AZ Big Media 5 Places to get photos with Santa in Phoenix

Calling Dasher and Dancer and Prancer – and all the families who want photos with Santa! With just a few days until the “big day” and the winter break either already underway or about to begin, it’s the perfect time for families to snap snaps with Santa. Take a look at five different Phoenix Metro destinations that offer festive, memorable photo opportunities with jolly old Saint Nick.

Free Santa photos at Desert Ridge Marketplace

This Friday, December 16th, Santa Claus is taking a night off from the North Pole and making his way to the Desert Ridge Marketplace. From 6:00pm to 7:30pm, stroll through the enchanting market square and gather the family for holiday photos with Santa against a beautiful winter backdrop. Desert Ridge is also offering free digital prints of Santa photos on December 16th.

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Photos with Santa Claus in the Scottsdale Quarter

Capture happy holiday moments in the Scottsdale Quarter by taking a picture with Santa every day through December 25th. Santa’s Cabin is located in Santa City in The Quad. Hours of operation and photo packages vary. To secure your snap with Santa, reservations are recommended.

Families can capture the spirit of Christmas with jolly old Saint Nick in the Scottsdale Quarter. (Photo courtesy of

Photos with Santa in the shops in Norterra

Sip cocoa and smile for a photo with Santa at Elevate Coffee Co. in The Shops at Norterra. The last day to get pictures is Saturday 17th December from 11am to 1pm

Photos with Santa at Queen Creek Marketplace

Enjoy a complimentary photo with Jolly St. Nick at the Queen Creek Marketplace on Saturday, December 17 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. It’s glorious weather for a family photo shoot near the Kohls and Ulta, where the marketplace has created a perfect holiday backdrop for souvenir photos while you do your Christmas shopping (before it’s too late!).

Photos with Santa Claus at Westgate

Mr. Kringle makes the rounds of this cozy West Valley town: pose for a complimentary photo at Westgate’s designated Santa stop, with a glowing Christmas tree in the background on select days. His schedule is as follows:

  • 17 December – 10am – 1pm
  • 18 December – 10am – 1pm
  • 19 December – 10am – 1pm
  • 20 December – 10am – 1pm
  • 21 December – 10am – 1pm
  • 22 December – 10am – 1pm
  • 23 December – 10am – 1pm
  • 24 December – 10am – 1pm

Photos to be taken on your own personal device. Photos will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. No reservations allowed.

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