Oxford Christmas Market successfully blends old and new, traditional and contemporary. Authentic mulled wine and German bratwurst can be enjoyed alongside handcrafted gin and hot chips. Oxford might not be the largest of Christmas markets, but the incredible setting makes it worth visiting. Dates have been confirmed for 2022.
Located on historic Broad Street, there’s plenty to see and experience in the area. Explore the city’s sights during the day, and visit the Christmas market in time for an evening drink. Alternatively, visit earlier in the day to listen to brass bands and gospel choirs.
Oxford Christmas Market 2022
The Christmas market in Oxford highlights local producers and shop owners. Take the opportunity to buy gifts for friends and family while taking in the entertainment and great food.
Oxford Christmas Market dates: 1st to 18th December 2022.
Opening times: 10am to 6:30pm (closes at 8pm on Thursadys, Fridays and Saturdays).
Location: Broad Street.
Recommended tour: Oxford University and City Walking Tour – Great for first-time visitors.
Reason to visit: Stunning historical location and opportunity to support local makers and food producers.
Specialities: Cherry Tree chutneys, Freda’s peanut butter, artisan chocolate brownies.
Where to stay: Malmaison is a unique boutique hotel, less than minutes from the Christmas market.
Hotels near Oxford Christmas Market
Oxford city centre is a great walking city. It’s easy to get around and see the sights on foot. If you find walking challenging, there is an excellent bus service to take you where you want to go.
There isn’t really one best area to stay in Oxford, it depends on what you plan on doing while you’re there. If you want to be near the Christmas market on Broad Street, yet still central, I recommend staying at the Malmaison. A unique hotel that is an experience in itself.
Location of Oxford Christmas Market
Plan your Christmas holiday break with my UK Christmas markets guide. Discover where to go, things to do and the best ways to experience classic British food, history and culture.
Visit Britain is a useful resource if this is your first time in Oxford. They provide an overview of all the highlights and family-friendly activities. For more detailed information, you might find Oxford City to be helpful.
Sustainable Travel Tips
The choices we make have an environmental and social impact on the places we visit. Try to implement these responsible travel measures when visiting the Christmas markets.
- Shop mindfully. Only purchase what you really need.
- Walk, cycle and use public transport to get around.
- Stay in a sustainable hotel powered by renewable energy.
- Avoid using plastic or buying items made or packaged with plastic.
- Try to eat locally sourced organic food where possible.
- Limit your consumption of meat and dairy.
- Explore more than just the main tourist areas.
- Support the arts and attend local events.
Oxford Christmas Market is on from the 1st to 18th December 2022.
The Christmas market in Oxford takes place on Broad Street.
The Christmas market opens at 10am daily.
The Christmas market closes at 6:30pm, except on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays when it closes at 8pm.
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