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A Taste of Hastings

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Join us to celebrate Heretaunga being named the 2020 Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards’ Supreme Winner and the great work that has been done around the city centre. Let’s raise a toast!
Grab your dinner on Heretaunga St East and relax and unwind on a beanbag as you enjoy the festive lights and outdoor entertainment. Live music kicks off at 4pm with artists Eilish Rose, Rick Toner, DJ Soph, MacRag and Cashek. Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst will say a few words too. Live performances will be at Heretaunga St East, Warren St Multi-use Carpark (behind Common Room) and behind Funbuns, so make sure you wander around and check them all out.

Burger specials, alfresco appetizers, summer BBQ, Bao buns, free-range fried chicken and more will be on the menu from Funbuns, Sazio, Breakers and Common Room. Ya Bon’s sweet treats trailor is a must-stop for dessert. Tantalize your taste-buds at La Petite Chocolat’s Christmas table or try Hastings Distillers’ Christmas Kiss cocktails – they’re bound to get you feeling festive! With Kiwi, European and Asian-style street food, this festival will feel like a trip around the world.

Kids can meet Santa at Albert Square, plus we’ll have plenty of fun activities for the family to enjoy with face painting, balloon art and more.

If you’re feeling like a cold one, get a ride on a four-seater tuk-tuk to see the newly opened Brave Brewery on Queen St East.

This event is a chance to explore the wonderful offerings of our vibrant Hastings Eastside and enjoy all it has to offer. So head into Albert Square and enjoy this wonderful celebration of delicious food, activities and music.

See you there!

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