everyone, that will increase morale in the city and put smiles on people’s faces.”

And, from next Monday (December 6) head to Civic Square to catch the Vitruvian Tunnel from Matt Liggins Studio.

This illuminated structure takes inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Vitruvian Man diagram, creating a funhouse of geometry and light - the perfect setting for some great photos, in place till January 5.


3 December 2021

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