Drive In Christmas Concert & Fireworks Finale 18-20 December, Two extra nights 21/22 December with Stage Pyrotechnics Finale POSTPONED

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Drive In Christmas Concert & Fireworks Finale 18-20 December, Two extra nights 21/22 December with Stage Pyrotechnics Finale POSTPONED

18th December 2020 - 22nd December 2020

£50

**** UPDATE **** 20/21/22 December dates have been postponed in light of the recent government announcement. Please bear with us as we digest this information and we will be in touch when we have a clearer view of Covid-19. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

 

Phoenix Events are delighted to bring to you, the first ever Drive-In Christmas Concert and Fireworks!

On screen entertainment will be a Christmas Concert with a WICKED performance by our West End singers!

Finally, the first three evenings will conclude with a BIG BANG and a Christmas themed Pyro Musical display by the world famous Phoenix Fireworks!

            Due to extra demand we have added  two additional  nights on Monday and Tuesday when  the finale will be a Stage Pyrotechnic Display and not a full fireworks display

Gates open at 4pm.  First acts on big screen at 4.00pm. Concert starts around 6pm, this last song is also our first choreographed to music firework event at about 8pm. The event closes at 8.30pm.

 You are only able to leave the car to go to the toilets.

 

 

Details

Start:
18th December 2020
End:
22nd December 2020
Cost:
£50
Website:
http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/phoenixevents

Venue

Kent Showground
Kent Showground, Detling
Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF
+ Google Map

148 Comments.

  • How many per car

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      01/12/2020

      However many your car will take legally is fine

  • Sheena
    28/11/2020

    Expensive for two of us. Self isolating we wont be seeing our family at Christmas

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      02/12/2020

      That’s a shame – this is a very costly event to stage. Hoping you can maybe see a video afterwards and that your Christmas is OK

    • E cooper
      17/12/2020

      Hi
      Is this event still happening, despite tier 3

      • Gillian Walton
        Gillian Walton
        18/12/2020

        Yes. All approved as its a Drive In

  • Jo May
    01/12/2020

    Hi. I’m interested in the detling winter winderland. I have a Ford smax which can seat.7. Could I still book for my car even though only 5 will be in car? I saw a post on Facebook that 7 seaters can’t go?

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      01/12/2020

      Hi
      Yes you can bring a 7 seater if it has your family in it

  • Hello, we have an American day van for our disabled son, is this OK or too large (it’s about the size of a transit van)
    Thanks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      02/12/2020

      If it is under 3m it will fit under the barriers – it will then be parked behind the lower cars so no-one has their view compromised

  • Sarah Dutton
    02/12/2020

    I have booked a ticket. Can we drive in our campervan? It’ll just be our family of four but we use the campervan as our family vehicle (it’s a converted transit van).

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      02/12/2020

      If it is under 3m it will fit under the barriers – it will then be parked behind the lower cars so no-one has their view compromised

  • Amanda Pawson
    02/12/2020

    I can see the gates open time, but what time does the show start please? And how long does the drive through part take? Thanks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      03/12/2020

      Drive in starts as soon as the first car comes through the gate. We think it will take about 45 minutes to go around including a toilet and refreshment stop half way around. On screen will strt screening ads at about 4.45 we think

  • Mandy Elsdon
    02/12/2020

    Are vans welcome on the site ? … and can a van and 7 seater be parked adjacent to each other? (Same family)

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      03/12/2020

      yes if they re under 3m. You need to do 2 bookings. If you want to park together you can rendezvous at the refreshment and toilet stop half way around the Drive In if you can try and co-ordinate your arrival times that will help. You can then drive to parking at the same time and you will get four spaces at the back so you don’t impede the view of smaller vehicles

      • Anna Stampton
        17/12/2020

        Hi
        Please can you tell me what eateries there are available ?

