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Carshalton Frost Fair, Sat 3rd Dec

The Frost Fair is held on the first Saturday in December which this year is the 3rd of December. The event runs from 1-6pm and is organised by Friends of Honeywood Museum and local charity EcoLocal.

Please help spread the word about this highlight of the local events calender. And please don't forget to visit Carshalton's wonderful High Street and shops where more festive activities will be taking place.

The Frost Fair is held in the beautiful setting next to Carshalton Ponds and is a traditional winter event with activities for all of the family. As it gets darker, the area will be lit with twinkling fairy lights and you can do some shopping.

Outside Honeywood Museum and in the nearby Memorial Gardens and Festival Walk there will be stalls from the Wallington Farmers Market, offering a varied range of tasty treats as well as a variety of local craft stalls selling wonderful gift ideas such as glassware, pottery, woodcraft and more. There will a tasty hog roast & seasonal food with bar & warming drinks. See stalls listing below.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the event on the day. If you would like to help, please read more about the roles here

The Carshalton Frost Fair thanks Sutton Council for a Neighbourhood Grant for the cost of road closure and trading license fees.

Stalls for 2016:

FESTIVAL WALK

The Giggly Pig Company- Hog roast, sausages and bacon

Ildiko's Chocolate - Artisan chocolate slabs, truffles, caramel sauces, baked chocolate goodies plus hot chocolate

Nut Knowle Farm - Hand made goat's cheese

Antares Concepts - Handmade wooden items and soft toys

Park Lane Bakery - edible Xmas decorations, Christmas Eve boxes and enamel mugs with mulled wine/hot chocolate kits

Savon Stories - Raw organic botanical skincare

Upsickles - Upcycled homeware and gifts

Brenda Coverdale - knitted scarves, tops, toys and hats

S & S Patisserie - Pastries, eclairs and fruit flans

Carshalton Ceramics – ceramic functional ware - bowls, dishes, jugs and tealight holders

Emma's Art - Painted tin, pottery and wood

HONEYWOOD WALK

Julian’s Artisan Baker - Artisan breads and pastries plus Xmas goods - Penettone, Stollen and biscuits

Kush Cuisine – Award winning handmade preserves with a Caribbean twist

Petals and Berry - fabric decorative homeware

Amber Glass Design - Creative glass designs

Wright's Original - Traditional ginger drinks and cakes

Calie Crafts – Handmade candles and cake stands

Just Be Natural - Handmade skincare products

Hallsgate Wood – wooden decorative homeware

Koula's Kitchen - Jams, marmalade and preserves

Selsdon Ceramics - Pottery from local clay

Friends of Honeywood Museum - books and literature about the Museum

MEMORIAL GARDENS

The Brook – bar and veggie food

Sugar and Spice Sutton - Traditional French Crepes and hot drinks

Red Gingham Bakery - Rainbow cake, brownies, cookies, fudge

The Little Honey Bee Company - Beeswax and honey products

Lydia Dawson – paintings, prints, cards and coasters Bee

Hocus Pocus - Fairtrade gifts and soy candles

MARQUEE

K Designs - Fused glass - pictures, hangings, coasters, plates, Xmas decorations and jewellery

Abel Kestevan – Unique paintings and cards from the artist himself

Epsom Beekeeping Group - Honey and products from the hive

Shop With Love – handmade soap, cards, tags, lavender bags and decorations

Sutton Fairtrade Group – information and FairTrade products to sample

Carshalton Lavender – Local lavender growers - info and craft goods plus oil

Alicia Baby Deco/Couture - Children's items - bibs, burp cloths and toys

Simply Scarves - Hand knitted scarves, headbands, fingerless gloves and button crafts

Entertainments with a seasonal feel:

The Friends of the Ecology Centre will be holding their Christmas Fair alongside the Frost Fair from 1-4pm.

Plus Woodland Storytelling, Suitable for children 3yrs+ Performances at 2pm and 3pm.

Come and hear the entrancing tales of Molly Whuppie and others, in our special storytelling tent, with fairylights, music and shadow puppets. Performance is approx 20 minutes.

Ticket price includes entrance to the Sutton Ecology Centre Winter Wonderland Trail.

Cost: £7 per child. Advance booking is essential at suttonnature.wordpress.com/events

Inside Honeywood Museum:

Santa's Grotto is in the Childhood Room and Santa will be there 1pm-6pm, with a break at 3.30pm-4pm. Tickets are £3.

The Christmas Magic Show is in the Drawing Room and performances were at 2.30, 3.30, 4.30 and 5.30. Tickets are £2

Storytelling will be in the Billiards Room with performances at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Tickets are free.

Tickets for the Honeywood events could be purchased from the Friends ticket booth just outside Honeywood on the day.

In the Memorial Gardens:

1pm - 1.40pm Carl and Ellie. Ellie and Carl are experienced singer /songwriters specializing in self- penned laid back love songs backed by acoustic guitars, with a sprinkling of well-chosen covers thrown in.

1.45pm-2.15pm - Niffer and the Bow Ties - A fun-fuelled pop/folk rock group that'll have you smiling and dancing all day

2.20pm - 2.50pm - Netjerj - Haunting female vocals with a mix of originals and covers

2.55pm-3.25pm - Moth - Chilled out accordion driven Steampunk triphop chanteussing! www.bumpandthumper.com

3.30pm-4pm - Lillith by my Side - Ghostly, haunting harmonies from this wonderful female duo!

4.05pm-4.35pm - Apoplexy - Songs from the dark side of pop!

4.40pm-5.10pm - Against the Grain -Excellently catchy tunes from this fabulous duo!

5.15pm-6pm - Guy Padfield - Harp grooves

In the Choir Area:

1.15pm-1.45pm - Penny Royal

1.50pm-2.20pm - Sutton Chorale / All Saints Choir

2.25pm-2.55pm - Sutton Theatre Train - Narration, drama and singing

3pm-3.30pm - Carshalton Salvation Army - Carols and christmas tunes played by the band

3.35pm-4.05pm - Carshalton Choral Society - A festive feel with carol singing

4.10pm - 4.40pm - The Brook Choir - Contemporary Christmas music from the Wallington choir

4.45 – 5.30 Wandle Ceilidh Band

After all that excitement, why not head to the Honeywood Café for food and drink and for a well earned rest, or visit the High Street where shops will be open late?

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