Christmas Oxford

Christmas Events & Markets

Featured Listing

Bach to Baby Christmas Concerts

Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers to enjoy together. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow. Our aim is to make world-class performances available to all ages.

Saturday 8th December 2018 Family Christmas Concert Santa Baby –  doors open 10.30am
St Michael and All Angels Church, Lonsdale Road, Summertown, OX2 7ES

Thursday 20th December 2018 Family Christmas Concert Festive Fanfare – doors open 10am
St Michaels at the North Gate, Cornmarket, OX1 3EY.

Concert tickets are £10 with discounts available for buying multiple tickets. Book online here.

Read Mumbler’s review of Bach to Baby here!



Featured Listing

Frosts Garden Centre at Millets Farm Christmas

Santa’s Grotto
Saturday 17th November-Monday 24th December 2018
There will be fun and games with Santa’s Elves before you see the big man himself! You will have individual family time with Santa and one of his Elves will capture the perfect festive photo. Santa will have a gift for the whole family as well as your pre-chosen gift for each child. Optional gingerbread decorating. Babies £6.50, Children £14.99, Adults £4.99

01908 583511

WEBSITE – Santa’s grotto page

Real Ice Skating
Saturday 17th November 2018-Sunday 6th January 2019
Indulge in some festive fun for all the family with Ice Skating on our REAL Ice Rink here at Millets Farm. Our Ice Rink is again fully undercover so can be enjoyed whatever the weaather. This year we are introducing are new themed Moose Lodge Ice Cafe, which makes the perfect meeting point for families where you can indulge in an array of festive treats.

Peak Times:
Adult – £11.49 (aged 16+)
Child – £9.49
Push along seal skating aid – £4

Off Peak Times:
Adult- £5.50 (aged 16+)
Child- £6.50
Push along seal skating aid – £4

WEBSITE – ice skating page

Parent & Toddler Skate
Available to adults with young children only. 10.00am on Wednesdays (21st November to 12th December 2018). Sessions last 45 minutes. £6.50 per adult and your toddler joins you for free!

WEBSITE – parent & toddler skate page


A Festive Day Out with Thomas and Meet Father Christmas

1st-2nd, 8th-9th, 15th-16th, 22nd-23rd December 2018

At Christmas, Thomas likes to take all his young friends to visit Father Christmas in his grotto. Book online in advance.

Tickets are £16 (for children and adults)

Didcot Railway Centre

Baby’s First Christmas at Baby Sensory

Baby’s First Christmas Party on Friday 14th December 2018 at 3pm. Lots of Christmas fun, a present for your baby, nibbles for up to 2 adults and a photographer capturing those magical moments!

Silver Band Hall, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2EZ

Baby Sensory on Mumbler

Blenheim Palace Christmas

Illuminated Christmas Trail
23rd November 2018 – 1st January 2019
From the delicate and twinkling to the grand and spectacular, the Formal Gardens will light up once again for a festive journey of exploration and wonder. Open 16.40 – 22.00. Last entry at 20.00. Discounted for Annual Pass holders. Booking required.

Christmas Market
23rd November – 16 December 2018, 10.30-20:30.
Within wooden chalets, the market will be filled with a variety of hand-picked irresistible gifts, unique works by a range of designers and tempting treats for foodies.

Cinderella – A Festival Fairytale Experience
23rd November 2018 – 6th January 2019
Explore the State Rooms, seasonally decorated and lavishly themed into the magical fairy tale fantasy world of Cinderella… Open 10.00 – 20.00. Last entry at 19.00. Annual Pass Holders can gain free entry until 16.00 (Booking required)

Blenheim Palace’s details are here.

Cholsey & Wallingford Railway Santa Special

8th & 9th December 2018
15th & 16th December 2018
22nd & 23rd December 2018

Travel in our heritage railway coaches and visit Santa in his grotto on the train, with a present for all children and a mince pie and hot fruit drink for all adults.

Online ticket prices:
Adults £10
Children 2-15 £7
Children under 2 £5

Cholsey & Wallingford Railways details are here.

Christmas at the Castle

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December 2018

Between noon and 1pm each day, young visitors will have the opportunity to decorate a gingerbread biscuit to take home, design and decorate their own Christmas cracker and listen to a festive story in the cosy castle crypt. £9.50 for one child, £16.00 for two and £22.50 for three. Accompanying adults go free! Advance booking recommended

Oxford Castle & Prison – 01865 260666

Cogges Farm Christmas

Christmas Market
Sunday 8th & Sunday 9th December 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Over 60 stalls from local businesses, crafters and makers and music from local choirs. £2 adults / £1 children or free for season ticket holders.

