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Santa will be making his annual appearances in Phoenix this holiday season, giving kids and families multiple meet and greet opportunities in his winter wonderland. Get the chance to have your photo taken, see Santa’s elves up close, share your wishlist, have breakfast with Mr. Claus and experience other festive moments with Santa himself at these Phoenix locations.   

Breakfast with Santa at Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Spreading holiday cheer one pancake at a time, The Scottsdale Resort & Spa welcomes guests to enjoy breakfast and cookie decorating with Santa every Sunday from December 10 until December 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can also bring an unwrapped gift for donation to a family in need. Pricing is $36 per adult and $15 for children 12 and under. Reservations can be booked on OpenTable or Eventbrite.

Breakfast & Photos With Santa at Prescott Gateway Mall

Head to Prescott Gateway Mall this season for a one-of-a-kind meet and greet opportunity with Santa. Families can get their Holiday photos and visits with Santa at his Workshop near the main PGM fireplace every day in December through Christmas Eve. Those who reserve their date and time in advance will also receive a special phone call from Mr. Claus. For an extra special holiday experience, families can join Santa and his Elves, along with Frozen’s Anna and Elsa for a festive feast full of winter wonder and surprises on December 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This delightful brunch will include a warm buffet breakfast, holiday crafting tables, goodie bags, face painters and balloon twisters. Reserve your spot for the 10 or 11 a.m. seating here and pre-book your photo session with Santa here. Learn more here

Camelback Santa

You won’t find Camelback Santa at the North Pole or any winter wonderland for that matter. Instead, Camelback Santa can be found in hiking boots on Camelback Mountain passing out holiday cheer and gifts to fellow hikers. Every weekend in December, those who love a little outdoor adventure and Christmas in the desert can hike Camelback Mountain to spot and take a picture with Camelback Santa next to his Christmas tree that he brings up and down each hike. 

Photos with Santa at Scottsdale Quarter

Capture joyful holiday moments by taking a photo with Santa every day through December 25 at Scottsdale Quarter. Hours and photo packages vary. Reservations are recommended. For package pricing and hours click here.

Photos with Santa at The Shops at Norterra

Snap a pic with Ol’ Saint Nick! Sip coca & smile for a photo with Santa at Elevate Coffee Co. in the Shops at Norterra on Saturday, December 16 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. or Saturday, December 23 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Photos are on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations.