The 7 Best Things to do in Oxford in December, 2019
12/11/2019 11:54AM

What Festive Things are Happening in Oxford this December?

If you’re searching for the best things to do in Oxford during the festive season, you needn’t look any further! Royal Oxford Hotel has taken the time to list some amazing things to do in December, including things to do with kids and the whole family.

Whether you are looking for things to do for free in Oxford, or things to do for couples, take the time to read our concise guide, listing a bunch of the best things to do this December in Oxford.

Let’s get Christmas cracking…

1. Jam Night @ Rock the Atic Bicester

What: What a great way to kickstart December… The Jam Night / Jam Session at the Atic in Bicester can be found upstairs in the candlelit snug room, featuring a night of fantastic jamming and the ever-popular Rum Club, meaning £4 for Double Rum and Coke’s all night.

A free drink will be given to each performer, so open micers are encouraged to pop down and jam the night away!

Where: Unit C1, Pioneer Square, Bicester, OX26 6HY

When: Sunday 1st December, 8pm – 11pm (last entry 9pm)

Cost: Free Entry




2. Beginners Rock n Roll Jive Class @ Frieth Village Hall

What: Channel your inner jive star with beginner lessons from the Rocking Rebels. Doors open at 7:30pm and classes start at 8pm. No experience or partner needed… Come along, bring your own drinks and learn to rock and roll jive in the lead up to Christmas. Classes run every Wednesday, so you can carry on learning every single week!

Where: Frieth Village Hall, Henley on Thames, RG9 6PR

When: Wednesday 4th December, 7:30pm – 10pm (last entry 10pm)

Cost: £5





3. Christmas Tree Festival @ St Mary’s Church

What: This year will be the first time St Mary’s Church in Charlbury has run a Christmas Tree Festival, aiming to make the most of the vibrancy and diversity in the Charlbury community. With the decoration of over 35 trees, a jazzy opening party, Christmas market, festive concert and singing from the school choir, there will be a truly magical atmosphere for those who attend.

The Festival will be supporting St Mary’s roof fund appeal and offers the opportunity to gain publicity for your charity / organisation.

Where: St Mary’s Church, Charlbury, OX7 3PX

When: Thursday 5th December, 10am – 4pm

Cost: £1 entry plus £15 for event tickets from Deli




4. Oxford Christmas Market on Broad Street

What: Oxford Christmas Market will once again take over the beautifully historic Broad Street in Oxford. With a whole host of exhibitors offering unusual, quirky and handmade gifts, the smell of mulled wine and bright decorations, few can resist a visit to the ‘city of dreaming spires’ at Christmas time.

If you’re interested in visiting the Oxford Christmas Market this year, click the link below to read our comprehensive guide and find out everything you need to know!

Where: Broad Street, Oxford City Centre, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AS

When: Thursday 5th December – Saturday 21st December, 10am – 8pm (Thursday - Saturday) & 10am – 6:30pm (Sunday – Wednesday)

Cost: Free





5. The Scarlet Vixens Burlesque @ The Jericho Tavern

What: The Scarlet Vixens once again return to The Jericho Tavern to dazzle you with their creative and diverse burlesque.

Get set for another cracker of a show, filled to the brim with beautiful and bonkers burlesque, magic, hula hoop and more! If you’re looking for different things to do in Oxford in December, pop down and see The Scarlet Vixens Burlesque live at The Jericho Tavern in Oxford.

Where: The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AE

When: Saturday 7th December, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Cost: £12.00 + booking fee




6. Absolute Bowie @ O2 Academy Oxford

What: The award-winning ‘Absolute Bowie’ continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman, with a spectacular new show uniting Bowie fans across the UK.

Get ready or Absolute Bowie’s brand new Legacy tour, named after the 2016 Greatest Hits album. You can expect to hear all of your favourite melodies from the ever-evolving Starman.

Where: O2 Academy Oxford, 190 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE

When: Saturday 7th December, 6:30pm – 10pm

Cost: Starting at £16.90 with Ticketmaster





7. Choir of The Queen’s College @ Chapel of The Queen’s College (Carols from Queen’s)

What: Directed by Owen Rees, Carols from Queen’s is a candlelit concert featuring carols old and new. The annual Christmas celebration is sure to be beautiful, once again, with The Queen’s College Choir performing a range of carols we know and love!

Where: Chapel of The Queen’s College, Oxford, OX1 4AW

When: Friday 20th December, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: Starting at £3.00



So there, you have it… Our top 7 things to do in Oxford in December during the lead up to Christmas.

If you have already started planning your visit to Oxford and need a place to stay, take the time to look for rooms at the Royal Oxford Hotel. Alternatively, take the time to call us on 01865 248432 and one of our friendly team can assist you with your booking.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope that you enjoy your visit to Oxford this December, whatever it is you choose to do!

See you next time! Ho Ho Ho!!

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