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Where Can I Get Pictures Taken with Santa in Phoenix?

We are finding Santa in the Phoenix Valley! There are lots of opportunities for your children to interact with Santa, get on his good list and take a few pictures! We know where Santa is!

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East Valley


San Tan Village

November 11th-December 12th. Santa Will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, between Pandora and Fossil. Reservations available, but not required.

November 23 (Thanksgiving Day) Closed

November 10th-November 30th

  • MON-THUR: 11am-8pm (Break: 3:15-4pm)
  • FRI-SAT*: 10am-9pm (Break: 1-1:45pm & 5:15-6pm)
  • SUN: 11am-6pm (Break: 2:30-3pm)
  • Closed Thursday, November 22nd for Thanksgiving
  • *December 2: 10am-7:30pm (Break: 2-3pm) – Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance at Holiday Balloon Glow at 8pm.


DECEMBER 1 – Balloon Glow Event
SATURDAY – 10am-7pm (Break 2–3pm)

SUNDAY – 11am-6pm (Break: 2:30-3pm)

MONDAY– THURSDAY: 11am-8pm (Break: 3:15-4pm)

FRIDAY– SATURDAY: 10am-9pm (Break: 1-1:45pm; 5:15-6pm)

SUNDAY – 11am-6pm (Break: 2:30–3pm)

MONDAY– THURSDAY: 10am-9pm (Break: 1-1:45pm; 5:15-6pm)

FRIDAY– SUNDAY: 9am-9pm (Break: 1–1:45pm; 5:15–6pm)



We’ve reserved these special times for your furry friends to visit Santa!*

November 12, 19th, 26th and December 3rd (6pm-8pm only)

*Cats and dogs only. Please be sure to have your pet on a leash or in a pet carrier.

Chandler Fashion Center-3111 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler

Santa HQ-

Santa will be available for photos and visits at his Headquarters presented by HGTV, located in the Macy’s Court.

Exciting Features:

  • Online Reservations
  • Elf Ray Vision
  • Naughty-or-Nice ‘O Meter
  • Holiday Fun Photo Options & More!

November 9th – December 9th

  • FRI-SAT: 10am-9pm
  • MON-THUR: 11am-8pm
  • SUN: 11-6pm

November 22nd (Thanksgiving Day) Closed

December 11th – 23rd

  • MON-THUR:  10am-9pm
  • FRI-SUN:  9am-9pm

December 24th

  • 8am-6pm



We’ve reserved these special times for your furry friends to visit Santa!*

  • Pet Nights November 12th, 19th, 26th, December 3rd, December 10th from 6pm-8pm

*Cats and dogs only. Please be sure to have your pet on a leash or in a pet carrier.

Rawhide Western Town-5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler

  •  Rawhide’s Snowy Christmas from November 22nd to December 23rd!
  • Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. Free Admission, $5 Parking. Tree lighting Ceremony at 6pm nightly.

Autism Academy Chandler-2716 N Dobson Rd Chandler

  • Saturday December 8th 9am-3pm
  • Sensitive Santa-Must sign up starting November 1st. $5 per family for a reservation.

Giggles Chandler -2988 E Alma School Rd

  • December 21st 10am-12noon. Bring your own Camera.

Bass Pro Shops-Mesa Free Photos With Santa

  • November 11-December 1st
    • Weekdays 5pm-8pm
    • Saturday 10am-8pm
    • Sunday noon-5pm
  • November 22& 23rd
    • 10am-5pm
    • 10am-8pm
  • December 2-23rd
    • Weekdays 10am-8pm
    • Saturdays 10am-8pm
    • Sundays 10am-5pm
  • December 24th
    • 10am-5pm

Super Snowy Saturday-Mesa Riverview 1061 N Dobson Rd Mesa

  • 12-3pm December 8th
  • First 250 kids receive a $5 Cinemark Gift card. Play in tons of real Snow, Hay Wagon Rides with Santa, Horse and Carriage Rides, visit with Frosty and Friends, Music, Games, PRizes, Face Painters, Balloon and Face Painters

Superstition Springs Center-6555 E Southern Ave, Mesa AZ

  • Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in JCPenney Court.
  • Reservations available, but not required!

ASU Prepatory Academy Holiday Boutique-W Williams Field Rd Mesa

  • November 30th 5pm-7:30pm
  • gifts, Santa (free pictures) Colorguard Performances and more!


