Media Release: Get seriously festive at the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

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Get seriously festive at the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

What: Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

Where: SECC, Glasgow

When: 17 – 20 November 2016 

THE Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair is back at SECC, Glasgow from 17 – 20 November 2016.

This annual celebration of all things festive, viewed as the official start of Christmas by many loyal visitors, is a must for anyone who enjoys a great day’s shopping.

Over 300 of the UK’s finest craftsmen and women will gather together under one roof to offer unique gifts, decorations, crafts, food and inspired interior ideas, to help bring that magical Christmas sparkle to every home.

Visitors can source beautiful decorations and original gifts from gorgeous garlands and beautiful baubles, to glassware, scented candles and stylish cards. Arts and craft lovers can pick up haberdashery, ribbons, fabrics, sewing kits and craft essentials – everything required to get seriously creative this Christmas.

For the foodies, the temptations and treats are endless from the exclusive collection of food exhibitors supplying authentic regional delicacies such as gourmet sausages and hams, local cheeses and pâté, Christmas cakes, puddings and chocolates, to create a delicious festive deli.

This is also the ideal place to find that elusive Christmas outfit with a stunning collection of evening and designer daywear available, as well as unique accessories including bags, purses and jewellery.

There will be gifts galore for the kids including handmade traditional wooden toys, beautifully-made soft toys, chunky knitwear, cosy pyjamas, pretty party dresses, bright wellies and hundreds of other items ready to be wrapped and placed under the tree this Christmas.

And there will be lots of funky socks for dad.

The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair is more than an exclusive shopping experience. There are lots of things to do and try with free entry to three informative theatres where experts will offer invaluable advice and entertaining demonstrations

  • The sights and smells of the Cookery Theatre will delight and inspire as top Scottish chefs demonstrate preparingtempting seasonal dishes, using delicious, fresh ingredients. Visitors can pick up professional tips to help them  create the perfect festive feast.
  • The Lifestyle Theatre experts will offer advice on how to make the most of your home over the festive period, with a series of talks and demonstrations including designing unique table settings and creating home-made goodies for a Christmas hamper. There will also be gift-wrapping demos tackling the most awkward shaped gifts.
  • Over in the Craft and Create Room, hands-on workshops will be held where visitors can work alongside expert knitters, stitchers and upcyclers to create their own festive masterpiece. This is the perfect place to pick up a new skill or hobby.
  • Champagne Bar- The perfect day out wouldn’t be complete without a relaxing glass of fizz. This is a great place to review your purchases, plan the rest of the day’s shopping or just relax with a glass of Champagne.

For further information or to book tickets call 0844 581 1385 or visit


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Opening times

Thurs 17 Nov 10am-5pm

Fri 18 Nov 10am-5pm

Sat 19 Nov 10am-5pm

Sun 20 Nov 10am-4pm


Day and VIP tickets are available in advance and on the door, starting at £11 for a regular adult advance ticket (subscriber discounts available).

Details of all tickets can be found here:

A VIP package is available, with prices from £42. VIP visitors will receive a goody bag full of wonderful treats, enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival and access to a private lounge with complimentary tea and coffee throughout the day. VIP ticket holders are also entitled to priority seating at any workshop session.

About Country Living Fairs

The Country Living Fair began nearly 30 years ago with a spring edition in London, and soon afterwards, a Christmas edition was launched.

In 2004, a spring edition was launched in Glasgow, which was changed to a Christmas fair in 2008.

The Glasgow show has grown significantly since its inception and now boasts over 300 exhibitors, and attracted over 19,000 visitors in 2015.

The Fair showcases new and upcoming talent, providing craftspeople with a platform to showcase their goods to high-spending visitors, who travel from all over the country to visit.

Visitors can choose from a selection of home and garden ware, arts and crafts, regional food and drink, and the latest fashion and accessories.

Case studies and photography

Various exhibitor case studies and photography are available on request.

Press Office at the event

Country Living will be operating a press office at The Fair on Thursday 17 November. Please contact Jill Creighton for more information.

Media contacts

Jill Creighton, Headline PR.  07775 862552

Stefanie Carr, marketing manager,  Country Living Fairs  020 7288 6467


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