Holiday Festival in Oxford, Ohio

Twinkle lights will soon be adorning the trees lining either side of High Sreet, which can only mean one thing: the holiday season is upon us and winter is around the corner in Oxford, Ohio!

And with winter comes our town's beloved Holiday Festival. This year the event is on Saturday, Dec. 7th. This day-long event starts at the Oxford Community Arts Center and then makes its way further up the street to the park. You'll enjoy live performances, activities for kids, carriage rides for the whole family, hot chocolate and more. Oh, and the big man in red is obviously going to be making one or two camera-ready appearances.

The full lineup for the 2019 Oxford Holiday Festival is below.

A mother and father each hold one of their children while smiling with Santa ClauseOxford Community Arts Center

Saturday, Dec. 7th 2019

The fun starts at the OCAC (10 S. College Avenue) with an entire morning and afternoon of kid-friendly activities and live music.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Talawanda Band Boosters Craft Market, where you can choose from a variety of locally made goods and crafts, perfect for stocking stuffers and holiday gifts.

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Local musicians will be playing every hour to keep the holiday spirit going strong all afternoon.

  • 11 AM The Elder Brothers
  • 12 PM Jazz Band
  • 1 PM Sirens
  • 2 PM Singing Strings
  • 3 PM Flowing Grace and One Hope Band

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM The big man in red makes his first appearance of the day for Pictures with Santa!

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Kids Korner crafts and activities.

Santa Clause greets a large crowd in the park with twinkling trees in the background

Uptown Park Events

Saturday, Dec. 7th, 2019

After a busy afternoon at the OCAC, head up the street to the Uptown Parks where the festival will pick right back up from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Live musical entertainment and performances by talented Miami University student groups, from a cappella to improv sketch comedy! Check them out on the pavilion stage. There will be a new performance every 20 minutes.

  • 5:00 PM - Oxford Community Band
  • 5:30 PM - Oxford Music Academy Students
  • 6:30 Santa Arrives
  • 6:40 PM Jazz Piano
  • 7:30 PM Best Buddies Friends Choir
  • 7:45 PM Miami University Highland Pipes & Drums
  • 8:05 PM Miami University Dance Corps
  • 8:20 PM Pre-recorded Holiday Music

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ice skating on an outdoor rink! It may not be real ice but it will definitely still be real fun. Make sure to have your camera ready for when the little ones give it a try.

People smile from a decorated carriage as it moves quickly past the camera.5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Horse-drawn carriage rides around the uptown streets.

6:30 PM Ho, ho, ho! Santa's back and this time he's arriving by firetruck! He'll pull up on High Street right by the pavilion. He'll then get on stage to join the Mayor as they flip the switch to turn on all the holiday lights up and down the street!

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM End your night by taking a picture with Santa. Line up outside the Enjoy Oxford office (14 W. Park Place, Suite C). You'll then walk through the office and into the hallway, where you'll see Santa sitting on a mighty holiday throne looking picture perfect.


Call Enjoy Oxford at 523 - 8687 and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the event uptown. If you have any questions regarding the festivities at the art center, give the Parks and Recreation office a call at 523 - 6314.

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