The fifth annual Bankside Frost Fair is a free winter festival that celebrates the history of the area at a time when Londoners took to the ice as the River Thames froze hundreds of years ago.
This year's Bankside Frost Fair will see the return of husky dogs, which, between 1944 and 1994, were the main form of Antarctic transport.
Husky dog sledding rides will be for children under the age of 12 only and are free but donations will be welcome, going towards the housing and upkeep of the Siberian huskies. A husky dog package, which includes sledding ride, an opportunity to hug-a-husky and a photo, will cost 4.
There will be ice sculptures dotted around the event site as well as a larger than ever winter market with over 70 quality arts and crafts stalls, selling those last minute stocking fillers including handmade jewelry, fine ceramics, wooden Christmas crafts, crystals and fossil products, leather goods and other beautiful handcrafted accessories, a variety of music and entertainment, street theatre, adult and children's participatory workshops, a drinks marquee serving mulled wine and ale and festive food to keep you warm.
A selection of traders from across the UK will sell unique hand-made gifts and demonstrate crafts. Family attractions include Elizabethan dressing and musical demonstrations in the newly re-imagined Globe Exhibition.
New to the 2007 Frost Fair is the specially commissioned Permission to Play, a living installation by Ahh...Arts Igniting Minds' Performance Laboratory.
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