Father Christmas will be at the Christmas Market in the manor house for a story read by his elves, a gingerbread man and a small gift. £6.50 per child (plus admission to the market). Book in advance online.

Peter Pan
Saturday 1st December
This charming production is packed with adventure, spectacular scenery and magical special effects. Performances at 1pm and 3pm in the barns, so dress up warm! Tickets £11 adults / £9.50 children.

Cogges details are here.

Fairytale Farm Christmas

Christmas Fairytale – Meet Santa
Saturdays and Sundays from 1st to 23rd December and Christmas Eve 2018.
You will walk though the Toymaker’s beautiful Christmas cottage and then witness Santa’s sleigh all ready for its Christmas journey into a starlit night. Then meet Santa himself in his cosy fairytale grotto. Every child will receive a present. Grotto tickets are £5.70 (plus normal admission) – only available online. Adults FREE.

Illuminated Evenings
Saturdays and Sundays from 13th October to 23rd December, and Christmas Eve
The park will be open all day as normal, but when daylight fades the entire Enchanted Walk will become a magical wonderland of fairy lights. The farm will stay open until one hour after dusk.

Fairytale Farm

Oxford Botanic Garden Christmas Fair

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December 2018, 9am-4pm

Saunter around the magically lit Garden and enjoy artisan foods, velvety cups of hot chocolate and coffee, whilst enjoying merry music. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance. Adults £5 / Concession £3.50 / Children under 16: Free

Oxford Botanic Garden


Oxford Christmas Market

7th-22nd December 2018

The Oxford Christmas Market returns to the heart of the city on beautiful and historic Broad Street. With choirs singing Christmas carols, market traders offering unusual and handmade gifts, and the aroma of mulled wine and cinnamon drifting in the air – a visit to the Oxford Christmas Market is a truly magical Christmas experience.

Oxfordshire Museum

The Oxfordshire Craft Guild – Christmas Selling Exhibition
Saturday 17th November 10.00am to Sunday 30th December 2018, 5.00pm
This annual selling exhibitions is one of our visitors favourites, featuring many of the county’s leading contemporary craft designers and makers…

School Holiday Activities
Thursday 27 December and Thursday 4 January, 2.00-4.00pm
Creative ‘make and take’ sessions during the Christmas holidays
£2 per child / £5 per family
No booking required

The Oxfordshire Museum

Sprouts Elves Teddy Workshops

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd December – 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:00, 1:45pm, 3:00pm and 4:45pm

Each child gets to make their own large 16″ teddy to take home with them! Each workshop will last between 30-45 minutes. £17.99 per child ticket, includes entry to Sprouts for a session. Pre-booking required!

Sprouts Play Barn at Millets details

Toddler Sense Christmas Specials

Festive fun awaits at our magical Christmas party filled with wonderful activities, treats for all and a gift for the toddlers. £12 per child.

Thursday 13th December, Little Milton
10.30am New Explorers

Friday 14th December, Headington
9.45am New Explorers
11.00am Adventurers

Toddler Sense on Mumbler

Waddesdon Manor Christmas

Christmas Fair
10th November – 16th December 2018, 11.00am-6.00pm
Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with 86 hand-selected exhibitors all housed in charming wooden chalets.

Christmas Carnival
10th November 2018 – 2nd January 2019, Wednesday to Sunday. Closed 24th-25th December 2018.
Bring the family and share a festive day out gazing at the decorated house, exploring our biggest ever Christmas fair, indulging in celebratory foods and shopping for gifts. From dusk, the grounds will come to life with a new light show.

Waddesdon Manor’s details are here.

Waterperry Gardens Find Santa’s Reindeer

24th November-23rd December 2018

Help Rudolph find his friends who are lost all around the gardens and then collect your Christmas prize! £2 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.

Waterperry Gardens’ details are here.

Westonbirt Arboretum – Enchanted Christmas

1st & 2nd, 7th-9th, 14th-17th and 21st-23rd December 2018, 4-9pm

Set out on the illuminated trail and discover a magical world of breath-taking light spectacles and interactive displays amongst the trees! Once you’ve finished, head to our new Christmas village for Christmas choirs, arts and crafts, and fairground rides…

Adults: £14.
Children: £7
Under 5s FREE

Purchase tickets online or by calling 0300 068 0400.

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, GL8 8QS