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-ups winter events in the city as well as the towns and villages.
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 last year’s Tier 4 restrictions 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 2021 in Oxfordshire in our comprehensive roundup of what’s on in Oxfordshire this Christmas. And be sure to check back regularly as we continue to update the events diary with newly announced festive happenings in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.