All set for Boxing day sales

WHILE children throughout the Hastings will have a sleepless night waiting for Santa Claus to visit, mums and dads have two more sleeps until their big day.

Boxing Day is synonymous with some of the best shopping specials all year.

Port Central will be putting it on for all the shopaholics keen to grab the best bargains around.

The shopping centre will be open from 8am with extended trading hours.

Centre manager John Weaver said the whole centre will be on sale.

“There will be centre-wide specials all day,” he said. “It will be a good start for some of next year's Christmas shopping or just stocking up on gifts for birthdays throughout the year.

“No matter what it’s for come in and take advantage of all the specials.”

Blockbuster movie, The Hobbit, will air in the Majestic cinema on Boxing Day at 9.40am, Mr Weaver said it makes it the perfect opportunity to drop in the centre for lunch in the food court afterwards.

Santa Claus urged mums and dads to bring their youngsters in for their last-minute Christmas photos today before he packs up and heads back to the North Pole to get ready for his big night.

Santa will be available in the upstairs magical forest from 10am until midday and again from 1pm until 4pm. Available packages range from $15.

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