The countdown to Christmas in Bolton is on… Posted on Thursday 07 November 2019 by James Pilkington Why not join Bolton FM for a mulled wine and mince pie at Bolton Hospice' annual Christmas fair this Saturday from 11am? It'll be held at the hospice and throughout the grounds. The whole family can enjoy a selection of stalls, games, crafts, raffle and tombolas. Children can visit Santa's grotto where they will get to see Santa and receive a special Christmas gift. There will be hot refreshments throughout the event and a wonderful variety of family entertainment scheduled throughout the day to get you into the Christmas spirit. Singer, actor and ice-skater extraordinaire Ray Quinn will top the bill at this year's celebration, which is sponsored by Market Place Shopping Centre. Ray, who is also starring in Aladdin, the Albert Halls' Christmas pantomime, became a household name after singing his way to the nation's hearts on The X Factor in 2006. He was the popular celebrity contestant who won Dancing on Ice in 2009 and will be pulling on his skates again for the ITV festive special, Dancing on Ice at Christmas. Ray, who has also starred in the TV soap Hollyoaks, will turn on the lights in Victoria Square, on Thursday, November 21st. We'll be joining in with the light switch on from the main stage at Market Place Shopping Centre. Monday is Remembrance Day, fittingly we will be broadcasting a tribute to the much missed David Gregory from 10pm. Big H hosts an hour tributes from friends and clips of David's interviews with local and international jazz stars from his decade with Bolton FM. Finally, November 19th is International Men's Day-- a day of positive role models and raise awareness of men's well-being. We're currently pulling the schedule together and hope to let you know more next week.