The UK’s best loved seasonal home event, Ideal Home Show Christmas is returning for its eighth magical year between the 21st – 25th November at Olympia London - with over 600 exhibitors and enough festive filled content to create the ultimate Christmas at home.
The most established and celebrated show of its kind, Ideal Home Show Christmas brings together all of the seasonal essentials to create the ideal Christmas for loved ones, split across six dedicated festive sections which include; Home, Gifts, Decorations, Pets, the Eat & Drink Festival and a new Christmas Travel section providing inspiration and advice for winter getaways in the UK and abroad.
For the second year, the show will also be co-located with the Eat & Drink Festival, giving you free access to the ultimate foodie experience, with experts; Rosemary Shrager, Theo Randall, Aldo Zilli, Rachel Green and Ed Baines offering their top tips and expert advice on perfecting a festive feast in The Christmas Kitchen. Find independent artisan food producers selling fresh produce, an eclectic selection of the best street food vendors, mixologists and a wealth of the UK’s top brands all celebrating the very best seasonal food and drink of 2018.
For festive tipples, resident wine expert Olly Smith will be on-hand offering his pairing recommendations, alongside warm festive spiced mulled wine and craft cider options on The Drinks Station, and craft beer inspiration from the pros. There will also be a variety of Christmas Cocktail inspiration from Cafe Pacifico and All Star Lanes, and a host of whiskey, rum and spirit masterclasses to celebrate this year’s on-trend winter drinks.
The Christmas Home section is packed full of inspiration and ideas and where experts share their styling inspiration, festive furnishings, seasonal colour advice, and top tips on the latest accessories to add that special touch this year, featuring TV presenter on ITV 'Love Your Home & Garden', Property Expert Kunle Baker, My Interior Design School and Good Homes magazine. Plus, discover essential winter advice for the garden with Lee Connelly, The Skinny Jean Gardener who will offer advice and tips on how to involve the whole family.
From fairy lights to baubles, this year’s Christmas Decoration section is the ultimate haven of decorated decadence and home to hundreds of bespoke decorations from artisan makers and craftsmen. Get creative in interactive workshops with classes on Wreath Making with Blooming Useful Floral Art, Christmas decoration upcycling workshops with Max McMurdo, Table Centrepieces Arrangements with the Judith Blacklock Flower School, Origami Gift Tags and Garlands Making with the Paperdashery, and Candle Making with the London Refinery, all in the Christmas Theatre.
Tick off the Christmas list too in the Christmas Gift section and shop this season’s top toys, gadgets, artisan gifts, stocking fillers and the perfect gifts for him, her and the kids. Alternatively, for those with a penchant for hand made, head over to the Christmas Theatre where a host of the nation’s most loved experts from each of the show’s sections will come together to teach the skills behind a truly traditional home-made Christmas. Indulge in a packed schedule of live Q&A’s and How To’s on everything from Christmas dinner party etiquette, home decoration tips and advice, crafty homemade gifts, essential gift wrap skills and even the latest fashion trends and make-up tips in time for the party season.
You can also participate in exclusive show offers and competitions which this year includes access to a special late night shopping event on Thursday 22nd November for just £5 a ticket, which will see an evening of festive fun and games, special show content, live entertainment until 9pm. There will also be an exclusive Christmas Baking Competition where amateur and professional bakers can enter Christmas Cake and Gingerbread House competitions to create a show-stopping piece for visitors to see throughout the 5 days of the show.
With so much to see and enjoy, there truly is something for everyone at the Ideal Home Show Christmas 2018.