The unmissable Christmas markets in Oxford and across Oxfordshire
Ditch the department stores and wrap up all your Christmas shopping at Oxfordshire’s best festive markets and fairs for 2021. 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 18 months 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 2021 as they are announced. But in the meantime, be sure to explore our section on Christmas in Oxfordshire.
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.
There’s always an array of stallholders at this buzzing festive market in St Mary Magdalene Church in Woodstock where residents and visitors can shop for Christmas while supporting small independent businesses.
Featuring many local artists, designer-makers and selected guests, the 2021 Oxford Christmas Arts Market takes place on 04 and 05 December in the beautiful and iconic setting of Broad Street Oxford, in the shadow of many of the City’s famous landmarks.
We are very hopeful that the Oxford Christmas Market will return to the heart of the city on beautiful and historic Broad Street in 2021 and looking forward to 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.