Festive Artisan Market
1st to 18th December

Soak up the atmosphere at the bustling festive market stalls that line Deansgate. Looking for that special gift? The market offers a great range of unique, festive treats and gift ideas.

Visitors also have the chance to pick up Christmas gifts with a range of goods on offer, including jewellery, confectionary, cakes, arts and crafts. Traders will be selling hot food, including hog roast and freshly cooked Belgian waffles with a choice of toppings.

Town centre shopping

Drop in to Bolton Town Centre for all your shopping needs this Christmas, offering all your favourite high street brands and fantastic independent retailers.

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Market Place Shopping Centre

Whether you’re looking for fun for all the family, drinks with friends, gifts for your nearest and dearest... or a glitzy little number for the work Christmas party, Market Place has you covered!

You’ll be ticking through that gift list faster than you can say ‘Ho Ho Ho’ with stores like Pandora, The Body Shop, The Perfume Shop, Smiggle and brand new kid’s toy store, The Entertainer.

They’re also brimming with all your fashion favourites including Topshop, Topman, Zara, Debenhams, H&M and River Island.

After all that shopping, you’re sure to want to let your hair down... and for that you have The Vaults. With a mouth-watering menu at Nando's, GBK, Prezzo, Great Ale, and Bar 1885 in The Chef’s Quarter opening on 2nd December – it’s the perfect place for a great night out.

Don’t forget to take some time out for a little family fun...Challenge them to a round of crazy golf at The Lost Valley, or get the kids to let off some steam at Amazonia indoor adventure play. For a real treat you can now also check out this year’s Christmas blockbuster at The Light cinema.

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Bolton Market

Bolton Market has all the trimming this Christmas with award-winning food halls you'll find everything from exotic fruit & vegetables, Continental & Traditional eateries, locally sourced meats and cheeses to the region’s best outlets for fresh fish.

If you are stuck for present ideas dive into our great mix of traders. You’ll find some old favourites including fashions, jewellery, handbags and electrical goods as well as some brand new additions including quirky gifts, cosmetics, books and a tropical florist.

Open every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm.

For more info on shopping in Bolton see

Bolton’s easy to get to by car, bus or train too, so get yourself to Bolton Town Centre, you’ll be glad you did.
(Don’t forget there’s free parking in selected NCP car parks after 3pm each weekday and all day Saturday and Sunday)