All your Christmas shopping under one roof
Whether you're looking for the best fresh produce for your Christmas lunch, or the ideal present from handpicked independent retailers to give a loved one on Christmas morning, you'll find it all conveniently under one roof.
We have a new home!
Our biggest venue to date, Kingston Park Stadium, not only provides all the space you need for your big Christmas shop, it also packs in over 250 exhibitors and offers ample parking and nearby transport links.
Warm up with mulled wine
Warm up once you're all shopped out with a mug of spiced mulled wine, while you catch up with friends and take stock of a great day out.
Live chef demonstrations from the region’s best chefs
Where else other than our dedicated Chef Demonstration Kitchen can you see some of the region's best chefs talk you through how they prep for Christmas Day? Answer: You can’t. With live chef demonstrations running throughout the weekend, it's the best place to learn how to cook – and fuel the rest of your shopping trip with their samples.
Gifts that aren’t on the high street
You won’t find the products our exhibitors are selling on the high street, as ours is a one-of-a-kind event, meaning you’ll be gifting truly unique gifts to friends and family this Christmas.
Guilt free shopping - you’ll be supporting this years chosen charity My Name’5 Doddie
This year our Christmas fair will be supporting My Name’5 Doddie. Drop off your bags, buggies and umbrellas and make the most of your day unencumbered, while also making a difference to this worthwhile cause.
Glass of fizz in The Lodge Bar
Every hour is fizz o'clock at the Living North Christmas Fair thanks to this year’s chic, alpine bar – The Lodge Bar. Pull up a seat, set down your shopping and relax with a glass of the finest fizz, pimped with your choice of flavours, before your next round of shopping at our amazing stalls.
Take a break and enjoy afternoon tea
This year take a break from shopping and enjoy a delightful afternoon tea from the comfort of one of Kingston Park Stadium’s many private boxes. What better way to fuel a day’s shopping than with cream covered scones, cake and finger sandwiches?
Stock up your Christmas pantry
With over 100 foodie exhibitors, this year you'll be able to stock up on everything from pies, and cheese, to gin and cakes, meaning you’ll be sure to impress your guests this festive season.
Treat yourself to a manicure
Thinking about heading to a salon for a manicure before party season kicks off? Think again. City Retreat will be on hand to pamper, for just a small donation to charity – and we can guarantee it will be a fraction of the price of your local salon!
Book your tickets here!