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Christmas Fair at Oxford Botanic Garden

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 10:00 am - Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 3:30 pm

Christmas Fair at Oxford Botanic Garden

Saturday 2 December 10:00–18:00 (last entry 17:30) | Sunday 3 December 10:00–16:00 (last entry 15:30)

Oxford Botanic Garden

Shopping | Food & Drink | Entertainment & Activities


The Christmas Fair is set to return to Oxford Botanic Garden for two days of festive shopping and entertainment. The event is thrilled to feature a diverse range of local craftspeople, suppliers, and producers, showcasing an array of items, from vintage homewares and handmade linen to organic skincare and foodie gifts.

On Saturday, December 2, Fleur Stevenson will bring festive cheer to the Garden with Christmas favourites and jazz classics, while Natty Mark Samuels will lead interactive Guavaberry workshops. These workshops celebrate the flora of Caribbean and African folklore, exploring the culinary pleasures of Christmas through music and festive games. On Sunday, Horns of Plenty will entertain with lively tunes.

Local suppliers and producers, including Spectacular Goat, Fallow & Field, Crafty Belle, Church Hanbrewery, and Jericho Coffee Traders, will offer a variety of delicious food and drink. The Conservatory Bar will serve festive favourites, including mulled wine.

For children, there’s an opportunity to explore the Garden through the Christmas Pudding trail, learning about the fruits and spices of the festive season. They can also meet Mother Christmas in WhatNot Theatre’s magical winter grotto, where they can share their Christmas wishes and leave with a special sealed scroll. Additionally, they can participate in the Friends’ Tombola or learn about mistletoe with the ‘MistleGO!’ survey project.

Admission Prices

Standard – Adults (inc. OU staff and Annual Pass holders) £8

Concession (all students, over-65s) £7

Friends of Oxford Botanic Garden £6

Under-16s, disabled visitors and accompanying carer Free

Key Information

Parking is unavailable at Oxford Botanic Garden. The closest car park is at St Clement’s, offering a limited number of spaces.

Public transportation is a convenient option, with Oxford’s buses stopping at Queen’s Lane or The Plain, both in close proximity.

Your ticket grants you access to the Fair and allows exploration of the Garden and glasshouses. Note that on Saturday, the Lower Garden will be closed when it becomes dark, typically around 16:00.

With the exception of assistance dogs, pets, including dogs, are not allowed in the Garden.

Smoking, including the use of vapes and e-cigarettes, is strictly prohibited on-site.

Please refrain from bringing bicycles or scooters onto the premises.

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Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 10:00 am
Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 3:30 pm
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Oxford Botanic Garden


Oxford Botanic Garden
Rose Lane
Oxford, OX1 4AZ Oxford
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