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Oxford Named One of "America's 25 Best Small Towns for Christmas" by Country Living Magazine

Oxonians crowd the Square for the 2017 annual lighting of the Christmas tree.

By Talbert Toole
Lifestyles Editor
talbert.toole@hottytoddy.com
While an abundance of out-of-towners come to the Grove for football gamedays in the fall, visitors say Oxford is also a wonderful place to spend Christmas. 
Country Living Magazine named Oxford as one of “America’s 25 Best Small Towns for Christmas” July 30.
The snippet stated Oxonians have a clear understanding of Christmas giving with the town’s Gingerbread Village—a gingerbread town built by locals and located in the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The village supports local food banks, such as the Oxford Pantry, and encourages attendees to donate non-perishable food items.
Photo courtesy of Country Living Magazine.

In addition to the village, Oxford hosts an Ornament Auction during the Christmas season, which sells original Christmas decorations made by local artists to raise money for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council.


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