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Famous for its university and ‘dreaming spires’, Oxford is steeped in history and makes a truly picturesque location for an amazing Christmas party. With elegant honey-coloured buildings and narrow cobbled streets, it’s more than just a place for swotting up on books. The large, young student population is outnumbered by the working folk of the city, and there are attractions to suit all tastes. Your Christmas party in Oxford can be whatever you make it.

The historic centre is packed with impressive sights, as well as independent shops and the famous Covered Market, where you’ll find everything from pies to quirky fashions. The arty part of town is Jericho in the northwest with its stylish bars and cinema. Whatever vibe you’re after for your Oxford Christmas party, Fizzbox are here to help with a huge range of festive parties and activities that’ll make sure your whole group has a day or night they’ll never forget.

Make the festive season even more special with a Christmas party in Oxford. This is a seriously pretty city, affectionately known as the city of Dreaming Spires. The River Thames runs through Oxford before hitting the big smoke, and provides a scenic focal point for riverside walks and punting or rowing on the river. At Christmas time, the river is especially scenic, when there’s a chill in the air and the festive lights sparkle on the water. There are plenty of beautiful green spaces in Oxford, and pretty gardens and parks run alongside the river. These are perfect for a wintry walk before or after your Christmas party.

A healthy nightclub scene has a soundtrack of everything from pop to RnB, dancehall and hip-hop. The comedy circuit is thriving too, along with live gigs by bands playing electronica, metal and everything in between. East Oxford is a lively and colourful area that is home to the O2 Academy, which hosts big-name acts. Summertown is an upmarket area with classy bars and restaurants.

To make things even more magical, this city looks like it’s come from a fantasy novel or taken a leaf out of Harry Potter’s or Disney’s book. It even hosts an annual Alice Day where everyone celebrates the Lewis Carroll book with a range of parades, theatre performances, tea parties and games of croquet. Head to Oxford for your Christmas party and you’ll be well placed to enjoy some top class dining and entertainment, all in a brilliant setting, making for an unforgettable festive bonding experience.

Office Christmas Parties in Oxford

Give your hard-working employees a break from the office with a fun Christmas party or activity that they’ll all love. Organising something special for the festive season is a great way to show your team appreciation for their loyalty and hard work throughout the year. Getting your team together outside the office will give them a chance to chat, laugh and bond as they let their hair down and get to know each other better. And you’re sure to reap the benefits once you’re back in the workplace with a happier and more productive team. It’s a win win situation!

Oxford Shared Christmas Parties

This can be a great way to buy into an impressively designed festive extravaganza without busting the budget. Your event will be in a shared space with other companies, and the food, table settings and other little Christmas touches will be taken care of by our trusted party organisers in Oxford. Another bonus of a shared party is that you get to celebrate alongside people from other companies. If you’re thinking ‘the more the merrier’, choose a shared party and you can deliver the wow factor for less.

Christmas Activities in Oxford

Looking for something fun to do to celebrate the festive season with your group, but not interested in an all out Christmas extravaganza? No probs, we've got just the thing for your with our fantastic selection of Christmas activities in Oxford! And if you're not in the mood for something specifically Christmas-themed, our non-seasonal activities in Oxford are sure to please too. From cocktail making and escape rooms to treasure hunts and Beyonce dance classes, we've got something for everyone.

If you're in need of some festive inspiration for your event, be sure to check out our Christmas party ideas page. We've got plenty of ideas to help you plan the perfect celebration, whether you're looking for a traditional holiday party or something more unique and creative. So why wait? Let's make this holiday season one to remember!


How Early Should I Book My Oxford Christmas Party?

It’s a good idea to be organised when it comes to Christmas parties in Oxford. You can check out our listings at any time, but we recommend getting something booked in for your group at least a few months in advance. Some companies start booking up their parties and activities as early as the Summer so keep your eyes peeled so you don’t miss out on the event you want.

What Are The Main Tourist Attractions in Oxford?

Oxford is most famous for being home to Oxford University, the second oldest university in the world that boasts over 25 Nobel Prize winners and prime ministers. As well as admiring the city’s beautiful architecture, you can also visit Oxford Castle and Prison, the Museum of Natural History, Bodleian Library (with more than seven million books!), Christ Church, The Oxford Artisan Distillery, Magdalen College, Radcliffe Camera, the University Church of St Mary the Virgin and many more.

What Is The Dress Code For A Oxford Christmas Party?

Check out individual listings to see what they say about dress codes. If in doubt, ask the experience provider when you place your enquiry. They’ll let you know what’s best to wear. Generally, dress to impress is usually a good option. ‘Tis the season to be jolly after all!

Do Oxford Hotels Have Parking Spaces?

Yes, many of the hotels in Oxford city centres provide parking. You’ll need to check directly with them to see if this is on a free or chargeable basis. Don’t worry too much if your venue doesn’t include parking; there’s plenty of public car parks in the city centre. Here are some of the most conveniently located ones:

Westgate Oxford Car Park. Thames Street, Oxford, OX1 1TS. Phone: 01865 263630.

Oxford Parking. 52 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BS.

Worchester Street Car Park. Worchester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ.

Gloucester Green Car Park. Gloucester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BN. Phone: 01865 249811.

Car Park Oxford Station - Main. Becket Street, Oxford, OX1 1HS. Phone: 0345 301 1151.

What Is The Main Train Station In Oxford?

There are two train stations in the city, Oxford station and Oxford Parkway station. Trains run frequently to London and further afield. Plus, Oxford University is just a half mile walk away from the main train station.

