What's On

Bolton’s Winter Festival offers something for all the family from the popular covered ice rink, super fun snow slide, magical Santa’s Grotto and festive artisan markets.

Don’t miss the traditional nativity scene on Victoria Square or the giant glittering, singing symphony tree on Oxford Street, which is sure to get you in the festive mood.

Hop aboard the Santa Express for a ride around Bolton’s festive streets, on Sunday 3rd, 11th and 18th of December, 10am -5pm, starting outside Barclays Bank, Victoria Square.

Keep your eye out for some of the best local artists around on our live music stages too. And to top it all off, laugh till your tummy hurts with our fantastic street entertainment!

Special events


Christmas entertainment

Saturday 10th December

Time Event Venue
11am - 4pm Ice skating squirrels Victoria Square

Sunday 11th December

Time Event Venue
10am - 4pm Santa's Express Train Victoria Square
11am - 3pm Reindeers Victoria Square
12noon, 1pm and 2pm
(30 min slots)
Eagley Brass Band Victoria Square

Saturday 17th December

Time Event Venue
11am - 3pm Reindeers Victoria Square

Sunday 18th December

Time Event Venue
10am - 4pm Santa's Express Train Victoria Square
11am - 3pm Reindeers Victoria Square
11.30am - 3.30pm Red Hot Santa's Victoria Square