get involved

Loads of Fun for Everyone

Follow the links below to access ideas and resources on making something illuminated, how to register to be part of a light trail and to tell us if your street is having a doorstep celebration.


Whether its how to make a lantern or how to programme some LED lights to wear, here are some ideas and inspiration to join in our collective bid to bring and share a little light in our lives!  #bethelight

Resources for Making and Creating

Some of the resources below may be online workshops you can watch or 'how-to' information sheets.  We hope you can find most of what you need around the house or can easily buy some materials either online or in your local high street.

If you, or someone you know either needs a ready made resource pack or would like a hard-copy of an information sheet please let us know - click on the support button below to give us the details and we will do our best to help.

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Creatures of
the Night
with light

We absolutely won't share your details or house number publicly but we will put a pin in a map so that those who live nearby can go on a socially distanced 'meander' at some point over the festival weekend and experience a neighborhood light trail!

Sign up to be Part of a Local Light Trail

If you have created a wonderful window display or made something that you can put on your doorstep or somewhere that can be seen from the street then please let us know by registering here. 


Organise your Doorstep Celebration

Over the festival weekend we want to support your street to have a little doorstep moment with your neighbours in your street.

In these times we all need to keep safe in our household bubbles but that doesn't mean we can't experience that sense of togetherness by doing the same things at the same time....if you know your local street champion they can apply for a micro-grant to support your street to come out onto your 'doorstep, window or balcony' early evening on the Friday or Saturday of the festival and celebrate the start of the festive season, apart but together!! 

Wrap up warm, get your favourite soup or hot chocolate on the go and if you sign up and tell us when your planing your doorstep celebration, we will try to bring our mobile artwork past your street, just to add a little bit of sparkle!

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Oxford's Christmas Light Festival is brought to you by:

Oxford City Council, St. Aldates Chambers, Oxford OX1 1DS

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