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Bolton’s Winter Festival offers something for all the family including the popular covered ice rink and magical Santa’s Grotto.

Don’t miss the traditional nativity scene on Victoria Square and Christmas Trees which will help you get in the festive mood.

Also keep your eye out for more on our programme of festive entertainment at during the weekends.


Santa’s Express

Every weekend from 10am to 5pm (8th December to 23rd December)
Hop aboard the Santa Express for a ride around Bolton’s festive streets.

Christmas Light Switch On and Light Lantern Parade

Thurs 22nd Nov, 5-7pm

Victoria Square, Bolton, BL1 1RU

Bolton Light Festival

21st October – 22nd November 2018
Visit the website for more information and a list of the many events.

Mayor’s Annual
Christmas Fair

Saturday 8th December, 10-2pm, Albert Halls, Bolton

There’s something for everyone at the Mayor’s traditional Christmas Fair. Get into the festive spirit with music and entertainment, games and fun, plus a chance for your little ones to meet Santa and his Elves in the Winter Festival Grotto for only £4 each. The fun starts at 10am when the Mayor opens the event and with a range of fantastic Christmas toys, gifts and craft stalls, as well as drinks and snacks it’s not to be missed. Entry is free for all!

Snow White at the Albert Halls

1st – 30th December

The tale of Snow White is a pantomime classic. When the Queen’s Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the ‘fairest in the land’, her wicked and jealous stepmother sends her off with the Huntsman to the forest!  Snow White escapes and comes across the cottage of the seven dwarves. Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful , Sneezy and Dopey let the princess stay until the fateful day when her stepmother discovers her and disguises herself as an old hag to trick her into eating a poisoned apple so she falls into a deep slumber where she can only be woken by a Prince’s kiss!
Come along and find out what else happens and join in this festive family favourite this December, there will be lots of laughs and thrills along the way for all ages!

Tickets can be purchased online via the links or at;

Winter Festival box office – Bolton Town Centre, Victoria Square, Bolton BL1 1SA

Booking office: 0843 208 1854