The Big Christmas Guide

There’s so much going on in the run up to Christmas from the Christmas lights being turned on in towns and cities across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, to Christmas events, carol singing concerts, the chance to visit Santa, the thrill of a panto or the excitement of buying a Christmas tree.

There are lots of great Christmas guides for 2018  to make it easy for you on Red Kite Days.

A great way to kick off the festive season are the Christmas lights switch on.  Many villages and town have created this into a great fun event with lots more going on too.

Christmas Lights Guide

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There’s something very British and magical about going to a Pantomime.  These interactive theatre productions are a fun way to introduce children to this long standing tradition.

The best pantos and Christmas shows

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There’s only a few years when your little ones are old enough to know about Santa and still believe.  There are absolutely lots of Christmas events where you can visit Father Christmas, Santas grottos and they range for full mega experiences to smaller ones with a more community feel.  In fact, there’s so many visit Santa options, I’ve created a separate guide for Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

Visit Santa in Oxfordshire

Visit Santa in Berkshire

Visit Santa in Buckinghamshire

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If you’re looking for all the great Christmas events in the run up to and during the school holidays.  We’ve pulled them all together in handy guides to what’s on for kids.

What’s on for kids in Berkshire

What’s on for kids in Oxfordshire

What’s on for kids in Buckinghamshire


Don’t forget the big day itself, we’ve curated some fabulous unique gift ideas from local makers.  Find the perfect present for baby, child, Mum, Dad and grandparents.

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