On 26th November 2016 we held the biggest ever Christmas Extravaganza which saw almost 38,000 people come into the town centre. A full day of entertainment kept the crowds in town all day, and helped boost trade. A Christmas market stretched the length of Bath Street, filled with local crafts, produce & charities.
Many local groups joined our parade, including Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers, Oxon Film & Stage Works and Kingfisher School.
Our main stage provided a variety of performers all day including local singers, Sophie Elise & Publix. The came the highlight of our day, we were joined by Jo, Tina & Bradley from S Club 7. They performed a selection of hits just before the Christmas lights were switched on.
To see loads of photos, please visit our page www.facebook.com/abingdonxmas
The Extravaganza kicked off Christmas in Abingdon.
During December saw a variety of Christmas related activities including;
Local Excellence Christmas craft market,
“A Christmas Carol”, brought to you by Oxon Film &Stageworks
Christmas Beerfest, with the Friends of Abingdon
Opera in a coffee shop
Carols in the Market Place
The Mayors Christmas Carol service
Date for your diary for the next Extravaganza SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2017
Download the Christmas Brochure
Previous Christmas Extravaganzas
We had another really great day on Saturday 26th November 2015, with thousands of people turing out for a funfilled day in Abingdon. Lots of local groups performed, with many charities & organisations taking stalls through the day.
The day culminated with a fire performance just before the lights were switched on by our competition winner. Then an amazing fireworks display lit up the night sky.
Thanks to all of our sponsors in 2015
Mays Properties - Smeg - Slade Legal/Hodsons - Wenn Townsend - The Kings Head & Bell - The Crown & Thistle - The Nags Head - Thomas & Co - Phoenix Property Oxfordshire Ltd - Added Ingredients -The Best of Abingdon- Abingdon Squash Club- Martin Jamieson Motor Repair - Vale of White Horse District Council - Abingdon on Thames Town Council - Illusion Fireworks - Paul Viney Photography - The Oxford Abingdon Hotel - Dream Doors - Bridge House - Clockwork Dragon - Stert Street Traders - Local Excellence Market Traders
Click to download the brochure from the 2014 Extravaganza
Abingdon-on-Thames Chamber of Commerce • Choose Abingdon Partnership • Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council • Choose Abingdon Partnership
Added Ingredients • Crown & Thistle • Customers of Waitrose • Davis Tate • Dream Doors • Kemp & Kemp • Kings Head & Bell • Mays Properties • Mostly Books • Newbury Building Society • Paul Viney Photography • Sean Anthony Hairdressing • Simon's News • The Best of Abingdon • Thomas & Co • Wenn Townsend • Duncan Brown, Masters of Ceremony
2013 Extravaganza Sponsors
Abingdon-on-Thames Chamber of Commerce • Choose Abingdon Partnership • Abingdon Lions • Abingdon Youth Football Club • Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council • Added Ingredients • Andrews Estate Agents • Best of Abingdon • Crown & Thistle • Davis Tate Estate Agents • Dream Doors • Duncan Brown • Heart FM • Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary • Jackie Cross Photography • Kemp & Kemp • Leachprint • Mark Wright Design • Mays Properties • Mostly Books • Newbury Building Society • Simon's News • Slade Legal • Thomas & Co • Timpsons • Utopia Beauty Salon • Wenn Townsend • Withy King • World Beats Music • Yates Lettings •
2012The Christmas Extravaganza 2012 was a fantastic sucess. We had loads of entertainment to keep the crowds in the town all day. From the reindeer, Punch & Judy and side stalls in Bath Street to the small farm in Roysse court, there was plenty going on. Not to mention all the local bands, groups & organisations that gave up there time to support the event.
A big thank you to everyone who organised and sponsored the event, everyone who helped on the day and not to forget the great people of Abingdon for supporting the town.
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