A Very BedPop Christmas

BedPop are delighted to introduce our bigger and better Christmas event to be held in around Castle Lane, Bedford with lots of fun at The Higgins, Rogan’s Books, Baby and Play, The Higgins Pantry and Spaghetti Johns!

Father Christmas
The Big FC will be visiting the Higgins, Bedford on Saturday to decide who’s going to make this year’s ‘nice’ list. Fast-track your way into his good books by bringing along a used toy in good working order that Santa and his elves can donate to a local charity. All good children will be entered into a draw to win £50 of Love Bedford vouchers! You can also pop your letter to Santa in our polar post box. Saturday 2nd December 11am – 12pm 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Our BIGGEST and best EVER BedPop Christmas Shop!
You already know that we’ll have the best of Bedford’s designers, artists, makers and crafters all under one BedPop roof, but this year we’ll be introducing lots of new sellers and we’ve tweaked the layout to make your shopping experience even better. Choose from fine art prints, ceramics, jewellery, glassware, homewares, gifts, cards and more. Commission personalised items in time for Christmas and meet Bedford’s creative community.

Music and Entertainment
From choirs to Christmas carol sing-a-longs, the stage will be set in the Higgins’ courtyard for live music. Roll Your Own Records will be manning the (Christmas) decks in our market hall, creating the essential festive playlist. Saturday all day.

Workshops and Activities
Take part in traditional tree dressing (Sunday from 2pm) with volunteers from the Forest of Marston Vale, book onto one of our professional workshops to learn a new skill or drop-in for some free kids’ craft activities. Workshops include crocheted Christmas decorations, bath bombs, needle felting, wreath making.  Booking here!

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BookTastic Christmas!
Rogan’s Books will be running TWO BookTastic events throughout the day on Saturday – choose from Christmas favourite ‘The Empty Stocking’ (11:30am), or join us to read this year’s new Christmas funny, ‘I Killed Father Christmas’ (1:30pm). They will also be running book club sessions with crafts to bring the stories to life! Mixed ages, drop-in.

Baby and Play
The toy shop will be running drop in activity sessions!

Food Glorious Food
Feast on our festive food stalls or take advantage of the exclusive BedPop offers at the restaurants on Castle Lane including the Higgins Pantry, Spaghetti John’s, Baja, Riverside Grill & Thali + Tandoor. Spaghetti John’s will all be hosting children’s pasta making workshops (more details to follow).

Let it Snow!
If we’re all really good and cross our fingers extra hard, it might even snow over the weekend. You’ll have to come along to the Higgins courtyard throughout the weekend to find out if our wish comes true…