NEWS from The South of England Event Centre

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December 2016  

South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL

Open: 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sunday.


Following a hugely successful launch last year, attracting over 8,000 visitors, the South of England Event Centre is expanding this magical event, which returns to the South of England Showground on 3 and 4 December 2016.


Visitors will be welcomed by a Christmas choir and a magical Snow Queen on stilts accompanied by her Elf helper, before entering two large shopping courts where over 120 stall holders will be ready to help shoppers to find inspirational and original Christmas gifts.

The Winter Fair offers something for all the family to enjoy with some great local produce, live music, real reindeer, a fabulous Santa’s Grotto, fantastic street entertainment, dodgem cars and a sumptuous food court.  Visitors of all ages can even have a go at Blacksmithing.

Weary shoppers can sit back and relax in the large covered Food Court where there will be live music throughout the day from the fantastic Harry’s Tricks with their blend of 20’, 30’s and 40’s music followed by exciting acoustic singer/songwriter Fred Clark, who will perform some great Christmas classics alongside his own compositions.

Pick up your seasonal sausages, pork and hams and choose from a range of superb cheeses to make up the perfect cheeseboard with delicious chutneys on the side, all washed down with wonderful wines, beers and spirits.


The atmosphere will be warm and welcoming for all ages and with ample free parking,

visitors are not pressured to rush and instead can relax and enjoy the start of the festive season.  Catering for the most splendid of seasonal spreads, shoppers will be able to select from an abundance of preserves and patés, delicious local pies, Christmas puds, cakes and tempting chocolate.


Admission: Society Members enter for FREE and have Priority Parking through Princes Gate. Children under 16 years are FREE (when accompanied by a paying adult). Adults £5.  Senior citizens and students £4. FREE parking.  Save 10% when you book online before the show at Sorry no dogs, thank you.