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Get into the Christmas Spirit!

Christmas is coming up and there’s many exciting things happening within Bedfordshire in the next few months. Here are some ideas that can get you into the Christmas spirit:

Bedford’s Winter Wonderland

From the 25th November until 3rd January 2024.

Bedford's Winter Wonderland is set to take place once again this year, in a new location at Bedford Park.

From the exhilarating rides, festive food, extreme entertainment for all of the family. Santa's Grotto, ice skating, the Christmas tree maze, and the Giant Wheel are the most popular among families. The amazing environment and joyful christmas spirit will be inevitable with all your favourite christmas treats such as mulled wine, hot chocolates, a tasty crêpe and plenty more!

Admission is £2 per person and under 3s go free. With each admission fee, visitors receive one Ride Token which is valid on any ride.

Christmas Tree Festival at St Paul’s Church

From 10:00 – 17:00. Entry is £3 per adult, under 16’s go free.

Many of Bedford’s schools will be performing and there will be lots of events such as raffles, competitions and treats for everyone!

Christmas Markets in Bedford Town Centre

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd December 2023

This two-day celebration includes live music, mouth-watering street food, mulled wine, antiques, vintage items, art, crafts, and the much-anticipated return of the free Love Bedford Express Land Train. There will be festive markets in Harpur Square, Riverside Square, and the Harpur Suite where you’ll discover unique finds and seasonal delights.

There will also be a full program of fantastic family activities during the festive period as part of the Council’s commitment to make Bedford Borough a great place for families. Bedford Central Library and The Higgins Bedford will be hosting various events, including 'Write a Letter to Santa,' Sunday Funday activity days, crafting sessions, 'Story time with Santa,' Christmas games day, and the opportunity to decorate and collect bags of enchanting reindeer dust.


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