Christmas cannot come quick enough this year so we have no problem trying to get into the festive spirit a little early.

And we can think of no better way than wandering the stalls of a winter market with the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon circling the air

Nothing screams Christmas like talking with local traders, buying handmade gifts for our loved ones, and indulging in a few sweet treats of our own.

With that in mind, we have put together a list of some of the best Christmas markets across Oxfordshire that you need to explore during the most wonderful time of the year.

Christmas Markets in Oxfordshire


The Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza looks set to return this year.

There is an abundance of festive fun on offer from the Christmas lights switch-on to Santas Sleigh and the midday parade.

Where: Bath Street, Bury Street, Market Place with activities for children in St Nicola Church

When: November 28 2021, 12.30pm to 6.30pm

Blenheim Palace

The Christmas markets at Blenheim Palace are just the beginning of their festive activities.

With over 70 designers and traders and an assortment of handmade gifts on offer, wandering around their chalet stalls is the ultimate festive experience.

It is free to enter the Great Court with a pre-booked ticket and once inside, you can explore the illuminated trail or get cosy inside with the story of the Nutcracker.

Where: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, OX20 1PP

When: November 19 to December 19 2021

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Browse a hundred boutique stalls, tick off your Christmas checklist and watch demonstrations by local traders all within the stunning setting of the front lawns of Stonor Park Manor House.

This four-day Christmas fair has something for everyone including a wide variety of festive gifts and home and lifestyle products.

Where: Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames,

When: November 25 to 28 2021

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Christmas is coming to the city of dreaming spires this December. 

Oxford Christmas Market is returning to the heart of the city on its historic Broad Street. 

Visitors can expect all the regular delights of the market with brightly decorated wooden stalls with plenty of unique gifts for family and friends. 

Where: Broad Street 

When: December 9 to 19 2021


This Christmas gift and craft extravaganza is just around the corner.

With more than 30 local crafters, this market is the ideal way to get yourself in the festive spirit a little early this year.

Expect a variety of sweet treats, handmade Christmas decorations and wreaths along with jewellery, candles and cards.

Where: Wallingford Sports Park, OX10 9RB

When: November 26 2021, 5-9pm