Charming Christmas Markets in Oxfordshire

Oxford City & Oxfordshire | Magazine 

christmas markets in oxfordshire

The festive spirit in Oxfordshire becomes an enchanting journey as Christmas markets come to life. When the air turns crisp and the streets are adorned with twinkling lights, these markets transform the county into a winter wonderland.

With their charming stalls, brimming with unique gifts, artisanal treats, and a joyful atmosphere, Oxfordshire’s Christmas markets are the perfect places to find that special something and immerse yourself in the magic of the season. Whether you’re sipping on mulled wine, browsing handcrafted treasures, or simply soaking in the Christmas holiday ambiance, these markets are great places to visit.

Travel Back in Time at the Bicester Victorian Christmas Market 2023

Dates: 2nd December to 3rd December 2023
Location: Sheep Street, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 6JB

Get ready to visit the Bicester Victorian Christmas Market 2023, a cherished event hosted by LSD Promotions. Taking place over the weekend of Saturday, 2nd December and Sunday 3rd December, this market offers two days of festive enchantment that transport you straight into the heart of Victorian splendour.

A Victorian Wonderland: Imagine strolling down cobbled streets adorned with festive decorations, surrounded by the charm and elegance of a bygone era. At the Bicester Victorian Christmas Market, this enchanting vision becomes a reality. As you step into this winter wonderland, you’ll find yourself immersed in the sights, sounds, and delights of Victorian Britain.

Charming Stalls: One of the highlights of this market is its 100 charming stalls, each brimming with unique treasures waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re searching for exquisite handmade crafts, vintage ornaments, or delectable seasonal treats, you’re sure to find that perfect something special here.

Live Entertainment: The Bicester Victorian Christmas Market is not just about shopping. Enjoy the heart-warming performances of street artists and entertainers who will whisk you away to the Victorian era.

Free & Ticketless: To ensure that everyone can experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas, the Bicester Victorian Christmas Market is not only a ticketless event but also absolutely free to attend. So, gather your loved ones, wrap up warm, and get ready to be transported back in time at the Bicester Victorian Christmas Market 2023.

Experience the Magic of Christmas at Cogges Manor Farm’s Christmas Market

Dates: 25th November to 26th November 2023 – Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Cogges Manor Farm, Witney

As the Christmas holiday season approaches, Cogges Manor Farm in Witney transforms into a winter wonderland, inviting you to their enchanting Cogges Christmas Market in the Barns. Set against the picturesque backdrop of this historic farm, this festive market is a delightful opportunity to soak up the holiday spirit, enjoy Christmas shopping, and enjoy some tasty treats.

Adults: £3
Children: £1 (FREE for Season Ticket holders)
For Cogges Season Ticket holders, entry is free

A Curated Shopping Experience: Step into a world of festive charm as you explore a carefully curated collection of local traders nestled within the rustic Barns of Cogges Manor Farm. Here, you’ll discover a diverse array of artisan arts and crafts, unique gifts, homewares, accessories, and delectable treats. Whether you’re searching for the perfect Christmas present or a little something to treat yourself, you’re bound to find it here.

Festive Delights: No Christmas market is complete without the scents and flavours of the season. Immerse yourself in the aroma of mulled wine and freshly baked mince pies. And for those who want to bring the magic of Christmas into their homes, there will be Christmas trees available for sale, ensuring your festive season is as merry and bright as can be.

No Need to Pre-Book: One of the best things about the Cogges Christmas Market is its accessibility. There’s no need to pre-book; simply turn up on the day. Be sure to take both cash and card payments to make the most of this delightful market.

Embrace the Magic of a Bygone Era: Banbury Victorian Christmas Market 2023

Dates: 24th November 24th to 26th November 2023
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire

Get ready to step back in time at the Banbury Victorian Christmas Market 2023, hosted by LSD Promotions. From Friday, 24th November to Sunday 26th November, for three unforgettable days of festive enchantment. It’s a journey to a bygone era that you won’t want to miss.

A Victorian Wonderland: As you approach Banbury during this magical time, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of a Dickens novel. The town is transformed into a Victorian wonderland, with charming decorations, twinkling lights, and a joyful festive atmosphere.

Charming Stalls and Unique Treasures: Banbury Victorian Christmas Market boasts 120 charming stalls, each filled with unique treasures waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re seeking beautifully crafted gifts, delightful holiday decorations, or delicious seasonal treats, you’ll find an array of choices that capture the essence of the season.

