Gifts Today magazine

Fastest-growing show keeps going

Harrogate Christmas & Gift sees steady increase and new Greetings Hall adds to attraction

Space is already at a premium for the fast-growing Harrogate Christmas & Gift show with six of the halls already fully booked.

Only the King’s Suite and Hall Q have room for any more exhibitors – while interest in the just-announced brand-new for 2018 Greetings Card Hall in the recently-renovated Royal Hall, which is being organised by Greetings Today magazine, is building nicely.

Taking place from Sunday to Wednesday, January 14-17, Christmas & Gift is one of the fastest-growing trade shows for this sector, seeing a steady year-on-year increase in both exhibitors and visitors over the past five years.

In addition to the new greetings sector, the show now extends to eight halls at Harrogate Convention Centre, with A, B, C, D, H and M already fully booked.

Show organiser Simon Anslow said: 'Harrogate Christmas & Gift continues to go from strength to strength offering much more than just Christmas products.

'As it’s a favourite buying destination for garden centres, as well as department stores, tourist attractions, heritage centres and independent retailers, the diversity of products is huge including products for inside and outside the home such as furniture and ornaments, books, puzzles and toys, food and drink and, of course, gift ranges suitable for the entire year.'

Malcolm Naish, MD of Greetings Today owners Lema Publishing, added: 'The Greetings Hall exhibitors will be part of the official catalogue and also feature in the show's advance publicity as well as being given the five-star treatment by Greetings Today in the build up to the four-day event including a preview edition a couple of weeks prior to the opening date.

“Remember Harrogate Christmas & Gift is the most effective pound per metre show in the trade fair calendar and takes place when garden centres in particular are visiting to place their orders.'

Please contact Greetings Today's advertising manager Simon Davis – 01442 289930 or – for full details on the stand packages available for the Greetings Hall, for other space at the show, go to

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