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.

This years Christmas Festival included over 30 craft and gift stalls, food court, firework display and light switch on on the Friday evening.

Saturday saw the Santa’s Grotto alongside the regular Saturday Charter Market, Pop-Up Market and Christmas entertainment throughout the day, featuring Grandmas’ Secret Santa and a Chocolate-Egg laying Chicken from Norway. Leighton Fun Runners returned with their annual Santa Dash from Church Square during the morning and the funfair remained 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. 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.

Should you wish to express your interest for 2019, please make contact with a member of the team, by email

Until next year….