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Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel announce festive services

The Oxford Bus Company will operate a festive service to both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports this Christmas.   The well-established Christmas Airline service will operate a limited daytime timetable between Oxford and the two major airports on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. It will also operate a Saturday service on Christmas Eve with an early…

New website makes it easier to open up Covered Market’s “Box of Delights”

Oxford City Council is proud to announce the launch of oxfordcoveredmarket.com, a brand new website for the historic Covered Market. The Covered Market’s new website will make it so much easier for visitors to navigate the Market’s vast array of shops, services and food and drink outlets. It has been created by Covered Market landlord…

Come celebrate Small Business Saturday at the Covered Market

Oxford City Council is encouraging local people to support Small Business Saturday on 3 December. Now in its 13th year, the annual campaign was originally created by American Express to shine a light on small businesses and all they do for their communities. It’s a great time to shop locally and make inroads into that…

Chatty Bus returns with Oxford Bus Company to help reduce loneliness

Oxford Bus Company has announced Chatty Bus will return this week to help tackle loneliness and social isolation. Chatty Bus volunteers from Oxford Bus Company and Age UK Oxfordshire will be on-board the city46 service on December 1st to chat to passengers as they travel between Oxford and Great Milton village. The bus stops at…

Johanna Hedva: Who Listens and Learns

Modern Art Oxford presents Who Listens and Learns, a brand new work by Korean-American writer, artist, and musician Johanna Hedva. Available to experience both in person at the gallery and online, the work Who Listens and Learns is a philosophical enquiry into artificial intelligence, centred around a mystical short story by the artist set, during…

Branch out and give an Alternative Gift this Christmas

Blenheim Estate is giving people the unique opportunity to give a conscious gift this Christmas and help the environment by having a tree planted on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each tree sponsorship costs £25 and includes a personalised, limited-edition certificate in a choice of design, which can be printed off at home to be…

Christmas Lights Bus delivers Festive cheer

Oxford Bus Company delivered widespread festive cheer as its ‘Christmas Lights Bus’ completed a sparkling tour of the city. More than 1,000 people took to the streets to see the decorated City Sightseeing Oxford open-top bus as it went on tour as part of Oxford’s Christmas Lights Festival. It toured areas chosen by residents via…

Tickets to Oxford ice rink’s Christmas Extravaganza on sale now

There’s nothing more festive than a Christmas Ice Show and Oxford Ice Rink’s Christmas Extravaganza show tickets are on sale now. The show will be a colourful, sparkling and musical performance from members of the Ice Rink’s skating clubs and Academies, including one junior skater who is just three years old. The show features a…

Fairytale Farm launches first ever Christmas event day for children with special needs

As tickets to Fairytale Farm‘s Christmas Fairytale event are launched, the Farm has announced its first ever event day exclusively for families with children who have special needs. Owner Nick Laister says: “We will be holding a Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) Day on Friday 9th December and two SEND evenings, from 5pm to…

Innovative English Whisky producer, The Oxford Artisan Distillery, Announces Investment by Diageo through Distill Ventures

The Oxford Artisan Distillery, an ultra-premium English rye whisky producer seeking to revolutionise farming practices in the category, has announced that Diageo has made a minority investment in the company through Distill Ventures, the independent drinks accelerator devoted to building and scaling the drinks brands of the future. Founded in 2016, The Oxford Artisan Distillery…

London’s Iconic Charity retailer TRAID launches in Oxford

London’s iconic charity retailer, TRAID, is launching a winter pop-up in time for the festive season. Located in Oxford’s Westgate Shopping Centre, the pop-up will feature a collection of the very best secondhand clothes handpicked by TRAID’s expert staff. Customers in Oxford can shop the charity’s curated secondhand collection in store, which until now has…

A Historic addition to the Sky Wave Gin range

Sky Wave Gin is pleased to introduce its brand-new addition – Sky Wave Old Tom Gin. This irresistible expression has been created in a traditional style with a contemporary make over. It joins our family of six other award-winning gins. It will launch on 21st Nov 2022. What People Are Saying “Sky Wave Old Tom…

Christmas Light Bus returns to spread Festive cheer

The Oxford Christmas Light Bus is returning on Saturday to help share joy around the city as part of the annual light festival. The decorated City Sightseeing Oxford open-top bus will tour several areas around the city, chosen by residents as part of an interactive online poll. Oxford Bus Company has partnered with Oxford City…

Take the ‘pane’ out of shopping this Christmas with our ‘winderful’ display competition

This Christmas, take window shopping in the city centre to a new height with the City Council’s Christmas display competition. Businesses in the city centre will compete to impress shoppers with a stunning Christmas window to be in with a chance to win a stack of ‘winderful’ prizes, including a gift from The Randolph Hotel…

Free family fun finding the Christmas Imps hiding around Oxford City Centre

Stuck for ways to keep the over-excited little ones busy this Christmas? Imp-rove your Christmas experience with our fun, free Christmas trail, launching Friday 18 November until the New Year. All you need is your smart phone, as Hunt for the Lost Toys takes you on a free trail through the centre of Oxford searching…

Blenheim Launches ‘Green Bank’ to Support Sustainability Projects

Blenheim has launched a new ‘Green Bank’ offering loans and grants for community projects to improve sustainability and adapt to climate change. The new initiative is an extension of Blenheim’s existing bursary scheme which is available to all charities and organisations based within a five-mile radius of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The existing Blenheim…

No Commitment, No Rental, One Month’s FREE Trial of the Premium UK Card Machine from Dojo Oxford

Dojo Oxford is offering a totally free test drive of the premium UK card payment machine with a No Commitment, No Rental and No Minimum Charges for one whole month, so businesses can try the power of Dojo for themselves. If businesses don’t love what Dojo Oxford can do for them, they can just give…

‘Believe’ Christmas Grotto and ‘The Christmas Market’ return to Westgate Oxford this Christmas

Tickets for ‘Believe’, Westgate Oxford’s enchanted Christmas experience, which opens from 1st December until Christmas Eve, are now on sale and the centre has confirmed the date that its Christmas Market will return. ‘Believe’ guests will be welcomed into a mystical cavern where they’ll meet McJingles, one of Santa’s most trusted elves, along with Norbert,…

Suit Worn by Winston Churchill Goes on Display at Blenheim Palace

A 1950s grey pinstripe suit worn by Sir Winston Churchill has gone on display at his birthplace Blenheim Palace. The suit was made by British fashion retailer Austin Reed and includes a label dated *16/9/53 RT Hon Sir Winston S. Churchill K.C.G. It is on show as part of an exhibition dedicated to the ‘greatest…

Extra Buses for Oxford Round Table’s Charity Fireworks Display

The Oxford Bus Company has teamed up with The Oxford Round Table to provide vital transport links for its popular annual charity fireworks display. Extra buses will operate on between Thornhill Park&Ride and South Park via a service numbered 450. The service will run every ten minutes from Thornhill Park&Ride between 4.25pm and 6.55pm and…

Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival returns with more communities taking part than ever

Building on the popularity of Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival of the last few years, 2022 brings even more events created by artists and residents to locations across the city. From 18 to 20 November the festival uses the theme Illuminating Communities to share light displays, lantern parades, exhibitions, workshops and interactive displays in local neighbourhoods….