A full day holiday celebration to offer free, family fun and entertainment.

Scottsdale Quarter, the Valley’s premier open-air shopping destination with more than 90 popular retail and dining choices, will usher in the holiday season with The Santa Social, its highly-anticipated holiday kick-off event on Saturday, November 26, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Quad. The popular event, now in its tenth 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.

Attendees will enjoy live holiday entertainment, interactive games and activities and more. Back this year is the interactive Santa experience: in addition to Santa posing for pictures in front of an old-fashioned red Chevy, 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 6:00pm.

The Santa Social is free and open to the public; costs apply to Santa photos. For more information, visit www.scottsdalequarter.com or call (480) 270-8123.

Location: Scottsdale Quarter: 15279 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Photos courtesy of Scottsdale Quarter