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 London’s Olympia - 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 five dedicated festive sections which include; Home, Gifts, Decorations, Pets 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 visitors of Ideal Home Show Christmas 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 our 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 advise 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. Visitors can get creative in our 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.
And, ensuring no-one is missed off the Christmas list, this year’s Christmas Pet section returns offering inspiration, ideas and the latest products for the purrrrrfect pet gifts. From doggy jumpers to festive flavoured chews the Pet Pavillion will ensure any four legged friends have a very merry Christmas.
After all that shopping, visitors will also be able to enjoy Christmas lunch early, set in beautifully festive surroundings of the Christmas Restaurant, where resident chefs will serve up a traditional Christmas menu with a twist, allowing visitors to sample different options created and freshly prepared by our team to inspire any Christmas menu. From starters of beetroot cured salmon belinis, pumpkin pie soup and camembert with crusty bread, to mains of turkey, sea bass and wild mushroom and vegan parmesan arancini, finished off with dreamy figgy pudding cheesecake, warm clementine and raspberry doughnut and rum and raisin ice cream, it will leave tastebuds festively fed.
Those with a sweeter tooth can also indulge in this year’s Festive Afternoon Tea, with a variety of Christmas-finger sandwiches, traditional British Cream Tea and a selection of mini mince pies, cinnamon brownies and traditional stolen, all freshly made with seasonal ingredients.
The sound of Christmas will fill the air with entertainment from the nostalgic Doo Wop girl group The Hey Las, harmony arrangements by Stella Mann College, nationally acclaimed gospel choir group Enchorus and funky contemporary choir Natural Voices.
For the perfect end to the festive filled day, visitors can unwind and enjoy a glass of fizz in the Champagne Bar sponsored by Hydropool, or enjoy being pampered in our Pamper Lounge with a range of FREE treatments.
Visitors 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 we are inviting amateur and professional bakers to enter our Christmas Cake and Gingerbread House competitions to create a show-stopping piece for visitors to see throughout the 5 days of the show.
There truly is something for everyone at the Ideal Home Show Christmas 2018.
Ticket Information & Opening Times
Wednesday 21ST – Saturday 24th November : 10.00AM - 6.00PM
Thursday 22nd November 2018: 10.00AM - 9.00PM ***LATE NIGHT***
Sunday 25th November 2018: 10.00AM - 5.00PM
Advance Pricing and Tickets
Adult Standard Entry (Wed-Fri): £13
Adult Standard Entry (Sat-Sun): £15
Entry + Lunch (Wed-Fri) £43.00
Entry + Lunch (Sat-Sun) - £45.00
Entry + Afternoon Tea (Wed-Fri) £38.00
Entry + Afternoon Tea (Sat-Sun) £40.00
Entry + Afternoon Tea + Prosecco (Wed-Fri) £43.00
Entry + Afternoon Tea + Prosecco (Sat-Sun) £45.00
Child (15 and under): FREE
Late night Thursday Evening 22nd November 2018
Evening Entry £5.00 entry from 5.00pm until 9pm
Ticket includes entry to the Eat & Drink Festival Christmas.
The show will be open until 9pm, so if you are with us in the daytime, you'll get entry completely free. If you can only join us for just the evening, you can purchase your ticket for just £5 -perfect for our after-work visitors!
All Ticket Purchases come with FREE ENTRY Into the Co-Located Eat & Drink Festival
TICKETS CAN BE BOOKED FOR THE IDEAL HOME SHOW CHRISTMAS VIA THE WEBSITE HERE.