Street Performers and Live Entertainment: This market is not just a shopping experience; it’s a complete immersion into the Victorian era. While you explore the stalls, you’ll encounter delightful street performers who will entertain and amaze you with their talents.

Plan Your Visit with Banbury BID: To make the most of your festive visit, be sure to check out Banbury BID. They have everything you need to know about visiting the beautiful town of Banbury during Christmas. Whether you need information about parking, details on special events, recommendations for dining at local restaurants, or insights into attractions, Banbury BID is your go-to resource for planning your visit.

Free Admission: The Banbury Victorian Christmas Market 2023 is free to attend.

Experience the Magic of a Victorian Christmas at Oxford Victorian Christmas Market 2023

Dates: Thursday 16th November to Sunday 19th November
Location: Broad Street, Oxford

Step back in time at the much-anticipated Oxford Victorian Christmas Market! From Thursday, 16th November, to Sunday, 19th November, the historic Broad Street in Oxford will be transformed into a festive wonderland like no other.

A Festive Extravaganza: This charming event invites you to relive the bygone era while enjoying the best of the Christmas holiday season. As you step onto Broad Street, you’ll be greeted by the cheerful melodies of live music, the delightful aroma of festive food and drinks, and an array of street entertainment.

Artisan Treasures: The Oxford Victorian Christmas Market is a treasure trove of artisanal delights. Explore a diverse range of stalls offering unique, handcrafted gifts, vintage-inspired decorations, and one-of-a-kind trinkets. It’s the perfect place to find that exceptional present for your loved ones.

Delicious Festive Fare: Indulge your taste buds with a wide array of delectable festive treats. From piping hot mulled wine to scrumptious mince pies and other culinary delights, there’s no shortage of options to satisfy your cravings as you wander through this magical market.

A Street of Merriment: Broad Street itself comes alive with the spirit of Christmas. Witness captivating street performances, enchanting acts, and a lively ambiance that will transport you to a world of Victorian charm.

Discover Festive Treasures at Millets Farm Centre’s Christmas Craft & Gift Market

Dates: 9th November to 10th November – Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Lakeview Suite, Millets Farm Centre

Get into the Christmas holiday spirit early this year with a visit to Millets Farm Centre’s Christmas Craft & Gift Market. This delightful market brings together over 30 talented artisan stallholders, creating the perfect opportunity to kickstart your Christmas shopping.

Unique Festive Finds: At the Christmas Craft & Gift Market, you’ll find a treasure trove of unique and beautifully crafted items. From stunning jewellery pieces that make for memorable gifts to aromatic candles that will infuse your home with the scents of the season, there’s something to delight everyone. Explore a diverse selection of homewares and artworks that are sure to add a touch of festive charm to your living space.

Save the Date: Mark your calendar for November 9th and 10th, and make your way to the Lakeview Suite, located above the Farmhouse Kitchen Restaurant at Millets Farm Centre. The market opens its doors at 10:00 AM and continues until 4:00 PM on both days. Best of all, admission to this enchanting event is absolutely FREE!

Waterperry Christmas Market: A Festive Delight in Oxfordshire’s Countryside

Dates: 25th November to 26th November
Location: Lakeview Suite, Millets Farm Centre

Embrace the enchanting spirit of the Christmas holiday season at the Waterperry Christmas Market, a delightful event nestled within the picturesque Waterperry Gardens near Wheatley, Oxfordshire. On the weekend of Saturday, 25th November, and Sunday, 26th November 26th, from 10 am to 4 pm (with the site open till 5 pm), this market promises a great event for all.

A Seasonal Wonderland: As you step into the market’s new home, nestled under the cover of the charming plant area, you’ll be greeted by a festive wonderland. Explore a myriad of Arts and Craft Stalls adorned with gorgeous handmade gift ideas, each crafted with love and creativity. It’s the perfect opportunity to find that one-of-a-kind present.

Christmas Shopping Extravaganza: Waterperry Gardens invites you to indulge in the joy of Christmas shopping. Roam through the Gallery, Gift Barn, and Christmas Shop, where you’ll discover a treasure trove of festive delights. Whether you’re seeking decorations to adorn your home or unique gifts that will bring smiles to faces, this market has you covered.


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