Oxford City Council today confirmed LSD Promotions as the organiser for this year’s Christmas market on Broad Street.
LSD have a strong track record with markets in Oxford, organising the Gloucester Green weekly market and recently launched the popular Dine ‘n’ Devour food market on Broad Street. Their Christmas market plans will see the market in place for longer than previous years, with a mix of local arts and crafts, food stalls and gifts.
This year will be the first time LSD have organised the Oxford City Christmas Market, after the previous organisers withdrew, bringing a fresh look to the event.
Broad Street will, once again, become a place for people to come together and celebrate the season.
Highlights of the Market:
- Over 20 days of festive celebration, featuring an enchanting festive ambience.
- A diverse selection of stalls, offering handcrafted gifts, seasonal decorations, and artisanal crafts.
- Trading hours tailored for convenience and evening atmosphere:
- Sunday to Thursday: 10am to 6pm;
- Friday to Saturday: 10am to 8pm.
- A cosy and inviting atmosphere, perfect for families, friends, and individuals seeking a heart-warming festive experience.
- Culinary delights that capture the essence of the season, from traditional treats to gourmet offerings.
Councillor Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, said: “I am delighted that this year’s Christmas market will once again go ahead in Broad Street. The event brings joy to residents and visitors every year.
“As well as supporting local traders, the increased footfall in the centre is a great opportunity for local businesses to attract new customers, and this year the market will take place for longer meaning there’s even more time for people to experience the joys of Christmas in Oxford.
“LSD Promotions has a track record of organising events in our city, so I am sure that this year’s market will be full of the Christmas cheer and merriment we expect, while the configuration means it will work for everyone.”
Lara Davis, Event Organiser at LSD Promotions, said:"We're truly honoured to be entrusted with bringing the magic of the Oxford City Christmas Market to life this year.
“The market will not only provide a platform for local artisans and businesses but will also serve as a gathering place for the community to celebrate the joys of the festive season.
“As the Christmas season approaches, the Oxford City Christmas Market 2023 stands ready to spread joy, warmth, and togetherness. Mark your calendars and be prepared to be dazzled by a one-of-a-kind festive experience.”
Cllr Andrew Gant, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “We are delighted that the Christmas Market will be taking place again this year with an experienced organiser, for an even longer period than usual in this wonderful Broad Street location. This is great news for the city.
“We have worked closely with all partners to deliver a market that works for all parties, including residents, traders, and the cyclists who use Broad Street as a vital route.”