        • Gillian Walton
          Gillian Walton
          18/12/2020

          At Refreshment stop in Drive through, sausage rolls, mince pies and gingerbread emn abd hot drinks
          All the usual in the food villages – pizza, burgers, sausages etc

  • Claire
    03/12/2020

    When it says you have two spaces one for your car and one for your family what does that mean?
    Thanks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      03/12/2020

      Exactly that. One space for the car, one space next to it you can stand or set up chairs in

  • Lesley
    03/12/2020

    I am trying to book 2 cars for the Sunday, but it will only let me book 1. Are there still tickets available?

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      03/12/2020

      Yes, you need to do 2 bookings. If you want to park together you can rendezvous at the refreshmanet and toilet stop half way around the Drive In if you can try and co-ordinate your arrival times

  • Hello, I have a Ford Custom Transit Van with six seats. It is under 3m. Will this vehicle be permitted for the Winter Wonderland event at Detling, Maidstone? Thanks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      03/12/2020

      Yes ,It will be parked behing smaller cars to stop any viewing restictions

  • Emily Jones
    03/12/2020

    Hi, if we bring our campervan is it likely to get stuck!? Or is there hard ground to park on?
    Thanks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      03/12/2020

      The parking is on the old airfiedl so mostly good draining. We have a number of tow vehicles on stand by in case

  • tracy shepherd
    03/12/2020

    hello we have tickets booked for Sat 19th December. Can you let me know how many cars are being allowed to attend on this day please.

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      03/12/2020

      2000

      • Hi, what is the latest arrival time?

        • Gillian Walton
          Gillian Walton
          18/12/2020

          To do Winter Wonderland probably about5.30. First day ever today so we will learn a huge amount

  • Isabell Mayr
    03/12/2020

    It says that the doors open at 4pm but can you arrive anytime after?

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      03/12/2020

      Hi
      You can arrive whenever you like.
      On screen will start at about 4.45 – fireworks will be about 8pm
      Hope this helps

  • Lucy Roberts
    03/12/2020

    Do you have to arrive at 4pm? What time does the on screen entertainment start? What time are the firework scheduled for?

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      03/12/2020

      Hi
      You can arrive whenever you like.
      On screen will start at about 4.45 – fireworks will be about 8pm
      Hope this helps

  • Rachel Goldwin
    03/12/2020

    Hi
    I am looking to book tickets, when you go to the booking page it says NO fireworks, does this mean there is not a firework display?
    Thsnks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      03/12/2020

      There are fireworks on Friday and Sunday. Monday and Tuesday we are doing a Stage Pyrotechnic display

      • Are there fireworks on Saturday? You mentioned Friday and Sunday. And then pyrotechnic display Monday and Tuesday.. what is happening Saturday?

        • Gillian Walton
          Gillian Walton
          18/12/2020

          Yes as advertised Fri- Sun – that includes Saturday

  • Ros finney
    05/12/2020

    Hi can the children get out of the car to watch the fireworks? Ours are quite small so it’s hard to see much inside the car. Thanks!

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      08/12/2020

      Yes that is what the second parking space next to your car is for

    • Jodie Harris
      17/12/2020

      Hi
      What is the latest you can turn up to do the drive through

      • Gillian Walton
        Gillian Walton
        18/12/2020

        Guessing a bit but 5.30 maybe
        Today is our first day so we will find out!

  • Claire sythes
    05/12/2020

    We have a child with dietary issues. Please can you advise what the food court will be offering so we know if will be suitable or if we will need to make other plans and are you doing order service to car or do you have to go in person to purchase/collect

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      08/12/2020

      I don’t know but will try and find out tomorrow. Each section of the car park will have a separate food village but you will have to go and keep 2m distances in that area

  • Do
    You have disabled parking spots

  • Hi
    I’m looking at buying tickets but I have just got a puppy, an don’t want to leave her for 6hrs could I bring her and keep in the car

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      08/12/2020

      Hi
      Other people are. She might need a wee in your safe space but that’s fine as long as she goes no further

  • Regina Veiga
    07/12/2020

    Please.
    Is the value per person or per car?

  • Charlea
    07/12/2020

    I’ve booked tickets for the friday, is this event dog friendly?

