Holiday-themed event will join Blue Ant Media’s existing show lineup, including the Spring and Fall Cottage Life Shows in Toronto and the Edmonton Cottage Life & Cabin Show
(Toronto, ON, August 8, 2016) – Blue Ant Media announced today that it will be expanding its Canadian consumer show business with the acquisition of the Toronto-based Seasons Christmas Show from Matrix North Events, Inc. The deal will see the exhibition added to the media company’s portfolio of consumer events, including the Spring and Fall Cottage Life Shows in Toronto and the Cottage Life & Cabin Show in Edmonton.
The Seasons Christmas Show launched in 2005 and has grown to include nearly 300 exhibitors showcasing an incredible array of goods and services for holiday decorating, entertaining and gifting. The event also offers holiday workshops, which provide DIY advice and tutorials. This year’s show will take place November 18 – 20, 2016 at the International Centre.
“The Seasons Christmas Show offers us a new opportunity to reach home décor and craft enthusiasts during the holiday season, while providing a targeted platform for our Cottage Life and Makeful media brands,” said Greg McLeod, Director, Consumer Shows, Blue Ant Media. “The Cottage Life shows have grown to serve nearly 1,000 exhibitors and 60,000 attendees each year, and we are excited to put that experience to work elevating Seasons to a new level of success.”
Matrix North Management will remain involved with the 2016 event to transition the show’s operations to Blue Ant Media’s Consumer Show team.
Blue Ant Media is a privately held international media company that owns and operates 10 media brands including Cottage Life, Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel Canada and Makeful. Blue Ant Media creates and distributes content worldwide ranging from nature to DIY, outdoor living to music, engaging fans across television, digital, magazines and live events. The company also owns Omnia Media, a YouTube network and Choice TV, a broadcast channel in New Zealand. Blue Ant Media is based in Toronto and has offices in Los Angeles, London (UK) and Auckland. blueantmedia.com