All Things Holiday in Oxford, Ohio 2017

Here in Oxford, Ohio we sure do know how to celebrate the holidays! Whether you're looking for musical entertainment, holiday goodies, or to sit on Santa's lap, Oxford offers many holiday celebrations you won't want to miss. See below for some fun celebrations the whole family will enjoy!

Oxford Business Holiday Walk

Friday, December 1, 5:00-8:00 pm

Uptown Oxford (4 S Main St. Oxford, OH 45056)

Join The Oxford Chamber of Commerce for their Oxford Business Holiday Walk event, Twas the Night Before!

5:00-8:00pm Shop at local businesses

  • Take advantage of great holiday walk specials. Some businesses will even have food and drink samples.

5:30pm Tree Decorating Contest and Talawanda High School acappella group performance

  • Enjoy free food samplings around the community bonfire while listening to musical performances from Talawanda High School acapella groups: Fermata Nowhere and Chamber Singers.
  • 5 groups have been selected to compete in a decorating contest. Come watch them work! Trees will be donated to families by Oxford’s Family Resource Center. Prizes will be awarded!

7:00pm $1,000 Shopping Spree Grand Prize!

To enter shop now through Dec 1st at 12pm

Enter a to win at these locations and you must be present to win!

  • Ace Hardware
  • Animal Care Clinic
  • The Apple Tree
  • McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital | Tri Health
  • Bike Wise
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Capitol Varsity
  • DuBois Book Store
  • Folletts Book Store
  • Fridge and Pantry Uptown Market
  • Hush
  • Kofenya
  • Luna Blu
  • Leeli & Lou
  • Seaview Outfitters
  • Walkers
  • Wild Berry
  • You're Fired

Holiday Festival

Saturday, December 2, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Oxford Community Arts Center Events (10 S College Ave. Oxford, OH 45056)

Bring the family along in the morning to start off the day's celebrations with some kid-friendly activities at the Oxford Community Arts Center (10 S Main St. Oxford, OH 45056)! Here is a schedule of events:

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Talawanda Band Boosters Craft Market

Don't miss out on some local musicians while you're there! Here's the schedule:

  • 11:00 Bell Canto
  • 12:00 Talawanda High School Jazz Band
  • 1:00 The Community Band
  • 2:00 Singing Strings
  • 3:00 Flowing Grace Dance School

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Pictures with Santa

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Kids Korner crafts and activities

Uptown Park Events

5:00PM - 9:00PM

After a morning of fun at the Oxford Community Arts Center, head Uptown for some outdoor activities!

Musical entertainment: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy some holiday favorites with a few of Miami University’s student performance groups! From dancing to a cappella to kid-friendly book reading, there’s something here everyone will enjoy. Check out this year’s lineup:

  • 5:00 - 5:20 pm Best Buddies Friends Choir
  • 5:30 - 5:50 pm Miami University Gospel Singers
  • 6:00 - 6:20 pm Wish Upon A Star
  • 6:30 - 6:50 pm Miami Dance Corps
  • 7:00 - 7:20 pm Open Fifth
  • 7:30 - 7:50 pm Just Duet
  • 8:00 - 8:20 pm Miami Misfitz

Live reindeer: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come pet some live reindeer in Uptown Park and feel free to snap some pictures while you're there!

Ice skating: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy skating on this outdoor rink with the whole family!

Carriage rides: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gather the family together for a free carriage ride around the Uptown district!

Santa's arrival: 6:30 pm

Don’t miss Santa’s big arrival by firetruck! Opportunities for pictures with Santa will be available from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Light Fight Winner 8:30 pm

See who wins the Miami Greek Light Fight

Holiday Model Train Expo

Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

3088 Oxford Millville Rd. Oxford, OH 45056

Bring the whole family to see this amazing 4,800 sq ft model train display. Over 1 mile of track with interactive displays throughout. Also includes an open house with sports memorabilia, art and video game room. There will also be raffle items and refreshments for sale.

Parking and free shuttle service from Marshall School (3260 Oxford Millville Rd. Oxford, OH 45056)

Proceeds go to Oxford charities.

Questions, conctact Verda Johnson at

Ceremony of Carols

Friday, December 8, 7:00-9:00 pm

Kumler Chapel (650 Western College Dr. Oxford, OH 45056)

The Chamber Singers and Choraliers will perform the annual Ceremony of Carols. Tickets are $5 with student ID and $10 without and may be puchased at the Miami Box Office.

