Experience Banbury Christmas 2021

There are lots of fantastic things planned in Banbury Town Centre throughout November and December this year!

You can see a full list of events and activities on the What’s On page.

20 November 2021 – 5 January 2022


Banbury’s Festive Light Show 

Following the success of last year’s special light display projected onto the Old Corn Exchange (Cornhill) in Market Place, we are excited to have an even grander display planned for this year, telling a festive story and bringing a real sense of magic to the Banbury Town Centre.

The first showing will follow our spectacular Banbury Festive Lantern Parade through the town on 20 November 2021.

This event is delivered in partnership by Banbury Town Council and Banbury BID.

Where and when:
Cornhill every night from 5.00pm- 9.45pm

10 – 11 December 2021

Giant Snow Globe

There’s no need to wish for a white Christmas this year, when you can step into a Winter Wonderland in the inflatable snow globe!

Large enough to fit up to 8 adults, it’s the perfect setting for a festive photo opportunity for families and friends. With a specially created Banbury backdrop, step inside and either take some selfies or a full snow globe photo taken from outside.

Where and when:
Market Place – Banbury Town Centre

Friday 10th December: 3.00pm-8.30pm
Saturday 11th December: 9.00am – 7.00pm

No need to book!

1 – 24 December 2021

Experience Banbury Advent Calendar

Open the door each day on the Experience Banbury online advent calendar for gift ideas, where to buy and things to do over the festive period.

What will be be behind door 24?!.

December 2021


Festive Food & Drink

If you’re planning a festive meal or drinks for a works party or meeting up with family or friends there are lots of great venues in Banbury Town Centre,

Enjoy delicious festive food from a selection of tasty menu’s in our pubs and restaurants, eat in or take away some tasty festive treats from our cafe’s and vendors, or enjoy some mulled wine or cocktails in one of our great bars.

Where and when:
Banbury Town Centre

4 – 22 December 2021

Meet Santa in his Enchanted Land

This December meet Santa and his elves

Plus, while Santa is back at the North Pole (he’s a busy man don’t you know), come and wander through his enchanted land and post your letters to Santa in his magical post box, which will be open every day in the lead up to Christmas.

Where and when:
Castle Quay in Banbury Town Centre opposite Customer Services.

Every Saturday before Christmas, and on 20th, 21st and 22nd December 11.00 – 4.00pm

If you would like to avoid disappointment you can book a time slot to visit Santa with your children, just click on the button below.

1 – 31 December 2021

Christmas Competition

Enter the Experience Banbury Christmas Competition for a chance to win a fantastic prize worth £500!

You can win an overnight stay and dinner for two at Whately Hall Hotel, plus £300 of shopping vouchers of your choice to spend in Banbury!

Closing date – 31st December 2021