The decorated City Sightseeing Oxford open-top bus will tour several communities on Saturday as part of the Christmas Light Festival. Following the popularity of the Christmas Light Bus last year Oxford Bus Company has teamed up with Oxford City Council, JACKfm, Oxford Business Park and City of Oxford College to ensure its return.
The glistening bus will drive through the streets of Oxford between 3pm and 8pm stopping at the Oxford Christmas Light Festival’s main hubs. Destinations will include Oxford, Blackbird Leys and Cutteslowe. Please check the Oxford Bus Company website and social media for maps of the routes.
Christmas songs will be played on-board by JACKfm and the Oxford Bus Company team will hand out sweets to everyone who goes to see the bus at the stopping points. Specially designed artwork created by local artists Mani and City of Oxford College students will be displayed in the bus windows. For those not able to go out to see the festive vehicle Oxford Bus Company will broadcast the tour live on Facebook so people can watch from home.
Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company Managing Director said: “The Christmas Light Bus delivered so much joy during a challenging time last year that we felt it was important to bring it back again. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our partners and we’re pleased to be giving something back at Christmas.”
The locations and approximate timings will be as follows:
15:00 – Route Start – Cowley House Depot, Watlington Road
15:15 – Driving near Templar’s Square, Cowley
15:30 – Rose Hill Community Centre Stopping Point Arrival
16:00 – Rose Hill Community Centre Stopping Point Departure
16:10 – Driving through Sandford-on-Thames
16:30 – Blackbird Leys Community Centre Stopping Point Arrival
17:00 – Blackbird Leys Community Centre Stopping Point Departure
17:10 – Driving via Cowley Road
17:15 – Driving through Marston
17:30 – Cutteslowe Community Centre Stopping Point Arrival
18:00 – Cutteslowe Community Centre Stopping Point Departure
18:05 – Drive via Woodstock Road
18:20 – Oxford City Centre, Broad Street (Short Stopping Point for 5 mins)
18:40 – Oxford City Centre, High Street (Short Stopping Point for 5 mins)
19:00 – Oxford Seacourt Park&Ride (Short Stopping Point for 5 mins)
19:30 – Driving through Barton
19:40 – Driving through Risinghurst
19:50 – Driving through Wood Farm