Events and Programs

Below is a list of upcoming special events and programs in Bedford. For additional information on upcoming Library and Seniors events, please visit the Bedford Library calendar or Senior Programming pages.

Letters to Santa

November 19 - December 5
Santa Mailbox at Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane

The special North Pole Air Mailbox will return, ready to receive letters to Santa. Elves will be picking up and delivering these letters straight to the big man himself. To receive a letter in return, please ensure you include the name and complete address of the sender and have it dropped in the North Pole Air Mailbox on the porch of Old Bedford School before Monday, December 5.

Letter to Santa 2

Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 3, 5 to 8 p.m.
Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane

Join us as we kick off the holiday season at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The evening will include musical performances from HEB ISD choirs, a children’s activity area, holiday market with 30+ vendors, photos with Santa, food trucks, and topped off with the lighting of the tree at 6:20 p.m. View the event schedule.

photo of two girls smiling with fake snow falling down around them

Senior Town Hall

Friday, December 9, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane

Bedford Mayor Michael Boyter will hold a Town Hall to address senior-related concerns that have been relayed over the last several weeks. The Town Hall will be informal, with plenty of opportunity for questions by attendees. All residents are welcome to attend. 

Overflow parking for the Town Hall will be at the Bedford Library.

Old Bedford School decorated for Christmas with text saying "Mayor to Hold Senior Town Hall"

Pickle Party

Friday, December 9, 6 to 9 p.m. 
Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane

The Christmas pickle is a lesser-known Christmas tradition for some Americans. A Christmas tree decoration in the shape of a pickle is hidden on a Christmas tree, with the finder receiving either a reward or good fortune for the next year. The night includes a special pickle hunt for those 21+, free burgers for the first 400 people from In-N-Out Burger, a self-pour mobile taproom with 16 taps (local craft beer, wine, cider, and seltzer), polka music, the crowning of a Pickle Prince and Princess, and more!

participants of the Pickle Party posing for a photo

Grandparents Nutcracker Tea

Saturday, December 10, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Old Bedford School Porch, 2400 School Lane
Registration: $10 per adult/child couple ($5 discount for Senior Center members)

Spend the afternoon with your grandchildren! This event includes food and drinks, a photo booth, craft, and a showing of the Disney Fantasia Nutcracker Suite in the auditorium. 

graphic of the Grandparents Nutcracker Tea with nutcracker background

Holiday Goat Yoga

Sunday, December 11, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane
Purchase a ticket online

Join us for a morning of holiday goat yoga surrounded by the Bedford Christmas Tree. Get your yoga on while a tribe of goats graze and jump around (or on!) you. The goats will be bundled up in their best Christmas sweaters. Tickets are $32 per person.


goat yoga

Holiday Outdoor Movie

Wednesday, December 14, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Old Bedford School Patio, 2400 School Lane

Grab your blankets, friends, and family and join us for a special screening of the holiday favorite, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000), under the Christmas lights. Vendors will be on-site with snacks, drinks, and more. Popcorn will be provided, while supplies last by the Bedford Movie Tavern.

graphic of a projector with Christmas lights and text that says Holiday Outdoor Movie

Holiday Sip and Sketch

Thursday, December 15, 6 to 8 p.m.
Turning Point Beer, 1307 Brown Trail
Register Online

Grab your best Santa hat, elf, or reindeer ears! We’re teaming up with Turning Point Beer for an evening of festive art-making.

A variety of holiday-inspired still lifes will be set up at tables around the brewery, where artists will get the chance to move from station to station and sketch out festive objects. In addition, there will be a table with random art supplies to choose from, should you want to set out to make your own magical creation. Tickets are $15 for those who would like to drink adult beverages and $6 for non-drinkers or those under 21. Each participant will receive a sketch book, drawing pencil, goodie bag, and two drink tickets (for 21 and over). Raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.


graphic with grinch hand holding an ornament with beer inside of it for the Holiday Sip and Sketch