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      08/12/2020

      Hi
      That depends on your dog. You will need to keep it in your car or the car parking space next to your car
      Depending on what
      Hi hope nights you booked he will need to be ok if it is a firework night
      Other people are bringing dogs to keep in their cars

  • Gillian Walton
    Gillian Walton
    08/12/2020

    Of course he can
    Hoping he enjoys what he can stay for

  • Rebecca
    09/12/2020

    Will car engines allowed to be on when parked? I’m thinking for heating inside the car.

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      10/12/2020

      Hi. They can’t run. You will need to come bundled up for cold weather and bring heating pads, hot water bottles, hand warmers etc

  • Maybe a silly question but Do we need to bring seats to sit on ?

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      10/12/2020

      Hi not a silly question at all. You can set up seats next to your car. You will need to come bundled up for cold weatherCar engines are not allowed to run

  • Michara Barritt
    10/12/2020

    Hey! We are booked for Friday 18th December. Is there a Firework display that night please?

    Thanks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      10/12/2020

      Hi not a silly question at all. You can set up seats next to your car. You will need to come bundled up for cold weatherCar engines are not allowed to run

  • This sounds so exciting – I hope it is as amazing as I feel like it will be.
    Well done to the organisers

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      10/12/2020

      Gosh. We hope so too. We have thrown everything we can think of to it. Tried to cover any eventuality so just pray it doesn’t rain

  • Jacob T
    10/12/2020

    I can’t wait to here Shellyann and Stuart Matthew Price belt out the Christmas hits!
    Wonderful!!

  • Gemma isherwood
    10/12/2020

    Hi there, I can’t find my email confirmation. Will I need this to bring on the day as a form of ticket?

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      11/12/2020

      Hi just resent. The QR CODE GETS YOU IN SOYOU NEED THAT

  • Could you please help me to resend the booking confirmation? Booking was made for the 20.12.2020

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      11/12/2020

      Just resent
      The tickets QR code you in

  • Nichola Reay
    11/12/2020

    We would like to attend but are unable to get there before 6.30 pm. What time is the concert and fireworks on the Friday night please.

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      11/12/2020

      Hi the concert is scheduled to start at 6 but we need everyone to have done the drive through
      Fireworks scheduled for 8
      Hoping you make it, you won’t miss much of the big screen entertainment

  • Victoria
    11/12/2020

    Hi Gillian is there disabled toilets available

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      11/12/2020

      Hi
      I think so but need to find out from my colleague

  • Did I see someone saying there would be 2,000 cars per night?

  • What exactly is a stage pyrotechnics event?
    Thanks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      12/12/2020

      These are smaller fireworks that are set off on the stage – the sort of thing you see on may televised events where there are firework type items being set off on big stages close to the performers/singers Still very entertaining and pretty

  • Sharon McDonald
    12/12/2020

    Hi. I haven’t received an actual ticket. Do I need one ? I think my booking is now valid for Saturday? Is there fireworks on Saturday

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      12/12/2020

      If you booked in November the ticket is valid for the new DAY in December. If it was Saturday it is now and yes there are fireworks

      • Sharon McDonald
        12/12/2020

        Hi. Thanks but I didn’t receive a physical ticket for November. I have emails booking confirmation and an email receipt. Which do I use to gain entry?

        • Gillian Walton
          Gillian Walton
          13/12/2020

          There is an attachment to the email which is your ticket. You need to scroll down to open it
          Please confirm you have found it

  • Hi there. If we book but then unable to go do you offer refunds? Thanks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      13/12/2020

      Sorry no. It’s all via Ticketsource and you can insure if you are ill but you need to read theirs T and Cs

  • Phil Joels
    13/12/2020

    Hi, is there a different entrance for the disabled ?
    Do you need our car reg in advance, we have purchased our ticket already .

