23– 27 November 2022 olympia, london


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Ideal Home Show Christmas invites you to Late Night Thursday!


On Thursday 24th November, the show will stay open until the later time of 8pm with entrance tickets costing just £5 for anyone arriving from 4pm.

Late Night Thursday will see the show come to life as the winter sun goes down for a special one off evening. For those unable to join us in the day, join us for after work drinks, a bite to eat and a bit of late night Christmas shopping!

Late Night Shopping

You can shop from 100’s of brands and seasonal essentials to get you set for Christmas. From hand crafted gifts and hanging decorations to hampers for the foodies, find festive favourites or discover something new by exploring the five show sections. And don't forget to pick up a goody bag before you leave! Find out who will be exhibiting for your late night shopping antics here!

Late Night Expert talks

Take a seat and enjoy some evening expert demos on the Christmas Theatre stage! This is the place for you to discover tonnes of inspiration on how to get your home Christmas-ready.

16:30pm - Kirigami Christmas Tree Table Decorations

17:30pm - Lee Baldry's Top 10 Christmas Gadgets

18:30pm - Lynne Lambourne's Creative Christmas Gifts

Fancy some Christmas Kitchen inspiration? Head over to the Eat & Drink Festival Christmas, where you will find.....

16:30pm - The Alchemist's Gingerbread Espresso

17:20pm - The Ultimate Christmas Taste Test

18:10pm - 12 (American) Craft Beers of Christmas

19:00pm - The Alchemist's Snowball Espresso


Your bound to be hungry after all that shopping so why not grab a bite to eat? With food from the country's top street food vendors will be served until 8pm, from delicious Italian flavours and authentic Asian cuisine, to soul soothing Caribbean delights and delicious sweet treats.

Head over for some after-work drinks from our fantastic range of drink exhibitors with everything from warming festive tipples, to easy cocktails with a twist and mocktails too, there's something for everyone.

Or if you prefer some pub grub and a festive pint, why not visit The Duke's Head but make sure you book in advance here. 

Live Bandstand entertainment

It wouldn’t be an Ideal Christmas without a sprinkling of music! Follow the festive cheer to the Christmas Bandstand for some live entertainment from our performers. Here is who you will be singing along with:

16:00pm - Martin Bellamy

16:40pm - Enchorus

17:20pm - London Saxophone Choir

18:00pm - Lloyd Ellery

18:40pm - Cara Beard

19:20pm - Lloyd Ellery

Free Pamper Treatments

End your night with a bit of self-care and get glammed up for the festive season! Find your free late night hair, nail and beauty treatments in our Pamper Lounge. Why not have a look at our list of luxury treatments here?

Late Night Thursday is open from 4-8pm. Tickets just £5.

Book tickets here!