Press Releases

Countdown to Christmas 29/11/2017

Many of you are poised for the first day of advent this Friday 1st December, ready to open the doors of your festive calendars (maybe with a sneaky chocolate!); but some towns across the UK are taking advent to a whole new level.

C&G - The BIG night out! 22/11/2017

Harrogate Christmas & Gift has announced a fabulous new event this year - an evening of entertainment with top comedian Dave Spikey, co-star of That Peter Kay Thing and Phoenix Nights; plus, one of the original team captains on hit series 8-out-of-10 Cats. Dave will also be accompanied by hilarious Irish, Iranian, Geordie comedian Patrick Monahan who won Show Me the Funny in 2011 and performs regularly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A host of exciting new products 9/11/2017

Harrogate Christmas & Gift welcomes a host of brand new exhibitors to the show this year and promises retailers and buyers a larger and more diverse range of products than ever before. Exhibiting for the first time includes Heyland and Whittle with gorgeous hand-made soaps, candles and room diffusers; and Charles Taylor Trading with traditional hand-crafted garden furniture and Giftscribes Gifts which is the sole UK wholesale distributor of the Rudolph and Me Inc. products with one of the largest selection of personalisable Christmas tree decorations in the UK and currently over 250 designs to choose from.

Get your weekend off to a spooky start 26/10/2017

Little witches and ghouls will be crawling out of the woodwork this weekend as children around the world get ready to visit their neighbours and friends for a trick or a treat. Halloween is without doubt becoming a major occasion here in the UK and many exhibitors at Harrogate Christmas & Gift will be presenting products to join in with the celebrations.

Join the 'Q' 20/10/2017

Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2018 is bigger than ever extending to seven halls of the Harrogate Convention Centre with the most extensive array of products for Christmas, home and garden and gifts for almost every occasion.

Countdown to your favourite trade show 11/10/2017

It's literally three months until Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2018 and the organisers report a flurry of exhibitor bookings from new companies guaranteed to inject some extra excitement into the show. There will be numerous new product ranges for buyers to choose from, including Allsorted with a range of gift books and stationery; Gwynedd Confectioners - the largest independent chocolate manufacturer in Wales; and The Elf Store with its hugely popular Elf on the Shelf collection.

All you want for Christmas - and much more 8/9/2017

With summer now firmly behind us, the industry is gearing up for the most important business event of next year - Harrogate Christmas & Gift, which takes place from 14th to 17th January 2018.

Further growth for Harrogate 20/1/2017

Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2017 exceeded all expectations once again with an increase in visitor numbers for the sixth year running. The show, which also had an rise in exhibitors having to open two new halls to cater for demand this year; welcomed almost 5,000 buyers through its doors - five per cent more than in 2016.

Last day and still lots to see 10/1/2017

There was a great turnout for the Harrogate Christmas & Gift team’s networking event after the show on Monday evening with compliments from exhibitors and visitors about the delicious canapés and stunning Royal Hall location.

Celebrations all round 9/1/2017

Numerous garden centre buyers attending Harrogate Christmas & Gift were celebrating yesterday following the announcement of the winners of the Greatest Christmas Awards on Sunday night. Organised by Garden Trade News, the event took place at the Majestic Hotel and entertainment was enjoyed by all.

New exhibitors and an action packed show 8/1/2017

Visitors to Harrogate Christmas & Gift yesterday have been delighted by the quality and quantity of exhibitors the show has to offer this year. With over 100 companies participating and two new halls – Hall Q and the Kings Suite – there are some great new, never seen before ranges.

Open for business 7/1/2017

Harrogate Christmas & Gift extends a warm welcome to all exhibitors and visitors attending the 2017 show. The doors open today (Sunday 8th January) at 9.00am and if pre-registrations are anything to go by, you can expect another very busy show this year. With two new additional halls of the Harrogate International Centre (Hall Q and The Kings Suite) and a significant increase in exhibitors, retailers and buyers can expect an action packed four days with a whole host of exciting new products to tempt their customers.

Join us for Christmas fun 5/1/2017

Festive celebrations aren’t over for visitors to Harrogate Christmas & Gift this coming Sunday 8th to Wednesday 11th January, as whilst the show offers amazing new purchase opportunities – there is a chance to let your hair down and have some fun too. On Sunday evening, Garden Trade News is hosting its Greatest Christmas Awards at the Majestic Hotel.

