Christmas in Bedford
Christmas Comes to Bedford Town Centre
Bedford’s Markets, in association with
Gumble’s Amusements, presents Christmas entertainment and shopping
in Bedford Town Centre this festive season.
Markets will be running in the town centre
every day from Friday 16 December to
Christmas Eve, so come along and get your
festive essentials. Stalls will be stocking a range of seasonal
supplies including turkeys, vegetables, cheese, chocolate and
decorations. The market is a fantastic place to pick up your
Christmas gifts as well, with stalls selling everything from
knitwear, to handbags to locally made cakes and sweets.
The Handmade in Bedford
Market will be visiting the town centre on the
10th and 17th December; in addition to Sunday 18
December when they will be situated in the Harpur Suite. A huge
array of locally made, interesting and unusual gifts will be on
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said:
“Bedford Town Centre is the place to be in the run-up to Christmas,
with lots of family-orientated fun on offer as well as markets and
shops to meet your Christmas shopping needs. This a crucial time of
year for our local traders, and I would encourage everyone to enjoy
Bedford town centre and all it has to offer this festive
As well as markets there will also be a range
of children’s entertainment on offer throughout the school holidays
in Harpur Square (outside Boots).
Friday 16 December – Christmas
Gumble’s Fun Fair will be in town with a range
of rides and stalls for children of all ages.
Friday 16 December
Children’s entertainment company Mel’s will be
putting on a performance of Punch and Judy suitable for all ages at
11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Saturday 17 December
Local women’s choir Phoenix Chorus will be
performing a selection of Christmas songs at 1pm, 1.45pm, and
Sunday 18 December
Touring children's theatre company Imajica
Theatre will be performing a mini pantomime ‘The Toy Makers
Workshop', filled with songs, dance and drama at 12pm,
1.30pm and 3pm.
Support your local markets and businesses by
shopping in Bedford this Christmas! Shops will be open till 8pm
every Thursday from 24th November until the 15th December, as well
as the 19th and 23rd December. Free and extending parking will be
available over the Christmas Period as well, to view the full