Local businesses excited for the return of the Indie Oxford Christmas Market at Tap Social Tap Room

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Join Indie Oxford at Tap Social’s awesome Botley taproom on Saturday 25th November from 11 am – 5 pm for the 2023 epic Christmas Market.

A Christmas market like no other, bustling with indie stalls piled high with amazing gifts. A chance to shop local and top up on festive cheer with seasonal drinks and street food. Plus, bring the family along to meet Father Christmas in House of Fun’s Santa’s Grotto.

Indie Oxford and Tap Social Christmas Market 2023


Let’s here why this year’s stallholders are excited to be taking part in the Indie Oxford Christmas market at the Tap Social taproom. >>

Amy Surman

Amy Surman Jewellery

“So many things to love about the Indie Oxford Christmas Market! Fab location, great food & drink, meeting Oxford’s finest Indie businesses and plenty of opportunity to get that Christmas list ticked off! Win, Win, Win!!” – Amy Surman

Miller & Jeeves

Miller & Jeeves

“I am really looking forward in taking part in the Indie Oxford x Tap Social Christmas Market, their markets always have a great atmosphere and are full of other fabulous local indie businesses.” – Liz Fletcher

Oxford Soap Company

The Oxford Soap Company

“Last year had such an indie Christmas buzz, we did not want to miss out this year! Standing alongside other indie Oxford businesses, with a pint of awesome beer, is too good an opportunity to miss.” – Ervine Tomkys Valteri

Indie Oxford Christmas market

Charly Salvesen-Ford, who attended the market in 2022 said: “We loved the Indie Oxford Christmas Market. The stalls were full of fabulous gifts by Oxford’s artisans and independents – we walked away with loads of gorgeous Christmas gifts (and treated ourselves too) – it was a stress-free, fun and festive way to spend a day!”

Custom Made

Custom Made Jewellery

“I’m very much looking forward to taking part in the Indie Oxford Christmas Market because I love meeting our lovely local indie customers, the Tap Room is a wonderful friendly fun venue and its great to chat to other local Indie Oxford businesses. Can’t wait!” – Anna Butler

Etta Rain

Etta Rain Ceramics

“Oxford is such a vibrant community and I always look forward to taking part in local markets.  It’s a great chance to meet people, share my creations and get to know other independent businesses.  The Tap social is the perfect venue for a Christmas market and I can’t wait!” – Rachel Movitz

Ronni Allen Food Photography Oxford

Ronni Allen Photography

“I love being part of the Independent Oxford community, I am inspired by everyone’s creativity and passion for what they do , Being part of the Christmas market is a great chance to show the public and each other what we do …it’s also in a very quirky wonderful venue!!” – Ronni Allen

Justin & Atiqa Sitaarah Oxford

Sitaarah Skincare

“We’re really looking forward to getting together with other local independents at the Independent Oxford Christmas Market – it’s such a great atmosphere in the Tap Room and we’re grateful to Tap Social for hosting it! We can’t wait for Oxford’s famous indie-loving customers to come and sample our products.” – Atiqa Rana

Lords Fragrance Sasha

Lord’s Fragrance House

“The independent Oxford market is one of my highlights of the Xmas period, independent amazing businesses coming together to have a fun filled day, shopping for items different than the norm, with the added bonus of mulled wine.” – Sasha Lord

Sally-Anne Stewart

Sally-Anne Stewart Printmaker

“Oxford shoppers always love the individuality of the traders that take part in Independent Oxford markets, and really value the chance to snap up some unique and special Christmas gifts. Tap Social is a really great place to hang out with friends and family – I know from past experience that there will be a brilliant atmosphere!” – Sally-Anne Stewart



“I’m really looking forward to coming along to the Christmas Market at Tap Social, being surrounded by other creative makers and introducing new customers to our natural, plant-based skincare range, Leafology, which is handcrafted in Oxfordshire without any synthetic fragrances or colours, and sustainably packaged in glass and metal. It’ll be a really fun day!” – Yvonne Eller

Cranston Pickles Street Food

Cranston Pickles

“Can’t wait for me and the pickles to be back at Tap Social this year! Surrounded by other little Indie Oxford businesses, beer + festive buzz! Always such a joyful day – seeing lots of old pickley faces + also meeting new ones!” – Fiona Cranston

Rainbow and Spoon

Rainbow and Spoon Boutique

“The Independent Oxford / Tap Social Christmas Market is the highlight of my year …The anticipation from stall holders and visitors is palpable and you can feel the excitement building as soon as you arrive to set up. I love the welcoming, relaxed atmosphere and I truly believe that’s because everyone involved really does want the best for each other – real community spirit! It’s a brilliant opportunity for me to get myself out there in front of old and new indie loving customers – and local exposure is unbeatable. Catching up with the other indie traders is fun and a chance to re-connect and find new indies to support. And do some Christmas shopping too – obvs!” – Amanda Suliman Bell

Fun for the kids!

Local children’s holiday camp and activity provider House of Fun will be hosting Santa’s grotto.

What you need to know:

Entry to the market is FREE, and 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.

Santa’s Grotto is open from 11 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 4 pm.

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The market is on from 11 am until 5 pm Saturday 25th November, come and shop local in a fun, festive and stress-free Christmas market.

“I absolutely love hosting these Christmas markets, showcasing some of Oxfordshire’s fabulous indies and bringing brilliant businesses together, so shoppers can buy local this Christmas, and have a great time. This is a Christmas market like no other, it’s fun, quirky and there’s always a special community atmosphere which makes it a joy to be part of.” Rosie, Independent Oxford


“The Indie Oxford Christmas Market is one of my favourite events that we host – it’s the best way to ring in the festive season and never fails to get me in the holiday spirit. Our space is transformed into a winter wonderland and it’s the perfect opportunity to get some Christmas shopping sorted with gifts from independent makers and local suppliers.” Tess, Tap Social Movement

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