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Christmas Lights Switch On & Reindeer
Thursday 26 November 2015
Kick starting the festivities on the launch of late night Thursday shopping, Love Bedford are holding Bedford's very first Christmas Emporium on St Pauls Square from 1pm. With ambient music to set the scene, come and see some local shops bring their businesses outside and join in the Christmas festivities. To compliment this on Harpur Square there is plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed by the whole family! The Reindeer will be back from 3pm along with some music from the Bedford Town Band and choristers. A little while later Santa will be arriving to join in the sleigh parade through town from 5pm.
Some BIG news this year is that at 4pm and 6pm Bedford is welcoming some very special characters to town. Elsa, Anna and Olaf from Frozen will be coming to say hello!
Sing along to ‘Let it Go’, have a photo with the princesses and take the opportunity for a warm hug from Olaf himself! (A queue system will be in action to ensure everyone has a turn and for safety reasons).
Last but not least completing the merriments is the Bedford Swan Hotel ice rink which also opens on the eve of 26th November until 4th January. www.bedfordswanhotel.co.uk
To finish off a great afternoon, make sure you are wrapped up warm and enjoy Bedford Borough Council's annual Christmas lights switch on and spectacular fireworks display sponsored by BedfordBID from 7pm at The Embankment, by the river.
On the late night shopping evenings, there is FREE parking every Thursday from 26th November until Christmas from 5.30pm in the Harpur Centre multi storey car park.
On the night of the Christmas lights switch-on there will be free parking from 5.30pm in River Street, Allhallows and Lurke Street Multi Storey Car Parks.