What’s on? – Christmas in Oxfordshire

Here’s a handy list of all the exciting, festive activities and things to do in Oxfordshire this Christmas.

Oxfordshire is jam-packed with exciting events this Christmas. Whether you want to spend a day lazily shopping, drinking mulled wine or exploring the city sights after dark, Oxford does not disappoint!


Christmas shopping at Bicester Village

If Christmas is your perfect excuse to get some much-needed retail therapy, then look no further than one of the best shopping outlets in the UK. With lines from high-quality designer items to handy last-minute bargains, Bicester village has everything you’ll need for the complete festive shopping experience.

If you’re looking for hotels near Bicester village, as a guest of Oxford Abingdon Hotel, you can benefit from an exclusive discount that grants you an additional 10% saving – the perfect way to make the most of your shopping experience at the outlet centre and to stay in a convenient location.


Oxford Christmas Market

Oxford’s famous Christmas market returns to the city between 7th and 22nd December on the attractive and historic Broad Street. With an extra five days added this year, there are plenty of unusual, hand-crafted ornaments and gifts and festive treats available. When the market is so easily accessible from our hotel, there’s no excuse for missing one of the best Christmas markets Oxfordshire has to offer.



Christmas Lights Festival

Discover all your favourite museums, after dark. Watch as the Museum of Natural History turns into a living light sculpture. In partnership with Fusion Arts, the museum will host torch-lit tours and a whole host of other activities in and around Oxford – including live music, street artists and much more. The festival will take place on November 16th – 18th.


Oxford Botanical Garden Christmas Fair

If you fancy a more calming and relaxed start to your Christmas, then look no further than the Oxford Botanical Garden Christmas Fair. Taking place on Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December, the garden will be transformed into a magical, cheerful paradise – with artisan foods and festive spirits (including Physics Gin) it’s a great place to unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of the high street.


If you are planning a shopping break and are looking for hotels in Oxfordshire, look no further than Oxford Abingdon Hotel. As great value accommodation and only 6 miles from Oxford, you will be able to enjoy a nice night of sleep either before or after your exciting excursions.

There are plenty of things to do in Oxfordshire this Christmas. Book your stay with us now and enjoy our conveniently located venue as you explore the area. For more information, call us now on 01235 553456 or contact us directly.