Holiday Festival in Oxford, Ohio

The uptown Pavilion is crowned with a wreath & holly, twinkle lights are adorned on 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. 4th, 2021. This day-long event starts at the Oxford Community Arts Center and then makes it's 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 2021 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. 4th, 2021

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

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.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM The big man in red makes his first appearance of the day for Pictures with Santa! NEW this year, Santa will be outside on the porch while carolers roam and perform favorite tunes of the season.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Kids Korner crafts and activities.

*When indoors, be sure to wear a face-covering as the ordinance is still in effect for this event. Thank you!

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

Uptown Park Events

Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2021

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 and others! Check them out on the pavilion stage.

  • 5:00 PM Oxford Community Band
  • 5:35 PM Miami University Taiko Group
  • 5:55 PM Oxford Music Academy Students
  • 6:35 PM Miami University Dance Corps
  • 6:45 PM Shakerettes
  • 6:55 PM Best Buddies Friends Choir
  • 7:25 PM Jazz Duo
  • 8:00 PM Kylie Miller

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ice skating on an outdoor rink? Crazy! It may not be real ice but it will definitely still be really fun. Make sure to have your camera ready for when the little ones give it a try (but the photo ops of the "adult kids" might be better! lol).

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 - 8:30 PM End your night by taking an outdoor picture with Santa. Line up outside the Enjoy Oxford office (14 W. Park Place, Suite C). You'll then walk up, 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.

*Updated 11/18/2021

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