Christmas 2018 events in Cuckfield

Late Night Christmas Shopping in the Boutique Village

Cuckfield shop owners are preparing for another unique late night shopping event in the heart of the village on Thursday 22nd November 2018 from 6pm to 9pm.

Many of the village stores will be open until late as part of the special ‘Boutique Village’ evening which is set to entice many local people as well as visitors from neighbouring areas.

The late night shopping experience will give those a chance to visit many of the boutiques on the high street, share in some bubbly and nibbles, whilst seeking out gift ideas and things to buy for Christmas.

Nicky Willis, from Willis and Co, explains: “It’s a relaxed and atmospheric way to shop for gorgeous gifts, interior furnishings, lighting, clothes, candy, hairstylists, smellies, Christmas wreaths and decorations, flowers and more.”

Participating shops will include: Artologie, Cuckfield Candy Store, Edit, Ensor Interior Design, Hairworks, JoJo Boutique, Nicky C, Neilson Boutique, Oliver Cunningham, Pepperbox, Sacred Cellar, Tigers to Lilies, Tom’s Food and Willis & Co.

Cuckfield Christmas Tree Festival open 7-9th Dec 2018


First held back in 2003, Cuckfield’s Christmas Tree Festival is now well renowned in the area – and this year’s event opens on Friday 7th December at 11.30am.

As ever the church will be adorned with over 80 decorated trees from local businesses and organisations as the building is transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland. There will be a festival café as well as various live music events during the weekend.

On Friday the church is open between 11.30am and 7.30pm, on Saturday between 11.30am and 6.30pm, and on Sunday between 11.30am and 5pm – with a Carol Service to mark the end of the weekend starting at 6pm, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

The Tree Festival has raised over £70,000 for charities since it started, and this year Kangaroos has been selected as partner. Kangaroos works in the area catering for children and young adults with learning difficulties and special needs.

More information at:

Cuckfield Christmas Street Festival

Cuckfield High Street Christmas Festival 2018

On Friday 7th December 2018 the High Street will be closed to traffic from 5.30pm as the set-up takes place for the Christmas Street Festival – organised by Cuckfield Parish Council.

Lights and a snow machine will be set-up to add to the festive mood, while the road turns into a street of stallholders from charities and gift shops to food/drink offerings.

If you are able to spare any time to help support this fantastic family event, Frances Laing at the Parish Council would love to hear from you (frances.laing

The Street Festival will be open between 6pm and 8pm, so do wrap up warm and go along!

Cuckfield's Walking Race is back - 2nd April 2018


The Independent State of Cuckfield’s annual Walking Race & Children’s Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Easter Monday 2nd April 2018.

IMPORTANT: The venue is changed from the Recreation Ground to HAYWARDS HEATH RUGBY CLUB at WHITEMANS GREEN.

The Walking Race starts and finishes by the rugby club’s clubhouse. The course is unchanged, going for approximately five miles via London Road, High Street, Ansty, Deaks Lane and back to the rugby club. 

There is an entry fee of £2 per person, and you must be at least 16 years old to take part. Please register at the Rugby Club from 9.30am, and the first walker leaves at 10am. There are trophies and medals to be won for the men’s and women’s handicap race, the fastest man and woman, and the fastest senior walker which is open to those over 60 years of age. Plus there are the men’s and women’s team trophies awarded to the fastest combined time achieved by a team of three walkers. 

Walkers are also invited to wear fancy dress, and there are special prizes for the best outfits. While the walkers are out on the course, all the kids are invited to join the annual Easter Egg Hunt, which starts around 10.30am. 

For more information, please contact Jim at the White Harte, or phone: 01444 413454, or email: independent_state_of_cuckfield The current Mayor, Evelyn Stenning, is looking forward to seeing you AT THE RUGBY CLUB on Easter Monday.