Where To Have Pictures Taken with Santa in the Phoenix Valley

Be it smiling or screaming, our friend at Surprise AZ Mom put together a comprehensive list of where to get pictures taken with Santa throughout the Phoenix Valley and she kindly shared it with us!

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 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: 10am-7pm (Break 2–3pm)

DECEMBER 2: 11am-6pm (Break: 2:30-3pm)

DECEMBER 3 – DECEMBER 6: MONDAY– THURSDAY: 11am-8pm (Break: 3:15-4pm)

DECEMBER 7 – DECEMBER 8: 10am-9pm (Break: 1-1:45pm; 5:15-6pm)

DECEMBER 9: 11am-6pm (Break: 2:30–3pm)

DECEMBER 10 – DECEMBER 13: 10am-9pm (Break: 1-1:45pm; 5:15-6pm)

DECEMBER 14 – DECEMBER 23: FRIDAY– SUNDAY: 9am-9pm (Break: 1–1:45pm; 5:15–6pm)

Santa HQ at Chandler Fashion Center- 3111 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler

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

December 11th – 23rd: MON-THUR:  10am-9pm, FRI-SUN:  9am-9pm

December 24th: 8am-6pm

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.

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

December 8th: http://www.shopchandlerfashioncenter.com/Events/Details/454530

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

NOVEMBER 9th-DECEMBER 24 Located in JCPenney Court. Reservations available, but not required!

November 9th-December 15th: MON-THUR: 11am-8pm, FRI-SAT: 10am-9pm, SUN: 11am-6pm

December 16 – December 23: MON-SUN: 9am-9pm

December 24 (Christmas Eve): 8am-6pm


Scottsdale Fashion Square- 7014 East Camelback Rd Scottsdale


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 Scottsdale

November 23rd through December 24th

Located in Center Plaza. Reservations available, but not required! November 23rd-December 9th: Monday-Thursday Closed, Friday-Saturday-12noon-8pm (Break 3-4pm), Sunday 12pm-5pm (Break 2pm-2:30pm)

December 10th-December 23rd: Monday-Sunday 12pm-8pm (Break 3-4pm),

December 24: 10am-5pm (Break 1-1:30)

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

November 30th-December 2nd: 6:30-9pm

December 7th-December 23rd: 6:30-9pm

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.


Arizona Mills Mall- 5000 S Arizona Mills Circle-Tempe

November 9th-December 24th

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

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

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

November 23th: 6pm the parade begins Free Lighting ceremony at 7pm, 7:15-9pm Visits with Santa, Entertainment and shopping

Fantasy of Lights- Boat Parade-Tempe Town Lake

December 8th

Selfies with Santa, Festive music, food and beverages



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


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

December 15th: 4pm-8pm

Pictures with Santa, holiday movies, holiday cookie station, dance party and more


Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony- Gentry Park El Mirage

Dec 7: 5-9pm


Arrowhead Towne Center- 7700 W Arrowhead Towne Center Glendale

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, Sunday 10am-8pm

December 14th-December 20th: Friday-Thursday 9am-10pm

December 21st-December 23rd: Friday-Sunday 8am-10pmChristmas Eve-8am-6pm

Cabelas-9380 W Glendale Ave, Glendale

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: 5:30-7:30pm

Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas

Westgate-Westgate-6751 N Sunset Blvd

November 20 – December 24. Fountain Park.

All guests will receive one (1) free downloadable photo.

Dave And Busters- Glendale Westgate

December 9th-9-11am 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


Christmas in The Park Festival-Litchfield Park Town Center

December 8th: 9am-4pm

Craft show, parade, real snow, kids activities, visits with Santa, live entertainment, Elf’s Alley, food


Park West- 9744 W Nothern 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. 249 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Santa Cares- 9744 W Northern Avenue Peoria

One ticket per group/family for families with special needs.

Park West is hosting a Sensory-Friendly Santa Cares event on Sunday, Dec. 9: 10 a.m.-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. Space is limited and families are encouraged to reserve a time in advance by visiting shopparkwest.com under the events section or at autismspeaks.org/santa

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


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-10amBreakfast includes unlimited pancakes, 2 strips of bacon and a drink. For more info, email westpointPTSA@gmail.comtickets $6 per adults, $4 per child, *2 and younger free

Luv 2 Play-15495 W Bell Rd Suite 104 Surprise

Dinner With SantaWednesday December 12th at 4 to 8pmSunday 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 www.luv2play.com/surprise

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

Noon to 3pm Saturday December 15thFree 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



Breakfast with Santa- Outlets at Anthem- 4250 W Anthem Way, Phoenix

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

Santa's Cottage- Outlets at Anthem- 4250 W Anthem Way, Phoenix

Sunday November 18th-Sunday December 24thMonday-Saturdays 10am-8pm Break 12-1pm, 3-4pmSunday 10am-7pm, Break 3-4pmDecember 9-23rd9am-9pm, Break Times 12pm-1pm, and 4pm-5pmChristmas Even, December 24th9am-6pm, Break 2-3pmClosed Thanksgiving DayReservations www.celebrateyourholiday.us/outletsanthem

Illumination AZ-27701 N Black Canyon Highway Phoenix, AZ

Open 7 Days a Week starting November 14th Until end of Jan 2019Monday-Thursday 6pm-10pmFriday-Sunday and Holidays 6pm-11pm$29 per non commercial auto online purchase, $35 per vehicle drive upDrive 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 Flying in Dec 15th, 16th, 22nd 23rd: 10am and 3pm

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

November 24th, December 1, December 8th, December 15th, December 22nd: 11am-1pm


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

December 1st: 9am-3pm Must sign up starting November 1st.

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)

Dec 24: 10am-5pm (break 1-130pm)

Breakfast with Santa at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix

December 1st, December 8th: 8am-10am

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

December 8th: 9am-4pm

Paradise Valley Mall-4568 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix

November 9th 2018-December 24th 2018

CitySkate Phoenix- Central Avenue


*Sunday, December 2nd: 5-8PM

*Saturday, December 15th: 12-6 PM

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

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

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