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Carshalton Frost Fair

In 2017 we are taking a break from running the Carshalton Frost Fair. We are just taking a year out from planning and delivering this big and time demanding event, and fully plan to bring the event back in 2018. If you are interested in becoming a stall holder at the Carshalton Frost Fair in 2018, please fill in our enquiry form here

However, this year you can still visit Santa in his grotto at Honeywood Museum on 2nd December where there will be Christmas Magic Shows and children’s activities. You will also find the Winter Wonderland Trail at the Ecology Centre as well as gifts and crafts at both locations. We hope you enjoy a wonderful Carshalton Christmas!

You could also visit our Christmas special Wallington Farmers’ Market 9am – 1pm on Saturday 9th December outside the Old Town Hall. We’ll have craft stalls with great gift ideas, Christmas wreaths and all the usual high quality locally produce; wine, cheese, free range poultry, sausages and meat, ginger products, cakes, Brussel sprouts and all the festive fayre including - of course – the best handmade mince pies! We hope to get local choirs along to the market too for a festive feel.

The Frost Fair was last held on the first Saturday in December in 2016. The event ran from 1-6pm. The next Frost Fair will be held on the first Saturday in December 2018.

The Frost Fair is sited 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 is lit with twinkling fairy lights which all helps create a magical atmosphere.

Outside Honeywood Museum and in the nearby Memorial Gardens and Festival Walk stalls from the Wallington Farmers Market, offer 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 is a tasty hog roast & seasonal food with bar & warming drinks. See stalls listing below.

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

Stalls at the 2016 event:

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 hold their Christmas Fair alongside the Frost Fair from 1-4pm.

Plus Woodland Storytelling in 2016. Tales of Molly Whuppie and others, in the special storytelling tent, with fairylights, music and shadow puppets. Performance is approx 20 minutes.

Inside Honeywood Museum in 2016:

Santa's Grotto in the Childhood Room, The Christmas Magic Show in the Drawing Room

and Storytelling will be in the Billiards Room.

In the Memorial Gardens in 2016:

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 in 2016:

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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