Ideal Home Show at Christmas; in Manchester this week

Nothing gets me in to the Christmas spirit more than shopping for decorations and browsing ideas to make my home feel all cosy and festive. I like to buy a few new treats every year and love rediscovering them when it’s time to decorate the tree. I’m excited to have been invited to the Christmas edition of the Ideal Home Show in Manchester, which will give me the perfect excuse to get giddy a little earlier than usual. 

Festive room, Ideal Home Show at Christmas, Manchester

Taking place at Event City, The Ideal Home Show at Christmas is sponsored by Gocompare and runs from 12 to 15 November 2015. It’s the largest Christmas exhibition in the North and promises everything you could possibly need to create your perfect Christmas.

Over 300 exhibitors will show off their wares, offering everything from food and drink, fashion and beauty gifts and tips, ideas for decorating your home, and lots of opportunities to source unusual presents for all the family.

Christmas tree tea light holders, Ideal Home Show at Christmas, Manchester

A special Christmas Theatre will be the place to hear from local experts as they share their tips to help you create a dream Christmas.

Celebrity guests Katie Piper, Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen, Gino D’Acampo and Olly Smith, will also appear at the event to share their own festive secrets.

To set the festivities off with a bang (or the pop of a cork), Hydropool is sponsoring the champagne bar, which is where you’ll find me, glass of bubbly in hand, after I’ve maxed out my credit card.

Festive table, Ideal Home Show at Christmas, Manchester

It’s the second time Manchester has hosted the event, which also runs in London, and it sounds like one huge celebration of everything Christmassy. This year I’m going to have to give up my usual policy of leaving Christmas until December – Oh well!


You can book tickets to The Ideal Home Show at Christmas online for £12.00, or buy them on the door, which will cost you a little more.


The Ideal Home Show at Christmas

Event City:Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 7TB

Thursday 12 November 2015: 10:00 to 17:00
Friday 13 November 2015: 10:00 to 17:00
Saturday 14 November 2015: 10:00 to 17:00
Sunday 15 November 2015: 10:00 to 17:00


I was offered free tickets to attend The Ideal Home Show at Christmas in return for a blog post before and after the event. Make sure you don’t miss my review by signing up to follow Becci’s Blog. Views, as always, my own.

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2 Comments On This Topic
  1. K.
    6 years ago

    … And suddenly, for the first time this year? I feel Christmassy! Have fun! 🙂

    • Becci Johnson
      6 years ago

      Thanks K! It’s funny how it creeps up on you.

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