  • November 9th-December 15th
    • MON-THUR: 11am-8pm
      FRI-SAT: 10am-9pm
      SUN: 11am-6pm
    • November 22 (Thanksgiving Day) Closed
  • December 16 – December 23
    • MON-SUN: 9am-9pm
  • December 24 (Christmas Eve) 8am-6pm



We’ve reserved these special times for your furry friends to visit Santa!*

  • November 12,19,26 and December 3rd
  • Cats and dogs only. Please be sure to have your pet on a leash or in a pet carrier.

Merry Main Street Kick Off-20 East Main Street Mesa

  • 4pm Ice show at the Winter Wonderland Ice Rink with AZ ice
  • 5pm Music at Mesa’s Christmas Tree
  • 545 official lighting of the tree
  • 6-10pm live msic and opening of ice rink, with visits by Santa and Food trucks at Pioneer Park and more!

Sensitive Santa– Scottsdale

Scottsdale Fashion Square-7014 East Camelback Rd


Santa will be available for photos and visits at his Headquarters presented by HGTV, located in the Food Court.

Reservations available, but not required! 

Exciting Features:
* Online Reservations
* Elf-Ray Vision
* Naughty-or-Nice ‘O Meter
* Holiday Fun Photo Options & More!


  • November 10 – December 15:
    MON-SAT: 10am-9pm
    SUN: 11am-6pm
    * November 23 (Thanksgiving): Closed
    *November 24 (Black Friday): 9am-9pm
    *December 10: 10am-8pm
  • December 16-23
    MON-SUN: 9am-9pm
  • December 24
    THUR: 8am – 6pm


Kierland Commons-15025 N Kierland Blvd-15205 N Kierland Blvd Scottsdale

November 23rd through December 24th

Visit Santa for photos and a free gift! 

Santa will be available for photos and visits starting at his winter home, located in Center Plaza.

Reservations available, but not required!

November 23rd-December 9th Monday-Thursday Closed

Friday-Saturday-12noon-8pm (Break 3-4pm)

Closed November 26th for Thanksgiving)

Sunday 12pm-5pm (Break 2pm-2:30pm)

December 10th-December 23rd

Monday-Sunday 12pm-8pm (Break 3-4pm) 10am-5pm (Break 1-1:30)on Christmas eve)

McCormick Stillman Railroad Lights Opening Night/Throughout the Season -7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale

November 30th-January 6th

  • 6:30-9pm
  • Holiday Lights Train Ride – $5 (special Holiday Lights tickets are required)
  • Charros Carousel Ride – $2
  • Holiday Lights Train Ride Fast Pass – $15 (limited availability nightly and passes can be purchased online beginning Nov.
  • Santa November 30th-Sunday December 2nd 6:30-9pm and Friday December 7th December 23rd.

Scottsdale Quarter

The Santa Social-Scottsdale Quarter 15037 N Scottsdale Rd

  • 10am-8pm November 24th
    • 10am-2pm Puppy Adoptions, 10am-4pm Caricature artists, 10am-6pm face painting
    • 11am Santa arrives-8pm photos (cost applies
    • 4pm-6pm kids entertainment

The Promenade-Scottsdale-16215 N Scottsdale Road

  • December 1st and December 8th 11am-3pm
  • Pictures are free with a canned food item.

Breakfast with Santa at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia 4949 E Lincoln Drive Scottsdale

  • December 15th and December 22nd
  • 8am
  • $55 per adult, $30 per child. $5 and under free
  • Kids activities too


Arizona Mills Mall-5000 S Arizona Mills Circle-Tempe

  • November 9th-December 24th
  • November 9th 11am-8pm, Saturday November 10th 10am-8pm, Sunday November 11th 12pm-6pm
  • November 12-November 21st
    • Monday-Friday 11am-8pm
    • Saturday 10am-8pm
    • Sunday 11am-6pm
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • November 24th-November 30th
    • Monday-Friday 11am-8pm
    • Saturday 10am-8pm
    • Sunday 11am-6pm
  • December 1-December 9
    • Monday-Friday 11am-8pm
    • Saturday 10am-11:30pm
    • Sunday 11am-6pm
  • December 10-December 16
    • Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm
    • Friday 10am-8:30pm
    • Saturday 9am-9pm
    • Sunday 10am-6pm
  • December 17-December 23rd
    • Monday-Sunday-9am-9pm
  • Christmas Eve, December 24th
    • 8am-6pm

Illumination AZ Diablo Stadium 2200 E Alameda Drive

  • November 16th-December 31st
  • Monday-Friday 6pm-10pm
  • Holidays and Weekends 6pm-11pm
  • Drive Thru-$29 Per non commercial vehicle online ticket price, $35 per vehicle drive up price (no holiday boulevard at this location)

2018 Fantasy of Lights Parade-Downtown Tempe-Mill Avenue and Rio Salado

  • November 23th. 6pm the parade beginsF
  • Tree Lighting ceremony at 7pm
  • 715-9pm Visits with Santa, Entertainment and shopping

Fantasy of Lights-Boat Parade-Tempe Town Lake

  • December 8th
  • Selfies with Santa
  • Festive music, food and beverage

West Valley


Winterfest-Avondale-Civic Center Campus 11350 Civic Center Dr.

