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Kingsgate Center Christmas coat drive and holiday festivities underway

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - As part of the holiday festivities, Kingsgate Center is launching their annual Kingsgate Christmas Coat Drive today, December 8.

New or gently worn coats can be delivered between December 8 and December 24 to any of the drop off locations on the north and south sides of Kingsgate Center, located at 82nd Street and Quaker Avenue.

"In recent years, we have held a coat drive as a way for our tenants and their customers to team up and give back to our community in a way that makes such a difference during the cold winter months, "said Kent Ewalt, Property Manager with GRACO Real Estate Development, Inc.

Gristy's Cleaners has joined the effort this year and will be cleaning each of the coats that are collected prior to delivery.

Drop off locations are:

Kingsgate Center North: Daybreak Coffee, FASTSIGNS and Pro-Cuts Kingsgate Center South: Anderson Brothers, Lil' Footprints and Edward Jones

In addition to the Kingsgate Christmas Coat Drive, carriage rides and visits from Santa Claus are once again a part of the Kingsgate Christmas tradition.

The carriage rides will run on both the north and south sides of the Center and are scheduled as follows:

  • Fridays: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 2 – 8 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve: 1 – 4 p.m.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be strolling through the Center visiting each store and spreading holiday cheer during these hours:

  • December 11: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • December 18: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve: 5 – 8 p.m.

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