Just a few days to go! 3/1/2017

Hall Q is definitely ‘the destination’ at Harrogate Christmas & Gift next week as it houses the majority of new exhibitors and is also the main catering facility for the event. Several favourite brands have also relocated to this hall including Playwrite Group, Hometown World and Ackerman International, so be sure to visit them in their new location.

Happy New Year! 29/12/2016

Parties and celebrations will fill homes across the world this Saturday as families welcome in the New Year. Hopefully, retailers have had a busy Christmas and will be successful in clearing remaining stock in the January sales, making room for exciting new ranges for 2017.

Time to reflect 18/12/2016

With just a week to go until the big day, excitement is high in households across the country as children eagerly await Santa’s arrival.

Whatever floats your boat 11/12/2016

Christmas is fast approaching and festivities are very much in full swing with office Christmas parties (and more than a few sore heads); supermarkets echoing with everything from ‘Santa Baby’ to ‘Rockin around the Christmas tree;’ and cards piling through the letter box like no tomorrow!

Countdown to Christmas 4/12/2016

There are just 20 shopping days until the big day and retailers across the country are bracing themselves for the busiest few weeks of the year.

Christmas Kisses 27/11/2016

Harrogate Christmas & Gift welcomes a host of brand new exhibitors to the show this year and promises retailers and buyers a larger and more diverse range of products than ever before.

A host of exciting new products 13/11/2016

Harrogate Christmas & Gift welcomes a host of brand new exhibitors to the show this year and promises retailers and buyers a larger and more diverse range of products than ever before.

Bring some cheer to the dark nights 6/11/2016

Now that the clocks have gone back and the UK is plunged into darkness by 5pm, it’s hardly surprising that the focus is now firmly on Christmas as people try to bring a bit of optimism into cold winter nights.

Turn back time 27/10/2016

This weekend has two notable events - the clocks go back one hour on Sunday night, so you get an extra hour in bed - and it's the UK's favourite spooky event, Halloween.

Lighting the night 19/10/2016

With long nights drawing in, yet mild weather remaining, it's hardly surprising that families across the UK are enjoying their gardens long into the autumn and consequently the demand for decorative outdoor lighting has never been greater.

Countdown to the UK's favourite festive show 7/10/2016

The UK's favourite trade show for everyone involved in the festive and gift market - from garden centres, department stores, independent retailers right through to UK visitor attractions and hospitality venues - is fast approaching, with just three months until Harrogate Christmas & Gift.

Additional halls opened to accommodate new exhibitors 5/9/2016

Harrogate Christmas & Gift welcomes a host of new exhibitors for the 2017 show and having completely sold out its original hall allocation of A,B,C,D,H & M at the Harrogate International Centre in Harrogate, has now opened a further two exhibition halls KINGS SUITE AND HALL Q.

Further growth for Harrogate Christmas & Gift 19/1/2016

The doors of Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2016 closed on Wednesday 13th January 2016 with another hugely successful show for all involved. Visitor numbers were up by eight percent this year with exhibitors and visitors reporting brisk business.

There's still time to attend! 12/1/2016

There was a great turn out for the Harrogate Christmas & Gift networking reception which took place in the Royal Hall of the Harrogate International Centre straight after the show on Monday. For many attending the show, this was the first time they had experienced the stunning venue which underwent a multi-million pound renovation in 2008; and together with flowing refreshments added to the ambience of the occasion.

Increased attendance for the fifth year 11/1/2016

The second day of Harrogate Christmas & Gift has proved fruitful for exhibitors and visitors alike with brisk business reported by companies participating. The number of buyers attending has once again increased compared to the first two days of the 2015 show and with two more days to go, looks likely to reap another good increase in attendance.

Fabulous first day 10/1/2016

With online registrations higher than ever this year, it was hardly surprising that queues of visitors were eagerly awaiting the doors of Harrogate Christmas & Gift to open at 9am yesterday (Sunday) morning.

Look forward to seeing you on Sunday 8/1/2016

The doors to Harrogate Christmas & Gift open tomorrow and this year promises to be a bigger and better show than ever before. Now a firm favourite with retailers and buyers in the Christmas, gift, garden, leisure and visitor attraction sectors, the show has grown significantly in recent years and we promise you an action packed few days with plenty to see and do. We can guarantee that you will not only leave with lots of exciting new products to entice your customers in 2016, but will have the chance to make important new industry contacts - as well as the chance to let your hair down and enjoy some fun too.

