a list of the best Christmas markets in Oxfordshire for 2021

Get into the festive spirit and head over to one or two of these Christmas markets in Oxfordshire.

Just a short drive from London, this county can provide you with everything you need to make the festive season magical and memorable without having to head to the capital. There are some amazing Christmas markets on this year that are dotted all around Oxfordshire and below we have listed our favourites. Have a read and see which ones you want to add to your list of festive days out.


Oxford Christmas Market

Where? Broad Street, Oxford City Centre, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AS

When? 9th-19th December 2021

Time? Thu-Sat: 10am – 8pm, Sun-Wed: 10am – 6.30pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Started in 2009
  • Father Christmas, Christmas carols
  • Amazing wooden stalls selling gifts, food and more

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Blenheim Palace Christmas MarketGirl is at the Christmas Market with her mother and is enjoying the Christmas Baubles.

Where? Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP

When? 19th November – 19th December 2021

Time? 10am – 8.30pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Over 70 stalls across the market
  • Ceramics, textiles, homeware, jewellery, toys and more
  • Illuminated Trail around the grounds

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Henley Christmas Festival

Where? Bell Street, Duke Street, Friday Street, Hart Street and the Market Place in Henley

When? 26th November 2021

Time? 5pm – 9pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • See Father Christmas in his grotto
  • Reindeer led Children’s lantern parade
  • Christmas tree light switch on

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Waddesdon Christmas FairCouple looking at a gift to buy from a stall at the Christmas market

Where? Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH

When? 13th November – 21st December 2021

Time? 12pm – 7pm

How Much? Adult: £17, Child: £8.50 (children under 5 go free)

Other Info:

  • 20ft Christmas trees
  • Amazing stalls offering a range of items
  • Unique gifts, decorations, crafts and foods

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Carterton Christmas Lights Switch-on

Where? Carterton Town Centre, Carterton, Oxfordshire

When? 19th November 2021

Time? 6pm – 8.30pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Light switch on in the town
  • Lantern parade
  • Huge event in the town

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Oxford’s Christmas Light FestivalYoung family on Christmas market. Looking for something to buy.

Where? Oxford City Centre, Oxford

When? 19th – 21st November 2021

Time? TBC

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Been taking place since 2009
  • Three day weekend experience
  • Light trails and events through the streets

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Banbury Christmas Craft Fair and Lights

Where? Longford Park LPCA, Hobby Road, Banbury, OX15 4GJ

When? 28th November 2021

Time? 3pm – 6pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Christmas craft fair
  • Christmas tree light switch on
  • Other activities and special guests TBC

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Make a festive staycation out of visiting some Christmas markets and stay at one of our resorts that would make the perfect base.

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