Downtown Hastings Celebration of Lights helps business
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Hastings lit up the buildings of its downtown on Thursday night, but the event was about more than just ringing in the holiday season.
Organizers said the Downtown Hastings Celebration of Lights has been running for almost 30 years, and its main purpose is to help businesses in downtown thrive during the Christmas shopping season.
“For us the lighting of the downtown is the kickoff of holiday shopping season,” Sarah Fesuluai, owner of I Am Me, said. So we absolutely love it, plus it’s just a really fun night.”
The was also a fun time for the whole family. Kids were able to sit with Santa Claus and make their requests for their Christmas presents.
Then at the end of the night, Santa and the Kool-Aid man helped light up downtown.
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