Exciting Events has revealed plans for the first Festive Food and Gift Show, set to take place at The East of England Arena and Events Centre, November 16-18, 2018. The organiser is expecting to welcome more than 10,000 visitors over the course of the three-day event, which will celebrate all things festive.

The Festive Food and Gift Show will feature more than 200 pop-up shops, serving and selling festive food, drink and gifts, an outdoor mini winter wonderland with a children’s fairground, and a full Christmas dinner carvery. Visitors will also be able to take part in drop-in workshops and pre-booked crafting sessions, where they can learn to make their own Christmas decorations, cards, sugarcraft and other seasonal items.

Shaun Lord, managing director of Exciting Events, commented: “We’re creating a fun-filled event for the whole family where everyone can enjoy the best that the festive season has to offer, all in one place. With a crèche for the little puds and a children’s fairground, the grown-ups will have plenty of opportunities to explore the luxury food and drinks on offer and the many unique and personalised gifts for sale.

“The team at EEAEC understood immediately what we wanted. The venue itself has everything we need – extensive outdoor space and top-flight indoor catering, modern facilities and tons of parking. Their support and expertise have been instrumental in helping us build a truly family-oriented festive show.”