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The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is located in Birmingham, West Midlands. It is near junction 6 of the M42 motorway, and is adjacent to Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International railway station.

By TRAIN - 25% off Virgin Train advanced fares!

Travel to the Festive Gift Fair with Virgin Trains and you'll get 25% off Advance ticket fares!!  

Our pals at Virgin Trains are offering big savings on advance train fairs for your next visit to the NEC. Virgin West Coast Mainline trains run regularly to the on-site rail station Birmingham International, so you can arrive fresh, relaxed and show ready.

Getting to the NEC by train is brilliantly easy as the NEC is located a five-minute walk (under cover) from Birmingham International Railway Station.  No traffic jams, no toilet stops, just sit back and relax!

By CAR - £16 on the day or £12 in advance so book before you leave!

Car Parking is £16.00 on the day or £12.00 in advance – this is a charge implemented by The NEC.

With the pre-paid online parking not only will you save money, spend less time queuing and have more time at the Festive Gift Fair , but you’ll also benefit from exclusive food and drink offers at the NEC during your visit.

PARKING - There are over 16,500 spaces available at the NEC and a range of payment methods. For more information fo to the NEC's website

You'll find the NEC signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC don’t follow your satnav anymore, look out for 'Festive Gift Fair' on the signs.

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Want to sell at this year’s Fair?

As one of the VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS FAIRS staged in the UK, we have built up an incredible following.

In its 22 year history Festive Gift Fair has delivered 100,000’s of visitors through its doors and is the BUSIEST EVENT in the heart of the country DEDICATED TO CHRISTMAS SHOPPING.