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12th December 2014

Christmas carols, free parking and more...

We were delighted to welcome over 100 people who joined us to enjoy our free Christmas family film, Elf, last Saturday afternoon. Festive staff in our on-site cafe, Coffee Box, did a tremendous job of welcoming our guests, providing a spectrum of hot drinks, snacks and Christmas treats in a warm, friendly atmosphere. The licensed bar was open, too, proving that the film didn't just attract the kids!

The film event was one in a series throughout the year, where Coffee Box opens its doors for a free showing of a themed film. Look out for our events in the new year as we will be continuing to show family films at the earlier time of 4pm during the dark winter nights. On Saturday 17 January we'll be screening the family flick Mr Popper's Penguins, starring Jim Carrey, so save the date and bring your friends and family along.

Alternatively, if you're looking for something a little more traditional this weekend, visit Hastings Centre on Sunday (14 December) as King's Church presents The Greatest Gift, a family celebration of Christmas. The afternoon service is fully booked, but there are still spaces for the 7pm service, which will be a great opportunity to bring along your friends and family. This is always a hugely popular Christmas carol service, and we're expecting hundreds of visitors from across the town, and further afield, so book your tickets here now to avoid disappointment.

And, to say thank you to all of our customers over this year, we're offering free parking from Christmas eve to Monday 5 January. If you're using the Conquest Hospital at this time of year, or need to park your car in this area for any reason, please feel free to use it free-of-charge over this period. If you would like to make a donation to local charity Surviving Christmas instead, our parking machines will be set up to collect donations.

Coffee Box is open until 3pm on Tuesday 23 December, so come in and make the most of the Christmas treats until then. It will reopen at 10am on Monday 5 January 2015.

Don't forget to make a note of Hastings Centre events, and sign up for our e-newsletter so that you never miss an opportunity to visit us or use our facilities. We're looking forward to welcoming you at the weekend and over the Christmas period and hope to see you all again in 2015!

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26th November 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Here at Hastings Centre, we're celebrating the festive season with numerous events and treats which the whole family can enjoy.

First up is our hugely exciting Christmas family film event! Come along to Coffee Box on Saturday 6 December at 4pm, where we'll be showing comedy classic ELF, starring Will Ferrell and James Caan (PG). Entry is completely free, our all-star cast of hot drinks and treats will be available, and with our licensed bar open for the adults, what more could you want this Christmas? Bring your friends and enjoy our warm atmosphere, with comfy sofas, friendly staff and decorations galore!

Then, on Sunday 14 December, King's Church Hastings proudly presents the Greatest Gift, a Christmas celebration for all the family, taking place at Hastings Centre. Featuring traditional carols, contemporary music, mulled wine and festive refreshments, there's something for everyone! This is always a hugely popular event, and we're expecting many visitors from across the town. The event is free, but you do need to book your tickets in advance at to guarantee a seat. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Finally, don't forget that a whole host of Christmassy treats are available at Coffee Box this December! From home-made soup to our speciality hot chocolate menu, we'll have everything you need to celebrate the festive season. Other Christmas-themed treats and drinks will be available for a limited time, including mince pies, stollen and panettone, so make sure you check out our offers over the counter and online, and sign up for our e-newsletter so that you don't miss a single deal.

We're looking forward to welcoming many visitors in this Christmas – make sure you're one of them! The Hastings Centre has a lot to offer, so come along, enjoy our events and check out our deals. We'll be celebrating into the Christmas season and beyond!

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