Ditch the department stores and wrap up all your Christmas shopping at Oxfordshire’s best festive markets and fairs for 2022. Christmas shopping’s never looked as good.
Markets, eh? They’re pretty enjoyable to wander around at nearly every time of year – especially if you go to a bougie one like the Summertown Artisan Farmers Market, where you can spend an entire Sunday afternoon sampling flavoursome treats from street food vendors.
But, at Christmas? Well, that’s when markets really come into their own.
Every year, throughout November and December, Oxfordshire fills with the kind of markets that host fairy-light-lined stalls, festive street food sellers and more.
In fact, whether you’re looking for tasty treats, traditional decorations, handpicked arts and crafts or just shopping for a last-minute present, the county’s selection of yuletide markets are here to help.
It seems especially fitting to spend the run-up to Christmas picking up presents from local markets this year, given what a tough couple of years it’s been for our independent businesses.
As we come out of the pandemic, local makers, creators and traders need your support more than ever and popping to a ceramics fair or a vintage furniture market is a great way to do just that.
Plus, you can’t deny that even a trip to the arty German-style chalet market on Oxford’s iconic Broad Street will be an unbeatable way to serve yourself up some festive feels.
We’ll be updating this page with more details of Christmas markets in Oxfordshire in 2022 as they are announced. But in the meantime, be sure to explore our section on Christmas in Oxfordshire.
This spectacular fair will be set against the backdrop of the floodlit North Front of the Waddesdon Manor with its 20ft Christmas trees and magical light and sound show. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with hand-selected stalls, all housed in charming wooden chalets surrounded by twinkling trees.
Discover more: Christmas at Waddesdon Manor
The Victorian Christmas Market is a themed event on Oxford’s Broad Street with stallholders dressed in Victorian costumes. Expect live music, artisan traders, festive food and drink and street entertainment to complement this wonderful seasonal celebration for the city.
Discover more: Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival 2022
Escape the bustle of the high street and soak up the festive atmosphere of the Christmas market set against the magnificent backdrop of Blenheim Palace, with many designer/maker craft traders housed within wooden chalets in the Great Court offering an assortment of hand-picked, hand-made, irresistible gifts and tempting treats for foodies.
Discover more: Christmas at Blenheim Palace
Get into the Christmas spirit at Waterperry Gardens with several Arts and Craft Stalls offering gorgeous handmade gift ideas and festive food and drink, along with Christmas shopping from the Gallery, Gift Barn and Christmas Shop, and festive events for the children, a shopper’s delight with great gift ideas for all the family.
The Modern Makers Yattendon Christmas Market is brought to you by a collective of handpicked artists, designers, makers, and craftspeople, selling a range of exceptional contemporary art, craft and design. From ceramics and jewellery to textiles and paintings, basketry and bags to woodwork and prints, an abundance of delights will be on display.
The Christmas Market at Cogges Manor Farm will return to the Wheat barn and Barley Barn with over 50 stalls from businesses, crafters and makers offering unique locally-produced handmade gifts, rural crafts, festive decor, and produce, cakes, pies, speciality local beers and ciders, gift bags and hampers.
The Oxford Christmas Market will return to the heart of the city on beautiful and historic Broad Street with market traders offering unusual and handmade gifts and colourful accessories in brightly decorated wooden stalls – along with the sound of choirs singing Christmas carols and the aroma of mulled wine and cinnamon drifting in the air.
Another chance to get into the Christmas spirit at Waterperry Gardens with several Arts and Craft Stalls offering gorgeous handmade gift ideas and festive food and drink, along with Christmas shopping from the Gallery, Gift Barn and Christmas Shop, and festive events for the children, a shopper’s delight with great gift ideas for all the family.