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Why have an Oxford Christmas Party?

There are so many reasons to have an Oxford Christmas Party we don’t know how we’re going to list them all! Firstly, there are so many activities available in this city that you’ll certainly never be short of options! In fact, you’ll be spoilt for choice! From a Christmas Murdery Mystery to a Festive Cocktail Class, there’s something for everyone. Additionally, there’s a pretty great selection of restaurants that are perfect for a festive meal!

On top of all of that Christmassy goodness, Oxford as a city lights up at Christmas! So, if you’re travelling to Oxford for the event, why not make the most of it and see the sights! Even if you’re a local, why not visit your favourite spots and live the Christmas magic!

Top 5 Oxford Christmas Party Activities

1. The Office Games

Do you love a bit of Saturday Night TV? If so, then why not bring it to life with The Office Games! Once you’ve been split into teams, you’ll then compete head-to-head in a unique take on a variety of game show style games. In these games, you will need to work hard to win points – logic and quick wit will serve you well here! Additionally, there’s an interactive host bringing the buzz of a game show to real life. Will your festive knowledge be enough to earn you the coveted ‘Office Games’ trophy? There’s only one way to find out!

2. Tipsy Christmas Cocktail Masterclass

We all love a cocktail, especially at Christmas! So, why not shake up the festive season in this Tipsy Christmas Cocktail Masterclass! Mix, shake and stir your way to creating four unique and wintery cocktails, all from the comfort of your own home! This mobile event sees an expert bartender visit your home or venue and guide you through the experience. To spice it up even more, the masterclass may also include some fun drinking games…we hope you’re ready!

3. Christmas Murder Mystery

If you’re a Marple fan, or your favourite childhood game was Cluedo, then why not enjoy this festive themed Christmas Murder Mystery! Additionally, as there’s two different themes to pick from, you can really make this event your own! Logic and wit will be your friend in this experience as you peruse the evidence, question the suspects, make your accusations and catch the killer! Can you figure out whodunnit? Or will you be sending an innocent man to jail? There’s only one way to find out!

4. Elf School

Santa and his elves need your help, so you’ve been invited to train at Elf School! Someone has taken Santa’s Sleigh on a joyride and it’s up to you and your fellow elves to find out who’s to blame. Do you think you have what it takes? Go head-to-head in a series of games and challenges to see if you’ve got what it takes to become Santa’s Top Elf!

5. Chocolate Making Workshop

Learn and experience all things chocolate in this theatrical Chocolate Making Workshop! Learn all the tricks of the trade from the experts themselves! After all, if there was ever a time to embark on a deliciously chocolatey journey, it’s Christmas! Release your inner artist as you create chocolate slabs and decorate decadent truffles. On top of all that, the best part of the experience is you get to take your truffles home to enjoy! Will they be a Christmas gift, or will you be keeping them for yourself? The decision is all yours!

Best Restaurants for an Oxford Christmas Party

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1. No.1 Ship Street

Who doesn’t love a brasserie? And if you’re looking for the best, then No.1 Ship Street is the place to go! Their award winning modern British brasserie will leave you dreaming about it for weeks afterwards! From sumptuous starters and mouth-watering mains to delectable desserts, there’s something for everyone! Fancy some cocktails? They’re on the menu too! Keep the drinks flowing and the dishes coming, because this is the perfect restaurant for an Oxford Christmas Party!

2. Arbequina

If you’re looking to add a touch of class to your Festive Event in Oxford, then look no further than Arbequina! Here, you will find tapas style sharing dishes that are exploding with well-married flavours from Spain and beyond. Additionally, their bar that gives a full view of the kitchen makes the experience that bit more extraordinary! With quality, unique and well-sourced ingredients, you can’t go wrong at Arbequina.

3. Quod Restaurant & Bar

Located on Oxford’s bustling high street, Quod offers an oasis. Their menu is full of European classics with a strong emphasis on British produce – delicious! Quod are known for their stunning Italian garden terrace. However, not to worry that it’s winter – their terrace is heated, meaning you can enjoy it all year round! The uniquely Mediterranean setting is a unique experience that you don’t want to miss out on.

4. The Folly Restaurant

If you’re looking for dinner with a view, then head straight to The Folly! With an incredible atmosphere, both inside and outside, you don’t want to miss it. With excellently cooked dishes with only the freshest ingredients, you know you won’t be compromising on quality here. Additioanlly, The Folly is located just a stones throw from the Westgate centre, meaning once you’ve finished your Christmas shopping you can head straight to your festive meal!

5. The Cherwell Boat House

This stunning Victorian restaurant has everything you could need for an Oxford Christmas Party! Overlooking the river Cherwell, it has stunning views and delicious food. If you’re a wine lover, then this is definitely the restaurant for you. The resident Sommeliers are always on hand to give you expert advice on the best wine pairings to really bring out the taste of your food. You can even book a private party!

Places to visit on an Oxford Christmas Party

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1. Blenheim Palace

Firmly positioned in Oxford as one of the highlights of the Christmas Calendar, a trip to Blenheim Palace is something you don’t want to miss! Wander the picturesque gardens and take in the Christmas cheer as over a million lights and sounds fill the air. It’s an experience like no other! To really get in the festive spirit, why not enjoy a spiced winter beverage or a hot chocolate?

2. Oxford Christmas Market

Look up the dreaming spires and feel the festive spirit of Oxford’s Christmas Market! With choirs singing Christmas Carols, the aroma of mulled wine and cinnamon in the air and a multitude of chalets to visit, it’s a truly magical experience. Peruse the unusual and handmade gifts and colourful decoration to see if anything takes your fancy! After all, what would Christmas be without a Christmas Market?

3. Henley Christmas Festival

If you’re looking for the full Christmas Experience in Oxfordshire, then head to the Henley Christmas Festival! Full of market stalls, mulled wine, mince pies, street food and more, it’s a real festive experience. Complete with Christmas Carols around the tree and the big light switch on, you don’t want to miss it! This festival is full of fun and festive attractions, and is a must-see.

So there you have it! Our Ultimate Oxford Christmas Party Guide. You must be feeling like a bit of an Oxford expert now and ready to get started on your Festive Event! Not too sure? Not to worry! Why not pass the hassle and the stress of organising the event over to us? If you need some more inspiration, you can find all of our Oxford Christmas Party Activities right here. Your Christmas journey starts here!