December 26, 2014

Oxford Christmas Market 2014

Over the last few years German Christmas markets have become very popular in the UK, with stalls selling traditional German food, drinks, and gifts.  In a similar style local Christmas markets are popular too, like this one in Oxford.

The Oxford Christmas Market is run by Nicole Rahimi (who, ironically, is German), and for its first few years was run in the picturesque Oxford Castle complex but after a one year break popped up in Oxford's Broad Street.  Broad Street is much less photogenic but better for the market as it's next to the main shopping area and attracts lots of passers by.

These photos were taken after dark, and next year I hope to spend a bit more time at the market to get some daylight photos too.

The Market takes place in Oxford's Broad Street.
The stalls sell craft items, food, drink, and more.
People flock by as the Christmas tree stands out in front of Balliol College.
Christmas lights help to make this stall stand out.
That's a lot of cheese!
This star stood out in the dark.
This stall selling wooden gifts seemed very popular.
Each stall has its own wooden cabin.
There was even an 'olde time carousel'.
Someone thought the market was super!