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Christmas lights in Oxfordshire

Even though there are so many places selling Christmas lights, shopping for them can be exhausting and frustrating, simply because the shops are teeming with customers desperate to buy them too. By visiting The Garden Centre Guide, you will be able to enjoy shopping for your lights at your leisure, without all the frustration of going from shop to shop, battling through the crowds and possibly go home empty-handed. 

With The Garden Centre Guide, you can do a quick search to find garden centres close to where you live and browse through the wide variety of stunning outdoor lights they have to offer and buy the ones that you feel suit your needs best. No frustration, just a really pleasant experience.
 

Safety tips for hanging your outdoor Christmas lights

It’s a lot of fun decorating the outside of your home for Christmas and when you have outdoor lights to hang up, the effect is absolutely spectacular. However, there are some important things you need to adhere to when hanging your lights to make sure that your Christmas is the happy, cheerful one you want it to be, such as:

  • Use only lights designated for outdoor use – indoor lights won’t be able to cope with weather conditions and will break down faster
  • Use the correct bulbs – don’t be tempted to use 7-volt bulbs because they are bigger and burn brighter. They also burn hotter than regular lights so carry more risk of causing a fire, especially when hanging close to gutters that are filled with dried leaves
  • Built-in fuses – ensure that there are built-in fuses (sometimes situated in the actual plug) on your strings of outdoor lights
  • Replace blown bulbs immediately – if a bulb has blown on your lights, replace it as soon as possible with a bulb that has precisely the same wattage
  • Use only tried and tested lights – check that the lights you buy have been tried and tested by a reliable testing laboratory. If they haven’t been verified, then don’t use them!
     

Install your lights the right way

  • It’s not a good idea to tap into your home’s feeder line to get power to your Christmas lights and don’t use them for hanging outdoor decorations either
  • Nails, metal staples and nails should be avoided when securing outdoor lights. Insulated hooks should be used instead, with lights being strung as tightly as possible to prevent them from being damaged by the wind
  • Don’t connect more than three strings of lights to an extension cord and make sure the extension cord is one specially made for outdoor use
  • It is very important that the plugs for your outdoor lights are plugged into a ground fault circuit interrupter(GFCI)-protected outlet
  • After Christmas remove your outdoor lights carefully as pulling them will result in the bulbs breaking and the wires coming away from the sockets

After buying your outdoor Christmas lights through The Garden Centre Guide, simply follow the above safety hints and tips, then decorating your garden will be the happy, fun experience that it should be for you and your family. It will also be the perfect time to teach your children about the importance of handling electrical items safely. If installed correctly, your decorated garden and its display of sparkling outdoor lights will be an absolute hit in your whole neighbourhood!

A40 Nursery and Garden Centre

67 Old Witney Road Eynsham
Witney, OX29 4PU

Abingdon Garden Plants

Lodge Hill
Abingdon, OX14 2JD

Applegarth Nurseries

Banbury Road
Chipping Norton, OX7 5SY

B&Q Abingdon

11, Nuffield Way
Abingdon, OX14 1RL

B&Q Banbury

Marley Way Industrial Estate
Banbury, OX16 2RL

B&Q Witney

Thorney Leys Park Ducklington
Witney, OX28 4GF

Bampton Garden Plants

Buckland Road
Bampton, OX18 2AA

Barn Farm

Wardington
Banbury, OX17 1SN

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre

Bicester Avenue, Oxford Road
Bicester, OX25 2NY

Burford Garden Company

Shilton Road
Burford, OX18 4PA

Cassington Nurseries

Yarnton Road
Witney, OX29 4DY

Charlton Park Garden Centre

Charlton Road
Wantage, OX12 8EP

Chilton, A Wyevale Garden Centre

Newbury Road Chilton
Didcot, OX11 0QN

Chinnor Garden Centre

Thame Road
Chinnor, OX39 4QS

Eldridge Growers

Oak Cottage, Ardley Road
Bicester, OX25 4AD

Farnborough Garden Centre

The Bungalow
Banbury, OX17 1EL

Fieldfare Nurseries

Field Fair
Witney, OX29 8AA

Freeland Gardens

Freeland Gardens Cottage, Wroslyn Road
Witney, OX29 8AQ

Hillier Garden Centre Banbury

Compton Road
Banbury, OX16 2PR

Hilltop Garden Centre & Nursery

Witney Road
Chipping Norton, OX7 3AS

Homebase Abingdon

Marcham Road
Abingdon, OX14 1BY

Homebase Banbury

Southam Road
Banbury, OX16 2AD

Homebase Bicester

Launton Rd Retail Park, Launton Rd
Bicester, OX26 4JQ

Homebase Oxford Botley Road

Unit 1 Seacourt Towers
Oxford, OX2 0JJ

Homebase Oxford Cowley

Horsepath Driftway
Oxford, OX3 7JN

Lashlake Nurseries

Chinnor Road
Thame, OX9 3QZ

M J Gee

Garden Cottage, Pyrton
Watlington, OX49 5AN

Marcham Plants

Hyde Farm Nurseries, Abingdon Road
Abingdon, OX13 6NX

Mill View Plant Centre

Ladder Hill
Oxford, OX33 1HY

Millets Farm Garden Centre - Frosts

Kingston Road Frilford
Abingdon, OX13 5HB

Newington Nurseries

Newington
Wallingford, OX10 7AW

Nicholson Nurseries

The Park, North Aston
Bicester, OX25 6HL

North Leigh Garden Centre

101 Park Road
Witney, OX29 6SB

Notcutts Garden Centre-Oxford

Mattocks Nurseries Nuneham Courtenay
Oxford, OX44 9PY

Oxford Garden Centre

Southern By Pass
South Hinksey, OX1 5AR

Pivotal Contracts

The Old Dairy, Prescott Manor, Cropredy
Banbury, OX17 1PF

Purely Plants

142A Wantage Road
Wallingford, OX10 0LU

Root One

High Road
Wallingford, OX10 0PT

Susie Bond

142A Wantage Road
Wallingford, OX10 0LU

Toad Hall Garden Centre

Marlow Road
Henley on Thames, RG9 3AG

Waterperry Gardens

Wheatley
Oxford, OX33 1JZ

Wickes Banbury

SOUTHAM ROAD
BANBURY, OX16 2RR

Wickes Bicester

LAUNTON ROAD
BICESTER, OX26 6PZ

Wickes Oxford

Botley Road
Oxford, Ox2 0Ha

Wilkinson Banbury

20/23 Bridge Street
Banbury, OX16 5PN

Wilkinson Bicester

3 Market Square, Bicester
Bicester, OX26 6AA

Wilkinson Cowley

Unit B, 1-2 The Square, Templars Square Shopping Centre
Cowley, OX4 3UZ

Wilkinson Didcot

Market Place
Didcot, OX11 7LE

Wyatt

Cottage Farm, Church Road
Chipping Norton, OX7 6LF

Wyatts

Hill Barn Farm
Chipping Norton, OX7 5SH

Yarnton Home & Garden

Sandy Lane
Kidlington, OX5 1PA