WOODSTOCK Christmas Market organiser Caroline Casey has come up with fresh approach to the town's parking problems – a pop-up park-and-ride from Oxford Airport and Bonhams auction rooms.

Ms Casey said staff at the Kidlington airport and at the auctioneers were happy to agree to the proposal for the market later this month.

The town's Christmas Market will return to St Mary Magdalene Church for its sixth year with a range of treats on offer on Saturday, November 25.

Thousands are expected to attend the church between 10am and 7.30pm to scoop up the wares of 45 stallholders, only three of whom come from further than 35 miles from the town.

Ms Casey, who created Woodstock Christmas Market in 2011, said: "The market has gone from strength to strength.

"In 2011 there were 18 stands and 1,500 customers while last year there were 40 stands and 4,000 customers.

"I think the parking in Woodstock was holding the market back, so something had to be done."

Ms Casey said the airport would supply 200 spaces, with Wheatley-based Walters Coaches providing transport.

Bonhams Oxford at Shipton-on-Cherwell has also offered to provide 80 parking spaces.

Free parking will be offered at both sites and there will be a bus fare charge of £2 per adult and 50p for children.

The first coach will leave the airport car park at 9.30am and will then run hourly until 6.30pm, calling at the auction house car park.

Ms Casey said earlier: "I am so fortunate to live in West Oxfordshire, which is an area of great beauty and also of dedicated entrepreneurs.

"This market is a day for them to shine and demonstrate their skills and produce, which is of the highest calibre, whether it's from a farm, commercial unit or kitchen table.

"All of the stallholders attending sell something really special and delicious. Visitors will be spoilt for choice."

For further information visit woodstockchristmasmarket.co.uk