Indie Oxford Christmas Market returns to the Tap Social Tap Room celebrating local business

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Join us at Tap Social’s awesome Botley Tap Room on Saturday 26th November from 11 am – 5 pm for our epic Christmas Market. It’ll be buzzing with a handpicked collection of incredible indie stalls teeming with amazing gifts. PLUS get festive with Bicycle Blooms’ first wreath making workshop of the season, win a stellar Christmas hamper in our unmissable Christmas outfit competition, get into the festive spirit with seasonal drinks and street food, and bring the family along to meet Father Christmas in House of Fun’s Santa’s Grotto.

Indie Oxford Christmast Market Tap Social


Amy Surman Oxford

Amy Surman Jewellery

Your one-stop-shop for beautiful handmade jewellery and handmade jewellery making kits. Lots of festive themed pieces will be on sale here and EVERYTHING is designed and made at Amy’s home studio in Cowley.

YOU Underwear

Y.O.U Underwear

The comfiest most ethical underwear you’ll ever wear, and what’s more, they have a buy-one-give-two promise, meaning they donate two pairs for every pair you purchase.

Hoyles of Oxford

Hoyles of Oxford

Quintessentially Oxford. Hoyles is an independent, family-run games shop based on Oxford’s High Street and they will be selling all the old classic games like chess, backgammon, board games and more.

Annabels Patisserie Oxfordshire

Annabel’s Patisserie

Indulge in delicious artisan chocolates, macarons, confectionary created in Annabel’s micro patisserie in Mollington, Oxfordshire. Excellent as gifts, or for you to enjoy yourself!

Custom Made Oxford

Custom Made

Custom Made is a wonderful jewellery and accessories brand designed by Anna Butler. The ranges on offer at the market mix delicate and statement pieces and LOTS of colour!

Maudika Oxford Baby Blanket

Maudika Baby

Adorable and luxurious handmade baby apparel and blankets in Liberty fabrics, organic cottons and cashmere. All handmade here in Oxfordshire.

Jessie's Art Shed

Jessie’s Art Shed

Jessie’s Art Shed is an awesome art shop collaborating with local artists and hosting brilliant workshops for all ages. Head to this stall for a range of art products, including kits, supplies, jewellery and more!

Wonky Food Oxford relishes

The Wonky Food Company

A feast for your tastebuds, from a wonderful local company that’s committed to tackling food wastage. Delicious relishes made from imperfect and surplus but perfectly tasty fruit and veg will be on sale here – yum!

Rainbow and Spoon

Rainbow and Spoon Boutique

Unique gifts and accessories available from this well-loved boutique. Expect colour, beautiful fabrics and designs. Sure to be an eye-catching stall with an abundance of awesome gift options.

Sarah Franklin Design

Sarah Franklin Design

Sarah Franklin Design is a gorgeous local design and illustration business, that sells a variety of products featuring Sarah’s beautiful illustrations, including greeting cards, stationery, mugs and homewares. Perfect as gifts or you may decide to keep them for yourself!

Ducky Zebra Oxfordshire

Ducky Zebra

Gender neutral clothing for babies and children up to six years old. These designs are full of unique features, one in particular is that every item includes a hidden splash ‘power button’, which acts as a physical reminder for children to splash kindness and confidence, how cool is that?! For every garment bought, they donate £1 to charity. Love.

Lords Fragrance

Lord’s Fragrance House

A treat for the senses! Beautiful interior scent products made in Oxfordshire, using natural oils, sustainable natural waxes, and eco-friendly packaging. Perfect for Christmas gifts! Sure to keep your home smelling and looking absolutely glorious.


Hannah Hill Collection

BRAND NEW indie business selling unique home decor made from eco-friendly composite material, Jesmonite. As well as Christmas ornaments and Jesmonite kits!

Cranston Pickles hamper

Cranston Pickles

We love Cranston Pickles! What is not to love? Local, sustainable and seasonal homemade pickles, chutneys and jams – yum!

Jam Puppy

Jampuppy Design Studio

Cute and colourful cards, tea towels, prints and accessories featuring awesome illustrations! Grab a business card too if you’re looking for some custom graphic design for your business!

Upcycled Bag Lady

The Upcycled Bag Lady

Upcycled bags and crafts sold to raise funds for charity, supporting homeless people in Oxfordshire this winter. Doing GOOD!

Something new for this year – fun for the kiddies!

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!

Booking opens later this week!

Christmas Outfit Competition

Take part in the annual Christmas Outfit Competition to be in with a chance to win an EPIC (no, seriously – it is EPIC) Christmas hamper full of amazing gifts from indie’s across Oxfordshire.

Watch this space for hamper reveal!

All you have to do is:

  1. Wear a Christmas outfit to the Christmas Market
  2. Get snapped by a member of the Christmas market team
  3. Cross your fingers for the win!

Wear your favourite Christmas jumper, go all out as a Christmas elf or make an extravagant festive pompom headband, we can’t wait to see your outfit!

Good luck!

The market is on from 11am until 5pm Saturday 26th November, be sure to come on down and support your local businesses.


“We absolutely love hosting these Christmas markets, showcasing some of Oxfordshire’s fabulous Indie businesses and bringing everyone together. Many independent businesses in Oxford are run by one person, or a very small group, so it’s great to get together with other local businesses in a great location like the Taproom, with mulled drinks, fun for the kids and live music. There’s always a lovely community buzz at these events and it’s a joy to be part of.” Rosie, Independent Oxford


 “Tap Social has been a proud member of Independent Oxford from the beginning, and we always love collaborating with other like-minded local businesses at our venues,” says co-founder and director Tess Taylor. “Hosting the Christmas market is super fun, and this year we’ll have live music, stalls from around 15 indie traders, fantastic food, drinks, and loads of Christmas cheer. We can’t wait to welcome everyone!” Tess, Tap Social Movement

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