Christmas Markets in Oxfordshire


There's nothing like a Christmas Market to get you in the mood for the festive season! Our Family Information Directory is chock-full of useful events and support, including festive markets across the county. Which one are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments below!

Didcot Christmas Street Fair

Thursday 24 November - 6pm-9pm

Come along for all the fun of the fair; with side shows, rides, parades and food stalls, the Didcot Christmas Street Fair is an entertaining evening for all.

The Broadway and Orchard Centre, Didcot OX11 7LL



Christmas Market at Waterperry Gardens

Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 November & Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 December

Get Christmas off to a flying start with our Christmas Market Weekend. Local artists and craftspeople will provide beautiful and unique gift ideas and there are inspirational presents-a-plenty in the Gift Barn and Gallery. Watch our staff making beautiful wreaths and decorations and pick up…

Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxford, OX33 1JZ

01844 339254  Website


Father Christmas at Cogges Christmas Market

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December 2016

Come along to the annual Cogges Christmas Market on Saturday and Sunday 3rd & 4th December 2016 10.30am - 4pm. The Christmas market in the Wheat barn and Barley Barn will have over 30 stalls from local businesses, crafters and makers offering hand-made gifts, rural crafts from textiles to wood, festive decor, garlands made to order as well as local produce, cakes, pies, speciality local beers and ciders, gift bags and hampers from local breweries. Meet Father Christmas in the cosy back kitchen with an open fire and take home a present.

Witney OX28 3LA

01993 772602 Website


Henley Christmas Festival

Friday 2 December

This is an annual magical event with a Christmas Market, Fairground rides, Carol singing around the tree, Santa’s Grotto and the Switching-on of the lights on the large Christmas tree. All local retailers are encouraged to stay open late. 

Market Square, Market Place, Henley-on-thames RG9 2AA



Wallingford Christmas Festival

Sunday 4th December

Featuring live entertainment throughout the day, with Christmas activities and fun for all the family, and many market stalls selling festive treats in the Market Place. There will be plenty of opportunities to buy gifts in the town's independent shops and businesses. The ‘Christmas Countdown’ is at 17.00, and the annual switching on of the Christmas tree lights will be followed by a spectacular firework display. A great way to finish what we know will be a very happy and enjoyable day!

Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0AD



Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza 2016

26 November 2016

Our Christmas Market will be located in Bath Street, from 9am – 4pm. There will be entertainment throughout the day with various local charities, community groups and traders. Island Farm donkey sanctuary join us here as well.

The parade will leave Queen Street at 12 noon, then travel along Stert Street, East St Helen Street, Lombard Street, West St Helen Street and back along High Street. It will then turn onto the Market Place in front of NatWest bank. After the parade, you can meet Father Christmas on the Market Place while enjoying the musical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Guild Hall, Abbey Close, Abingdon OX14 3HL


Christmas in Chippy

December 2 at 4.00pm

New for 2016. Christmas in Chippy is an exciting event with something for everyone: Children’s Christmas lantern procession Christmas Market – selling arts, crafts, food and drink, giant snow globe – for the ultimate Christmas selfie! Live music and carol singing

High Street Chipping Norton OX7 5AD



Christmas Cracker at Blue Cross

3 December

Festive fun for all the family including the four legged ones. Come along to our Christmas market and find stocking fillers and gifts for pets and people alike. Superb local pet portrait artist Heather Moulding, fab pet accessory store Cooler Bandanas, preloved Pandora jewellery store Pandomania (what a fab idea) and funky Oxford designer Joseph Wilson will all be there as well as loads of fabulous Blue Cross stalls. Shop till you drop and then get into the festive spirit with our seasonal refreshments, try your luck in the raffle and on the tombolas. You might even catch a glimpse of Santa...Doggy friends/family members are most encouraged to join the fun :)

The Blue Cross, London Road, 
Lewknor, Watlington OX49 5RY




Thanks to Visit Henley and Oliver Woods for use of the photo above.
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Which markets are you looking forward to? 

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Gill Randall
Adderbury Christmas Market on Saturday 26th November at St Mary’s Church 11am-4pm. We have lots of stalls selling original gifts and goodies, perfumes and pottery, hand made jewellery, bags, books and bowls. Look on the website, www.adderbury.org for the full programme. Refreshments are available from 12 noon in Church House, so come for lunch.
Hiya - Is there a Christmas market in Oxford? Pls send details.