Events in Oxford leading up to Christmas

  • Thursday 7 to Sunday 17 December. Oxford Christmas Market, Broad Street, 10 am to 7 or 8 pm. Annual Christmas Market with a variety of traders, offering Christmas gifts and seasonal food and drink, a carousel and choirs singing.
  • Thursday 7 to  Wednesday 20 December, Chanukah Menorah, Broad Street. Lighting of the Menorah at 5 pm every day to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Chanukah – Festival of Lights.
  • Wednesday 13 DecemberCarol Singing by KEEN Oxford, Bonn Square, 5 pm to 6 pm. To support the Oxford charity that offers recreational and sporting activities for people with special needs.
  • Friday 15 DecemberRecycling Promotions Stall, Bonn Square, 11 am to 3 pm. Free promotional material for the public such as recycled items and leaflets, with a focus on Christmas recycling.
  • Saturday 16 DecemberNo One Should Have No One, Bonn Square, 10 am to 4 pm. Age UK are raising awareness of loneliness over the Christmas period.
  • Saturday 16 DecemberMaggie’s Busking, The Covered Market, 2 pm to 4 pm. Singers and musicians coming together to sing Christmas carols and collect donations for the local cancer charity Maggie’s.
  • Monday 18, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 DecemberCarol Singing by Betel UK, Bonn Square, 10 am to 5 pm. Victorian Carol Singing to raise funds for Betel UK.
  • Wednesday 20 DecemberRecycling Promotions Stall, Bury Knowle Park, 11 am to 3 pm. Free promotional material for the public such as recycled items and leaflets, with a focus on Christmas recycling.
  • Wednesday 20 December, NHS Blood Donor Recruitment, Bonn Square, 9.30 am to 4 pm. Opportunity to register as a blood donor.

Up and coming events in Oxford

  • Thursday 23 November. Oxford International Links Mulled Wine Stall, Bonn Square, 4 pm to 9.30 pm. Celebrating the festive season and raising funds to maintain the links with Oxford’s twin cities.
  • Saturday 25 November. Oxford University vs Cambridge University IIs-IVs Varsity Match, Shotover Country Park, 12.30 pm to 4 pm. Five cross country races with approximately 150 competitors. This is the Oxford University vs Cambridge University Varsity race for the second to fourth teams.
  • Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December. Oxford Art and Craft Market, Broad Street, 9 am to 5.30 pm (Sat) and 10 am to 4.30 pm (Sun). The annual Art Market is a partnership event between Boffy Arts Market and Oxford City Council and features approximately 30 traditional market stalls. All of the work sold is handmade and selected for quality and all stalls are run by the artists or makers of the goods.
  • Thursday 7 to Sunday 17 December. Oxford Christmas Market, Broad Street, 10 am to 7 or 8 pm. Annual Christmas Market with a variety of traders, offering Christmas gifts and seasonal food and drink, a carousel and choirs singing.
  • Thursday 7 to  Wednesday 20 December, Chanukah Menorah, Broad Street. Lighting of the Menorah at 5 pm every day to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Chanukah – Festival of Lights.
  • Sunday 10 December, Santas on the Run, city centre, 9 am to 11.30 am. Annual charity fun run to raise money for Helen & Douglas House.

Up and coming events in Oxford

  • Wednesday 1 to Monday 6 November, Jack FM  Breast Cancer Awareness, Bonn Square, all day. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jack FM are decorating Bonn Square with some bra bunting. www.jackfm.co.uk/oxfordshire
  • Saturday 4 November, Oxford Round Table Fireworks Display 2017, South Park, 4.30 pm to 10 pm. Annual firework display and bonfire, with Jack FM sound stage, event catering, family area, public bar tent and funfair. www.oxfordfireworks.co.uk
  • Saturday 4 November, Oxfordshire Poppy Day, Bonn Square, 10 am to 4 pm. To raise awareness of the work of the Royal British Legion. www.britishlegion.org.uk
  • Saturday 4 November, Santas on the Run Takeover Day, city centre, including Broad Street and Gloucester Green, 10 am to 7 pm. Watch out for Santas around the city centre and sign up for the fun run in December. www.hdh.org.uk
  • Sunday 5 November, Disco Soup, Bonn Square, 12 pm to 3 pm. Join this interactive community cook-up and feast to support organisations working with food surplus and against food poverty. www.abundanceoxford.wordpress.com/disco-soup
  • Saturday 11 November, Leiden Square Opening, Leiden Square (Westgate), 12 pm to 4 pm. Official opening of the new Leiden Square that is located in the Westgate and named after Oxford’s twin city in the Netherlands. www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20139/oxford_international_links
  • Sunday 12 NovemberRemembrance Sunday, St Giles, 10 am to 12 pm. Annual Remembrance Day Service & Parade.
  • Wednesday 15 November, Schools Cross Country Races, Horspath Sports Ground and Shotover Country Park, 1 pm to 4 pm. A series of races for young people from secondary schools in Oxfordshire.
  • Friday 17 to Sunday 19 November, Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival, city centre, 6 pm to 10 pm (Fri), 10 am to 10 pm (Sat) and 10 am to 4 pm (Sun). To launch the festive season, Oxford’s city centre will once again be transformed with cultural activities and installations. www.oxfordschristmas.com

