24 November 2023 4:00 pm - 31 December 2023 8:00 pm

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

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About The Event


Fair Ground Rides & Food Stalls Are Pay as You Go. No tickets are needed for entry to the Fair

Immerse yourself in all things festive for 5 weeks from 24th November to New years Eve

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 2023 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)



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

Friday 24th November   4pm-8pm

Saturday 25th November   11am-8pm

Sunday 26th November   11am-8pm

Monday 27th November   4pm-8pm

Tuesday 28th November   4pm-8pm

Wednesday 29th November   4pm-8pm

Thursday 30th November   4pm-8pm

Friday 1st December   4pm-8pm

Saturday 2nd December   11am-8pm

Sunday 3rd December   11am-8pm

Monday 4th December   4pm-8pm

Tuesday 5th December   4pm-8pm

Wednesday 6th December   4pm-8pm

Thursday 7th December   4pm-8pm

Friday 8th December   4pm-8pm

Saturday 9th December   11am-8pm

Sunday 10th December   11am-8pm

Monday 11th December   4pm-8pm

Tuesday 12th December   4pm-8pm

Wednesday 13th December   4pm-8pm

Thursday 14th December   4pm-8pm

Friday 15th December   4pm-8pm

Saturday 16th December   11am-8pm

Sunday 17th December   11am-8pm

Monday 18th December   4pm-8pm

Tuesday 19th December   4pm-8pm

Wednesday 20th December   4pm-8pm

Thursday 21st December   4pm-8pm

Friday 22nd December   11am-8pm

Saturday 23rd December   11am-8pm

Christmas Eve  11am-5pm

Christmas Day   CLOSED

Boxing Day   4pm-8pm

Wednesday 27th December   4pm-8pm

Thursday 28th December   4pm-8pm

Friday 29th December   4pm-8pm

Saturday 30th December   4pm-8pm

Sunday 31st December   4pm-8pm

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