As Christmas inches ever closer there’s no doubt that thing start to get a tad more manic. We all have good intentions of course, drawing up a list of presents to buy, making sure we’ve scheduled in the office Christmas party and setting aside some time to fill out and post all those Christmas cards. But somehow we reach the week before Christmas with it all still to do. The heat is on.
However, if you’ve been good this year and have managed to get all the necessary preparations done then the run up to the 25th can be a wonderful time to relax and enjoy some of the fantastic Christmas events put on in Oxford.
You’ll find all kinds of things going on at this time of year, but here’s an Oxford Christmas events guide to make sure you catch some of the main attractions.
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Charity Christmas Wrapping
OK, if you have managed to get all your gift shopping done then why not drop by the Westgate shopping centre between the 16th and the Christmas Eve and use the wrapping station. It’s open until 8 pm and all funds go to raise money for the John Radcliffe hospital.
Christmas By Candlelight: Around Me Falls The Night
The award-winning vocal ensemble Charivari Agréable will be performing an incredible selection of baroque and modern Christmas anthems and carols. The event takes place in the beautiful Exeter College Chapel and offers a haunting and magical way to usher in the final days before Christmas.
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Lord Mayor’s Carol Concert
Taking place at the Oxford Town Hall on the 22nd of December, this concert will help raise money for the Lord Mayor’s chosen charities. Maggie’s Oxford is a cancer support and outreach that helps provide emotional and practical support for people suffering with cancer and their families. Crisis Skylight helps support single homeless people and get them back on their feet and into society. Tickets are just £2 and it promises to be a warm and exciting sing-along.
Kids Christmas Workshop: A Christmas Carol
On the 23rd of December you can drop the kids off at this singing, dancing and acting workshop where they’ll learn and perform sections from the festive ballet The Nutcracker as well as Dickens’ immortal A Christmas Carol. It’s at the United Reform Church on Collinwood Road, and offers you the perfect opportunity to do some last minute Christmas shopping.
That’s just some of the wonderful events going on around Oxford this Christmas time. We hope you enjoy them and have a very merry Christmas.