Scottsdale Quarter, the Valley open-air shopping destination with more than 90 retail and dining choices, ushers in the holiday season with The Santa Social, its holiday kick-off event, on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 2 to 8 p.m. in The Quad.
The popular event, now in its tenth year, will feature festive, family-friendly activities, including photos with the jolly man in red, live entertainment, a tree lighting ceremony and a movie under the stars, according to a press release.
Attendees will enjoy live holiday entertainment, interactive games, activities and more.
Back this year is the interactive Santa experience: in addition to Santa posing for pictures in front of an old-fashioned red Chevy, there will be two selfie stations and log cabins selling fantastic holiday-inspired items, the release stated.
The celebration will culminate 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 “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 p.m.
The Santa Social is free and open to the public; costs apply to Santa photos. For information, visit www.scottsdalequarter.com or call 480-270-8123.