It's the most wonderful time of the year, and families will be able to celebrate it with a traditional visit by Father Christmas on his sleigh.

Santa has now released the dates he will be bringing his sleigh to neighbourhoods in Boton.

The Rotary Club of Westhoughton will have a sleigh from December 6 to December 21. 

Ronald Bell, a rotarian at the club said: "Thanks to the money we collect from generous local people with our Father Christmas sleigh, we are able to fund our community events and donations. 

“The kind of financial support given to us by rotary has become even more important and appreciated." 

The Rotary Club of Westhoughton thanked Bolton Kia for loaning them a tow car for the sleigh. 

Their sleigh will be at these locations on these dates: 

Over Hulton - Wednesday, December 6 

Southfield Drive, Dobb Brow, Green Meadows and Greenfields - Thursday, December 7 

Sainsbury's Westhoughton - Saturday, December 9 

Molyneux Road, Captain Lees area and Forest Drive - Monday, December 11 

The Bolton News: Westhoughton's Christmas SleighWesthoughton's Christmas Sleigh (Image: Westhoughton Rotary Club)

Cherwell Road and Wayfaring - Tuesday, December 12 

Eatock Way area - Wednesday, December 13 

The Hoskers, St George’s Avenue and Daisy Hall Drive - Thursday, December 14 

Metal Box and Chew Moor - Friday, December 15 

Sainsbury's Westhoughton - Saturday, December 16 

Quakerfields, Hart Common, Hewlett Way, Perseverance Close and Market Street - Monday, December 18 

Hunger Hill, Madison Park and Wingates - Tuesday, December 19

Hydrangea Close, Hartford Road, Old Vicarage and Landedmans - Wednesday, December 20

Church Street area - Thursday, December 21 

All routes are in the evening, except for the Saturdays at Sainsbury's. 

The Rotary Club of Horwich will also be bringing  Santa's sleigh, which will hit the streets of Horwich and Blackrod over the Christmas period. 

Route maps will be posted on a daily basis on the Rotary Club of Horwiches Facebook page, a day or two in advance. 

The Bolton News: Horwich Rotary Club's display in 2017, with Horwich KiaHorwich Rotary Club's display in 2017, with Horwich Kia (Image: Newsquest)

The first evening will follow Horwich's Christmas Lights Switch-on, going around Crown Lane, Hilton Avenue and Greenstone Avenue. 

Routes for their Santa's Sleigh will be: 

Old Vicarage Road, Horwich - Monday, December 4

Vicarage Road, Blackrod - Tuesday, December 5

Victoria Road, Horwich - Wednesday, December 6 

St Leonards Avenue, Horwich - Thursday, December 7 

Pennine Road, Horwich - Friday December, 8 

Stocks Park, Horwich - Tuesday, December 12 

Scot Lane, Blackrod - Wednesday, December 13 

Butterwick Fields and Vale Avenue, Horwich - Thursday, December 14 

Nightingale Road and Latham Road, Blackrod - Friday, December 15 

The Meadows and Academy Way, Horwich - Monday, December 18