A FAMOUS Christmas Market will this year take place in a new location several miles away.

The organisers of Woodstock Christmas Market announced the event, on Sunday, November 18, will be held at The Holt Hotel in Steeple Aston - seven miles from the town.

The market was previously held at St Mary Magdalene Church, Woodstock, but the church 'declined' a booking request this year, organisers said.

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the market this year.

Organiser Caroline Casey said: "We're especially grateful for the generosity of the Holt Hotel which has been so supportive in saving the day for us."

The church did not respond to a request for comment.