Chipping Norton is known for its charming countryside that buzzes with festivities in December. With ample activities on offer, it’s no wonder that Brits flock to the market town to make the most out of the festive season. 

If you’re planning to spend a few winter days in Chipping Norton this December, be sure to add the following activities to your itinerary. 

Blenheim Palace and the illuminated light trail

Blenheim Palace features a Christmas Market as well as an after-dark trail that is illuminated at night to explore the outdoors. The Christmas Market runs until the 19th December and boasts over 70 designers and artisans selling their products in the Great Court. 

Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm is a family favourite, offering a magical and immersive space to enjoy the festive cheer. Tickets are on sale for Saturdays and Sundays until 12th December, and then daily from 13th of December until Christmas Eve. Visitors can expect a range of entertainment including interactive dancing penguins and Santa’s sleigh ready for delivery. Parents can also enjoy a late-night feast of mulled wine and mince pies. 

Oxford castle and grotto

If you’d like to celebrate the season a little bit differently this year, why not hum jingle bells from behind bars?  A stone’s throw away from Chipping Norton, Oxford Castle & Prison hosts Christmas at the Castle. There are daily daytime guided tours, led by costumed guides with lantern lights. Santa’s grotto is also coming to town, providing an opportunity to meet Santa and enjoy festive-themed activities. 

The Theatre Chipping Norton

The Theatre Chipping Norton is an entertainment hotspot during the festive season, showcasing a selection of delightful productions in various theatre, concert and gallery formats. 

Jaffé and Neale Bookshop and Café

Nothing can quite compare with the warm and cosy atmosphere of a bookshop and café. In the heart of winter, Jaffé and Neale Bookshop and Café offers a warm place to browse best-selling novels and sip on a warm beverage. Who knows, you might even pick up a few Christmas gifts!

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