  • Saturday December 1st 5-9pm
  • holiday fun, craft vendors, rides, snow, food trucks, community entertainment, Santa

Storytime with Santa-Avondale Public Library Sam Garcia 11:15am December 13th


Jolly Holiday Food Truck and Movie Night and More-Sundance Park Buckeye 22865 W Lower Buckeye Rd

Glow on Monroe-Monroe Avenue-Buckeye AZ

  • 5pm-10pm
  • Free Make and take crafts
  • pictures with Santa in Buckeye Elementary School Gym

Holiday Fun with Santa at Downtown Library-310 N 6th St Buckeye

  • December 18th 5-7pm
  • Hot chocoloate and fun crafts. Get picture taken with Santa

El Mirage

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony-Gentry Park El Mirage

  • 5-9pm, Santa, Christmas lighting, kids activities December 7th


Arrowhead Towne Center-7700 W Arrowhead Towne Center Glendale

  • November 9th-December 24th JCPenney Court
  • November 9th-December 21
    • Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm
  • November 11th, 18th, 25th and December 2nd
    • Sundays 11am-6pm
  • November 22nd Closed
  • November 23rd
    • 6am-9pm
  • November 24-December 7th
    • Saturday-Friday 10am-9pm
  • December 8-December 13th
    • Saturday-Thursday 10am-10pm
  • December 9th
    • Sunday 10am-8pm
  • December 14th-December 20th
    • Friday-Thursday 9am-10pm
  • December 21st-December 23rd
    • Friday-Sunday 8am-10pm
  • Christmas Eve-8am-6pm

Cabelas-9380 W Glendale Ave, Glendale

  • Santa Arrives Nov 10th 5pm
  • Free Plus toy if you visit November 12-December 24th, 10am-5pm Weekdays and Saturdays, Sundays 12noon-5pm

Playgrounds Cookies with Santa-8190 W Union Hills Drive Suite 110 Glendale

  • December 16th from 5:30-7:30pm/ Tickets are $10 per person. Anyone 6 months and older must purchase a ticket. No cost on photos. Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas


Holiday Tree Lighting-Westgate-6751 N Sunset Blvd

  • Holiday Tree Lighting, first snowfall, and Skate Westgate-Monday-Sat 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
  • Santa’s arrival

Visit Santa

November 20 – December 24
Fountain Park

Visit Westgate Entertainment District for photos with Santa! Share wishes, snap pictures & receive a FREE GIFT.* Plus, don’t forget to bring your paws to see the Claus on select days! Photo packages are available for purchase, but are not required. All guests will receive one (1) free downloadable photo.
*While supplies last.

Dave And Busters- Glendale Westgate

  • December 9th-9-11am Breakfast with Santa
  • dave and busters breakfast with santa


Home Plate for the Holidays-1933 S Ballpark Way, Goodyear

  • Saturday, December 1st 2018 5-8:30pm
  • Free event, Santa Claus, tree lighting, kid activities, vendors and 40 tons of snow Some activities may require a fee

Litchfield Park

Breakfast with Santa at the Wigwam/Litchfields-300 Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park

  • November 24th
  • $25 per adult, $12 for children ages 4-12, children 3 and under are complimentary.
  • 9am-11am. 25 guests per half hour. Chat with Santa

Christmas in The Park Festival-Litchfield Park Town Center

  • 9am-4pm December 8th
  • Craft show, parade, real snow, kids activities, visits with Santa, live entertainment, Elf’s Alley, food


Peoria’s Old Town Holiday Festival-Johnny E Osuna Memorial Park-Peoria

  • 5-10pm November 30th 2018
  • live entertainment, Santa visit
  • snow, crafters, kids zone
  • parking and admission are free, some activities have a fee