Second Friday - Very Merry Mix and Mingle

Friday, December 8, 6:00-7:00 pm

Oxford Community Arts Center (10 S College Ave. Oxford, OH 45056)

This special Mix & Mingle Second Friday precedes The Oxford Musicians Holiday Concert. Come enjoy open studios, the Art Shop, and a reception before the music begins at 7 pm.

Second Friday is a celebration of the arts taking place from 6pm to 9pm on the second Friday of each month This free event includes music, new exhibits, and an opening reception. The Open Studios and Art Shop give guests the opportunity to view creative art space, as well as purchase one-of-a-kind artwork directly from the artists;Local musicians share their talent and expertise beginning at 8 pm.

Ugly Sweater Moonlight Skate

Friday, December 8, 9:30-11:30 pm

Goggin Ice Center (610 S Oak St. Oxford, OH 45056)

Wear your ugly Christmas sweaters and skate at the Goggin!

Songs of the Season Holiday Concert

Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 7:00-9:00 pm

Oxford Community Arts Center (10 S College Ave. Oxford, OH 45056)

The Oxford Community Arts Center (OCAC) will be filled with the joyful sounds of Songs of the Season at our 10th Annual Oxford Musicians Holiday Concert on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9. This event, which begins at 7 p.m., unites local musicians who donate their time to support the OCAC’s music programs throughout the year by ringing in the season with performances of your favorite holiday tunes. A cash bar will open at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s holiday concerts are hosted on Friday by Garcia & Scott and on Saturday by John Kogge and Laurie Traveline-Neyer.

4th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, Dec. 9, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Knolls of Oxford (6727 Contreras Road, Oxford, Ohio 45056)

Join the Knolls of Oxford for the 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar! With so many amazing local vendors, it will be the perfect opportunity to get your holiday shopping done. And with raffle prizes donated by a variety of beloved Oxford businesses, you may even win something for yourself!

Winter A Cappella Concert

Saturday, Dec. 9, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Hall Auditorium (501 East High Street, Oxford, OH 45056)

Don't miss the last Miami University A Cappella concert of the semester! Kick off the holidays and take a break from studying by your favorite groups perform in Hall Auditorium.


Holiday Punch by Frisch Marionettes - Family Performance Series

Friday, December 15, 7:00-8:00 pm

Oxford Community Arts Center (10 S College Ave. Oxford, OH 45056)

The Frisch Marionette Company is serving up some HOLIDAY PUNCH! A variety show that really sparkles, full of surprise packages and magical moments you will remember year after year. Come join us for this revamped, warm and beautiful show filled with the cheer and joy of the season.

Skating Academy Holiday Show

Friday, December 15, 7:30-9:00 pm

Goggin Ice Center (610 S Oak St. Oxford, OH 45056)

Join us for the Skating Academy Holiday show at the Goggin!

Skate with Santa

Saturday, December 16, 4:00-7:00 pm

Goggin Ice Center (610 S Oak St. Oxford, OH 45056)

Come skate with Santa from 4PM - 7PM!

115th Annual Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 16, 7:00 am-1:00 pm

Miami University Ecology Research Center (5806 Somerville Rd. Oxford, OH 45056)

For over 100 years Audubon has been conducting a Christmas Bird Count throughout the country. It doesn't matter if you are just learning to bird watch or if you are an accomplished birder, come out for a brisk walk to look for the winter birds. Three MetroParks of Butler County sites in Four Mile Creek MetroPark (Mill Race, Davidson Woods and Sycamore Bluffs), normally closed to the public are part of the count area. Meet at the Miami University Research Ecology Research Center at 5806 Somerville Rd. Oxford OH 45056 at 7 AM or contact Larry Gersbach at or 513-310-0195 for details.

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party (for teens age 12-18)

Wednesday, December 20, 2:30-5:00 pm

Lane Library (441 S Locust St. Oxford, OH 45056)

Don your ugliest sweater or holiday attire while we enjoy a seasonal classic matinee with popcorn and holiday treats! We’ll also have optional crafts and a present wrapping station.

Age group: teens

Holiday Hike

Sunday, December 24, 11:00-11:30 am

Nature Center at Hueston Woods State Park (6301 Park Office Rd. College Corner, OH 45003)

Meet at the Nature Center and take a break from the holiday rush. Enjoy a hike through a scenic forest. Please wear appropriate footwear. Bring your vehicle; we will drive to the trailhead.

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