What Are The Main Themes For A Oxford Christmas Party?

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Oxford Christmas party themes. This brainy city has links to many famous authors such as CS Lewis, Lewis Carroll and JRR Tolkein so how about throwing a party in the theme of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Alice in Wonderland or Lord of the Rings? If that’s a bit much, there’s lots of other themes to choose from. Popular themes include James Bond, Gatsby and Winter Wonderland.

What Time Do Clubs Normally Shut In Oxford?

Oxford is a thriving student city so you can expect a great night out with a huge range of traditional pubs, swanky bars and banging nightclubs. Clubs shut around 3am here with some venues offering later closing times where you can party and dance until the sun comes up.

Types of venue

Looking for an exceptional venue to host your Christmas celebration in Oxford? You're in luck, as this vibrant city offers a wide range of options, from lavish hotels to purpose-built venues and a plethora of restaurants. Regardless of your group size or preferences, we’re confident that you’ll find a venue in Oxford that caters to your every festive whim and exceeds your expectations.

Our shared Christmas party nights are a popular choice among various groups, including friends, family and work colleagues. These events are typically held at hotels or purpose-built venues, and will provide you and your guests with everything you need for an unforgettable night, including dinner and entertainment.

Some packages may even include a welcome drink on arrival, setting the perfect tone for the festive celebrations! Take a look at our top selection of shared Christmas parties in Oxford and discover more about the venue and package that catches your eye.

Types of entertainment

The festive season is here, and what better way to celebrate than with one of our amazing shared Christmas party nights? If you love to party and enjoy dancing, then one of these events will be perfect for you and your guests - it's time to let your hair down and have some fun at the end of another working year!

The specific entertainment options available will vary depending on your chosen venue and package. However, most venues offer a DJ and disco, playing all the best tunes that will get you and your group up on the dance floor and dancing 'til the early hours of the morning!

Some venues may also provide live music, lounge singers, fun casinos, acrobatic performances, or even a fun photo booth experience. To determine the type of entertainment included in your preferred listing, we recommend reviewing the package details in full. Regardless of the entertainment offered, we guarantee that our shared Christmas party nights will provide a fun and lively atmosphere that will keep you and your guests entertained and will equip them with the best memories!

Dining Options

The Christmas season is synonymous with indulgent and delicious food, and your Christmas party night should be no exception! Our shared Christmas parties include a memorable dinner for you and your guests to enjoy, which will be sure to satisfy with every bite! Every dish will be freshly prepared and cooked onsite by the venue's talented hospitality team, using the finest, seasonal ingredients for a true taste sensation.

A typical Christmas party menu may consist of a two or three-course meal, featuring traditional festive favourites such as roast turkey with all the trimmings, as well as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Some venues may even offer wine or drinks at your table to complement your meal, but we advise checking your chosen package's inclusions to confirm.

Alternatively, some venues may opt for a more casual festive buffet, adding a relaxed feel to your festive party night. We’d advise reviewing your preferred listing to see precisely what's included and which kind of dining option will be provided. Also, we ask that the experience provider is informed as soon as possible if you or a member of your group has any food allergies or dietary requirements.


If you’re visiting Oxford for your Christmas party, then you’ll be pleased to know that it's easy to navigate and offers an efficient, reliable public transport system. The main bus companies in Oxford are Stagecoach and Oxford Bus Company, which operate a network of routes throughout the city and surrounding areas.

All Stagecoach and Oxford Bus Company buses are wheelchair accessible, and some of the Oxford Tube and Airport coaches are as well, although they may only have room for one wheelchair at a time. The buses are equipped with ramps or lifts to allow wheelchair users to board and the drivers are trained to assist disabled passengers as required.

The buses also have features to assist passengers with visual or hearing impairments, including audio and visual announcements. Some buses also feature induction loops for hearing aid users

If you’re looking to catch the train, then there’s a frequent direct train service from London Paddington to Oxford, which runs approximately every 30 minutes, in addition to regular services between Oxford and other major cities.

In addition to buses and trains, Oxford also has several taxi companies, as well as bike rental services, which are popular due to the city's flat terrain and extensive network of bike paths. The city also has several Park and Ride sites, which provide an affordable and convenient option for visitors and commuters alike.

What's on in Oxford at Christmas Time

If you’re really looking to get into the festive spirit, then the great news is that there’s loads of incredible Christmas themed experiences and events in Oxford and the surrounding area during November and December. Start off with the big Christmas light switch on where you’ll watch the city’s historic buildings and streets become beautifully illuminated, or take a stroll around the city’s popular Christmas market, where you’ll find charming wooden stalls selling a selection of gorgeous crafts and gifts, along with a vibrant, festive atmosphere.

Carol services are also held in many of Oxford’s churches and cathedrals throughout the Christmas season, including Christ Church Cathedral, St Mary's Church, and St Giles' Church. Finally, families will love watching a pantomime (oh yes they will!) at one of Oxford’s theatres, such as the Oxford Playhouse and New Theatre. Oh and don’t forget about ice skating, where you’ll be able to soak up a magical winter atmosphere and enjoy some festive fun with your friends, family or partner.

How to Enquire

Enquiring for Oxford Christmas parties on Fizzbox couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is browse our listings to find the perfect activity or party for your group then enquire by adding your preferred date, time and group size. The experience provider will get back to you directly and let you know their availability. They can also answer any questions you have before you make your booking, whenever is convenient for you.

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