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Usher in the holiday season at Scottsdale Quarter, the Valley’s premier open-air shopping destination with more than 90 popular retail and dining choices.

Fall Concert Series
Scottsdale Quarter’s popular Fall Concert Series continues each Saturday through Nov. 12. Listen to your favorite local bands from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in The Quad. Picnic baskets from etta are available for pre-order.

Nov. 5 – Desert Dixie
Desert Dixie is a country rock band with versatility that spans from bluegrass to country to heavy metal. Jam out to unexpected covers of well-known songs along with classics, new country, and well-written originals.
Nov. 12 – Flying Squirrels
Featuring three former members of Valley favorite the Azz Izz Band, The Flying Squirrels is an upbeat trio boasting vocals, steel drum, guitar, and drums/percussion, creating a unique blend of instrumentation that permeates each tune, regardless of style.

The Santa Social
Families will create lasting memories at The Santa Social, a highly-anticipated holiday kick-off event on Sat., Nov. 26, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Quad. The popular event, now in its 10th year, features festive, family-friendly activities, including photos with the jolly man in red, live entertainment, a tree lighting ceremony, and a movie under the stars.

“We’re excited to celebrate the season with The Santa Social, our annual holiday kick-off event, which has gained the reputation as the most festive holiday event in the Valley,” says Richard Hunt, general manager at Scottsdale Quarter. “The Santa Social has become a tradition for families who flock to the center to officially kick off the season of giving with a day of fun, while taking advantage of the great shopping and dining options at Scottsdale Quarter.”

Attendees enjoy live holiday entertainment, interactive games, activities, and more. Back this year is the interactive Santa experience: in addition to Santa posing for pictures, there will be two selfie stations and log cabins selling fantastic holiday-inspired items.

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 an all-time holiday favorite, “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.

Scottsdale Quarter will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. so visitors can take advantage of great 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.

New Tenants
Scottsdale Quarter continues to expand its elite lineup of retailers. New retailers include LoveShackFancy, Rowan, and Veronica Beard, with more to come.

Whether catching a movie at Landmark Theatres, holiday shopping, dining at the property’s one-of-a kind eateries, or enjoying an evening stroll under the gentle palms, Scottsdale Quarter is sure to foster warm, holiday spirit for the whole family.

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