What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Christmas

With Oxfordshire set to be in ‘Tier-2: High Alert’ after the national lockdown in England ends on 02 December, we're hoping to see a reopening of many of our cherished venues, and we'll be refreshing this page with new events, as well as making updating existing ones.

From light shows and illuminated trails to elegantly decorated stately homes, pantos with larger than life characters, Christmas markets busting with quality stocking fillers, carol concerts by world-class choirs, and more; we're scouring the county to bring you a plethora of events in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this holiday season.

We encourage you to revisit this page often(ish) to be in the know about what's on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Christmas. Be sure to visit our what's on section for "non-christmassy" events taking place in December and January.

Oxfordshire Craft Guild Virtual Christmas Exhibition 2020
From 14 November

Oxfordshire Craft Guild Virtual Christmas Exhibition 2020

The on-line exhibition goes live on the 14 November 2020 with the added bonus you have 24 hour access to do your Christmas shopping or simply to treat yourself.
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Oxfordshire Artweeks On-line Winter Show 2020 Image: Jane Tomlinson Weather Map Jack Frost Cropped
From 14 November

Oxfordshire Artweeks On-line Winter Show 2020

Take a festive foray into the art and craft of Oxfordshire artists, designers and makers from 14th November at the Oxfordshire Artweeks On-line Winter Show 2020.
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Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair 2018
14 Nov to 23 Dec (Closed until 02 December)

Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair 2020 – Closed until 02 December

The spectacular fair set against the backdrop of the floodlit North Front of the Manor is a fantastic Christmas shopping experience not to be missed.
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The Sixteen at Christmas – A Choral Odyssey
15 & 25 Nov + 02, 09 & 16 Dec

The Sixteen at Christmas – A Choral Odyssey

Join The Sixteen on a voyage of choral discovery, exploring some of the UK’s most fascinating buildings and the unique stories that bind them to their choral heritage.
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Banbury Christmas Light Show 2020
18 November to 28 December

Banbury Christmas Light Show 2020

A series of magical seasonal films that will see Christmas and New Year themed pictures beamed onto the Castle Quay façade in Cornhill.
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Rapunzel Pantomime at The Theatre Chipping Norton
18 Nov 2020 to 17 Jan 2021 (postponed to Nov 2021)

Postponed: Rapunzel Pantomime at The Theatre Chipping Norton

It's time to let your hair down and have some fun at the home of traditional family panto.
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A Traditional Blenheim Christmas
20 November to 03 January (Closed untill 03 December)

A Traditional Blenheim Christmas – Closed untill 03 December

There isn't a theme, and the halls may not be decked as much, but there will be some decorated Christmas trees throughout for a little festive feel.
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Blenheim Palace Christmas Market 2018
20 November to 13 December (Cancelled)

Cancelled: Blenheim Palace Christmas Market 2020

The perfect place to begin your Christmas shopping for hand-picked irresistible gifts.
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Blenheim Palace Illuminated Light Trail 2020
20 November to 03 January (Closed untill 03 December)

Blenheim Palace Illuminated Light Trail 2020 – Closed untill 03 December

There are bright lights for winter nights...
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Robin Hood Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse
29 November to 12 January

Cancelled: Robin Hood Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse

Robin Hood and his merry troupe are riding into Oxford to fill Christmas 2020 with cartloads of silliness and bucketfuls of daring-do.
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Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor
From 03 December (Revised date)

Christmas 2020 at Waddesdon Manor

From 03 December, enjoy a festive day out gazing at Waddesdon Manor, exploring the Christmas fair, illuminated trail, festive food & drink, Christmas shopping, and much more.
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A Christmas Carol at The Theatre Chipping Norton
02 to 24 December

A Christmas Carol at The Theatre Chipping Norton

Adapted by Simon Callow from the novel by Charles Dickens and starring David Bradley, even Scrooge can’t cancel Christmas!
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