The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fairs in London, Glasgow and Harrogate start the preparations for the feasting and festivities.  400 individual retailers provide inspiration for every aspect of the celebrations, with traditional and contemporary gift ideas for family and friends. Divine decorations set the scene; gourmet food from some of Britain’s finest regional producers will whet your appetite. Why not enjoy a little self indulgence as well with fashions and jewellery for the party season.  In addition to the brilliant shopping there are expert demonstrations with clever tips for tasty treats and splendid home interiors.  All the elements for a fun filled Christmas and New Year come together under one roof at the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair to make the planning easy and fun.

Take a break from the shopping and pick up some tips for cooking and home made decorations from the celebrities and experts in the demonstration theatre, offering ideas for table settings and festive recipes. Leith’s cookery school and chocolate devotee Fiona Sciolti share their culinary secrets, while Jane Means puts the finishing touches to perfect parcels.

Readers’ special advance ticket offer –  saves 25% instead of the standard price on the door.

Quote COUNTRYWIDE and pay just £12 in London, or £9 in Glasgow and Harrogate.

Tickets must be booked no later than 1pm on the day before the due visit.  TELEPHONE: 0844 848 0160; or book online at www.countrylivingfair.com/xmas/tickets

STANDARD DOOR PRICE AND STANDARD ADVANCE PRICES

London at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1 OQH from 30 October to 3 November 2013. London tickets £13.00 in advance (instead of £16.50 on the door)*  www.countrylivingfair.com/xmas  All ticket bookings are subject to a £1.50 booking fee per booking (not per ticket). Web: www.countrylivingfair.com Tickets: 0844 848 0160. Nearest tube: Angel – Northern Line (Bank branch). Opening Hours: Wednesday 30 October - 10.00am to 6.00pm, Thursday 31 October -10.00am to 6.00pm, Gala Evening THURSDAY 31 October from 5.30 to 9.00pm, Friday 1 November - 9.30am to 6.00pm, Saturday 2 November - 9.30am to 6.00pm, Sunday 3 November - 10.00am to 3.00pm

Glasgow at the SECC, Glasgow, G3 8YW from 21 to 24 November 2013. Glasgow tickets £10.00 in advance (instead of £12.50 on the door)*  www.countrylivingfair.com/scotland All ticket bookings are subject to a £1.50 booking fee per booking (not per ticket).Web: www.countrylivingfair.com/scotland Tickets: 0844 848 0160. Opening Hours: Thursday 21st November - 10.00am to 5.00pm,Friday 22nd November – 10.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday 23rd November – 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 24th November – 10.00am to 4.00pm

Harrogate at the Harrogate International Centre, HG1 5LA from 28 November to December 2013. Harrogate tickets £10.00 in advance (instead of £12 on the door)* www.countrylivingfair.com/harrogate All ticket bookings are subject to a £1.50 booking fee per booking (not per ticket). Web: www.countrylivingfair.com/harrogate Tickets: 0844 848 0160.Opening Hours: Thursday 28th November - 10.00am to 5.00pm, Friday 29th November – 10.00am to 5.00pm,      Saturday 30th November – 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 1st December – 10.00am to 4.00pm

* A limited number of VIP tickets are available at each Fair. Advanced price is just £49.50 and comes with lots of benefits. It is a great chance to treat yourself or a friend, and make your day at the Christmas Fair extra special. Here's what included in the ticket package:

  • Ticket to the Fair
  • Fast-track entrance
  • Free show guide
  • Access to the Country Living VIP lounge where you can relax away from the crowds and enjoy the complimentary refreshments
  • A goody-bag worth over £50.