Making Christmas Magical: Four amazing days of festive shopping and fun!

Christmas starts here.....we are the BIGGEST, BEST and MOST FRIENDLY Christmas gift fair in the Midlands!

The Festive Gift Fair is one of the most popular events at the NEC and we're here to make your Christmas shopping experience enjoyable and easy!


Our aim at the Festive Gift Fair is to be your ultimate Christmas shopping genie. For 22 years, we’ve been creating an Aladdin’s cave of festive delights within the NEC, for you to explore and discover that perfect gift in, and this year is no exception. Instead of trudging up and down the high street, come and browse our hand-picked stalls in the warmth, and see so much more choice in one place, than you ever could in one day.


Plus, we’ve put on a sleigh-full of entertainment for those moments when you just need to put your bags down, take a break and have a cup of tea. And if that wasn’t enough, if you’re planning on shopping till you drop, we can look after your shopping bags in our Present Creche, so you don’t actually drop!


Put simply...the Festive Gift Fair is the easiest and most fun way to get Christmas all wrapped up!


Discover all the presents you need under one roof while being entertained!

...for grandparents, for him, for her, teens and the little ones! You'll find everything from children's toys, personalised chocolate brownies and handmade gifts to football stadium photography and technology!

* Decorations * Toys & Games * Fashion & Accessories * Crafts * Jewellery * Children's Gifts * Home Decor * Gadgets * Festive Food & Drink * Gifts for Gardeners * Gifts for Cooks * Stockingfillers * Health & Beauty, and so much more!

While browsing the stalls, you can enjoy the atmosphere created by the LIVE PERFORMANCES on the four stages dotted around the show...feel free to dance and sing along!

There's also a whole host of other entertainers, including festive characters wandering up and down the aisles. 

Jump in the giant inflatable snow globe for a photo opportunity, or put your 'head in the hole' of one of the Festive characters!

If you're a little (or a lot) Christmas crazy like us, come along dressed up - you might get chosen by Santa to WIN a HUGE SANTA SACK of presents.

Get in the SPIRIT...Eat, Drink, be Merry and SHOP from 350 interesting stalls ...

  Try something NEW as well as TRADITIONAL FAVOURITES....Christmas pudding, chocolate moonshine with chilli, wild boar pie, rhubarb & rose haw liqueur, lemon & dill oil, Christmas chutney, white chocolate & passion fruit meringues, merlot & cracked pepper wine jelly, cranberry & lime cider, chocolate coated mallows, Caribbean rubs, cider & apple pudding, personalised chocolate buttons, ginger and honey-aged balsamic, mint Vienetta fudge, pomegranate gin, pear & chocolate jam, luxury handmade chocolates, blueberry whisky liqueur, Cornish blue cheese, pure maple syrup, praline Welsh cream liqueur, authentic curry bases, traditional Christmas pudding, gluten free liquorice, vegan hot chocolate and lots, lots more!

If you like a lot of CHOICE, then this is for you! Festive Gift Fair has a huge variety of fabulous ideas and inexpensive presents for everyone, as well as treats for yourself. Drop full bags off at the Present Creche then continue to shop, or just leave them in the creche while you relax and have a bite to eat and drink in one of our festive cafes.