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      13/12/2020

      No same entrance as you do the drive through first. Bring blue badge so Marshall’s can send you to disabled parking once you are through the winter winderland

  • Hi, are there fireworks on the Saturday? I see a earlier reply and it says just Friday & Sunday?
    Thank you

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      13/12/2020

      Fireworks are Friday Saturday and Sunday

  • Really looking forward to this!
    What is the latest time we can turn up? We want to do the drive through and see fireworks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      14/12/2020

      Drive through we think will take about 45 minutes. It opens at 6 and we expect to be done by 6pm when the concert starts. Fireworks will be about 8pm
      Never done this event before so all estimates but by 5.30 latest i would say

  • Rachel
    13/12/2020

    Hi
    Our tickets were carried over from the cancelled fireworks display in November. How do I access my new ticket for arrival please.

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      14/12/2020

      Hi
      It is the same ticket. Valid for the same DAY as you had before

  • Ella Hunt
    14/12/2020

    What happens if it’s raining as it’s currently set to rain all day on the Friday that I’ve booked for??

  • Are pets (dog) allowed, if kept on lead and comfortable with fireworks?

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      14/12/2020

      Yes – they will need to stay in your car or your adjacent space but that’s fine

  • Kerrie Elliott
    14/12/2020

    Can we change the date we’re going?. Both my sons have to self isolate so we can’t go on the 18th but we could do the 22nd x

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      14/12/2020

      Yes but I can’t find a booking in that name
      Which name /email did you book under?

  • Rebecca Bonney-Doyle
    14/12/2020

    If we need to leave the event before the finale, are we able to do so? Thank you

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      14/12/2020

      Yes you dan leave whenever you like

  • Ali Fellows
    14/12/2020

    Hi. We are a one parent/one child family, and in bubble with another one parent/one adult family. Is there somewhere at the entrance that we can meet up to leave one car and get into the same car?

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      14/12/2020

      Hi
      Not that I know of. Our meeting point is halfway around the Winter Wonderland
      You will need to meet up off site if you haven’t got two tickets
      So sorry
      Good luck

  • Hi. Booked for Saturday 19th. What food will be available to purchase? Have very fussy kids.
    Shall we bring our own food or will food be available to buy on the day. Thanks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      15/12/2020

      We have a refreshment stop half way around Winter Wonderland selling, hot sausage rolls and mince pies and gingerbread men
      Hot chocolate, tea, coffee and drinks
      The food villages have the normal, burgers, sausages etc not sure what else. We have asked them to be more seasonal but I haven’t had the update

  • Michaela freemantle
    15/12/2020

    Hi I want to book but unable to print ticket can I just show my email kind of thing?

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      15/12/2020

      No
      you need the QR code off the ticket
      I will resend later

  • Hello, I’f two families are going In two different cars is there a way to organise our cars are near each other.

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      16/12/2020

      Yes – you arrange to arrive at much the same time then half way around the Drive In you go to the Refreshment Stop. You then park up to one side so you can leave that area together and arrive at the car parking together

    • Candice
      18/12/2020

      Hi we want to do drive through and fireworks. Can we arrive at 6.30… do drive through and then watch fireworks?

      • Gillian Walton
        Gillian Walton
        18/12/2020

        No. Wonderland will be closing at about 6pm

  • Nikki-Lee Markham
    15/12/2020

    Do you need to print the QR code or can you show it on your phone?

  • Chris George
    15/12/2020

    We may need to leave after the drive through and not park after for big screen or fireworks. Is it easy to exit at that point?

  • Angharad Swain
    15/12/2020

    Please can you advise what food will be available? TIA.

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      16/12/2020

      At the first refreshment stop, warm sausage rolls and mince pies – and gingerbread men
      At the Food Villages I guess the usual burgers, sausages etc – we are not providing that food so I assume the usual that you get at big events although we have asked them to make it good value an seasonal

  • Rachel Payne
    16/12/2020

    We originally bought tickets for the Fireworks display in November and received an email saying our tickets had been transferred to the Winter Wonderland event. Do we need to do anything? Or just bring our original tickets along?

  • Andrew Wallace
    16/12/2020

    Hi, how many cars will be parked up on the Saturday night? I’m really worried about mud and traffic jams, above someone said 2000 cars?

