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Enjoy the Marketplace

Abingdon-on-Thames is a market town that still proudly upholds the tradition of the Market Place as a focus of town life. The Market Place is central, easily reached, and is the scene of important occasions and music festivals but also of weekly and monthly markets, fairs and community events. On any day of the week it's a lovely place to drink tea or a cappuccino in the sunshine, catch up with friends or plan a day out in the town and surrounding area.

To find out more about the many markets and which days they are on follow this link

There are activities all year round, including in Winter, with more in the May to October period 

Saturday 1st December 2018 the Christmas lights switch on was a festival day with special shopping deals, a market in Bath Street and a few surprises. Saturday 8th December is specially for Christmas crafts and gifts  and as the shops close you can head to a very seasonal Abingdon Beer Festival in the beautiful surroundings of Abingdon Abbey. See the diary for Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December.

15th December Yummy Events have a band in the morning, live music and stalls for browsing.

Monday markets will be open 10th 17th and Christmas Eve with no Monday market on New Year's Eve this year. Our local farmers' markets are 21st December and then third Fridays from January onwards.

The Charity Christmas Cards sales are in St Nicolas Church on Market Place with proceeds to many charities each day until 16th December.

Local clubs and societies are encouraged to use the area to promote their groups. Sort out your date, when this is agreed obtain a licence to fundraise. Click here  for further details on how to book the Market Place for your event. You need agreement and proof of having insurance before applying for any licence please.

Please plan in advance and call in at  Abingdon-on-Thames Information for more information or to check dates.
The office is now  in the Sessions gallery of Old County Hall Museum, open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 3.00pm. This is during building improvements at Guildhall which are almost complete.

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