Media 10

Ideal Home Show Christmas EventCity

The Ideal Home Show at Christmas welcomes record numbers to EventCity, Manchester.

Media 10, organisers of the Ideal Home Show, have labelled the weekend's launch of their Christmas Edition - The Ideal Home Show at Christmas, sponsored by Gocompare.com – an extraordinary success, after tens of thousands of visitors flocked to EventCity to visit the show's Manchester debut.

Sleighing into town with a replica of the multi-award winning London show, Ideal Home Show at Christmas, sponsored by Gocompare.com, is the largest Christmas themed consumer exhibition to ever grace the North West.

Launched on Friday 14th November 2014, and officially opened by a host of TV's favourite faces including, celebrity chef Gino D'Acampo, English actress and celebrity chef Lisa Faulkner, interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and well known TV personality, wine expert, columnist and author Olly Smith; the show offered an impressive 300 exhibitors, across 7 sections, providing everything needed for the yuletide season.

Recognising the variety of exciting brands and seasonal inspiration on offer throughout sections of the show, ranging from Home Improvements and Food and Drink, to Fashion and Beauty to Gadgets, Gifts and Christmas Decorations; the North West's shoppers descended in festive force, with just under 32,000 visitors passing through the venues doors, much more than was initially expected by Media 10.

Lee Newton, Managing Director of Media 10, said; "Following the success of Ideal Home Show's spring debut at EventCity, we had an indication our Christmas show may have done well, so we were incredibly excited to bring the show up North too. Again, the visitor count has not failed to amaze us and has surpassed all of our expectations, proving the Christmas spirit is truly alight in these parts!

"The feedback from both visitors and exhibitors has been exceptionally positive and the atmosphere within the show throughout the whole weekend was magical, bringing to light that the North West really is a gem in the country's crown when it comes to hosting events and exhibitions"

Andy Orr, Managing Director at EventCity, Manchester, said; "Everyone at EventCity were delighted to welcome back the Media 10 team for the Ideal Home Show at Christmas. The theatre created around the building, and in particular the entrance, set the scene for visitors to enjoy an incredible festive experience – from being greeted by live Christmas songs, a stunning forest of Christmas trees, theatres, great food ideas and unique exhibitors"

After the success and demand of the Ideal Home Show at Christmas' debut, visitors will be pleased to hear that the home show will be extended to four days next year. And with dates already announced for the spring shows return to EventCity (4th – 7th June 2015) there's not too long to wait to experience the Ideal Home Show again.

"We can't wait to be back on Northern Soil" Newton commented. "There's something about the Northern public that is so inviting. We want to continue bringing events and experiences to the region that the public are going to love, and hopefully they are going to really enjoy the upcoming 2015 shows."