The 2017 Winter Walkabout and Tree Lighting on Bedford Common

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The line waiting to say hello to Santa was long – Image (c) JMcCT, 2017 all rights reserved

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.

Free skate, hosted by The Edge Sports Center – Image (c) Bedford Recreation Department, 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

 

Bedford’s elves prepare Santa’s shelter

 

Early arrivals!

 

Ready to hit the switch!

 

Vantage point!

 

Shopping Local in the Great Room at Old Town Hall – Image (c) Bedford Chamber of Commerce, 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

 

Carolers strolled throughout Bedford Center – Image (c) Bedford Chamber of Commerce, 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

 

The festive scene in front of Suzanne and Co: Mr. Mistletoe, twinkly lights and ‘snow flakes.’ Selfies and happy children. And a brass ensemble playing holiday music – Image (c) JMcCT, 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

 


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