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Yes it is only November, however it’s never too early to learn how to impress during the festive season. The Ideal Home Show Christmas 2017, at Event City, is exactly where you need to go to get all the tricks of the trade (and the tools you’ll need) to make this Christmas the best you’ve ever had. This years show runs from 9th – 12th November at Event City Manchester, and it’s looks like it’s their best show yet.

It's Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas - Ideal Home Show Christmas 2017

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You’ll be able to deck the halls, and no doubt the rest of the house; with the Christmas crafts that you’ll learn to create in their workshops. Plus there is a ‘Christmas Theatre’ with a jam packed schedule of talks and demonstrations; courtesy of our nation’s favourite home experts. This promises to be ‘the ultimate place to pick up those Christmas hacks’. In these sessions you will learn how to spruce up your Christmas decorations, deal with the dreaded domestic disasters, complete gift wrap training and lots more.



 They have a lot of sections that will add up to your perfect Christmas. Fashion and beauty section, featuring pampering sessions with the latests beauty trends, plus the all important glass of fizz. Inspirational talks, where fashion experts and designers will give you advice on this seasons top trends.  Interiors and home accessories, where you can learn the tips and tricks for interior trends from experts including Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Dawn Ward. Traditional to the Ideal Home show; there’s a wide range of furniture, accessories as well as the vital finishing touches. Also they have a whole section dedicated to Christmas decorations!

Ideal Home Show Christmas 2017

Picture: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Ideal home show Christmas

There is two other shows within the Ideal Home Show Christmas; the ‘Cake & Bake Show’ and the ‘Eat & Drink Festival’.

The ‘Cake & Bake Show’, brings the nation’s best loved bakers, chefs, TV personalities and cake experts together. Promising a delicious variety of culinary activity and entertainment. There is a celebrity line-up, who will entertain the crowds in the ‘Cake & Bake Super Theatre’, and ‘Baking Academy’. Visitors will find the latest baking and decorating innovations in the market stands area. Also there will be a variety of foods from some of the best artisan creators in the country.

The ‘Eat & Drink Festival’ promises to bring street vendors, artisan producers and live cooking demonstrations. Food experts will be putting a seasonal twist on things, and giving you their top tips on creating an extra special feast for Christmas.
Oh and of course there’s the chance to taste your favourite tipples over at ‘The Drinks Station’. Or you can visit the Champagne bar. Set in a tranquil contemporary setting, you can enjoy a nice break with a glass of Champagne and relax.

Ideal Home Show Christmas 2017

Picture: Gino D’Acampo Ideal home show Christmas

Who’s going to be there?

The Ideal Home Show Christmas wouldn’t be complete without and exciting line up of celebrity experts.
This year at Event City you will be able to see live demonstrations from Candice Brown (The Great British Bake Off Winner 2017).

Immerse yourself in festive tipple advice from the multi awards winning wine expert, Olly Smith.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen will be bringing the Christmas sparkle, with his talk – Home Truths at Christmas. This live show gives the visitors chance to make their own Christmas Decorations the star of the show.

‘An audience with Gino D’Acampo’ promises an interesting Q&A session with Gino himself! Well worth a visit if you have a culinary question, and with Gino it is bound to be entertaining.

TV beauty expert, Hayley Sparkes has lots of tips and tricks for all the latest makeup trends for this season. There’s also a change to win £50 worth of cosmetics!

Dawn Ward (The Real Housewives of Cheshire) will be on hand to provide inspiration for the perfect festive home.

If that’s not enough celebrity experts packed into your day, then you’re in luck! The lovely Callum Best will be there to showcase his new journals, ‘BestMeLife’, developed to help you reach your personal goals. There’s also a children’s range ‘BestBuddy’. He will also be available for meet and greets, 12-3pm, everyday at his stand.

Ideal Home Show Christmas 2017

Picture: Callum Best Ideal Home Show Christmas 2017

 As you’ve seen by this list of highlights, the Ideal Home Show Christmas is packed with ideas on how to make your Christmas perfect. It might be November, but all that’s available at this show will make you wish you’d started your Christmas planning earlier. Thankfully all the tips and tricks available should make it bit easier to have that  perfect Christmas.

We have two pairs of tickets to give away, for the Ideal Home Show Christmas 2017 at Event City on Sunday.

There’s two ways to win these tickets. (Yes you can double your chances and enter both ways). The first way you can enter the competition is by filling in your details in the form below. The second way to win is to head over to our Facebook page (Click Here).
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Winners will be contacted directly on Friday 10th November and announced publicly on our social media.
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