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Christmas cheer, Santa’s here


3 December 2013


Christmas cheer, Santa’s here

Santa has arrived in Hastings and he’s ready to hear what’s on your wish list this Christmas. Come and visit Santa’s Wonderland in the old Whitcoulls building in the Hastings CBD mall, it’s open for viewing from 12–2pm weekdays up until Monday 23 December.

Santa will be on site at the wonderland from 12–1pm during the week, and will be at the Bay Plaza (Kmart) from 12–1pm on weekends. There are trees, trains and toys on display – be sure to bring your camera along to take photos of your little ones with the big guy in this magical wonderland.

Cranford Hospice is fundraising at the wonderland with their Christmas wishing tree. For a small donation visitors can hang a decoration on the tree with a message for the community, loved ones, or those who have passed.

Entry to the wonderland is free for all, from the very young to the young at heart. Many thanks to the local organisations who have donated their time or products to the wonderland, including: Wallace Development, Hastings Mitre 10 Mega, Hastings City Business Association, Hastings Christmas Spirit, and Cranford Hospice. Without their assistance Santa’s Wonderland would not be possible.

Keep an eye out around the city for Santa’s missing reindeer too. They were spooked on their way to the wonderland and are hiding all over the city. If you spot them, take note of which reindeer it is and their location. Collect an entry form from a participating retailer, and bring your completed form to Christmas in Cornwall Park on Sunday 15 December by 5pm. There will be a prize drawn for one lucky person who locates all of the reindeer in time for them to guide Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve.

To make your Christmas that little bit easier, Santa has also teamed up with the More FM parking elves who are out and about around the city helping shoppers to keep those parking meters fed during the lead up to Christmas. Listen to More FM to find out where the parking elves are going to be each day.

Santa would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas, and he hopes he can help to bring smiles to a few faces this holiday season.

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