Banbury Charlbury Business Community Eynsham Business Network Carterton Chamber of Commerce Watlington Business Association Monument Park Chalgrove Bicester and District Chamber of Commerce Kidlington Wake Up To Woodstock Thame First The Henley Business Partnership Goring Business Network Wallingford in Business Didcot Abingdon Wantage and District Chamber of Commerce Faringdon Chamber of Commerce Chipping Norton Witney Chamber of Commerce Oxford City & Suburbs Burford Chamber of Trade Shrivenham Neighbours Oxfordshire Woodstock Christmas 2009
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Christmas Lights & Events 2018 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 1st December Christmas Extravaganza.

Sunday 25th November Christmas Lights Festival.
Switch on 6pm around the tree outside the Town Hall.
Launching Banbury into the festive season.
Music, food, entertainment, and of course Santa! Event Sponsors - Castle Quay.

Saturday 1st December There will be a Christmas market managed by the local community group, OneBicester, as well as activities taking place in Market Square throughout the day with the official switch on at 6pm.

Saturday 1st December Join us in Burford High Street for our Christmas lights switch on, and enjoy a family friendly day of shopping and entertainment.

Friday 30th November Time: 18:00 to 20:00
Venue: Carterton Town Centre
The Carterton Christmas Lights will be switched on this year on Friday 30th November 2018. There will be the usual funfair, Santa's grotto, charity stalls and lantern parade.

Sunday 2nd December Charlbury Street Fair is excited to announce their second annual Christmas Fair at 11am-4pm at the Memorial Hall.
Lots of lovely gift ideas, hot and cold refreshments and wonderful raffle prizes!
Chipping Norton Sunday 9th December Join thousands of shoppers in Chipping Norton Town Centre on Sunday 9th December 2018, 12 – 6 pm, in what is now established as the start of the Cotswold Christmas season.
Explore the beautiful market town and browse our wonderful high street shops and Christmas market. Over 70 stalls will be attending, selling local arts, crafts and foodie gifts, including Cotswold Distillery and Alex James Cheese.
Prepare to be in foodie heaven in our street food village, with wood-fired, stone baked pizzas, chilli dogs, venison burgers, hog roast as well as gluten-free and vegan food and not forgetting the mulled wine!
Enjoy live festive music, and group sing-a-longs, fair rides and a free to enter pop-up Christmas cinema. The life-size snow-globe is back for the ultimate Christmas selfies, as is the magical Christmas lantern procession, where the Children of the local Primary Schools will parade their handmade lanterns through the town.
We are not-for-profit and organised by volunteers on a mission to bring the community together, young and old, to celebrate Christmas and to raise money for local charities. This year we are supporting two fantastic causes, The Lawrence Home Nursing Team and The Friendship Club – a local support group.

Thursday 29th November 4-9pm Broadway and Orchard Centre.
All the fun of the fair, with side shows, rides, parades and food stalls, the Didcot Christmas Street Fair is an entertaining evening for all.

Market Square from 2.00pm Santa arrival 2.30pm - Lights-On at 5.30pm
Father Christmas in his grotto, Thomas the Tank Engine, Wantage Silver Band, street entertainers, fairground rides, Punch & Judy, choir, craft stalls, Christmas Fayre in the Corn Exchange.

Friday 16th November + Festive Fayre - Friday 12:00 – 19:00 hours
Saturday 09:00 – 19:00 hours
Sunday 10:00 – 17:00 hours

Thursday 29th November Kidlington Centre - Christmas events, Christmas Lights Switch On.

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th November Oxford's Christmas Light Festival.
A festival of Arts, Culture and Christmas fun
Shrivenham Sunday 16th December Carols around the village Christmas tree in the High Street. Father Christmas has agreed to visit
Thame Friday 30th November Santa will open his grotto, our reindeer will be ready to pet, and the snow globe will be there for you take that perfect family selfie! Plus loads of entertainment, hot food & drink (including mulled wine), gift stalls, and of course the annual primary school lantern at 6:15pm for you to enjoy

Sunday 2nd December Shoppers can expect a winter wonderland including music and entertainment, stalls, Santa’s grotto and a fireworks grand finale at 5pm.

Friday 7th December Christmas festival held in and around Wantage Market Place, Oxfordshire, on the first Friday of December every year. Dress up in period costume, enjoy Christmas attractions and start your holiday shopping. It is the night to celebrate the best of Wantage!

Saturday 1st December The Watlington Christmas Market is back for what promises to be a memorable day of festive family fun!
Stroll through the historic town, which lies at the foot of the Chiltern hills, adorned with twinkling Christmas trees & browse over 30 stalls lining the streets at this magical event, organised by the Watlington Business Association.
From crafts to artisanal foods, you will be sure to find unique gifts, whilst helping to support local businesses.
Stay warm with hot drinks & hearty street food, while the children are sure to be entertained with traditional fun & games.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Witney Friday 30th November At 14.00 - 22.00, Christmas Lights - Witney Marketplace.

Friday 23rd November + Planning to open from 6pm to 8pm on Friday 23rd November and will be open on Saturday 24th November from 9.30am to 7pm. This is a new Christmas event in the centre of the picturesque Oxfordshire town of Woodstock, home of Blenheim Palace, held in the magnificent and refurbished St Mary Magdalene Church. The event is organised by Wake up to Woodstock, the retailers' organisation for the town.