Festive Food & Gift Show At The East Of England Arena

The East of England Arena and Events Centre (EEAEC) is delighted to be hosting the first Festive Food & Gift Show.

Over 10,000 visitors are expected to visit the three-day event, which runs from 16-18 November.

Organised by Exciting Events Ltd., the show will feature over 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 many other seasonal items.

Shaun Lord, managing director and ‘head elf’ at Exciting Events Ltd., explained the reason for the show and why he had chosen EEAEC as the venue. “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. We met with the venue dresser, our prop hire company and our account manager, and they took us through our plans and explained how they could help us to design an event that would make the best use of the venue. Their support and expertise have been instrumental in helping us build a truly family-oriented festive show.”