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Where to Take Photos with Santa in Arizona (2022)

Santa Claus is coming to town! He’ll be making lots of stops around Arizona this holiday season, so there will be plenty of opportunities to snap a pic and tell him what you want in your stocking this year. Mark your calendar—here’s where to find Santa Claus in Phoenix and our pics for the best places to take Santa photos in 2022. 

Six Places You Can Take Photos with Santa in Arizona This Year

1: The North Pole Experience in Flagstaff

Nov 12th – Dec 24th

The North Pole Experience allows you to travel to Santa’s workshop on a magical trolley. You can take photos with the jolly man himself, enjoy mouthwatering treats from Mrs. Claus’s bakery, earn your elf diploma at Elf University, and much more. Tickets sell out fast, so don’t miss your chance to get a closer look at the ins and outs of Santa’s workshop. 

Little America Hotel
2515 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

2: SanTan Village Photos with Santa in Gilbert

Nov 17th – Dec 24th

Another place you can take pictures with Santa is at his winter wonderland in the SanTan Village shopping center. You can visit Santa any day of the week—he’ll only be away on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. There are also some unique photo opportunities like pajama day on Tuesdays, or Pet Night on November 21st and December 5th from 4 pm – 8 pm. 

It’s a good idea to book your visit in advance to guarantee you get a chance to take photos with Santa and reduce your wait time. Plus, when you pre-book, you’ll get a free, personalized call from Santa himself!

2218 East Williams Field Road
Suite 235
Gilbert, AZ 85295

3: Christmas at the Princess in Scottsdale

Nov 18th – Jan 2nd

You can find a wide range of fun winter activities for the whole family with Christmas at the Princess. Not only can you get your picture taken with Old Saint Nick, you can also meet six of his holiday friends. You can also go ice skating, watch light shows, roast marshmallows, and enroll in Elf University. Book your experience as soon as possible to ensure you’re able to enjoy this holiday tradition. 

7575 East Princess Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

4: Westgate Tree Lighting in Glendale

Nov 22nd

Is there anything more magical than a tree-lighting ceremony? The Westage Tree Lighting in Fountain Park features onstage entertainment, crafts you can make and take home, ice skating, and more. The tree will be lit at 7 pm, then enjoy free photos with Santa and the Grinch from 7 pm to 9 pm. 

6770 North Sunrise Boulevard
Glendale, AZ 85305

5: ZooLights in Phoenix

Nov 23rd – Jan 15th

If you’re looking for enchanting light displays, be sure to check out ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo. This year’s display features new animal lanterns, a brand new music and light show, and a visually enhanced visit with Santa Claus. You can experience sensory-friendly light shows on November 9th and January 9th. ZooLights is an adventure to remember—get your tickets now before they’re gone! 

455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

6: Tlaquepaque’s Festival of Lights in Sedona

Dec 10th

Another magical light show is Tlaquepaque’s Festival of Lights, which runs from 3 pm to 8 pm on December 10th. Over 6,000 luminaries will be lit for this free event. You can also enjoy music, live entertainment, and free cider. And, of course, you can take a picture with Santa too. 

336 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ 86336

‘Tis the Season for Estate Planning

The holidays are all about creating wonderful memories with your family. Building a strong estate plan helps ease the burden of settling your estate after you’re gone, so your loved ones can focus on these cherished memories instead of dealing with probate. If you’d like to create a new estate plan or review your existing one, contact Arizona’s best estate planning attorneys today at 480-892-2488

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (11/3/2022). Photo by __ drz __ on Unsplash

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