Christmas Events In Oldham

Enjoy the run up to Christmas with these family fun events in Oldham Town Centre.

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Cinderella At Oldham Coliseum

10 November 2018 – 12 January 2019 Book Now.

Oldham Coliseum Theatre is famous for its excellent annual traditional pantomime and Cinderella is one of the nation’s favourites, with all the ingredients you need for a magical experience. Check out our review now, definitely no to be missed!

Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Fairbottom Street, Oldham, OL1 3SW


Christmas Tree Festival

Friday 7th December – Sunday 16th December

The stunning Christmas Tree festival is back with more than 50 individually decorated trees for you to browse and get inspiration from. Don’t forget, the café will be open throughout the festival so you can warm up with a cuppa. Me and my family have visited the last few years and it’s lovely. Remember some change for tomboler etc.

Opening times:

Friday 7 December, 7pm (opening launch)

Saturday 8 December, 9.30am–4pm

Sunday 9 December, 12noon–4pm

Monday 10 to Friday 14 December, 10am–4pm

Saturday 16 December, 12noon–3.30pm

Oldham Parish Church, Oldham, OL1 3UH

Brass Monkeys

Saturday 8th December, 11am–4pm. FREE EVENT

Enjoy traditional music and funky festive sounds at the annual winter brass band festival. See the world famous Foden’s Band and the acclaimed Fairey Band playing alongside Manchester’s newest funk brass ensemble Twisted Tubes. An array of brilliant local brass bands from across Oldham and Saddleworth will also be performing classic festive songs throughout the day.

Parliament Square and Oldham Parish Church, Oldham, OL1 3UH.

Christmas Fun At Spindles Town Square

Every Saturday from Saturday 24th November to Saturday 15th December, 11am–3pm. FREE EVENT.

Head over to Spindles Town Square for FREE Christmas Fun. Over the festive period there will be seasonal characters making special appearances, crafts, face painting and balloon modelling. You will even be able to create your own Christmas card using green screen images or if you need to relax you can sit back and enjoy festive favourites with The Small Cinema. Suitable for ages 3-10 years.

For more information see here.

Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, George Street, Oldham, OL1 1HD


Santa’s Grotto

Saturday 10th November to Monday 24th December

Visit Santa in his Grotto at Spindles Town Centre Square Shopping Centre and let him know what you would like to be opening on Christmas Day. See here for a full list of times, dates and prices.

Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, George Street, Oldham, OL1 1HD


The Music Centre Junior Christmas Festival

Wednesday 5th December, 7pm – Adults £6, Concessions £3, Family (2+2) £15

Again this year the Oldham Music Centre is proud to present a festive concert given by its youngest musicians. The show will feature bands, choirs and orchestras performing both well-known and new music for the season. Tickets can be booked here or call  0161 770 5660/email

The Queen Elizabeth Hall, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1QJ

The Music Centre Senior Christmas Festival

Sunday 9th December, 3pm – Adults £8, Concessions £5, Family (2+2) £21

The Music Centre’s Christmas Festival will showcase Oldham’s most accomplished young musicians in a programme of traditional favourites. A great way to start your family’s festive celebrations. See here for booking or call 0161 770 5660 or email

The Queen Elizabeth Hall, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1QJ


Hansel and Gretal OLDHAM LIBRARY

15 December 2018 29 December 2018 Book Now

Oldham Theatre Workshop’s professional company are back with one of the world’s best loved fairy tales.

Oldham Library, Greeves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL



There’s plenty more Pantomimes and Christmas shows on over the festive period throughout Greater Manchester, see here.