What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Christmas

What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Christmas

What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Christmas

Christmas in Oxford, and indeed across Oxfordshire, really is magical.

Almost as soon as the temperature drops and the clocks go back, the county is transformed into a wintry wonderland, glittering with Christmas lights and creatively decorated trees, with Christmas markets and pop-up winter events in the city as well as in towns and villages across Oxfordshire.

When December comes around, everyone suddenly seems to be that little bit friendlier, and you can fill your free time sipping hot booze, watching festive shows and pantos, revisiting your favourite Christmas films, belting out a carol or two, and having a proper knees-up at a Christmas party or two.

And after the pandemic of the last two years that meant that the festivities were somewhat more muted than usual, you can expect what’s on in Oxfordshire this Christmas to be bigger, sparklier and filled with more festive fun than ever before.

Gone are the socially distanced meet-ups in the park, clutching a takeaway cup of mulled wine for warmth. Back are the pantos, markets, fairs, light shows, carols & concerts, and much more. Oh boy, did we miss ’em!

Get the lowdown on all the festive things to do for Christmas 2022 in Oxfordshire in our comprehensive roundup of what’s on in Oxfordshire this Christmas. And be sure to check back regularly as we’ll continue to update the events diary with newly announced festive happenings in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.

Blenheim Palace Christmas Market 2023

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Escape the bustle of the high street and soak up the festive atmosphere of the Christmas market set against the magnificent backdrop of Blenheim Palace.


Fairytale of New York

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Direct from the West End and after two sell out tours, Fairytale of New York is back at New Theatre Oxford with a bigger production for 2023.

From £26.00

Modern Makers Collective Yattendon Winter Market

Yattendon Village Hall Yattendon Lane, Yattendon, Newbury, Berkshire

Modern Makers Collective returns for the Yattendon Winter Market for a Celebration of Modern Craft. This year’s market presents an exceptional group of artists, designer-makers and craftspeople, selected for their expertise and originality. An outstanding event, the market celebrates the varied and inspiring nature of Modern Craft.


Cancelled Oxford Christmas Market 2023 (TBC)

Broad Street Broad Street, Oxford City Centre, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

The Oxford Christmas Market will return to the heart of the city on beautiful and historic Broad Street, and the city of dreaming spires will again be filled with festive joy.