Visit a Cotswold Christmas market or fayre and immerse yourself in the excitement and spirit of the festive season. Bursting with unique, locally made gifts, decorations and tempting treats you’ll be spoiled for choice with plenty of gift ideas for friends and family, or even an early present for yourself!

Blenheim Palace Christmas Market
The Christmas Market in the Great Court

Blenheim Palace  Friday 17th November - Sunday 17th December 2023

Discover a selection of treasurable gifts and enjoy some sweet indulgence as you escape the bustle of the high street. Set within the Great Court browse the wooden chalets filled with a wide range of arts, crafts and tempting treats for foodies, there’s ceramics, textiles, homewares, jewellery and so much more….

Alongside the Christmas Market you’ll be able to grab a festive bite in the East Courtyard, experience the story of Sleeping Beauty in the Palace rooms and experience the splendour of the Christmas Lights Trail.

Tetbury Christmas Fair and Market
Tetbury’s Christmas Fair and Market

Tetbury  1 December 2023, 6pm

Join Tetbury in celebrating the magnificent switch on event. The iconic Market House will be lit at 7pm by a celebrity guest. There will be entertainment including Santa’s grotto, music from a brass band, carols, a children’s parade, and the ever popular festive market.

Combe Mill Annual Christmas Fayre

Sun 3 December 2023 11am to 4pm

For a christmas fayre with a difference a visit to Combe Mill is a must. A late 19th Century restored water mill on the Blenheim Palace Estate, the historic site bustles with festive cheer for their Annual Christmas Fayre. Browse the stalls, including blacksmiths' items forged on site by their very own blacksmiths, enjoy some mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, and listen to Santa read the children a story, before they collect a present. 

Cheltenham Christmas Markets
Cheltenham Christmas markets

Cheltenham 16-19 November 2023 & 14 - 23 December 2023

For four days in November, the Cheltenham Christmas Gift Market will fill the Promenade with Christmas chalets selling a fantastic selection of gifts such as homewares and food & drink. 

A traditional Arts & Crafts Christmas Market will bring the festive spirit from 14 to 23 December. Local traders and creators will demonstrate their fantastic self-produced crafts. Pottery, original art, glassware, jewellery and much more will be on offer.

A Christmas Art Fair
A Christmas Art Fair

Great Rollright Village Hall  11-12 November 2023

Discover creative, handmade jewellery, textiles, paintings, ceramics, glass and more at the A Christmas Art Fair in Great Rollright. Eleven local artists will be selling their stunning creations, the perfect opportunity to find a truly unique gift for someone special.

Woodstock Festive Fayre
Woodstock Festive Fayre

Woodstock  24 & 25 November 2023

Shop and be merry, all whilst soaking up the atmosphere and spirit of the season in one of Oxfordshire’s most historic buildings. Set in the historic and beautiful St. Mary Magdalene Church, Woodstock Festive Fayre will feature a wide range of stalls selling unique gifts, crafts and festive treats. From handmade jewellery to artisanal foods, there's something for everyone. And with the Christmas Light switch on event taking place on the Saturday, you can make a full day of it and really get into the festive spirit. Woodstock Festive Fayre is sponsored by Project Active Ltd.

Craft Festival Cheltenham
Craft Festival Cheltenham

Cheltenham  17 - 19 November 2023

Bringing a burst of creativity and pre-Christmas cheer, Craft Festival Cheltenham returns to Cheltenham Town Hall with 100 of the finest professional designer-maker businesses, live craft demonstrations, a choice of craft workshops for adults to take part in, plus a host of festive children's activities on Saturday and Sunday.

Local Cotwold-based talented craft professionals are exhibiting including Cheltenham-based ceramacist and designer Jayne Tricker, John Crossley of All in the Making returns for a second visit to show his fine hand-made chairs, stools and tables, as does Loopy Ewes with her sustainable knitwear and homeware from nearby Royal Wootton Bassett.

Northmoor Christmas Fayre

Northmoor Christmas Fayre 

Northmoor   24 November 2023, 6-8.30pm

Experience a traditional Christmas village fayre in Northmoor this festive season and help the commnuity raise money for local charities and projects. They'll be local crafts stalls, food and drink, including delicious mulled wine and mince pies, and a chance to try your luck in the raffle.




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