Pictures with Santa-Real Living Property for You-9051 W Kelton Ln #2

  • December 2nd

Park West-9744 W Norther Ave

  • Nov. 23 to Dec. 9
    • Monday through Friday – 12 to 7 p.m.
    • Saturday – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Sunday – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m
  • Dec. 10 to Dec. 23
    • Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturday – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Sunday – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 24
    • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Santa Cares-9744 W Northern Avenue Peoria

  • One ticket per group/family for families with special needs. Visits with Santa are free, Photo packages are available for purchase. Park West is hosting its Sensory-Friendly Santa Cares event on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This partnership with Cherry Hill Programs and Autism Speaks provides a Santa experience for families with kids and adults with special needs of all kinds. Schedule a time with Santa in a sensory-safe, quiet and inviting environment. Visits with Santa are welcome and always free, and photo packages are available for purchase. Space is limited and families are encouraged to reserve a time in advance by visiting under the events section or at
  • December 9th 10-12pm

Winter Festival-Sunset Heights Elementary School 9687 W Adam Ave Peoria

  • December 1 4pm
  • Vendors, pictures with Santa, Carnival Games, Bounce houses, rides

November 24th-December 24th

 Santa Arrives  November 24!  

Located in the park area east of Brighton.
Visits with Santa are free, packages start at $23.

 Nov. 24th – Dec. 10th:
Mon-Fri 12p – 7p,  Sat 9a – 7p, Sun 11a- 6p

Dec. 11th – Dec. 23rd: 
Mon-Fri 11a-7p, Sat 9a- 7p, Sun 11a – 7p

Peoria Holiday Food Truck MOVIE Night and More-Paseo Verde Park-7561 W Greenway Rd, Peoria

  • December 1st, 4pm
  • No admission, Pet friend,y FREE Parking, Santa Pictures.  Dance Party. Fun starts at four. shopping, balloon twister and more!


Surprise Party-15850 N Bullard Ave, Surprise

  • Friday November 30th 5pm-9pm and Saturday Dec 1 11am-5pm Mark Coronado Park 15960 N Bullard Ave.
  • Hot air balloon glow, live music, Santa’s Workshop, sky divers, fireworks,
  • Saturday: carnival, petting zoo, car show, camel rides, food and performances.

Pancakes with Santa-Imagine Prep Surprise-14850 N 156th Ave Surprise

  • Saturday, Dec 1st 8am-10:30am pancakes, crafts, cookie decorating, pictures with Santa. Benefits the Cheerleading at Surprise Prep
  • $5 for adults, $3 for children. Family 4 pack (2 adults 2 children $15.00) Tickets at door are limited

Santa’s Workshop-Surprise Stadium 15030 N Bullard Ave Surprise

  • Wednesday December 5th, Thursday December 6th and Friday December 7th at five PM to 8PM each day. Free family event. Milk and cookies arts and crafts. Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Breakfast With Santa-West Point PTSA 13700 Greenway Road Surprise

  • Saturday, December 8th 8am-10am
  • Breakfast includes unlimited pancakes, 2 strips of bacon and a drink. For more info, email [email protected]
  • tickets $6 per adults, $4 per child, *2 and younger free

Luv 2 Play=15495 W Bell Rd Suite 104 Surprise

  • Dinner With Santa
    • Wednesday December 12th at 4 to 8pm
    • Sunday December 16th 4 to 8pm
  • $24.95 Per child, $19.99 per additional Child.
  • Includes Invitation from Santa, Christmas Magic by Santa, Private visit with Santa, Digital Photo, Unlimited play and Dinner. Dinner Includes Slice of Cheese Pizza, drink and Cookie. Limited invitations. Reserve at

Celebrate the Jolly Holidays at Surprise Towne Center & Surprise Marketplace-13706 W Bell Rd

  • Noon to 3pm Saturday December 15th
  • Free Photos with Santa, Local Surprise Schools Music Performances, Arts and Crafts, Festive Face painters and balloon artists, Prize wheel, Surprise Fire department.
  • Give back “Five for $5” bring five cans of food or nonperishable food items and get a $5 gift card to the many stores and restaurants in the Surprise Towne Center and Surprise Marketplace

Uptown Alley- Litchfield and Waddell Rds Surprise

  • Saturday December 15th 8am-10am. $10 game card included. $19.99 . Ages 2 and under free with adult purchase

North Valley

Breakfast with Santa-Outlets at Anthem

  • December 1st 8:30am-10am
  • cafes at Anthem Food court
  • Tickets are $5 per person, Free kids activities, live entertainments, Santa Storytime, Goody bags

