Scottsdale Quarter will usher in the holiday season with The Santa Social, its holiday kick-off event, 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 in The Quad.
Now in its eleventh year, the event 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.
There will also be live holiday entertainment, interactive games and activities, caricature artists and puppy adoptions from the Arizona Animal Welfare League. Back this year is the interactive Santa experience; in addition to Santa posing for pictures in front of a classic truck, there will be holiday selfie stations and a rustic cabin.
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 holiday favorite “Home Alone.” Families are invited to lay out blankets, grab a snack from one of Scottsdale Quarter’s eateries and settle in for the movie.
Scottsdale Quarter will be open 10 a.m.–9 p.m. so visitors can take advantage of Black Friday extended weekend offers at the center’s retailers.
The Santa Social is free and open to the public; costs apply to Santa photos.
Visit scottsdalequarter.com or call 480-270-8123.