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Santa HQ
11.09.2018 - 12.24.2018 
Chandler Fashion Center - Chandler
Family Events



Santa is all about the experience and this year Chandler Fashion Center is again partnering with HGTV to present the incomparable, immersive “Santa HQ.” Families are invited to explore the wonder of Santa in the digital age. Exciting interactive technology transforms and customizes the experience.

HGTV Santa HQ guests can customize their individual experience by using augmented reality to view the new Elf Academy in magical ways. New this year, visitors can use the workshop’s Magic Mirror to transform into one of Santa’s elves. Guests can virtually change their elf’s outfits, create customized Elf Academy ID collector cards at the Elf ID station, explore Santa’s Observatory using ELF-RAY Vision and test out the Naughty O’ Nice Meter. Families can continue their adventure with a custom photo opportunity and an in-person visit with Santa inside his modernized sleigh.  

To make it easy, guests can make reservations starting now with the man of the hour to spend less time in line. Visit: www.santa-hq.com for more information. Photo packages are available starting at $39.99.

Shoppers also are invited to bring an unwrapped toy and participate in Help Through Holiday Giving. Chandler Fashion Center hopes to gather over 1,000 toys to be donated to the Forgotten Angel Toy Drive, Chandler Fire Department Toy Drive, and Salvation Army Angel Giving Tree.  


During Pet Photos with Santa, guests can bring their four-legged friends to Santa HQ on select Mondays for a photo with Santa. 

Chandler Fashion Center will once again partner with 3TV and the Salvation Army for the annual Forgotten Angel Toy Drive. The center will be featured on “Good Morning Arizona” and “Good Evening Arizona,” plus talent from 3TV will be onsite throughout the day to promote the toy drive. The toy drive is located near the Food Court entrance. 

Chandler Fire Department will be partnering with Chandler Fashion Center again this year to collect new, unwrapped toys for local children in need. Participants will receive a free ride on a fire truck. The toy drive is located next to valet near the Food Court entrance. 


Santa HQ will be open seven days a week and is located in the Macy’s Court.

November 9 – December 9 Schedule

Monday – Thursday | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Sunday | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, November 22 | Closed for Thanksgiving

December 10 – December 24 Schedule

Monday – Thursday | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday – Sunday | 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Monday, December 24 | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Pet Photos with Santa: Monday, November 12, 19, and 26, and December 3 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Forgotten Angel Toy Drive: Friday, December 7 | 6:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

Chandler Fire Department Toy Drive: Saturday, December 8 | 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.