Warm welcome to Harrogate
Anyone unfamiliar with the Christmas industry would be forgiven for thinking that they'd gone 'back to the future' as they entered the halls of Harrogate Convention Centre today. Here the festive season is far from over with seven halls packed with exciting new products, festive smells and twinkling lights.
If you attended today, you will have enjoyed the atmospheric buzz of activity on the stands, interspersed with Christmas carols, laughter and chatter as industry colleagues meet again, often for the first time since the show last year.
This is a not to be missed event for anyone in the Christmas business, whether that be a garden centre or department store selling lights and decorations; an independent retailer or a heritage centre shop seeking new and unusual gifts. For those staging events throughout the year there is an abundance of great ideas including companies offering bespoke solutions for shopping centres, garden centres and visitor attraction displays and grottos.
If you haven't already attended, there is still plenty of time to do so. The show is open tomorrow (16th January) until Wednesday 18th January.
New for winter 2023 from History & Heraldry - personalised bauble decoration Christmas cards!
Each eye-catching Christmas card features a unique round detachable decoration for added value! With a great selection of children's names to choose from plus alphabet letters so no-one is left out! The bold names are printed in gold and red glitter foil with each featuring a red ribbon so they can be easily hung on a Christmas tree. These cute festive cards are available in five designs and are supplied with a red envelope. Kids will love these fun cards and with the added bonus of a decoration for the tree this is one Christmas line not to be missed!
See History & Heraldry on Stand B6
Once again, leading Christmas supplier Premier Decorations has filled Hall H in its entirety with its fabulous range of collections for Christmas & Halloween. Harrogate is the only Christmas / Halloween trade show that Premier Decorations will be attending this year, so be sure not to miss out!
Visit Premier Decorations and Premier Halloween in Hall H
Bollywood Christmas'55s paper-mache decorations are lovingly hand-crafted by skilled artisans based in Kashmir, India. Each and every decoration is moulded by hand using paper pulp, dried on rooftops and then hand-painted. Each decoration passes through numerous pairs of hands with different layers of paint and design. The range is a mixture of traditional Kashmiri design, the company's own designs and a fusion of the two.
Visit Bollywood Christmas on Stand D3