Countdown to Christmas

Published on 26 October 2015

Love Bedford is counting down the days to a fantastic festive launch on Thursday November 26th.

There will be an afternoon and evening of events including Santa and his reindeer outside the Harpur Centre followed by the lights switch-on and the massive Christmas fireworks display on the river. That evening will also be the official opening of the Bedford Swan Hotel ice rink.

Thursday 26th November will also mark the start of late night Christmas shopping in the town centre.

New this year on Thursday 26th will be seasonal stalls set up by town centre businesses on St Paul’s square to capture the interest of the crowds that flood to the fireworks in their 1,000s.

Said Christina Rowe of BedfordBID: “This will be a huge co-ordinated lift-off for the Christmas shopping season in Bedford. Christmas is the biggest retailing opportunity for our businesses and we have to persuade people to come into town for their December shopping. 

“There will be major advertising campaign on-line and in the printed press reaching out to customers of all ages reminding them to Love Bedford.”

Late Night Shopping continues on Thursday December 3rd, 10th and 17th and then on 21st, 22nd and Wed 23rd. The biggest and brightest businesses will be open into the early evening to allow people to visit after working hours.

Free parking on Sundays will continue together with the two hours free parking on Saturdays in council-owned car parks. 

For latest information, updates and more visit Bedford’s biggest website which is being upgraded with new features and offers in time for Christmas.


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