Find the best festive fun and where to meet Santa Claus in Bedford this Christmas


Now that the Christmas light switch-on has taken place, the festive season in Bedford has officially started and some all-important decisions need to be made: where to meet Santa Claus and where to get your Christmas tree.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for family-friendly festive fun, or where you can meet the Big Man himself, Explore Bedford have rounded up some great suggestions on their website.

From pantomimes at the Quarry Theatre and the Corn Exchange to the ever-popular Christmas Tree Festival in St Paul’s Church, plus Santa’s Grotto at the Harpur Centre and Frost’s Garden Centre – it’s all there in one handy place.

Explore Bedford have also made choosing the right Christmas tree easy too. They’ve hand-picked ten places where you can get everything from a Norway Spruce to bunches of mistletoe, door wreaths and more.

“With advent starting on Sunday 1 December, it’s definitely not too early to get the fairy lights out and put your tree up,” said Explore Bedford’s Charlotte Gorringe.

“We can’t wait to get into the Christmas spirit and make the most of the festive family-fun on our doorstep.”