Welcome to Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival

Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival has been taking place since 2009. It’s evolved over the years from a single evening’s event in the city centre to a full three day weekend and more recently to light trails and events in residential areas of the city.

 As a light festival the programme includes impressive light installations and displays and we work with scores of cultural partners to present a host of performances, exhibitions, workshops and activities many of which are free and ideal for all the family to enjoy.

Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival has pivoted its approach quite dramatically over the last 18 months, moving from an outdoor mass gathering event based in the city centre, to a model that responded to Covid19 restrictions and yet enabled more residential engagement than ever before.  Seeing the benefits of this localised approach and the sheer joy of communities making the festival programme content themselves, the festival is hoping to develop this approach even further in 2021.

Keep checking their website between now and the weekend of  19-21 November 2021 to see more details of the programme emerge!