Indie Oxford Edit: Oxfordshire Christmas Markets 2023
With the Indie Oxford Christmas Market just over a week away, we’re definitely starting to get into the festive spirit! Over the next 5 weeks there are some great events across Oxfordshire bringing together local makers, artisans, indies and producers to celebrate all things local. If you’re looking to shop local, find unique and gorgeous gifts, here’s the Indie Oxford edit of Christmas Markets to check out in Oxfordshire in 2023. >>
A date for your diary! Join Indie Oxford at Tap Social’s Taproom in Botley for an awesome Christmas Market jam packed with awesome indies stalls, plus pizza, seasonal drinks and freshly baked goodies from Proof. House of Fun will also be returning with their Santa’s Grotto and kids craft corner.
See you there for oodles of Christmas cheer!
25th November 11:00 – 17:00
Check out the Indie Oxford Christmas Market Gift Inspiration
Announcing Waste2Taste‘s very first Winter Fair. A showcase of local artists, producers, crafters, growers and small businesses of all kind.
The winter fair will be held at the new Waste2Taste café at the Shotover View Centre, which will also be open serving drinks and cakes.
2nd December 10:30-14:30
Flo’s – The Place in the Park festive market will be proudly showcasing independent makers and small businesses.
An evening of festive food and drinks, music and fairy lights in a super cosy atmosphere. The perfect place to start your Christmas gift buying by shopping local.
24th November 18:00-21:00
FESTIVE FUN IN THE COVERED MARKET
Santa Claus is coming to town! A weekend of free festive fun in Oxford’s Covered Market as part of the Oxford Christmas Lights Festival.
As well as a chance to meet Jolly Old Saint Nick, families will be able to take part in interactive tours of the market with What Not Theatre.
Head to The Market Tap by Tap Social so the little ones can write, decorate, and post letters to Santa in a special North Pole Mailbox.
Find out timings and more details of the festive fun here.
NOVEMBER FESTIVE WEEKEND
Oxford Art Market brings artists together with their creative wares. Expect a nice range of stall holders selling paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, textiles, illustrations and designs. Also wreaths and candles for a festive flourish.
Located at James St. Tavern, the café will also be serving brunch and mulled wine! A lovely daytime event, family friendly and a great chance to meet and chat to the creative community in Oxford.
25-26 November 11:00-17:00
CHRISTMAS FAIR AT OXFORD BOTANIC GARDEN
Enjoy two days of festive shopping and entertainment, with a variety of local craftspeople, suppliers, and producers, showcasing everything from vintage homewares and handmade linen to organic skincare and foodie gifts.
There’ll be plenty of delicious food and drink on offer with musicians bringing festive cheer to the Garden with Christmas favourites.
Festive market reimagined at Westgate Oxford. Get ready for an eclectic line-up of attractions, events and experiences at Westgate Oxford this festive season! Keeping sustainability in mind, there will be heaps of hands-on fun in the lead-up to Christmas.
Play your favourite Christmas tunes with The Junk Orchestra’s giant Music Mushrooms, enjoy plenty of delicious food to keep you fuelled and so much more.
24th November – 22nd December
YATTENDON WINTER MARKET
With the festive season around the corner a trip to the Christmas-tree growing village of Yattendon is a must.
Modern Makers Collective returns for the Yattendon Winter Market: A Celebration of Modern Craft.
This year’s market presents an exceptional group of 24 artists, designer-makers and craftspeople, carefully curated for their expertise and originality.
25-26th November 10:00-16:00
CHRISTMAS MARKET AT EARTH TRUST
Experience the warmth and charm of the festive season at Fison Barn’s Christmas Market, adorned with twinkling lights and festive decor.
Step into a world of sustainable delights as local artisans and food vendors, are inspired by the natural world, crafting the perfect Christmas atmosphere.
Discover delicious, locally sourced food and beverages and unique handcrafted, eco-conscious gifts, decorations, and ornaments that celebrate the spirit of sustainability and creativity.
9th December 10:00-15:00
Head to the Indie Oxford events page to see what else is happening in the indie network.
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