Photos courtesy of Scottsdale Quarter

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.

November 16 – December 24
Santa’s Arrival
Santa arrives on November 16 and will be at Scottsdale Quarter until December 24, when he leaves to deliver presents. Hours vary by day, so please check the calendar via the website below for daily hours and cookie breaks. Reservations to visit Santa are strongly encouraged but walk-up visits will be available as space allows. Santa photos require photo package purchases.

November 25
The Santa Social
Families can continue creating lasting memories at The Santa Social, a highly-anticipated holiday event on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Quad. The popular event, now in its 11th 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.

“We invite you to celebrate the season with The Santa Social, our annual holiday kick-off event, which is lauded as the most festive and magical holiday event in the Valley,” says Richard Hunt, general manager at Scottsdale Quarter. “The Santa Social has become a tradition for families who visit the center to officially kick off the season of giving with a day of fun, while enjoying a unique and distinctive variety of shopping and dining at Scottsdale Quarter.”

Attendees will enjoy live holiday entertainment, caricature artists, face painters, puppy adoptions from Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), and special Christmas character appearances. 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 celebrated retailers.

The Santa Social is free and open to the public; costs apply to Santa photos.

December 2
The Barbie Dreamhouse Living Tour
Barbie is living the dream and cruising to Scottsdale Quarter on December 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will be set up near the fountains. Check out the new Barbie Dreamhouse Living Tour with exclusive merchandise from clothing, keychains, totes, serving ware, and more, only available during the tour. Visitors can also snap photos from the colorful Barbie truck backdrop to share on their social media.

New Tenants
Scottsdale Quarter continues to expand its elite lineup of retailers. New retailers opening this month include Rag & Bone and Lucky Rose boutique, with more to come in 2024.

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

Scottsdale Quarter, 15279 N. Scottsdale Rd., is open seven days a week. For more information, visit