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Oxford's Christmas means eight weeks of cultural fun and celebration, beginning with the Christmas Light Festival on 22-24 November 2013.
Over 35,000 people will enjoy the famous lantern parade and late night themed opening at museums and arts centres for Christmas Light Night on Friday, followed by Saturday night's music and dance events and a day of song on Sunday.
Oxford's world-class museums, galleries and art centres will be opening their doors for themed events and activities over the weekend, with many staying open as late as 10pm on the Friday night.
Each day of the Christmas Light Festival also hosts our romantic Victorian fairground and festive market in historic St Giles, where hundreds of stalls will offer visitors local ales, mulled wine and produce from across the Thames Valley and Cotswolds. Join us for the Christmas Light Festival on 22-24 November 2013 and become part of the magic of Oxford's Christmas.
Christmas Light Night in Oxford is co-ordinated by Oxford City Council and Ian Nolan Events on behalf of communities and cultural organisations across the city.
Christmas Light Night was a FREE event which took place on Friday 23 November 2012 with the children's lantern procession, supported by MINI Plant Oxford, the St Giles Stage with live singing, dancing and celebrations, and the city's best loved cultural venues opening their doors.
Have a look at some excellent photos of Oxford's Christmas Light Night 2012 celebration in the album below:
|Christmas Light Night 2012|
As part of Christmas Light Night on Friday 23 November 2012, the galleries of the Pitt Rivers Museum were plunged into evening darkness and bathed in Bayaka music and sound from the Central African Republic. Visitors were given torches to explore the galleries that were transformed into a rich forest soundscape with sung fables, snatches of laughter, beautiful variations on harps and flutes, and the stunning polyphonic singing of Bayaka women. You can view a video of the event below:
The night gave over 300 local school children the chance to play a creative role in the evening by taking part in the artist led workshops and in the spectacular city centre lantern procession sponsored by MINI Plant Oxford.
Page last updated 3 May 2013