Fun, Festive Things to Do Around Oxford This Weekend

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, come to Oxford. There are several things happening around our city this weekend that are fun for the entire family. From ballets to football games, meeting Santa Claus and playing with therapy dogs, you are sure to find something fun and exciting to do this weekend!

HottyToddy.com has worked hard all week to compile a list of this weekend’s activities for you and your family to enjoy:

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Let your children eat with Santa Claus at Chick-fil-a

Have Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-a

Bring the kids to have breakfast with Santa Claus at Chick-fil-a on Jackson Avenue on Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Shop at the Oxford Maker’s Market

From 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. the Oxford Maker’s Market will have 20 vendors offering diverse handmade and homegrown goods to enjoy for this holiday season. The children will have their own art market area as well with five vendors. Find them in the Powerhouse Community Arts Center off the Jackson Avenue.

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Santa’s Polar Express-themed workshop at the University Museum

Visit Santa’s Workshop at the University Museum

On Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. the University Museum on the Ole Miss campus will feature their Polar Express-themed Santa’s workshop. This free event will also feature a gingerbread village and “elf mobiles” for your family to tour. Learn more about this event at hottytoddy.com!

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Cheer on the Oxford Chargers

On Dec. 5, the Oxford Charger will play the Wayne County War Eagles for the 5A state championship at the Vaught-Hemingway stadium at 7 p.m.

Fans can come out and support the team all day Saturday prior to kick off with a tailgate beginning at Noon in the Grove, a pep rally at 4:40 p.m. in front of the Union. At 5 p.m., the Chargers will make their path down the Walk of Champions to the stadium. Read more about the Oxford Chargers and this weekend’s game at here.

Attend the MHSAA Football Championship

Football, football and more football! Expect to see high school football fans out and about in Oxford and at Ole Miss this weekend as they compete for the MHSAA Football Championship at the Vaught-Hemingway stadium. The event starts today, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. The cost to attend the games is $10.

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The “Nutcracker” preformed by the Oxford Ballet

Watch the “Nutcracker” at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center

The Oxford Ballet will preform the “Nutcracker” on Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 6, at 2:30 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. General admission is $10 and reserved seating is $15. Tickets are available at the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (662-226-6429) or at the door one hour before show time.

Read more about the “Nutcracker” and the Oxford Ballet here.

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Members of the Mockingbird Music Ensemble

Hear the Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble at Paris Yates Chapel

The Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble will present a free concert on Dec. 6 at Paris Yates Chapel on the Ole Miss campus. The concert will feature tenor Jos Milton, and it will start at 3 p.m. This year, the theme is “Dreaming of Winters Past.” Read more about the ensemble and its connection to Ole Miss here.

View Bozarts Gallery’s Eight Annual Holiday Miniature Show

Bozarts Gallery’s Eight Annual Holiday Miniature Show in Water Valley will open this season on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 6 through 9 p.m.

This year’s show will feature a vast diversity of arts including painting, pottery, glass arts, jewelry, photography, fabric and silk screen art, wood and metal work, print making and other artistic expressions. Read more about the gallery here.

Rebel and Minnie, Oxford Therapets
Rebel and Minnie, Oxford Therapets

Ole Miss Students: Take a break from studying and Pet-a-Pup 

On Dec. 5 and 6, students can attend Pet-a-Pup at the J.D. Williams Library. Lisa Brooks, secretary and treasurer for Oxford Therapets, a local chapter of Love on a Leash, said students are able to pet and play with therapy dogs in the library classroom 106 D from 3-5 p.m. this weekend.

Whatever you decide to do this weekend, be safe and have fun. Let these folks know that Hottytoddy.com sent you, and send us your photos of you and your family and friends having fun around Oxford this weekend.

Hotty Toddy and Merry Christmas!


Emily Newton is a staff writer for hottytoddy.com and the editor for Experience Oxford magazine. Emily’s favorite Christmas movies are “Elf” and “The Santa Claus.” She can be reached at emily.newton@hottytoddy.com.

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