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Bedford Kicking Off Holiday Season With Christmas Around The Square
Updated November 8, 2018 2:47 PM
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(BEDFORD) - Bedford Revitalization Inc. is putting the final touches on a cherished holiday tradition - Christmas Around the Square - Saturday, December 1.

Downtown businesses will be open for shopping.

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Those attending can visit the Open Air Christmas Market and enjoy food from local food trucks and vendors. Christmas music will fill the air putting everyone in the Christmas spirit.

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Children can visit with Santa and his elves and see Santa's reindeer and Elsa.
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More than 100 entries will take part in the annual Christmas Parade which will step off at 6 p.m. The parade theme this year is Twas the Night before Christmas. Entries can be found here.

The Grand Marshals are Ken and Donna Brumbaugh.

But BRI can't put on these festive events without the help of sponsors.

Sarah Reinhard, BRI Promotion Director says "As a non-profit organization, we rely on community partners to help financially. We try to provide free opportunities to the public as a way to celebrate as a community. Even though many of those activities are free to the public, they are not free for us to put on as an organization. We hope that local businesses will continue to sponsor our Christmas Parade and Christmas Around the Square, as those funds are vital to our operation."

Sponsor Information


  • Platinum Level* - $750

  • Gold Level* -.$500

  • Silver Level*- $250


*Sponsors will receive business logo on the website and Facebook pages, along with sponsor name listing on event signage posted downtown and any additional print marketing.

Donations accepted in any amount.

Checks made payable to Bedford Revitalization Inc.
Mail to: BRI
PO Box 591
Bedford IN 47421

Contributions may also be dropped off at Bedford Federal Savings Bank - Attn: Susan Gales

Schedule of Events
Saturday December 1, 2018

Shop Downtown Businesses
During normal business hours

Live Reindeer Exhibit
10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Downtown Depot (Corner of 14th & J Street)

Open Air Christmas Market
3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at J Street section of the Bedford Square (Between 15th & 16th)

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Visit with ELSA
3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Downtown Depot (Corner of 14th & J Street)

FREE Photo with Santa
3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Downtown Depot (Corner of 14th & J Street)
Photos will be uploaded to this website by December 10th

FREE Barrel Train Rides
for small children only
3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Downtown Depot (Corner of 14th & J Street)

Grand Marshal and Lighting Ceremony
5:30 p.m. At the steps in front of the Miss Indiana Statue and Lighting of Tree in Harp Commons

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Bedford Illuminated Christmas Parade
Steps off at 6 p.m.



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