Christmas 2017

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Christmas Lights Switch on

Sunday 19 November, 1–6pm, free

The fun starts in Parliament Square where TV favourites Catboy, Owlette and Gekko from PJ Masks will be making personal appearances at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Then join us at Tommyfield Market at 5pm for the big switch-on show.  The PJ Masks will be there and the X Factor’s very own ‘snow fairy’ Saara Aalto is this year’s very special guest, followed by a fantastic firework display to light-up the night sky above the town centre.

Behind Tommyfield Market Hall, OL1 3BG

Other Christmas Events

Santa’s Reindeer Parade Saturday 4 November, 1–4pm, free (Parade starts at 1pm)

Can you hear that? It’s Santa’s Reindeers flying into Oldham. Meet Santa and his merry bunch of reindeers as they parade through the town centre. This year’s theme is ‘A Christmas Day Feast’ and features over 200 artists, performers and local community groups. The parade starts and ends in Parliament Square, with live entertainment until 4pm.

Parliament Square, Oldham, OL1 1QN

‘Elf Yourself’ Workshop Saturday 18 November, 11am–3pm, free

Become an elf this Christmas with Spindles Town Square Kids Club. Turn your cheeks rosy red, customise your own elf hat and receive your official elf certificate to take home. E:enquiries@spindles.co.ukT: 0161 628 5891 Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, Oldham, OL1 1HD

Christmas Lights Switch-On Sunday 19 November, 1–6pm, free

The fun starts in Parliament Square where TV favourites Catboy, Owlette and Gekko from PJ Masks will be making personal appearances at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Then join us at Tommyfield Market at 5pm for the big switch-on show. The PJ Masks will be there and the X Factor’s very own ‘snow fairy’ Saara Aalto is this year’s very special guest, followed by a fantastic firework display to light-up the night sky above the town centre..

Behind Tommyfield Market Hall, OL1 3BG

PJ Masks

Peppa Pig Saturday 25 November, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, free

Peppa is popping in to see her fans. Come and see the cheeky little piggy at Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre. Don’t forget to bring your camera. Free face painting will also be available.

Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, Oldham, OL1 1HD

Brass Monkeys Saturday 2 December, 11am – 4pm, free

Listen to traditional music and Christmas songs at our annual brass band festival. National and local brass bands including The Cory Band, Back Chat Brass, Global Grooves, Bollywood Brass Band, will perform classic festive songs throughout the day.

There’s lots of fun activities for the kids and plenty of shopping on offer.

Parliament Square and Oldham Parish Church, Oldham

Sunday 3 December, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, free

Kids favourites, Bing & Flop, will be in Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre to meet little bingsters.  Come along and meet the duo… don’t forget your camera! As well as meeting the characters there’s free face painting throughout the day. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, Oldham, OL1 1HD

Christmas Tree Festival Friday 8 December – Sunday 17 December

The annual festival is back with more than 60 individually decorated trees for you to browse and get inspiration from. Why not spend an afternoon at Oldham Parish Church and listen to the sounds of carols on weekdays from 12noon? Don’t forget, the café will be open throughout the festival so you can warm up with a cuppa.

Oldham Parish Church, Oldham, OL13UH

Fireman Sam Saturday 9 December, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, free

Fireman Sam is leaving Pontypandy to visit Oldham town centre for the day. Pop along to Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, meet the Hero Next Door, snap some pictures and join in with the free face painting.

Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, Oldham, OL1 1HD

Postman Pat® Saturday 16 December, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, free

Postman Pat and Jess the Cat are traveling all the way from Greendale to meet their fans in Oldham. Visit Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre to meet everyone’s favourite postman and his black and white cat. Don’t forget, there’s free face painting for the kids throughout the day.

Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, Oldham, OL1 1HD

Your local Christmas lights switch-on



Shaw and Crompton

Friday 24 November, 4–9pm
 Shaw and Crompton Library, Oldham, OL2 8NH   

Chadderton

Friday 24 November, 6.30pm
 Chadderton Town Hall, Oldham, OL9 16PP

Royton

Saturday 25 November, 3–6pm
 Royton Centre, Oldham, OL2 6QG

Failsworth

Friday 1 December, 5–8pm
 Failsworth Pole, Oldham, M35 9PB

Hollinwood

Thursday 7 December, 6pm
 Hollins Road outside Oasis Academy, Hollinwood, OL8 4JZ

Springhead

Friday 1 December, 6pm
 Junction of Ashbrook Road and Oldham Road

Greenfield

Saturday 25 November, 7pm
 Intersection of bridleway with Chew Valley Road

Lees

Saturday 2 December, 4.30pm 
Across from Legends pub, junction of St. John Street
and High Street

Uppermill

Saturday 2 December, 4–4.30pm
 Uppermill Museum and Uppermill Square

Delph

Saturday 2 December, 5.30pm 
The Swan Pub, Kings Street and Millgate car park

Grotton

Sunday 3 December, 6.30pm
 Junction of Oldham Road and Grotton Hollow

Diggle

Sunday 3 December, 4.30pm
 Opposite Warth Mill

Lydgate

Thursday 7 December, 6pm
 The crossroads of Oldham Road and Platting Road, Lydgate