Oxford Botanic Garden Christmas Fair

Event date
1 Dec 2018 to 2 Dec 2018
Event time
Oxford Botanic Garden
Rose Lane
Event type
Event cost
£3.50 for University staff and students with a valid ID
Disabled access?
Booking required
Not required

Away from the hustle and bustle of the High Street, find the true spirit of Christmas in the calm and enchanting world of the Oxford Botanic Garden Christmas Fair

The fair is staged across the site so there are many opportunities to enjoy the Garden and everything going on within it.

Stroll through the warm and festive marquee laden with beautifully handcrafted gifts and stocking fillers that you will not find on the High Street.

Admire the elegance of the Herbarium Room decorated with 234 individual botanical prints while choosing from a wonderful array of books, Christmas cards and gifts for all ages specially selected from the Ashmolean and Bodleian collections.

Browse in the Oxford Botanic Garden shop and find the newly launched Dillenius botanical art collection of prints, notebooks, mugs and tea trays together with our own Botanic Garden Christmas wreaths and terraria.

Saunter around the magically lit Garden and enjoy locally sourced artisan street foods from venison and wild boar burgers to pizzas.

Savour hot chocolatey churros, velvety cups of hot chocolate and coffee, whilst enjoying the live festive music.

Top up your spirits by visiting the citrus-scented Conservatory to sample the spirits of the season from The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD), including hot TOAD Toddies, Physic Gin and our own botanically-spiced mulled wine accompanied by tasty mince pies from a local bakery.

For family fun get involved with Christmas-themed craft activities. Make imaginative botanical Christmas decorations from wood, pine cones and leaves.

Music Program:


  • 11:00 - 13:00 City of Oxford Silver Band
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Horns of Plenty


  • 12:00 - 13:30 Cry Havoc

Entrance includes access to the Glasshouses and the beautiful Walled Garden to explore throughout the event.

Tickets £5, children under 16 free, concessions £3.50 (University staff and students and Friends of The Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum, University cards and Friends membership cards will be required).

Opening times:

  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00