If you are looking to visit Santa this holiday season so the little ones can whisper their Christmas wish in his ear, we know all his stops in North Scottsdale.
Surprisingly you don’t have to stand in long lines to get a picture with Santa. In Kierland Commons Santa and his helpers have set up shop in the Center Plaza and you can make reservations ahead of time to avoid a long wait. Drop-ins are welcome as well!
Santa’s schedule for Kierland Commons:
- 4pm – 8pm on December 2 & 9
- Noon – 8pm on December 3 & 10. December 12 through 23rd.
- Noon – 6pm on December 4, 11 & 18
- 10am – 6pm on December 24
With a little planning you take your photo and then walk across the street to the Scottsdale Quarter for a free open-air Christmas movie. The classics, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Elf will screen at 7pm on select Fridays running up to Christmas. Bring blankets and the entire family, mom might even be able to sneak away to do some shopping!
How about a family golf outing with the finale being some free hot chocolate, cookies, a free holiday gift and a photo with Santa? Dad might just volunteer for this one because it’s at Topgolf in Scottsdale a the Riverwalk. Santa and his elves will show up on Saturday, December 17th from 9-11am. It’s all free, except for the golf of course.
On December 10th at The Promenade in Scottsdale from 11am to 3pm little ones can take a photo with Santa and are invited to make an ornament to take home with them.
The biggest attraction for Santa’s arrival in North Scottsdale is a the seventh annual Christmas at the Princess festival that includes an ice skating rink, 4-story animated tree, S’more land with family campfires, two trains running through 3 million Holiday lights and the newest attraction this year is Santa’s Secret Headquarters! Admission is $35 per self-parked car or $55 for valet parking that covered admission for up to six.
It really doesn’t matter whether you’ve been naughty or night; Santa is here to listen to everyone’s wish list!