Bolton's Festive Market
Come along and browse stalls full of fresh produce and continental treats, sample and savour hot tasty food and a Gluhwein from the Bierkeller plus enjoy great family friendly seasonal activities and entertainment.
Continental traders will be open for business from Friday 10 December and will be serving hot European food and drink. The market starts Wednesday 15 December, for more information, click on the link on the right hand side.
Win with Central Bolton this Christmas
This Christmas, the Central Bolton Partnership is offering a host of great prizes.
Visitors to the Festive Market can enter a prize draw to win one of many prizes including a £50 Crompton Place Shopping Centre, a £50 M&S voucher, a personal shopper experience and makeover at Debenhams or tickets to a show at the Octagon Theatre.
To enter, pick up a postcard and drop it into one of the prize draw boxes at the Festive Market.
In addition visitors to the the Central Bolton website can also win a season car parking pass worth £1,000 at Topp Way car park. For details on how to enter click on the link on the right hand side.
Local children will be able to visit Santa in his grotto at Moss Bank Park on December 11 and 12.
Visitors to the park will be able to board Santa's Express miniature railway for a ride to visit Santa as he finishes making presents in his Toyland workshop.
For more information, click on the link on the right hand side.
Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp
Get into the festive spirit and bring all the family along to watch this year’s fantastic pantomime – Aladdin and his wonderful lamp.
One of the most popular tales of all time, Aladdin combines glitz and glamour with bags of humour, truly a show for everyone. For more information, click on the link on the right hand side.
Twelve Days of Christmas with Bolton Market
Come to Bolton Market from Thursday 2 to Tuesday 21 December to enter a free daily prize draw, in association with Costco Wholesale, and you could grab yourself some fantastic gifts just in time for Christmas.
Prizes include a Blu-ray DVD player, a kids trike, a spa experience, celebrity cookbooks, a digital camera and a festive hamper. For more information, click on the link on the right hand side.
Bolton Market Christmas and New Year opening times
- Open on Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 and Friday 24 December, 9am to 5pm
- Closed Saturday 25 to Wednesday 29 December
- New Year week open Thursday 30 and Friday 31 December, 9am to 5pm
- Closed Saturday 1 to Monday 3 January 2011, open as usual from Tuesday 4 January 2011
Library and museum opening times
Follow the link on the right hand side for more information on when the borough's libraries and museums will be open over Christmas.
Festive fun in Leverhulme
Children aged five to 11 can learn to ride their new Christmas bikes on the outdoor track at Leverhulme Community Leisure Centre between Christmas and New Year. For more information, click on the link on the right hand side.
Waste and recycling
There will be no scheduled changes to waste and recycling collections during the Christmas and New Year period. Residents should ensure that bins are at the edge of their property between 7.30am and 6pm on collection days, including bank holidays. The bin lids must be closed and we cannot collect any extra bags.
Green bin collections will not take place throughout December to March 2011. Check the recycling calendar to find out when collections will restart.
Recycling Christmas trees
Real Christmas trees can be collected and recycled for a £5 fee. Please call 01204 336632 before Friday 7 January 2011 to arrange collection. Alternatively, trees can be recycled free of charge at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
For the nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre, click on the link on the right hand side.
Please note: Recycling Centres will be closed Christmas day and New Years day.