19 November 2022 11:00 am - 1 January 2023 8:00 pm

Rainton Arena, Mercantile Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 5PH

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About The Event


Immerse yourself in all things festive for 6 weeks from November to January. You certainly made it one to remember in 2021 and celebrated the festive season in true Winter Wonderland style.

The countdown is Now on for this November!

Offering a wide variety of attractions, activities, entertainment, food, drinks and so much more, we guarantee there’s something for everyone!

Fair Ground 

When the evening comes around, Rainton Arena is transformed by thousands of sparkling fairground lights so grab your mulled wine or hot chocolate and join in the festive fun!

(Rides and Stalls are pay as you ride)

Santa’s Grotto

Of course, Christmas would not be complete without visiting Santa Claus who will be taking time out of his busy schedule for meet and greets every day, up to and including Christmas Eve*

(Tickets can be pre booked for the all new 2022 experience via skiddle)


Tipi Bar and Food Stalls

We have some tasty offerings available for our visitors! We will be catering specifically for the family and look forward to delighting your taste buds with a variety of food and beverages.

amazing variety of hot and cold food, something for everybody!

Festive drinks will be served from our TIPI BAR


Ice Rink

                         The perfect place for a winter skate, join us at our outdoor ice rink.

 Ice skating is the perfect festive activity for first dates, play dates and best mates.

(Tickets can be pre booked for the Ice Rink via skiddle)



A brand new attraction for 2022…

Once again the Grinch has stolen Christmas and we need your help to catch him!

The Grinch is the meanest creature you’ll ever meet. He hates Christmas and the whole festive season. But when he hatches a dastardly plot to steal Christmas, he’s in for a big surprise!

Join a host of characters on a magical adventure to help the Grinch find his Christmas Spirit! You will experience all kinds of chaos and Christmas crafts, as you make your way through this one hour festive trail.

(Tickets can be pre booked via skiddle)


Opening Hours Of fairground

Saturday 19th Nov 11am – 9pm
Sunday 20th Nov 11am – 9pm
Monday 21st Nov 4pm – 9pm
Tuesday 22nd Nov 4pm – 9pm
Wed 23rd Nov 4pm – 9pm
Thursday 24th Nov 4pm – 9pm
Friday 25th Nov 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 26th Nov 11am – 9pm
Sunday 27th Nov 11am – 9pm
Monday 28th Nov 4pm – 9pm
Tuesday 29th Nov 4pm – 9pm
Wed 30th Nov 4pm – 9pm
Thursday 1st Dec 4pm – 9pm
Friday 2nd Dec 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 3rd Dec 11am – 9pm
Sunday 4th Dec 11am – 9pm
Monday 5th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Tuesday 6th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Wed 7th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Thursday 8th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Friday 9th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 10th Dec 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11th Dec 11am – 9pm
Monday 12th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Tuesday 13th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Wed 14th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Thursday 15th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Friday 16th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 17th Dec 11am – 9pm
Sunday 18th Dec 11am – 9pm
Monday 19th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Tuesday 20th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Wed 21st Dec – 11am – 9pm
Thursday 22nd Dec 11am – 9pm
Friday 23rd Dec 11am – 9pm
Saturday 24th Dec 11am – 6pm
Sunday 25th Dec Closed
Monday 26th Dec 1pm – 8pm
Tuesday 27th Dec 1pm – 8pm
Wed 28th Dec 1pm – 8pm
Thursday 29th Dec 1pm – 8pm
Friday 30th Dec 1pm – 8pm
Saturday 31st Dec 1pm – 8pm
Sunday 1st January 1pm – 8pm


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