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Experience Holiday Magic in Arizona’s Christmas City
By Claire Natale - Thursday Nov 30, 2023
Santa Claus Arrives at Prescott Gateway Mall on Dec 1

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Breaking news from the North Pole. Prescott Gateway Mall is pleased to announce that Santa is coming to town beginning Friday, Dec 1 until Sunday, Dec 24. A variety of holiday activities for the whole family will be happening at Prescott Gateway Mall during the merriest month of the year.

“We are thrilled to invite families to celebrate this joyful season at Prescott Gateway Mall,” said Anji Rodarte, marketing coordinator. “This year’s holiday events are sure to create lasting memories.”

Holiday photos and meet and greets with Santa will take place at Santa’s Workshop located at the main PGM fireplace from Dec 1-24. Those who reserve their date and time in advance will also receive a special phone call from Santa.

Santa will be available for photos Dec 1-17 Mondays-Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 6 p.m. From Dec 18-24, Santa will be available Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Times subject to change.

Pet photos with Santa will be available on Dec 5 and 12. Reservations encouraged for all photo sessions.

Have a jolly good time at Prescott Gateway Mall’s Childrens Holiday Paint Night with artist Tamara Holcom. This event will take place on December 9 from 1-3 p.m. The materials fee is $45 per child. To reserve, please call 928-910-6545.

Join Santa, the Elves, and 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.

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to distribute Angel Tree tags and collect purchased gifts at the kiosk in Prescott Gateway Mall from Nov 25 to Dec 16. Shifts will run in two-hour blocks from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please visit the sign-up page to select a shift.

To reserve photos or breakfast with Santa or to learn more about Prescott Gateway Mall’s Holiday events, visit

About Prescott Gateway Mall
Our collection of national, regional and local shops in beautiful Prescott, