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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.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the event on the day. If you would like to help, please contact tansy@ecolocal.org.uk

The following is from last year and will be updated as details are finalised for this year:

The start of the event was signalled by the ringing of All Saints Church bells, situated the other side of the ponds.

Outside Honeywood Museum and in the nearby Memorial Gardens and Festival Walk there werestalls 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 was a tasty hog roast & seasonal food with bar & warming drinks provided by 'The Brook'. See stalls listing below.

Entertainments with a seasonal feel:

The Friends of the Ecology Centre held their Christmas Fair alongside the Frost Fair from 1-4pm. They will provided more activities for families, offering the chance to enjoy their exciting Winter Wonderland Trail starting at the entrance to the Centre. Cost was £1 per child, with the last entry at 3.45pm.

Entertainment and stalls in 2015:

Inside Honeywood Museum:

Santa's Grotto was in the Childhood Room and Santa was there 1-6 with a break at 3.30-4. Cost of a ticket was £3.

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

Storytelling, Molly Whuppie and the Lemon Princess, were in the Billiards Room with performances at 1.30, 2.15 and 3.15. Tickets were £1.

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

Popular, Jazz and Folk Music In the Memorial Gardens:

1pm - 1.35pm Bryan Leybourne and Dave Merker - excellently catchy tunes from this fabulous duo

1.45pm - 2.20pm Stanley Park High Jazz Band - cool jazz tunes

2.30pm - 3.05pm Moth - chilled out accordian driven Steampunk triphop chanteussing

3.15pm - 3.45pm Zero Carbon Band - recycled classic pop songs with new words and homegrown songs with homespun props and audience participation

3.55pm - 4.30pm Firehorse - the grooviest guitar band to come out of Carshalton since Mud

4.40pm - 5.10pm The Blue Morgan - a Sutton based duo that make sad music with pretty harmonies

5.20pm - 6pm Lillith by my Side - ghostly, haunting harmonies from this wonderful female duo!

In Honeywood Walk:

1pm - 1.25pm Clarisma Wind Quartet

Saxophones, clarinets and vocals come together for this festive four piece

1.30pm - 2.00pm Pennyroyal Clog Dancers

Step clog dancing, a tradition from the North of England

2.05pm - 2.35pm Sutton Chorale

A selection of seasonal music

2.40pm - 3.15pm East Surrey Morris Men

Traditional Morris dancing

3.20pm - 3.45pm Impromptu Choir

Christmas songs from an all female choir

3.50pm - 4.00pm Announcement of Fancy Dress Winners

Please gather by this stage at 3.30pm to take part in the competition

4.05pm - 4.30pm Theatre Train Sutton

Narration, drama and singing

4.35pm - 5pm Carshalton Salvation Army

Carols and christmas tunes played by the band

5.05pm - 5.25pm Carshalton Choral Society

A festive feel with carol singing

5.30pm - 6pm The Brook Choir

Contemporary Christmas music from the Wallington choir

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?

Stalls:

Memorial Gardens

Hocus Pocus - Fairtrade gifts and soy candles

The Little Honey Bee Company - Beeswax and honey products

Brenda Coverdale - Knitted items

Red Gingham Bakery - Locally produced delicious cakes

Dos Santos - Goan delicacies

The Brook - bar and hot food including vegetarian

Marquee

K Designs - Hand painted glass

Shop with Love - Handmade soaps

Made at the Wishing Well - Unique and enchanting jewellery

Neat Art - paper quilling gifts

Sutton Fairtrade Group - info about the group

Carshalton Lavender - Local lavender growers

Polly's Cardy Craft - Baby goods and family trees

Doodle Bags - Upcycled bags and accessories

Festival Walk

Giggly Pig - Hog roast, sausages and bacon

S & S Patisserie - Pastries, eclairs and fruit flans

Nut Knowle - Hand made goat's cheese

Ildiko's Chocolate - Chocolate and sauces

Savon Stories - handmade soaps and essential oils

Antares Concepts - Handmade wooden items

Calie Crafts - Handmade candles

Jem's - Accessories and homeware made from reused fabrics

Emma's Art - Painted tin, pottery and wood

Hallsgate Wood - Handmade wooden artifacts

Chia Designs - Ethnic handcrafted jewellery

Honeywood Walk

Friends of Honeywood Museum - info and literature

The Lodge EcoLocal - Update on plans and answers to FAQs

Selsdon Ceramics - Pottery from local clay

Koula's Kitchen - Jams, marmalade and preserves

Boutique Blooms - Christmas wreaths and more

Amber Glass Design - Creative glass designs

Julian's Artisan Bread & Patisserie - Christmas cakes and biscuits

Upsickles - Upcycled homeware and gifts

Wright's Original - Traditional ginger drinks

Just Be Natural - Handmade skincare products

Kush Cuisine - Award winning preserves

EcoLocal Tea Stall

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