Leighton Buzzard Christmas Festival

The Leighton Buzzard Christmas Festival runs over three days, usually on the first weekend in December. The High Street becomes home to a wide range of activities and entertainment throughout the weekend. The Festival kicks off on Friday night with the towns Christmas Light switch on and fireworks.

Leighton Buzzard Christmas Festival 2018
Friday 30th November – Sunday 2nd December

Our Christmas Festival returns to the High Street & Church Square on Friday 30th November – Sunday 2nd December, with a wide range of activities and entertainment throughout the weekend.

Friday kicks off our Christmas Festival in style from 4pm, with our lights switch on at 7pm. There will be over 30 craft and gift stalls as well as the ever popular food court, funfair and firework display.

Saturday sees Santa’s Grotto alongside the regular Saturday Charter Market, Pop-Up Market and Christmas entertainment throughout the day, this year featuring Grandmas’ Secret Santa and a Chocolate-Egg laying Chicken from Norway. Leighton Fun Runners return with their annual Santa Dash from Church Square during the morning and the funfair remains in the High Street until late in the day.

Sunday is our traditional family day, with the funfair and an array of street entertainers creating a unique atmosphere which is perfect for getting into the festive spirit. After his debut at the 2017 festival, seasoned entertainer Matt Barnard is back for 2018, bringing his unique sense of humour and calamity to the town with the Comedy Christmas Cavalcade, alongside our over sized and overly excitable bouncing elves (new for 2018).

Further opportunities to browse and seek out that unique gift for a loved one exist throughout the High Street during the day, along with festive favourites.

Craft, Gift, Food and a limited number of Charity stalls are available throughout the weekend.

We are currently full for the Christmas Festival Weekend. If you would like to be considered for future events, please complete the Expression of Interest Form or email farrah.khan@leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk