Media release: Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair returning to Glasgow

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What: Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

Where: SEC, Glasgow

When: 15-18 November 2018

Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair is back in Glasgow

COUNTRY Living Magazine Christmas Fair is back at SEC, Glasgow from 15-18 November 2018. This annual Fair is viewed by many as the official start of Christmas, and a must for anyone wanting to find everything for the perfect festive celebration under one roof.

Over 300 of the UK’s finest designers, makers and boutique businesses will gather together under one roof to offer unique gifts, decorations, crafts, food and drinks 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. An exclusive collection of artisan food and drink producers will give visitors the chance to sample authentic regional delicacies such as gourmet sausages and hams, local cheeses and pâté, Christmas cakes, puddings, chocolates and tempting festive drinks.

This is also the ideal place to find that unique Christmas outfit with a stunning collection of evening and designer daywear available, as well as beautiful 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.

The perfect day out wouldn’t be complete without a relaxing glass of fizz. The Viking Cruise Champagne Bar is a great place to review purchases, plan the rest of the day’s shopping or just relax with a glass of Champagne.

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

The Country Living Kitchen will bring together some of the country’s finest food and drink producers. Visitors can watch demonstrations and pick up tips from top chefs and cooking professionals as they prepare tempting seasonal festive dishes, using delicious, fresh ingredients.

The Country Living Crafting Workshops will give visitors the chance to create something special to take home. There will be a varied daily hands-on programme from sewing and needle felting to screen printing – workshop tutors will guide visitors as they create original items. Advance Booking Available. Tickets for The Country Living Crafting Workshops can be booked in advance, priced at £4 each.

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


Notes to editors:

To find out more, visit #CLXmasFair

Opening Times

Thurs 15 Nov            10am-5pm

Fri 16 Nov                  10am-5pm

Sat 17 Nov                10am-5pm

Sun 18 Nov               10am-4pm


Day and VIP tickets are available in advance and on the-door, starting at £12.50 for a standard adult advance ticket (subscriber discounts available).Details of all tickets can be found here:

A VIP package is available, with prices from £60. VIP visitors will receive a goody bag full of wonderful treats, enjoy a complimentary bubbly and access to a private lounge with complimentary tea and coffee throughout the day.

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 attracts over 17,000 visitors.

Country Living Christmas Fair showcases new and upcoming talent, providing designer-makers 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 15 November.  Please contact Jill Creighton for more information.

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