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City of Bedford Seasonal Events

Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Valentine's Day Dance 2016

Date: T.B.D.
Time: T.B.D.
Where: BRAC (Boys Ranch Activity Center)
Cost: T.B.D.

Christmas Tree Lighting 2015

The City of Bedford would like to invite you and your family to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at the Bedford Library and Old Bedford School on Friday, December 4. The Library will be featuring classic Christmas cartoons from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Cookie decorating from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Christmas Classic Movies from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Then take the hayride over to the Old Bedford School where there will be refreshments, train rides for the kids, a visit from Ol’ Saint Nick and much more. Photos with Santa will be available to purchase for $7 dollars. Santa will arrive around 6:00 p.m. with the Christmas Tree Lighting to follow.

This is a pet friendly event, so make sure to bring your leashed pup to enjoy the festivities.

When: Friday, December 4, 2015
Where: Old Bedford School & Bedford Public Library 
Fee: FREE (pictures with Santa $7)

Want the honor of “lighting the tree” at our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event?  Visit and click on the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Event to find out how to enter!


2015 Holiday Decorating Contest Rules and Registration Information

Deadline to enter - NOON on Monday, December 7, 2015

Get ready...set...DECORATE!!!

Start putting up those holiday decorations to participate in Bedford’s 4th Annual Holiday Decorating Contest! Decorations and registration will need to be completed by 12:00p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2015.   You can nominate your home, home owners association or the home of someone else. Please be sure to have their permission and include the contact information needed (see below). Based on feedback from the prior contests, we are asking contestants to self submit the information and up to five photos of the decorations via email.

A list of nominated homes will be available and online voting will begin on Wednesday, December 9.  The voting will close on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 12:00p.m.

In order to be eligible for prizes in the contest, each home must be located in the City of Bedford and be officially nominated via the email below. A return confirmation of receipt will be emailed to you after submission. Contest participants are not limited to any theme or decoration specifications; however participation in the contest does not exempt a location from any City of Bedford code or ordinance. 

There will be three household winners. Winners will be determined by popular vote and the home that receives the most votes will get 1st place and the winner with the second highest number of votes gets 2nd place, etc.
Please email the following information to before NOON on Monday, December 7. Entries with incomplete information may be excluded from the contest.

Location address or HOA location (if different than above):
Best Contact Phone#:
Email contact:
Brief description of display:
Up to five photos:

Thank you and good luck!


Easter Egg Celebration 2016

Age(s): 10 and under
When: Saturday, TBD
Where: Splash Parking Lot
Fee: $5.00 per child
Time: 10:00AM

Bring your family and join your neighbors and friends! 
Pre-registration is required. Registration fee includes an arts & craft project, a picture with the Easter Bunny, a snack and an Easter Egg Hunt that will include over 8,500 eggs! 

Areas will be marked off for different age groups. 
For more information, please call 817-952-2323.

Halloween FEST 2016

Date: TBD
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Boys Ranch Activity Center

Ages 10 & under 
Canned food or donation | 6-9pm 
Bring the entire family to the Boys Ranch Activity Center for a fun filled safe Halloween treat! Have your face painted, enjoy bounce houses and carnival games. Make slime and other arts and crafts. Trick or treat at candy stations. Concessions will be available. The cost is a canned good per person or a donation to the Tarrant County Food Bank.

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