Here’s our round-up of the best homes fairs to set the mood for Christmas and give you all the inspiration you need for great decorations and gifts.
Ideal Home Show Christmas: Olympia London, November 23-27
From inspiring festive decorating ideas to fantastic gifts, the Ideal Home Show Christmas has everything you need for a great Christmas.
Running from November 23 -27 at Olympia London, the show brings together over 600 companies, free talks, and great ideas from a team of experts.
Get crafty at Christmas workshops, where you can learn how to make beautiful wreaths and decorations, create essential oils, and make – and eat – your own chocolates!
Celebrity guests and experts will be doing live Q&As, demonstrations, and hand-on workshops to help you create that wonderful Christmas at home, with inspiration on everything from what to cook and how to entertain to great interior styling tips and tricks. They will appear on the Christmas Theatre, in the Christmas Kitchen, or at the Christmas Workshops.
In the four gorgeous Good Home room sets, you'll find endless ideas for your Christmas decorating projects however big or small. You’ll pick up ideas on how to set your festive table, decorate the outside of your house for classy kerb appeal, and wrap the best-looking presents under the tree. You’ll also see all the latest looks for furniture and homeware this season, with on-trend colours and festive accessories to give your home a magical feel.
Ideal Home tickets also include entry to the Eat and Drink Festival, where you can watch chef demonstrations, enjoy drinks masterclasses, and shop from street food vendors, drinks brands and artisan food producers.
With a Christmas bandstand, Christmas carvery, pamper lounge, traditional pub, Champagne bar and kids’ zone, this show pulls out all the stops to get you feeling more Christmassy than ever!
For more information and tickets, visit https://www.idealhomeshowchristmas.co.uk/welcome
Country Living Christmas Fair: Business Design Centre, Islington, November 9-13
Celebrating a timeless and traditional way of living, the Country Living Fair brings you great ideas for unique gifts, home styling advice, beautiful handmade decorations, and tempting food and drink from small artisan producers all under one roof.
Tempt your tastebuds with inspiring food demonstrations from a line-up of celebrity chefs in the CL Kitchen, get crafty with the experts in a series of workshop sessions, and find out more about everything from decorating to being greener and more sustainable with talks by the Country Living editorial team.
The Country Living Fair champions the best of British artisan small businesses and designer makers. You can shop from more than 180 UK small business, crafters and artisan retailers and meet the makers and business owners face-to-face to find out more about the stories behind their brands.
Round it all off with a glass of bubbles at the Champagne bar or sit down to an afternoon tea dining experience.
For more information and tickets visit https://www.countrylivingfair.com/
The Spirit of Christmas with House and Garden: Olympia London until November 6
This is the 21st year of The Spirit of Christmas fair, which features more than 700 independent brands and designer makers, all handpicked for their originality and quality and approved by House and Garden Magazine.
Shop the finest in British craftsmanship, meet the makers and find out what sparked the passion behind their beautifully designed products, and pick up festive essentials from award-winning artisan food and drink producers.
Make it a wonderful day with friends and loved ones and soak up the festive atmosphere – you might even be tempted to book a sumptuous dining experience with Mosimann’s, or enjoy a glass of bubbly in one of the Louis Roederer Champagne bars. Why not – it is Christmas, after all!
For information and tickets, visit https://www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk/