A B-Hive Living guide to the best Oxford Christmas markets

Dec 1, 2023

Hot chocolate, twinkling grottoes, Christmas decorations, handmade local arts and craft… you can’t beat a classic Christmas market. Check out our pick of the best Oxford Christmas markets.

There’s nothing more quintessentially Christmassy than a good festive market.

Dazzling destinations are dotted all over the UK but given that Oxfordshire is the home of our Hive community and B-Hive Living coliving spaces, this month we are bringing to you our best selection of Christmas markets in Oxford.

Join us as we take you around the beautiful city of Oxford and explore our top four Christmas markets destinations that will spoil you for choice when doing your Christmas shopping or enjoying time outdoor celebrating the Christmas season with family and friends.

best Oxford Christmas markets for magical festive shopping

Blenheim Palace Christmas Market 2023

Running for a month from November 17, Blenheim Palace’s market involves wooden chalets selling craft vodka and local cheeses, as well as an illuminated trail through the palace gardens. The palace interior itself will be decorated with a ‘Sleeping Beauty’ theme. This market takes place in the Great Court of the majestic Blenheim Palace and it’s free to enter with a pre-booked ticket. You can buy your ticket here. If you’re shopping for treats and gifts the Blenheim Christmas market should be your starting point. 

Christmas Markets in Oxford

Oxford City Christmas Market 2023

This year, the Oxford Christmas Market runs from 30 November to 23 December 2023. It takes place on Broad Street, Oxford and you should not miss out on the festivities. You can expect to find local arts and crafts, food stalls  and gifts.

If you want to sample delicious food and do some gift shopping for your loved ones, you should swing by this market. Entrance is free and the event is wheelchair accessible. The Oxford City Christmas market is also dog-friendly, so don’t hesitate to bring your furry friend. You can click here for more information.

Christmas Markets in Oxford

WasteLess Wonderland

This is a Christmas market with a difference and it might be enticing if you are looking for a more sustainable Christmas market choice in Oxford. Wasteless Wonderland is focused on sustainability and if you’re environmentally conscious, then this is a Christmas market for you.

Wasteless Wonderland is a perfect place to get your hands on ‘good-for-the-planet’ gifts this Christmas in Oxford. 

For the musically-inclined, The Junk Orchestra will be performing while you go about your shopping or while you taste delicious treats on offer. Treats  like tasty relishes, street food dishes and mouth-watering  Middle Eastern food.

Additionally, there will be free workshops on offer that you can participate in. To top it all off you can also catch ‘Friday Lates’ from 5-9 pm every Friday. Be sure to attend the ‘Recycled DJ Party’ where music is played from vinyl records sourced solely from charity shops. Wasteless Wonderland runs from 24 November -22 December.

Christmas Markets in Oxford

December Christmas Market at Waterperry

The Christmas Market at Waterperry will get you in the Christmas spirit. You don’t want to miss it, so mark your calendar for 9-10 December 2023. There will be arts and crafts stalls to help you with gift ideas for family and friends. You can also treat yourself to some delicious food while you take a break from shopping.

Entrance into the Christmas market is free. You can click here for more information.

We hope our Oxford Christmas Market guide will help you get in festive spirit.  The city is beautiful this time of year, so go out and explore markets and embrace the festivities. 

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B-Hive Living

B-Hive Living is a wellness-focused coliving brand developing and operating coliving spaces in Oxford and Bicester, UK, and now expanding internationally. We drive social change by exploring and promoting the concept of living well. We place it at the heart of our coliving design for a more connected, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyle for our residents. If you are looking for places to stay in Oxford you can apply to live with us here.