5 Things You Need to Know About the Indie Oxford Christmas Market

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The annual Indie Oxford Christmas Market is back this Saturday 26th November at Tap Social Taproom, Botley.

Join us from 11am to enjoy a handpicked selection of indie stalls, teeming with fantastic, local goodies. There’s plenty to get stuck into, here are 5 things you really need to know!


Christmas Outfit Competition

Christmas Outfit Competition

To make the Christmas Market even better this year, we’re inviting guests to don their best Christmas outfits, to be in with a chance to win the most EPIC hamper prize ever! We have rounded up 23 unique prizes from awesome local independent business, worth over £400!! Yes, it really is this simple: wow us with your Christmas outfit and you could win!

Indie Oxford Christmast Market Tap Social

16 awesome indie traders! 

We have rounded up 16 indie businesses to host stalls, there will be such a fantastic range of goods available, it really will be the perfect spot for some Christmas gift shopping.

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Fun for all the family!

Local children’s holiday camp and activity provider House of Fun will be hosting Santa’s grotto from 11:00 – 12:30.

What you need to know:

Entry to the market is FREE, however the children’s activity hosted by House of Fun is £5 per child.

This includes an opportunity to meet Santa and participate in a festively awesome craft activity while you shop!

Tag @houseoffunuk on Instagram!

Tap Social Taproom Oxford

Food & drinks available all day!

Delicious pizza from Proof Social Bakehouse will be available all day and Tap Social will be serving their usual line up of criminally good beer, as well as festive mulled drinks that sure to get you into the Christmas spirit!

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Christmas Wreath making with Bicycle Blooms

Finally, Bicycle Blooms will be delivering a wonderful wreath making workshop. Does it get any more festive than that? Bookings required in advance.

The market is on from 11am until 5pm this Saturday 26th November. Botley Jazz Band will be providing live music for all to enjoy, from 2pm!

Be sure to come on down and support your local businesses.

See you on Saturday, folks!


The Indie Oxford Christmas market signals the start of Christmas for us so we can’t wait! It’s always a great event where we get to meet customers both old and new but also catch up with some of the other great independent businesses around Oxford.
It’s a brilliant opportunity for people to get a headstart on their Christmas shopping, discover some exciting brands and show their support for local independent businesses, which is needed now more than ever!” 
Ashley, Wonky Food Co.

 “What I’m most looking forward to during the market is for people to discover and touch our products and see the quality for themselves. As an online small business, it’s not always easy to gauge the products and seeing them in real life is another experience!” Maud Schmitt, Maudika

I really enjoy seeing people shop local and its always lovely to have local customers! I love selling in person, chatting with customers in real life is always great. There are such a great selection of local businesses selling a real mix of fantastic products. I’m excited to be at Tap Social too. I feel like it will be the perfect venue for a drink and some Christmas shopping.” Anna, Custom Made

“I love the independent oxford community, you meet amazing people who all love to shop small and support their local communities, and I love being able to share my story, and enjoy seeing what scents people like, everyone likes something different! I also love meeting other traders, were all in the same boat.” Sasha, Lords Fragrance House

“I just love meeting up with the other traders, it gives me a real sense of belonging and it’s always so amazing to see what other independents are doing – Everyone is so fantastically inventive and creative! The set up and organisation is brilliant, and everyone is made to feel incredibly welcome. Being able to showcase my small biz in front of so many new faces is a must at this time of year, and it really is the most positive way to do it, everyone is so supportive from the organisers to the shoppers … it really does sum up the spirit of Christmas festiveness.” Amanda, Rainbow and Spoon

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