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Santa Social at Scottsdale Quarter

Date(s) – 11/30/2019
10:00 am – 8:00 pm



Eighth Annual Santa Social Holiday Extravaganza at the Scottsdale Quarter on Nov. 30


A Holly Jolly Event with Mr. Claus and Tree Lighting Ceremony



Scottsdale Quarter, the Valley’s premier open-air shopping destination with more than 75 popular retail and dining choices, will usher in the holiday season with its eighth annual Santa Social. The highly anticipated holiday kickoff event is on Saturday, Nov 30, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., in The Quad. The popular event features a day of festive, family friendly activities, including photos with the jolly man in red, live entertainment, a tree lighting ceremony and a movie under the stars.



“The event has become a tradition for families who flock to the center to officially begin the season of giving with a day of fun, while taking advantage of the great shopping and dining options at Scottsdale Quarter,” said Richard Hunt, general manager at Scottsdale Quarter.



Festivities will begin with Santa’s arrival at 10 a.m. Attendees will enjoy live holiday entertainment by Ooh La La Booths, interactive games and activities and more. In addition, theArizona Animal Welfare League will have puppies available for adoption. Back by popular demand, will be the interactive Santa experience in addition to him posing for pictures in front of an old-fashioned red Chevy. There will be two selfie stations and log cabins selling whimsical holiday-inspired items.



The celebration will conclude with the ceremonial lighting of the center’s 35-foot Christmas tree at 6 p.m. This symbolic occasion will be followed by the showing of the all-time holiday favorite movie, “Home Alone.” Families are invited to lay out blankets, grab a snack from one of Scottsdale Quarter’s delicious eateries and settle in for the movie at 6:15 p.m.



The Santa Social Schedule of Events:


10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Puppy adoptions with Arizona Animal Welfare League


10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Caricature Artists


10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Face Painting


10 a.m.:                Santa arrives


10 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Photos with Santa (cost applies)


4 p.m. – 6 p.m.:  Kids Entertainment with Ooh La La Booths


6 p.m.:                  Annual Holiday Tree Lighting


6:15 p.m.:            Home Alone



Scottsdale Quarter will be open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. so visitors can take advantage of great Black Friday’s extended weekend offers at the center’s celebrated retailers.



The Santa Social is free and open to the public; costs apply to Santa photos. For more information, visit or call (480) 270-8123.