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      18/12/2020

      2000. We have taken all steps we can and planned it as much as we can
      SE 4×4 in situ with 10 towing vehicles ready. Parking is on old airfield which drains well

  • Andrew Wallace
    16/12/2020

    Hi how many cars will be in on Saturday night?

  • Hi, can we bring our own food and drink into the venue?

  • Patrick McAndrew
    16/12/2020

    Are you opening after the tier 3 change?

  • Antony
    17/12/2020

    Hi, We are booked for tomorrow.
    All emails have been lost my end and I no longer have booking confirmation.

    Could you please advise.

    Thanks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      18/12/2020

      Just resent. Please check Spam too for Ticketsource – you need the QR code

  • Carly Waters
    17/12/2020

    Are the food villages etc cash or card?

  • Graham
    17/12/2020

    We’ve got tickets but just wanted to check that the event is still permitted and ahead? Not sure whether tier 3 allows this or not!

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      18/12/2020

      Yes all approved as its a Drive In

  • Hi
    What is the latest time you can turn up for the drive through

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      18/12/2020

      Guessing a bit but 5.30 maybe
      Today is our first day so we will find out!

  • Kelly Richardson
    17/12/2020

    Could you please resend confirmation as I don’t seem to have an attachment with QR code. Thanks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      18/12/2020

      Just resent. Check in Spam too

  • Cathy Finnis
    18/12/2020

    Can we leave at any point as we have a two year old and don’t think she’ll ‘last’ . . .

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      18/12/2020

      Yes if you say when you get to the car park. They are parking those hoping to leave early in a different place if they can

  • Andrew Wallace
    18/12/2020

    Are the food stalls cash or card?

  • Natalie
    18/12/2020

    I’ve just read 2000 people. Are the cars socially distanced enough. I have two kids who cannot mix with other kids due to health conditions. Is there enough space between each car?

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      18/12/2020

      Each car has the space next to it for your family. Or they can stay in the car. so as long as each car is and a cars width plus

  • Ros Keep
    18/12/2020

    What singers are on concert film please ?

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      18/12/2020

      Shelly Ann and Matt Stuart Price – spelling might be wrong and others

  • Hi we are coming tonight and given it’s raining at the moment I wanted to ask if the parking pod is on grass? Wondering if wellies are required!!! Many thanks

    • Gillian Walton
      Gillian Walton
      18/12/2020

      I would say yes and stuff to keep warm

  • Kelly Richardson
    18/12/2020

    We have been stuck in traffic for 2hrs and still 2 miles away. Traffic at a standstill and it’s 1837. We turned around while we could to go home. Kids are extremely disappointed. Not sure what the issue was but expecting there’s a lot of people in the same position as us. Refund please.

  • Michara Barritt
    18/12/2020

    Hi,

    It took us 4 hours (3 of them queuing to get in) to get to the event. We left the house at 2.45pm and got home at 9.30pm. We drove round the lights which were so so disappointing, parked up for 15 mins and decided to leave before the fireworks as trying to get out of the 1 gate along with 2,000 other cars would have been a total nightmare and probably another few hours to get home again.

    We’d like a refund please. The whole set up was so badly organised and have wasted 7 hours of our time mostly sitting in traffic, apart from the 15 mins we parked up.

    The drive through was supposed to be complete by 5.30pm, however 3 hours later cars were still entering (when the event was supposed to finish at 8.30pm).

    Refund please. Many Thanks.

  • Andrew Wallace
    19/12/2020

    I knew this was going to happen, see my question above about 2000 cars, mud and traffic jams, when we originally booked for November 5th I was under the impression it was a 50 car event. I’m really disappointed about this current state of affairs, will not be attending tonight and respectively request a refund.

  • Rachel
    19/12/2020

    Are there any issues with the fields being water logged? I only have a little car and don’t want to get stuck in the mud.

  • Chris George
    19/12/2020

    I would like a refund for Friday evening please. We were stuck in gridlocked traffic for your event and would like our money back. Please notify me when refund has been issued.
    C A GEORGE

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