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Christmas Lights & Events 2017 for Oxfordshire:

The town chambers and business partnerships in OTCN are working together to boost Christmas trade at what is a crucial time of year for our towns.

We start by posting the dates as we get them, and then add event details as they emerge. Each year since we launched the initiative it’s proved to be an ever more popular source of information for people thinking about going to events in their local towns.

If you are a trader and require details of these events, you can get contact details for many of the town councils, chambers or business partnerships who run them from their own websites. Just click on the town you need on the map above.

If you have any relevant information about your town's Christmas events that does not appear here, then please contact us at .

Town Event Date Events
Abingdon Saturday 2nd December Christmas Extravaganza. Details here.

Sunday 26th November Switch on 5pm around the tree outside the Town Hall. Launching Banbury into the festive season. Music, food, entertainment, and of course Santa!

Thursday 30th November We have lots going on at the event which officially starts at 4pm – there will be hot chestnuts, teacup rides, a multitude of stalls and don’t forget the special visit from Santa in his sleigh. Also look out for the nativity animals petting zoo! For the entertainment, there will be live performances on the main stage in Sheep Street from 4.30pm.


Friday 1st December Alvescot Road. Carterton Christmas Lights and Street Fair will commence at 4.30pm with the Switch-on at 6.00pm. There will also be a Lantern Parade as in previous years.

Chipping Norton    

Thursday 30th November Didcot Christmas Street Fair.


17th to 19th November 2017 Henley on Thames Christmas Market. Details here.

Thursday 30th November Kidlington Christmas Lights switch-on from 5.30pm. Local Christmas stalls, fun fair rides, stilt walkers, hot food, roasted chestnuts, school choirs, Kidlingtom Concert brass, Father Christmas, Grotto, Snow globe, Rodeo reindeer and much more...

17th to 19th November 2017  WELCOME TO OXFORD'S CHRISTMAS LIGHT FESTIVAL. Oxford’s festive season has a dazzling start with the annual Christmas Light Festival weekend, one of the most exciting events held in the city centre. There are lots of fun events for everyone, as well as a festive market and food stalls. Take a browse through our website to find out more information about all the fun things that will be going on. Details here.
Templars Square Saturday 18th November Starting at midday. Light switch on at 4pm. 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm - We will be entertaining shoppers at Templar’s Square in Temple  Cowley before the switching on of the Christmas lights.
Thame Friday 1st December Thame’s Christmas Lights Switch-On will take place this year on Friday 1 December in the Town Centre. Stalls selling everything from mulled wine to German sausages will line the High Street, Father Christmas will be in his Grotto and the Go-Karts will be ready to drive from 3:30pm. This year there will also be a human-sized snow globe for you and your family to take photos in and play in the snow! Throughout the evening there’ll be plenty of entertainment courtesy of performance groups in Thame, as well as roaming entertainment, not to mention the primary school lantern parade before crowds gather around the Christmas Tree for light switch-on at 7pm by the Mayor, Cllr Tom Wyse, alongside the winner of this year’s Town Trail! Further event details can be found at and via Twitter @ThameTC

Sunday 3rd December Wallingford at Christmas Shopping Sunday.

Friday 1st December Dickensian Evening, from 6pm to 9pm starting by the Christmas tree at Church End. Get into the Christmas spirit with some mince pies and hot chocolate at Wantage Library! Festive stories for the children between 6.30pm and 7pm! No need to book, just pop in!

Saturday 2nd December Watlington Christmas Fair in the High Street. Details here.
Witney Friday 24th November The Switch on of the Christmas Lights in the Market Square. Stalls, live music, food and drink and Father Christmas.

Saturday 25th November Woodstock Christmas Market. Details here.