Crowds gather for Christmas Lights

Published on 24 November 2017

Fantastic crowds came into Bedford Town Centre on November 23rd  to enjoy the free attractions and fireworks.

Santa and his reindeer joined the show together with Paw Patrol. There was a snow board machine and free Love Bedford balloons.

The event marked the beginning of late night shopping THURSDAYS in Bedford which culminate in late night shopping WEEK from Monday 18th December to the 23rd - so plenty of time to grab that seasonal shopping.

Bedford businesses pay for the fun in the afternoon outside the Harpur Centre and contribute to the cost of the fireworks alongside The Embankment, which are organised by Bedford Borough Council. Shops and cafes stayed open late to capture the crowds who were getting in the Christmas spirit as the lights went on all over town.

Xtra Xmas lights have also been funded again by the BedfordBID from The Broadway, Howard Street and Mill Street, St Cuthberts and St Peters Street,  Harpur Square and Harpur Street

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