Things to do

What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this November

What to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.

Hello and welcome to your invaluable guide to what's on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this November. 

November kicks off with the spectacular charity fireworks display organised by the Oxford Round Table at South Park in Oxford. There's plenty going on at New Theatre, Oxford, including back-to-back tribute concerts for the two of the worlds greatest artists - Witney Houston and Michael Jackson. And the Welsh National Opera will be in town performing Carmen, The Cunning Little Vixen, and Rigoletto.

The later part of the month ushers in Christmas festivities across the county. From Blenheim Palace to Stonor Park, Waterperry Gardens to Waddesdon Manor - there's markets and fairs galore. November also marks the start of the panto season with Puss In Boots at The Theatre Chipping Norton, and Beauty and the Beast at the Oxford Playhouse. End the month with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir in an advent carol service at the Cathedral. But be sure to get into town early to pick up a bargain or two beforehand at the Oxford Christmas Art Market.

This is a curated list of the top things to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this November. Be sure to visit our What's on section where you'll find a full list of events in Oxford and across Oxfordshire as well as unmissable events beyond the county that would make for a great day out.

And don't forget, if you would like to have your event listed, you can always contact us.

A. R. Penck: I Think in Pictures Exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum

A. R. Penck: I Think in Pictures

Until 03 November
The first solo show of A. R. Penck’s work in Oxford, and his first solo museum exhibition in the UK in 30 years.
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Oxford Round Table Charity Fireworks Display 2019

Oxford Round Table Charity Fireworks Display 2019

02 November
The 52nd annual fireworks display for charity organised by Oxford Round Table at South Park in Oxford.
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Whitney - Queen of the Night Tribute Show at New Theatre, Oxford

Whitney – Queen of the Night at New Theatre, Oxford

07 November
A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.
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Michael - The Magic of Michael Jackson tribute concert at New Theatre, Oxford

Michael – The Magic of Michael Jackson

08 November
A jaw-dropping and magical tribute concert to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson
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An Evening with Lenny Henry - Who Am I Again at New Theatre, Oxford

An Evening with Lenny Henry – Who Am I Again

11 November
The legendary Sir Lenny Henry embarks on a brand new UK tour this autumn following the October publication of his memoir.
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Puss In Boots - The Theatre Chipping Norton Pantomime

Puss In Boots Pantomime at The Theatre Chipping Norton

13 November to 12 January
A spectacular family-friendly panto twist on this classic tale set in 1950s London.
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Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival 2019

Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival 2019

15 to 17 November
A 3-day festival of Arts, Culture and Christmas fun with over 100 events taking place in Oxford City Centre from 15 to 17 November.
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Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair 2018

Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair 2019

16 Nov to 22 Dec (Wed to Sun Only)
A week longer than ever before, our spectacular fair at the front of the house is a fantastic Christmas shopping experience not to be missed!
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Welsh National Opera - Carmen at New Theatre, Oxford

Welsh National Opera – Carmen

19 & 23 November
No man can resist the charms of opera’s ultimate seductress Carmen.
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Alice in the Palace - A Christmas experience at Blenheim Palace

Alice in the Palace – A Christmas experience at Blenheim Palace

22 November to 05 January
Cinderella - A festive fairy tale experience at Blenheim Palace
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Blenheim Palace Illuminated Christmas Lights Trail 2019

Blenheim Palace Illuminated Christmas Lights Trail 2019

22 November to 01 January
Lasers, projections, and over 100,000 pea-lights makes for an unmissable Christmas event.
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Blenheim Palace Christmas Market 2018

Blenheim Palace Christmas Market 2019

22 November to 15 December
The perfect place to begin your Christmas shopping for hand-picked irresistible gifts.
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Prosecco Festival Oxford

Prosecco Festival Oxford

22 to 24 November
The ultimate festival for Prosecco lovers comes to Oxford.
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November Christmas Market at Waterperry

November Christmas Market at Waterperry

23 & 24 November
Get into the Christmas spirit at Waterperry Gardens with Christmas shopping, festive events and Waterperry grown Christmas trees.
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Christmas at Stonor Park 2019

Christmas at Stonor Park 2019

25 November to 15 December
Experience a Candle Lit Christmas and see Stonor House decorated for Christmas by the Stonor Family through the centuries.
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Beauty and the Beast Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse

29 November to 12 January
This year’s panto at the Oxford Playhouse is full of super singing, dazzling dancing and lashings of slapstick silliness.
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The 2019 Advent Carol Service Christ Church Cathedral

The 2019 Advent Carol Service at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

30 November
The 2019 Advent Carol Service Christ Church Cathedral is a service of music and readings for Advent at the Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford City.
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2019 Oxford Christmas Arts Market

Oxford Christmas Arts Market 2019

30 November & 01 December
Market featuring many local artists, designer-makers and selected guests in the beautiful and iconic setting of Broad Street Oxford.
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