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7 reasons why you should head down to the Christmas Ideal Home Show, EventCity

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The Ideal Home Show has everything you need to prepare yourself for the festive season this year. Here’s why.

Christmas Theatre with Gino


Do you fancy watching your favourite celebrity experts in action? The Ideal Home Show’s spectacular centrepiece, the Christmas Theatre, invites you to do just that. Sponsored by CLC World, the Christmas Theatre will host an array of talks and demonstrations from the nation’s most loved experts. The likes of Gino D’Acampo, James Martin, Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and stars of The Great British Bake Off are ready to share their Christmas hacks.

Turkey Tasting

In preparation for the most important part of any Christmas dinner, this year’s Turkey Tasting Theatre is the place to go to find out just how you should be cooking and eating your turkey this Christmas. Top chefs will take to the kitchen to share their tips and tricks, from the art of basting to how you can make your left overs exciting.

The Gregg Wallace Restaurant

Christmas is all about indulgence and the Gregg Wallace Christmas Restaurant gives show-goers the perfect opportunity to start their festive feasts early. Friends and family are invited to enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch with a twist, or even relax with an elegant afternoon tea package. Accompanied by a glass of bubbly of course! Tables should be booked in advance to avoid queues and guarantee a seat.

The Cake & Bake Show


Tickets to the Ideal Home Show will also get you free entry to The Cake & Bake Show in association in Argos.  Cake displays, market stands, decorating classes and Q&As with industry experts are featured throughout the UK’s biggest baking show. Renowned baking stars, including Nadiya Hussain, Frances Quinn and John Waite, will be on hand for a crash course in creating the very best cakes.

The Smooth Radio Lounge


The Smooth Radio team are returning to the show this year, armed with an array of Christmas tunes to provide the soundtrack to your weekend. Step away from the hustle and bustle of the show and visit their famous Smooth Lounge, where you can enjoy festive treats and listening to your favourite Smooth tracks.

Christmas Bandstand

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without music. From festive chart toppers and acapella choirs to traditional carols and gospel groups, the Bandstand has a packed timetable of entertainment to get you into the Christmas spirit.

A seven-night Alpine Escape

The show’s sponsor, CLC World Resorts and Hotels, is offering visitors the chance to win a week’s holiday for four to Austria. With return flights to the perfect Christmas location, private transfers, 5* accommodation and dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant included, this is an opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss out on!


10-13 November, 10am-5pm
Event City, Phoenix Way (ff Barton Dock Road), Manchester M41 7TB

Tickets on the door cost £15 for adults, £14 for concessions and admission is free for children under 15. Discounts are offered if tickets are booked online in advance.

For a chance to win the competition or to buy tickets for the show, visit or call 0844 209 7366

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