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Downtown Bedford Kicks Off Holiday Season With Events Saturday
Updated December 1, 2015 12:54 PM | Filed under: Event
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(BEDFORD) - Downtown Bedford will be bustling with activity Saturday to ring in the holiday season.

Caroling from the Bedford Beats, will begin at 3 p.m. till 6 p.m. Find them all around the Square, sharing in Christmas Cheer and you can join in the event.

DJ Rick St. Nick with Super Oldies 105.5 WQRK will be broadcasting from around the square and visiting with residents from 3 p.m. till 5 p.m.

Take a Holiday ride in a horse drawn carriage from 3 p.m. till 6 p.m. The free event is sponsored by German American Bank.

Festival of Lights "Windows of Wonder" Contest Kick-off after dark. With the Festival of Lights "It's a Wonderful Life" Christmas Parade, steps off at 6 p.m.

Local merchants will be open all day Saturday with special hours and prizes.

The Downtown Merchants - Around the Square are awarding holiday shoppers with a chance to win $100 in cash and a special gift basket.

Shoppers can find out more by visiting different merchants in downtown Bedford.

Merchants will be offering special deals, refreshments, and chances to win prizes.

To participate in the Shopper's Delight Cash Drawing visit local merchants from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. For every $5 you spend you will earn a ticket to win $100. The winner will be drawn at 5:30 p.m. You do not have to be present to win.

Beginning at 3 p.m. take your photo with the Elf who will be visiting downtown merchants and that photo might earn you a basket loaded with hundreds of dollars worth of goodies from merchants around the square. The rules are simple take a selfie with the Elf and post it to Facebook using #ElfieSelfie to enter the contest! If you don't have a Facebook account, the Downtown Merchants can post the selfie for you. The image must be posted to Facebook to win.There is no limit to selfies you can take with the Elf, but it must be at a different business.

The Elf will meet you at Wildflower Antiques at 3 p.m. before heading to other businesses around the square.

The winning selfie will be drawn at 5:30 p.m.

-Timeline & Attractions-

  • Stone Cutter's Cafe & Roastery, open 8 a.m. till 9 p.m.
  • Mrs. Luck's #smART Open House, 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
  • Free Cookie for each NLCS student who visits the #smART Open House. All students are encouraged to enter to win a drawing for a FREE Stone Cutter's Pizza.
  • Bailey's Flowers & Gifts, open 8 a.m. till 2 p.m.
  • Open for holiday gift shopping, floral arrangements, and decor!
  • Upside Prints, open 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. Stop by and see their brand new shop and ask about their ONE DAY storewide discounts!
  • Crane's Leather, open 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. Stop in for work boots, leather goods, and excellent gift ideas!
  • Atchison Eye Care, open special hours! Stop in for cookies and to create your own wish list for the FREE Pictures with Santa booth!
  • 23rd Annual Fantasia 2015 Auction of decorated Christmas trees, centerpieces, Wreaths and handmade trimmings supporting all Lawrence County L.I.F.E. programs including Bedford and Mitchell food pantry. Doors open at 9 a.m., auction at Noon at the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County
  • The Wiley Center for Art, open 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Create your own wish list for the FREE Pictures with Santa booth. The Gallery & Gift Shop are filled and open.
  • Lawrence County Museum of History, open 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. All of the Exhibits will be open, as well as the Gift Shop filled with local goods and Limestone/Bedford themed gifts!
  • Ginger Threads, open 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. Catch the Elf Jelly Roll Race! Watch the Ginger Threads Elf make a beautiful
  • jelly roll quilt as quickly as she possibly can! Shop and sign up for classes.
  • Inklings Bookstore, open 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. All-Day Drink Specials and Christmas Storytime from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m.
  • Wildflower Antiques, open 10a.m. till 6 p.m. Shop til you Drop! Join us at 3pm for the #ElfieSelfie Kick-off Party! Enjoy refreshments and snag an extra easy selfie with the Holiday Elf before he runs off to all of the other stores downtown!
  • Hudson's Photography & Hobby, open 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Pick up model trains or remote control airplanes and cars while you set up your own family portraits!
  • Peddler's Corner, open 11a.m. till 5 p.m. Load up on gifts because they're offering 20% off the ENTIRE store!
  • Bedford Furniture Galleries, open 11 a.m. till 5 p.m.
  • The Twelve Months of Christmas, open 11a.m. till 5 p.m. Walk in for Festive Holiday shopping and three floors of lit up Christmas magic!
  • Downtown Stone Pig Smokehouse, open 11 a.m. till 9 p.m. Family Dining Room and Full Bar, serving free hot chocolate and apple cider after 5 p.m.
  • Olde Downtown Tavern, open Noon till 3 p.m. For those 21+, warm up with food, spirits, wine and fine beer!
  • Madcap Toys, open 1 p.m. till 7 p.m. Shopper's Special! 20% off purchases made between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and 10 percent off purchases made between 4 p.m. till 7 p.m.
  • LIVE Caroling from the Bedford Beats, 3 p.m. till 6 p.m. Find them all around the Square, sharing in Christmas Cheer!
  • LIVE Radio Broadcast from DJ Rick St. Nick with Super Oldies 105.5 WQRK from 3 p.m. till 5 p.m.
  • FREE Horse & Carriage Rides, from 3 p.m. till 6 p.m. Take a trip around the Square! Sponsored by German American Bank
  • Festival of Lights "Windows of Wonder" Contest Kick-off after dark
  • Festival of Lights "It's a Wonderful Life" Christmas Parade, steps off at 6pm
  • FREE Pictures with Santa immediately after the Parade with Outta the Box with T Photography, prints sponsored by the Bedford Parades Committee
  • Holiday Spirits After Party, 9 p.m. till 3 a.m. LIVE Music from Soul Stricken at the Downtown Tavern


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