Christmas Markets and Lights 2017


Banbury Christmas Light Switch On

26 November, 17:00, FreeSwitch on 5pm around the tree outside the Town Hall. Launching Banbury into the festive season. Music, food, entertainment, and of course Santa!

'Christmas at Blenheim'

24th November-1st January

Witney Christmas Light Switch On

24 Nov 5pm-7pm Witney

Henley Christmas MarketFriday 17 November 12pm – 7pm, Saturday 18 November 9am-7pm, Sunday 19 November 10am-5pm, Free

Featuring a wide range of stalls this popular Christmas Market is the ideal place to find those perfect Christmas gifts, stocking fillers and delicious goodies for Christmas hampers

Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival17-19 November

A highlight that’s not to be missed, 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.

Night of 1000 Candles, Woodstock

Saturday 25th November 2017

Town Square, Woodstock

Faringdon Nativity Lantern-Making Workshop 

28 November, 6-9pm, Free (Adults only)Your chance to make a lantern to be used in Faringdon’s Live Nativity with artist Emily Cooling. Adults only 20 places on a first come first served basis. Your Lantern will be used as part of the performance but will be available for collection after the event. All materials provided

Bicester Christmas Lights

November 30, Sheep Street, 4pm to 8pm

Didcot Christmas Street Fair

30 November 4pm – 9 pmBroadway and Orchard Centre

Kidlington Christmas Lights Switch onThursday 30th November 5:30pm




Carterton Christmas Lights Switch-on

01 December 2017 16:30, Alvesdon Road 


Wantage Library Dickensian Evening

Dickensian Evening - A dizzying dickensian delight - Mill Street 1 Dec 16:00 - 23:00

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

Thame’s Christmas Light Switch On

1 Dec - 12:00-22:00 High Street Thame

On Friday 1 December 2017, Thame will host its annual community Christmas event which typically attracts thousands of local residents and families all looking to spoil themselves or their loved ones with good food and great gifts, not to mention the lantern parade and fantastic selection of entertainment and attractions on offer, including the return of our popular Santa’s Grotto and Go-Karts! We will also be hosting a human-sized snow globe, for you and your family to take photos in and play in the snow!

Cogges Christmas Market

Saturday, 2 December 2017 to Sunday, 3 December 2017

10:00 - 16:00 (£2)

The Christmas market in the Wheat barn and Barley Barn will have over 60 stalls from local businesses, crafters and makers offering hand-made gifts, rural crafts, festive decor, and local produce, cakes, pies, speciality local beers and ciders, gift bags and hampers.

Meet Father Christmas in the manor house with a story.

Ramsden Christmas Market (Chipping Norton)

Saturday 2 December, £2 Adults, under 16’s free

The biggest and most magical Christmas market in West Oxfordshire, with over 50 stalls selling hand-made, ethically sourced or local crafts and gifts, locally produced and organic food items. The entire market is under cover and there will be musical entertainment throughout the afternoon. Santa Claus for the children, hot mulled wine and a bar for the grown-ups, cakes, teas - come and enjoy.

£2 Adults, under 16’s free

Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza

2 December, Market Place

Lights switched on at 6pm, as well as fireworks


Christmas Festival - Dec 3 2017

As well as the Christmas Festival in the Town Centre there’s also the Wallingford Santa Dash at Wallingford School, Join hundreds of Santas and run, walk or sleigh ride your way on this 3km run from Wallingford School to the Market Place.

Faringdon Town Nativity

8 December, 6pm, Free

This Christmas, for one night only, the centre of Faringdon will be transformed into Bethlehem! Faringdon Town Council has partnered with Faringdon Dramatic Society, Faringdon All Saints’, Faringdon Baptist Church and many other local organisations and community members in order to create a spectacular nativity for everyone to come and see. The Faringdon Town Nativity will take place on Friday 8th December, in the market square at 6pm and will include live acting, live singing, spectacular lightning and sound, beautiful lanterns, a donkey and three real camels!

Christmas in Chippy
Friday 8th of December

Dorchester Christmas Festival
Sunday 10 December 11am – 16:00pm

Eynsham Library Children’s Christmas Craft Event
21 December 2:30-4pm

There will be lots of fun things to do in the Library this afternoon between 2.30pm and 4.00pm. Festive makes, wordsearches, songs and stories. Suggested age 4-9 years, although younger or older siblings are more than welcome if they want to come along.

What have we missed?

There are so many brilliant events across the county that no doubt a few have fallen off our list! If you know of an event that’s somehow slipped us by, let us know the details in the comments below!

Not long to go before Christmas Markets start to appear across the county, and festive lights brighten up the night. We've scoured the interwebs for details of events across Oxfordshire to look forward to!