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November 18th 2004

Banbury

Posh and Becks look-a-likes will be in in Banbury to turn on the town's Christmas lights. Look-a-likes Matt Middleton and Nerys Jones will take to the stage at 7.30pm with town mayor Surinder Dhesi switching on the Christmas lights.

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November 25th 2004


Bicester

BBC Oxford's Anne Diamond will be turning on the lights at the Market Square in Bicester at 7.15pm.

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November 27th 2004


Oxford

Shoppers in Oxford will be able to see the Christmas lights at the switch-on ceremony in the city centre.

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November 27th 2004


Woodstock

At 5pm the Woodstock Christmas lights will be turned on by the Town Mayor, Councillor Pauline Richardson.

The town square will be candle-lit and there will be a lantern procession and carols by the Marlborough School Choir. There will be mulled wine and chestnuts (proceeds to charity); retailers will stay open until 7.00 pm for an unforgettable shopping by candlelight experience.

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November 30th 2004


Abingdon Extravaganza


This year Abingdon takes on a jungle theme. The evening will include a grand parade, the switching on of the Christmas lights (turned on by local author Paul Gustafson with the help of Eggbert, the character from his books), and finally a spectacular Firework display.

The shops will be open late for Christmas shopping.

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December 3rd 2004


Thame

Thame will kick off with an evening of dance, music and fun, after the lights are switched on.

If you know any more which we haven't mentioned then please let us know.

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