Anthem Outlets-Santa’s Cottage-4250 W Anthem Way, Phoenix

  • Sunday November 18th-Sunday December 24th
    • Monday-Saturdays 10am-8pm Break 12-1pm, 3-4pm
    • Sunday 10am-7pm, Break 3-4pm
  • December 9-23rd
    • 9am-9pm, Break Times 12pm-1pm, and 4pm-5pm
  • Christmas Even, December 24th
    • 9am-6pm, Break 2-3pm
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Reservations

Illumination AZ-27701 N Black Canyon Highway Phoenix, AZ

  • Open 7 Days a Week starting November 14th Until end of Jan 2019
  • Monday-Thursday 6pm-10pm
  • Friday-Sunday and Holidays 6pm-11pm
  • $29 per non commercial auto online purchase, $35 per vehicle drive up
  • Drive Thru light show, Holiday Boulevard with kids’ jumper land, food vendors, selfie stations.

Desert Ridge-21001 N Tatum Blvd Phoenix

  • Movies in the District, Nightly snowfalls, Santa Visits and more!

Deer Valley Airport Restaurant- 702 W Deer Valley Rd

  • Santa will be flying in on Dec 15th, 16th, 22nd 23rd, at 10am and 3pm!

Elevate Coffee Company-Norterra– 2530 W Happy Valley Rd Ste 1273 Phoenix, AZ

  • Saturday November 24th, December 1, December 8th, December 15th, December 22nd
  • all 11am-1pm
  • Free Photo with Santa and gift for kids

 Central Phoenix

Santa Cares-Sensitive Santa-AZANow-2929 W Greenway Rd Phoenix

  • Saturday December 1st 9am-3pm Must sign up starting November 1st.
  • $5 per family reservation Fee

The Polar Express-19th Ave and Dunlap

  • 6pm-10pm Free Event for kids, cookies and Santa

Jump with Santa at Altitude Trampoline Park-3921 E Indian School Road Phoenix

  • 11am-3pm Sunday December 16th
  • Free photos with Santa with 2 hour Jump Pass

Biltmore Fashion Park-2502 E Camelback Rd Phoenix

  • Nov 23rd-Dec. 9th
    • Mon-Thurs Closed
    • Fri-Sat 12pm-8pm (break 3pm-4pm)
    • Sun 12pm-5pm (break 2-2:30pm)
  • Dec 10-Dec 23rd
    • Mon-Sun 12-8pm (Break 3-4pm)
    • 10am-5pm (break 1-130pm on Christmas eve)

Christown Spectrum-1703 W Bethany Home Rd

  • TBD

Breakfast with Santa at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix

  • December 1st, December 8th
  • 8am-10am
  • $29.95 per member attendee.
  • $39.95 per non member. Santa, take pictures and breakfast and play in the museum.

Snow Much Fun Day-Children’s Museum of Phoenix-215 N 7th Street Phoenix AZ

  • December 8th 9am-4pm
  • 40 tons of snow. 9am until snow melts
  • Santa Claus will also be there.
  • $14.95 per person

Paradise Valley Mall-4568 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix

November 9th 2018-December 24th 2018

CitySkate Phoenix-Central Avenue

Friday, November 23rd | 3:30-7 PM


*Sunday, December 2nd | 5-8PM

* Saturday, December 15th | 12-6 PM


Friday, December 14th | 5:30-9:30 PM

APS Electric Light Parade-Central and Montebello Ave

  • 7pm start, ends at 7th street and Indian School Rd
  • pre=parade activities-5:30pm-8pm, face painting, arts, crafts, games, photo with Santa

Annual Winter Wonderland Express-Encanto Park-1202 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix

  • December 15th and 16th 10am to 7pm
  • Holiday train to snow filled Enchanted Island, Snow and sled riding, Christmas decorations, snow globe, Santa Claus
  • Unlimited ride wristbands for train or 5 tickets.

3rd Annual Laveen Christmas Festival At the Farm-4701 Ranch Farm Store, Laveen

  • December 8th 10am-2pm
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • goats, tour the farm, games for kids, fresh caramel apples, face painting, hayride, food drinks and more

Party Jungle-12046 N 32nd Street Phoenix

  • December 19th 11am-1pm
  • $5 fun day!

North of the Valley

Breakfast With Santa at Mortimer Farms-12907 E State Route 169 Dewey

  • December 1st, 10am-1pm
  • $15 per person. Max 250 children per person. Breakfast, decorate a Christmas cookie, sand art ornaments and more.


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