Ideal Home Show at Christmas & Top 5 Christmas Markets in the North

Ideal Home Show at Christmas & Top 5 Christmas Markets in the North

Ideal Home Show at Christmas & Top 5 Christmas Markets in the North

The Ideal Home Show Manchester at Christmas will run from Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th and is held at EventCity, Manchester. It boasts the ultimate festive shopping experience, and there will be over 300 exhibitors, including us!

We're bringing our best folding and sliding door products and displaying them across our huge stand (H420 on the floorplan) in the home improvement and outdoor living section where we've been labelled €˜one to watch'. Our friendly, expert staff will be on hand to answer your questions and offer their advice so why not see them for a chat?

We hope to see you at the show, it's our last of the year so we want to make it extra special! Share your photos of the day with us on Facebook and Twitter.


While we're on the topic of Christmas, we wanted to round up the top 5 Christmas markets to attend in the North of England. It's never too early to plan a day or evening of roasted chestnuts, Belgian waffles and bratwurst!

1. Christkindlmarkt – German Christmas Market at Millennium Square, Leeds

Christkindlmarkt at Millennium Square in Leeds

When: Friday 13th November – Sunday 20th December

Where: Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD

Free entry

In its 14th year, the Leeds traditional German Christmas market brings a little bit of German Christmas magic to the city centre, with over 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls boasting a wealth of delights. There's everything from handcrafted toys to jewellery and authentic food and drink in the Alp Chalet Bavarian eatery.


2. Manchester Christmas Markets at Manchester City Centre

Manchester Christmas Market

When: Saturday 14th November – Monday 21st December

Where: Albert Square and other city centre locations

Free entry

Set your sights on Manchester this Christmas with their award-winning markets, offering a delicious range of international food and drinks, festive stalls filled to the brim with gifts including jewellery, handcrafted bags and even bonsai trees!


3. York St Nicholas Christmas Fair at York City Centre

The York St Nicholas Fair

When: Thursday 19th November – Wednesday 23rd December

Where: Parliament Street and other city centre locations

Free entry

Discover the magic of Christmas in York this year, with more festive delight than ever! The usual Parliament Street location has been extended, with a full Christmas Market Trail to follow to new locations, each offering a little taste of Christmas cheer.


4. Newcastle International Christmas Market at Grey's Monument

Newcastle International Christmas Market

When: Saturday 14th November – Sunday 6th December (including the Christmas Market)

Where: Grey's Monument, Grey Street and Grainger Street

Free entry

If you're looking to delight your taste buds, the Newcastle Continental Christmas Market will do just that, with stalls offering a real taste of Europe; from currywurst to waffles and paella – you'll be spoilt for choice! Not only that, but you can pick up some beautifully unique gifts for your friends and family too.


5. Glasgow Christmas Market at St Enoch Square

Glasgow Christmas Market

When: Friday 13th November – Sunday 20th December

Where: St Enoch Square, G1 4DH

Free entry

St Enoch Square in Glasgow will be nearly unrecognisable during the festive months when it is transformed into a magical Christmas village. Sip a mulled wine as you browse the 50+ stalls of arts and crafts gifts, as well as sampling the delicious international food! Try and visit in the late evenings when the stalls will be lit up with twinkling Christmas lights for the true festive feel. Walk over to George Square for the ice rink and winter carnival.