Christmas has arrived in Bolton and one shopping centre is celebrating it in true festive style.

Santa’s Grotto has returned to Market Place Shopping Centre with shoppers able to visit Santa on Saturday, December 23 and tell him their Christmas wishes.

Alongside the grotto, the little ones will also have the chance to become an elf themselves, with the help of the "Elf Station".

Children are invited to unleash their festive creativity and create their own elf hat to become a "certified elf".

Once created, a festive face painter will transform them into an elf and then they are invited to take a picture in the "Elfie Box".

Children will be presented with a certificate certifying completion of the elf workshop.

Santa’s Grotto and the Elf Station will run from 11am to 4pm on Saturday when Santa makes his last stop at the shopping centre.

Entry for the grotto will £3 and the proceeds going to Bolton Hospice, the chosen charity of Market Place.

Market Place is also being joined by local radio station Bolton FM to support them with music throughout the festive season.

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