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10 Festive Things To Do In Oxford

It's the most wonderful time of the year .... in the most wonderful city!

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1. Join our campus Christmas carol services 🎤

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Pull out your tackiest festive jumper and join in a festive sing-a-long at Brookes! Mince pies and mulled apple juice are available, and there is a prize for the best and boldest festive jumper.

Location: John Henry Brookes Building Reception in Headington at 12.00pm on Friday 16 December AND the Lodge on the Wheatley Campus at 4.00pm on Monday 19 December.

2. Decorate cookies at Brookes Union 🍪

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On 8 December Union Square will unveil its festive transformation!

Come along for cookie decorating, free hot chocolate, craft stalls, food and Christmassy films in the evening.

3. See a panto at the Oxford Playhouse 🎭

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This year is a production of Cinderella.

"Ohhhh no it's not!"..."Ohhhh yes it is!"

4. Discover the Magical Christmas Trail at Blenheim Palace 🎄

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Wander through the illuminated grounds of Blenheim Palace, past sparkling hedgerows and singing Christmas trees. (Singing Christmas trees??? Well I never!) 😲 🎄

5. Explore the Oxford Christmas market 🍷

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Head to Broad Street in Oxford for some traditional Christmas cheer.

Listen to brass bands set against the beautiful backdrop of Balliol College and keep warm with a glass of mulled wine.

6. Go present hunting at Bicester Village 🎁

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Take part in the frenzy of Christmas shopping in the Winter Wonderland at designer shopping outlet Bicester Village.

Ho Ho Ho!

7. Listen to a carol concert at Christ Church Cathedral 🎶

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Carol services will be held throughout December so there's plenty of time to join in the merriment!

Note: *It will probably be classier than this* ⬆️

8. See a Christmas ice show ❄️

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Watch some amazing national, international and local skaters at the Oxford ice rink.

So majestic.

9. Watch a Christmas classic at the Ultimate Picture Palace 🎦

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Head to the UPP on Cowley Road to see It's a Wonderful Life.

10. Have a snowball fight on South Park (if it actually snows) ⛄

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I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.... just so I can pelt my friends in the face with snowballs. 😈

Most importantly... relax and enjoy your time off with family and friends

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Seasons greetings from Oxford Brookes!

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