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.
The event in 2015:
The start of the event will be 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 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 willl also be a tasty hog roast & seasonal food with bar & warming drinks provided by 'The Brook'. See stalls listing below.
In Honeywood walk we'll have a stall with an update on plans for the community development of The Lodge with answers to your frequently asked questions - and inside the Old Rectory there will be an information and membership stand for the Carshalton Old Rectory Association from 1-6.
Entertainments with a seasonal feel:
We will be holding a Frost Fair Fancy Dress Competition - prizes for best dressed adult and best dressed child to be awarded on the day by the Mayor between 3.30 and 4pm. So why not come in Frost Fair fancy dress?! Please gather by the Honeywood Walk choir area at 3.30pm to take part in the competition.
The Friends of the Ecology Centre will be running their Christmas Fair alongside the Frost Fair from 1-4pm. They will be providing more activities for families, offering the chance to enjoy their exciting Winter Wonderland Trail starting the entrance to the Centre. Cost is £1 per child, with the last entry at 3.45pm.
Entertainment and stalls in 2015:
Inside Honeywood Museum:
Santa's Grotto will be in the Childhood Room and Santa will be there 1-6 with a break at 3.30-4. Cost of a ticket is £3.
The Christmas Magic Show is in the Drawing Room and performances are at 2.30, 3.30, 4.30 and 5.30. Tickets are £2
Storytelling, Molly Whuppie and the Lemon Princess, is in the Billiards Room with performances at 1.30, 2.15 and 3.15. Tickets are £1.
Tickets for the Honeywood events must 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?
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
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
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
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
We are looking for volunteers to help with the event on the day. If you would like to help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org