OXFORD — Traditionally the first weekend in December has been “Christmas on the Creek” in Oxford, with the lighting of holiday decorations, concerts, holiday shopping sales, teas, breakfast with Santa and more.
A big part of the weekend has always been the Holy Trinity Christmas Bazaar. People lined up before the doors opened to get their pick of the unique, handmade Christmas wreaths, primarily made by members of the Oxford Garden Club.
Out of concerns for the health and safety of residents and volunteers during the pandemic, the 2020 bazaar has been canceled. The Oxford Business Association stepped in to help fill the void and, working with Oxford nonprofits, has put together an online, pre-order Wreath Sale.
Member organizations have each designed unique wreaths that will be available for online ordering through the Business Association website until Nov. 29. Photos of each design prototype will be on the website, and several have options such as bow color.
During the first week of December volunteers will don their Santa elf hats and produce the wreaths for contactless, drive-thru pick-up from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Oxford Community Center.
Proceeds from the sales will go to each participating organization: The Oxford Museum, the Oxford Garden Club, the Oxford Fire Company Auxiliary and the Oxford Community Center.
Go to www.portofoxford.com to see photos, get more information and order your wreath. All orders must be placed before Nov. 29.
The Oxford Business Association works to promote the town of Oxford and to provide a positive business environment for its members to achieve cultural, civic, economic and business goals and contribute to the prosperity and vitality of the Oxford community.
Visit www.portofoxford.com for more information.