Show organiser Simon Anslow is delighted to have secured new dates for the show, commenting: “We will keep everything crossed that the Covid situation is under controland we are able to continue with plans by this time. Ultimately the most important thing is the safety of everyone involved in the show, and the majority of the exhibitors signed up are keen to participate in Harrogate Christmas & Gift as and when it is able to happen.”
Currently, these include Premier Decorations, Festive Productions and Gisela Graham.
Adds Simon: “The festive and gift industry is quite unique – unlike industries where items are mostly branded and familiar to consumers. With these types of products, buyers really need to see and feel them to get the vibe of whether they will suit their store and customer requirements, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2021, when hopefully we can return to our businesses as normal.”
Harrogate Christmas & Gift was fortunate to be one of the few UK trade shows able to experience ‘business as usual’ in 2020, celebrating another bumper event in January, just weeks before the news of Covid and subsequent social restrictions hit the headlines.
As well as festive goods, the event also showcases gifts for all occasions and novelties.