Old Town Christmas presents… Three Nights of Christmas!
25th November 2016
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From Friday 2nd December, the retailers, bars and restaurants from the West Hill Arcade, along George Street right through the High Street and on Courthouse Street will be open for the evenings from 5.00 – 8.00pm, offering the good people of Hastings a wealth of gift ideas, special offers and tempting treats.


Festive fun for all!

On Friday 2nd December, we are delighted to have local celebrities launching the Hastings Old Town Three Nights of Christmas event and through the evening there will be Circus Jugglers, a Gypsy quartet and stomping beats from the Section 5 drummers.

Saturday evening sees the arrival of Father Christmas in the Old Town in a pony and trap (not enough snow for his reindeer and sleigh).  He will set off from The Albion around 4.30pm and will eventually settle in his grotto at Sweet Cheeks on the High Street, opposite Swan Gardens.

Bring your kids along to tell Father Christmas what is on their wish list and they can then choose a gift bag. £1 per child.

The Hastings Singers will be performing at Butlers Gap.  South American rhythms will be performed by Sambalanca, our local Samba drumming group.

Sunday promises to be a magical conclusion to the weekend, with pubs, restaurants and shops all lit by candlelight.

The haunting sound of bagpipes will fill the streets, as the Buckswood School pipe band entertains the crowds from the West Hill Arcade. During the early evening, the school's choir will be encouraging shoppers to sing along with popular Christmas carols.

The 'Thriller' flash mob will be, well, doing that in Butler's Gap at 6pm, so practice your moves and join in.

The Shady Pines singers will be doing their thing in Swan Gardens on the High Street at the same time.

On Sunday evening around 6:30, Father Christmas will take a short break from compiling his gift list to conduct the draw for the main raffle. 


Special offers and events during Hastings Old Town Three Nights of Christmas

Across this sensational seasonal extravaganza, our lovely bars and restaurants will be hosting a range of events, including:

  • A candlelit quiz at The Albion: £50 1st prize
  • Christmas wreath-making workshop at The Crown on All Saints Street
  • The Dragon Bar on George St will be hosting an art exhibition and sale of mixed artworks, all under £30!
  • Half-price Christmas Pudding shots at Whistle Trago on George Street, with a free mince pie
  • Warming mulled wine at The Old Custom House on the sea front

Take advantage of offers from the shops too:

  • Mince pies, mulled wine and discounts at Browsers/Hawk & Dove on the High Street
  • On the same stretch you'll find more pies, a warming drink and a 10% discount at The Kula.
  • A few doors down, you can treat the man in your life and benefit from a £10 voucher for every £100 spent in Seagate Menswear (and maybe a cheeky glass of fizz while you're at it)
  • Moving north along the High Street, you'll find free gift-wrapping and free chocolates (min spend £15) at Shop House; hot chocolate and hot dogs at Sweet Cheeks; an exhibition of Roberto Landin's work at Objet d'Epoch, plus meet the man himself between 12 & 4.

Edition on George Street are offering 10% off for this event, while near neighbours Respire offer the chance to meet artist Lester Magoogan, enter the RNLI raffle and tuck in to mince pies and fizz.

Endings on Courthouse Street will let you take away Schoolroom prints for £10 and Hare & Hawthorn on West Street will give you £10 off a £100 spend.

Much more besides, as offers and surprises are still rolling in, so don’t miss out on what promises to be a Christmas highlight.

Get involved, take pictures and have fun during ‘HOTTNOC’ on Twitter & Instagram using #OldTownXmas in your tweets and posts.


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