Christmas Events In Oldham

Enjoy the run up to Christmas with these family fun events in Oldham Town Centre. (Keep checking back as I keep updating)

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Jack and the Beanstalk At Oldham Coliseum

FI FI FO FUM, Christmas in Oldham is cracking good fun!

Oldham Coliseum’s nationally renowned pantomime has been putting the extra sparkle into the festive season for generations! You won’t be disappointed, this years panto is Jack and the Beanstalk and it’s set to be a fantastic family fun filled show!

I’ve been to see the panto at Oldham Coliseum for the last few years and am always amazed! You can read my review of Cinderella from last year.

For more information and to book your tickets see here.

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


Christmas Tree Festival

Friday 6th December – Sunday 15th 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 6 December, 7pm (opening launch)

Saturday 7th December, 10am-3pm

Sunday 8th December, 12noon–4pm

Monday 9th to Friday 13th December, 10.30am–3pm

Saturday 14 December, 10am–3pm

Sunday 15th December, 12noon-4pm

Oldham Parish Church, Oldham, OL1 3UH


Brass Monkeys

Saturday 7th December, 11am–4pm. FREE EVENT

Enjoy traditional music and funky festive sounds at the annual winter brass band festival. See the world famous Black Dyke Band and the acclaimed Oldham band playing alongside Birmingham’s Heavy Beat Brass Band. 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 23rd November to Saturday 14th December, 11.30am–3.30pm. FREE EVENT.

Head over to Spindles Town Square for FREE Christmas Fun. Over the festive period there will be festive 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. 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 16th November to Tuesday 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 11th 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 musicservice@oldham.gov.uk

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


The Secret of Christmas Eve OLDHAM LIBRARY

10th December 2018 to 28th December 2018 Book Now

After the success of last year’s Hansel and Gretel, Oldham Theatre Workshop’s professional company are back with another magical family Christmas show.

Oldham Library, Greeves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL