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The Ideal Home Show at Christmas - Earls Court

Event preview

THE IDEAL Home Show at Christmas, the festive edition of the iconic Ideal Home Show, is back for its second year, running at Earls Court from November 14 to November 18, 2012.

Split across six different sections and featuring over 400 exhibitors, Earls Court will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland with the Ideal Home Show at Christmas offering everything you need to plan and create your perfect Christmas at home.

Visitors will be able to explore the Traditional Christmas Market with gifts and crafts that cannot be found on the high street, or sample a variety of festive food and drink from mulled wine and mince pies, and a selection of wine and champagnes, or even indulge in a traditional Christmas dinner in the show’s feature restaurant.

This year’s Christmas Craft Theatre will offer a variety of workshops and advice on how to decorate your home’s interior, from making your own decorations, table settings and Christmas cards to getting your home ready for Santa’s annual visit. Alternatively take a trip to the How to Theatre to get advice and ideas for those last minute home improvement DIY jobs you’ve been putting off all year.

The show will also see a variety of Fashion and Beauty to help you get ready for the party season, as well as Technology & Gadgets galore to entertain the whole family.

This year’s show will also feature the first ever Dancing on Ice Skating Rink as part of the event’s central feature. So once you’ve learnt how to create those sequins and sparkles, you can take to the ice and learn to skate with the stars.

Myleene Klass will be joining the star studded Celebrity line-up as the ideal Fashion and Beauty ambassador for the first time. She will join household favourites Gino D’Acampo, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Suzi Perry, and Olly Smith.

The celebrity ambassadors will be at the show on scheduled dates to host sessions on their respective theatres, as well as meet and greet visitors or participate in book signings in the pop-up book shop, perfect for that personalised Christmas present.

If all that wasn’t enough, visitors will also be able to enjoy more fun and festive entertainment than ever before with a special indoor ice-skating rink, and a bandstand filled with Christmas Choirs and live performances by a range of West End Musicals.

Lee Newton, Managing Director of Media 10 Ltd, organisers of the Ideal Home Show at Christmas, commented: “The Ideal Home Show at Christmas 2012 is set to be bigger and better than ever, with a fantastic display of interiors, home furnishings, gadgets and gifts, DIY and decorations, as well as a variety of food and drink to tickle the taste buds.

“As the first Christmas home event in the calendar, and to mark the official start of the festive countdown, we will also be putting on more traditional Christmas entertainment than ever. With our giant Christmas tree light feature, Christmas Choirs and dancing, as well as a live ice rink, mulled wine and festive food, combined with all of your decorating needs, this year’s event will be the largest Christmas home event in London, and a must-see this winter.”

Tickets: Weekday Adult: £16.50 on door, £12 in advance; Weekend Adult: £18.50 on door, £14 in advance; Weekday Concession (Over 60’s): £12 on door, £10 in advance; Weekend Concession (Over 60’s): £14 on door, £12 in advance; Children Under 15: Free; Late Night Thursday Open until 9pm: £5 after 5pm; Show guide: £5.

Tickets available on 0844 209 7330 or online at www.idealhomeshowchristmas.co.uk/.

Times: Daily from 10am – 6pm, Late Night Thursdays open until 9pm.