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What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this November

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Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival - What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this November
Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival – What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this November

What to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire in November.

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

It’s easy to forget that there’s usually plenty to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire in November – right after the October Half-term and leading up to when the Christmas festive season kicks off in earnest.

From bonfires and fireworks events to Christmas light switch-on events across our towns and villages, this is also the month when Christmas markets and the most British of all traditions – pantomimes – kick-off.

We’re sure you know by now that this is a curated list of the things to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Month. You’ll find more events in Oxford and across Oxfordshire in the “What’s on section” of the website. There’s also a limited number of unmissable events beyond the county that would make for a great day out.

Got an event that should be on the list? List your event on The Oxford Magazine and reach an engaged audience of people who live, work or place in Oxfordshire.

An Evening with Monty Don

An Evening with Monty Don

01 November
New Theatre Oxford

Spend an evening with Monty Don, the BBC Gardeners’ World presenter and gardening writer, as he shares his passion for gardens and the unique role they play in human inspiration and well-being. There will be something for seasoned gardeners and green-fingered novices alike.

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Discover more: What’s On at New Theatre Oxford

Ricky Gervais: Armageddon

Ricky Gervais: Armageddon

03 November
New Theatre Oxford

Having enjoyed huge critical success for the outstanding After Life, his hit series The Office is also the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes, award-winning stand-up comedian Ricky Gervais has returned to the stage in 2022.

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Discover more: Comedy & Spoken Word

The Oxford Round Table Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Display returns to Oxford’s South Park this November with its 54th annual charity fireworks. A household event in Oxford, it is widely considered to be Oxfordshire’s largest firework display for charity.

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Discover more: Bonfire and firework display events in Oxfordshire

Justin Live - The BIG Tour at New Theatre, Oxford

Justin Live – The BIG Tour

06 November
New Theatre Oxford

Come and see CBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher live on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. This is a fabulous show for all the family, packed full of well-known songs, lots of dancing, hilarious comedy and plenty of slapstick fun.

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Discover more: Variety Performances

The Australian Pink Floyd Show at New Theatre Oxford

The Australian Pink Floyd

29 October
New Theatre Oxford

Performing the music of Pink Floyd with note for note perfection and often described as being much more than a tribute band, this critically acclaimed show has been astonishing audiences worldwide for over three decades. For any Pink Floyd fan, this ‘gold standard’ show is a must-see.

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Discover more: Concerts & Gigs

Christmas at Waddesdon Manor

Christmas at Waddesdon Manor

12 November to 02 January
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Christmas at Waddesdon is back with a Waddesdon-inspired wonderland for the first time since 2019. Enjoy a festive day out through the East Wing at Waddesdon Manor, explore the Christmas fair, illuminated trail, festive food & drink, Christmas shopping, and much more.

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Discover more: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

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Oxford City Remembrance Sunday 2022 Service

13 November
St Giles’, Oxford

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, in partnership with the Oxford City branch of the Royal British Legion, will host a Remembrance Sunday Service at the War Memorial in St Giles’, joined by military units, uniformed organisations, community groups, civic dignitaries, residents and visitors.

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Discover more: Community Events

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at New Theatre, Oxford

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

14 to 19 November
New Theatre Oxford

Don’t just see it. Solve it. Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the world’s longest-running play. This thrilling West End production is the genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time… case closed. Can you solve this world-famous mystery for yourself?

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Dick Whittington Panto at The Theatre Chipping Norton

Dick Whittington Panto at The Theatre Chipping Norton

16 November to 15 January
The Theatre Chipping Norton

Join Dick and his feline companion on a globetrotting adventure. From the chaotic streets of Victorian London to jungle palaces, from the world’s worst cook to the first female explorer – and of course, not forgetting the sweeties – this show has it all.

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Discover more: Pantomimes and Christmas Shows in Oxfordshire in 2022

Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival - What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this November

Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival 2022

18 to 20 November
Oxford City Centre

This festival has been taking place since 2009, evolving over the years from a single evening’s event in the city centre to a full three day weekend that includes light and sound installations, a festive market, music, dance and lots of free activities in venues across the city.

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Discover more: Christmas lights switch-on events in Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace Illuminated Christmas Lights Trail

Blenheim Palace Illuminated Christmas Lights Trail 2022

18 November to 02 January
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Firmly positioned as one of the highlights of the county’s festive calendar, look forward to some together time with family and friends as you wander in the picture-perfect gardens of Blenheim Palace, filled with Christmas cheer as over a million lights and seasonal sounds fill the air.

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Modern Makers Collective Yattendon Winter Market

Modern Makers Collective Yattendon Winter Market

19 & 20 November
Yattendon Village Hall

The Modern Makers Collective Yattendon Winter Market is a showcase of craftsmanship and creative excellence in rural Berkshire. A celebration of Contemporary Art, Craft and Design, the market features over 20 exceptional artists, designers, makers and craftspeople.

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Discover more: Christmas markets & fairs in Oxfordshire

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

19 November
Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

This show has been dazzling audiences around the globe for over five years, faithfully bringing to the stage Eric Carle’s timeless classics. Each production features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Discover more: Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at New Theatre, Oxford

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

22 to 26 November
New Theatre Oxford

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

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Discover more: Musicals & Dance

Cinderella Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse

Cinderella Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse

25 November to 08 January
Oxford Playhouse

The handsome but hapless Prince Charming has finally left university and returned home to the Kingdom of Ox. Join Cinderella, and her best friend Buttons the mouse, on a midnight carriage ride like no other to the Oxford Playhouse Panto Party of the year!

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Cogges Manor Farm Christmas Market

Cogges Manor Farm Christmas Market

26 & 27 November
Cogges Manor Farm, Witney

The Christmas Market at Cogges Manor Farm will return to the Wheat barn and Barley Barn with over 50 stalls offering unique handmade gifts, rural crafts, festive decor, and local produce, cakes, pies, speciality local beers and ciders, gift bags and hampers.

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Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza

Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza 2022

26 November
Abingdon Town Centre

Thanks to the community members who formed a steering group and the sponsors who have pledged their support, the Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza will be going ahead on 26 November 2022. It’s a family-focused festive event in the heart of the town where the community comes together as one.

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Discover more: Community Events

La bohème by Welsh National Opera at New Theatre Oxford

La bohème by Welsh National Opera

30 November to 03 December
New Theatre Oxford

WNO’s timeless production paints a vivid portrait of bohemian life in Paris at the turn of the 19th century, enhanced with atmospheric projections and Puccini’s gloriously romantic music. It’s guaranteed to touch your heart and make you fall in love with Rodolfo, Mimì and their friends time and time again.

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