Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
There were activities for kids – games in the Lane School gym, free skate at The Edge Sports Center, and that red-suited visitor from the far North. And there was a Shop Local event that encouraged strolling around Bedford Center, stopping to visit businesses along The Great Road, or in the Great Room at Old Town Hall. There were wandering carolers, a brass ensemble, and hot chocolate (as long as it lasted!) dispensed by the First Parish Senior Youth Group.
But most of all, it was about the lights: On the stroke of 5 pm, Bedford’s 2017 Citizen of the Year John Linz flipped the switch to turn the Common into a twinkling fairyland.