A magical small town Christmas is coming up in Hastings. For the fourth year, residents and visitors are invited to take part in the music and magic of Christmas in downtown Hastings on the weekend of Friday, Nov. 30 - Sunday, Dec. 2.
“Last year the weekend, particularly the parade, had a magical almost modern-day Norman Rockwell feel to it,” said Jingle and Mingle Events Director Tracy Baker. “We’re recreating that happy, joyful atmosphere again this year. Downtown Hastings is a great place any time of year, but during the holidays it is really special.”
New this year is an appearance by country singer Matt Williams during the parade on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m. The parade features dozens of entries, a galaxy of twinkling Christmas lights and free jingle sticks for both the young and young at heart.
Another new event to help ring in the holiday season is a two-hour hand bell concert in the community room of the Hastings Public Library during its annual arts and crafts show.
Free carriage and trolley rides, visits with Santa, children’s crafts and activities, reindeer petting zoo, living nativity, tree lighting ceremony, broomball tournament, chili cook-off, and more round out the weekend of festivities.
Everyone is invited to take in the festivities and unique shopping and dining in the small-town atmosphere of downtown Hastings during Jingle & Mingle and throughout the holiday season, Baker said.
For more information, contact Baker at email@example.com, 269.945.3550, log on to Hastings Jingle & Mingle, or text 2100 for a link to the website.