Make a beeline for the Queen's Suite 6/1/2016

Harrogate Christmas & Gift extends to seven separate halls of the Harrogate International Centre this year with the inclusion of the Queen's Suite for the very first time. This new hall provides the home to 21 exhibitors of which 13 are brand new companies attending the show, including Hometown World Ltd, Nutscene (1922) Ltd, Fountasia International and Westbury Garden Products. A firm favourite - Gardman Ltd (Stand QS20) - is also moving into the Queen's Suite this year - and with all this plus a new catering facility within makes it a firm point of interest for all visitors attending the show.

Countdown to your favourite show 3/1/2016

A very Happy New Year to one and all! We hope that after a well-deserved break you return to your desks feeling refreshed and optimistic for a rewarding and fruitful 2016.

Don't forget to pre-register 27/12/2015

The countdown is now on for welcoming in the New Year and hopefully you have your resolutions in order for 2016! First on your list is to attend Harrogate Christmas & Gift from 10th to 13th January. The show promises to be an absolute bumper event this year with over 20 brand new exhibitors with some stunning new gift ranges.

Wishing you Christmas Cheer! 23/12/2015

It's finally almost here - the day we've all been waiting for. With your Brussels sprouts on boil and the Turkey well and truly basted; The Harrogate Christmas & Gift teams hopes that you can enjoy the chance to put your feet up and enjoy some quality family time.

Season's Greetings 21/12/2015

With just five days until the big day, the majority of the country is either relaxed and ready for the festive celebrations or in panic mode trying to find those last minute gifts. The Harrogate Christmas & Gift team would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas - this has been a busy month for everyone in the industry and we hope that you all get some well-deserved relaxation with family and friends.

Balancing Christmas stock 13/12/2015

There appears to be two types of personalities when it comes to Christmas - the organised kind which purchased presents and had them wrapped and under the tree in October; and the 'in denial' type (like me) which are hiding their heads in the sand and hoping that the shops will still have some gifts left on their shelves on Christmas Eve.

Santa's elves are out in force 6/12/2015

It's hard to believe that it's less than three weeks until Christmas. Excitement is high across the country with children pleading with their parents to pay that extra special visit to Santa to share their wish lists with him.

Let the festivities begin 29/11/2015

With December on our doorsteps, Christmas festivities are now in full swing with High Streets across the country adorned with lights and shopping malls and garden centres opening their grotto doors.

Each to their own 22/11/2015

Whilst we here in the UK are looking forward to decking our halls with boughs of holly and peeling Brussels sprouts to go with our turkey, our friends around the world have some very different Christmas traditions.

Record number of new exhibitors 15/11/2015

Visitors to Harrogate Christmas & Gift are guaranteed to find exciting new product ranges at the show next year, as not only is it almost fully booked but there are over 30 brand new exhibitors attending in 2016.

Brighten the darkness 8/11/2015

It is incredible how just a few weeks after the clocks went back an hour, the UK is now plunged into darkness by 5pm and we still have a way to go before we reach the shortest day. However, gloomy though the evenings have become, the stores are filled with dazzling displays with lights, tinsel and Christmas trees as well as lots of enticing new gift ideas.

Following fashions 13/10/2015

Consumer magazines and websites across the UK are busily predicting 'must have' products for Christmas 2015 with features covering everything from family gifts to decorating the home for a truly festive feel.

Get set for Christmas 2/10/2015

Whilst the UK has unexpectedly been bathed in sunshine for the last few weeks, it's now officially autumn and we are fast approaching what - for most retailers - is the busiest time of the year. Whilst you are getting out the baubles and tinsel and decking your halls with boughs of holly - don't forget to register for your most important trade show of the year - Harrogate Christmas & Gift which takes place from 10th to 13th January 2016 at the Harrogate International Centre.

Bumper Event on the cards 21/8/2015

With many months to go until Harrogate Christmas & Gift, the organisers advise that the show is almost sold out, with existing exhibitors reserving larger stand spaces and numerous new companies jumping on board.

Business looks brisk for Christmas 10/6/2015

With over seven months until the doors open to Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2016, the show is proving its reputation as the pivotal trade event of the year with two halls of the Harrogate International Centre already sold out and five further Halls fast following suit.

Secure your 2016 stand 1/3/2015

After an outstandingly successful show, exhibitors participating in Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2015 now have first option to secure their stand space for 2016, confirming either the same location or to request a new position.

Garden centre and gift buyers flood to Harrogate 2/2/2015

The 66th Harrogate Christmas & Gift closed its doors on one of its most successful shows ever in January with the majority of exhibitors reporting a first class event.