Best nearly-free Oxford date in December? Head into town for the annual lighting of the Christmas lights. Each of the roads that lead into Oxford’s core are arched with lights in different styles in early November, and they are all lit on December 2. My favorites are the bicycles over the High. They’re just so Oxford. (I’ve been meaning to post about the Oxford High Street for a year. Maybe once I do you’ll see why.)
On the Night of Lights the town is full of festivities: a flashing and whirling carnival is set up on St. Giles, and the German Christmas market opens at the Oxford castle. We headed to the castle.
The night was a frosty one, but we drank hot mulled wine and wandered through the crowds (where I spotted several interesting people).
Oxford, at Christmas, is lovely. So are D.A.T.E.S.
What’s your best winter date idea?