Up and coming events in Oxford

  • Tuesday 3 to Sunday 8 October, The Chinese State Circus, Oxpens Rec, 4.45 pm to 9.30 pm. The internationally acclaimed, all human Chinese State Circus returns to the UK with their new programme ‘Dynasty’. www.chinesestatecircus.com
  • Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 and Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 October, Sukkah Booth,Broad Street (in front of Balliol College), 10 am to 7 pm. Celebration of the annual Jewish festival of booths, Sukkot. www.oxfordchabad.org
  • Friday, 6 October, Covered Market Outdoor Event, Market Street, 10 am to 6 pm. Our Covered Market traders and others will come out on Market Street with their stalls.
  • Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October, Dancin’ Oxford Family Dance Week, various locations and times. Fun dance events for all the family. www.dancinoxford.co.uk.
  • Sunday 8 October, Oxford Half Marathon, city centre and north of the city starting on Broad Street, 7.30 am to 4 pm. Oxford will welcome thousands of runners over race weekend for what promises to be a very special day. The Race Village will be in University Parks. www.oxfordhalf.co.uk
  • Wednesday 11 October, TOAST – Oxford Homeless Pathways Awareness Event, Bonn Square, 8 am to 6 pm. Raising awareness for Oxford Homeless Pathways and celebrating the Week of Toastwww.oxhop.org.uk
  • Thursday 12 October, Circus Starr, South Park, 4.45 pm to 8.45 pm. Annual all human family circus, giving children with disabilities and special needs the opportunity to experience live accessible arts. www.circus-starr.org.uk
  • Saturday 14 October, Chiltern League Cross Country Round 1, Horspath Sports Ground and Shotover Country Park, 7 am to 5 pm. Cross country running event for all age groups male and female, organised by Oxford City Athletics Club. www.oxfordcityac.com
  • Sunday 22 October, Cross Country Cuppers, South Park, 10 am to 2 pm. Annual cross country races with approximately 100 competitors in total. www.ouccc.org.uk

Up and coming events in Oxford

 

  • Saturday 16 September, Cancer Research Race for Life – Pretty Muddy, South Park, 10 am to 3 pm. This is the second year of this 5 kilometre obstacle course for women in South Park. www.raceforlife.org
  • Saturday 16 September, Saturday Series by Thames Valley Orienteering Club, Cutteslowe Park, 10 am to 1 pm. Part of a series of Saturday orienteering events based in and around Oxford organised by Thames Valley Orienteering Club. www.tvoc.org.uk
  • Saturday 16 September to Sunday 17 September, Oxford Art and Craft Market, Broad Street, 9 am to 5.30 pm (Sat) & 10 am to 4.30 pm (Sun). The annual Art Market is a partnership event between Boffy Arts Market and Oxford City Council and features approximately 30-36 traditional market stalls. All of the work sold is handmade and selected for quality and all stalls are run by the artists or makers of the goods. www.boffyartsandevents.com
  • Friday 29 September, Curiosity Carnival, Broad Street and various other locations in the city, 12 pm to 7 pm. The Curiosity Carnival is a unique opportunity for people of all ages and interests to enjoy an amazing programme of research-related activity across Oxford – most of which is free to attend. www.ox.ac.uk/curiosity-carnival
  • Saturday 30 September, Riverside Stomp, along the towpath starting in Wallingford and finishing at the City of Oxford Rowing Club, 7 am to 8 pm. Charity walk for Helen & Douglas House. www.helenanddouglas.org.uk
  • Tuesday 3 to Sunday 8 October, The Chinese State Circus, Oxpens Rec, 4.45 pm to 9.30 pm. The internationally acclaimed, all human Chinese State Circus returns to the UK with their new programme ‘Dynasty’. www.chinesestatecircus.com
  • Sunday 8 October, Oxford Half Marathon, city centre and north of the city starting on Broad Street, 7.30 am to 4 pm. Oxford will welcome thousands of runners over race weekend for what promises to be a very special day! The Race Village will be in University Parks. www.oxfordhalf.co.uk

Access to Headington: Highfield street event still going ahead

We asked the County Council to ensure the road diversions due to traffic works will not impede the Highfield Residents’ Association meze party and outdoor film showing on 16th September. Good news – the event will still go ahead – see letter to Lime Walk residents below. HRA had sought and been given permission to run the event well ahead of time, but that permission was given ahead of the date when the decision was made to facilitate construction works in Lime Walk and Old Road.

Dear Sir/ Madam

Re: Access to Headington – Churchill Drive, Old Road and Roosevelt Drive

We recently wrote to you to advise you that Lime Walk would be partially closed from the 11th September to facilitate the construction works on the Lime Walk Junction, Old Road and Churchill Drive. Due to the street party on All-Saints Road on 16th September we wanted to reassure you that the diversion route will be temporarily suspended that weekend to allow access and egress on the Lime Walk/Old Road junction via temporary traffic lights. All other elements of the works will remain the same.

We appreciate this work can be disruptive and we thank you for your patience throughout. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the project please contact our site project team at accessheadington@oxfordshire.gov.uk or you can call Oxfordshire County Council’s Customer Services team on 0845 310 1111.

You can find out more about Access to Headington and sign up the project e-bulletins at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/travelchoices

 

Oxfordshire County Council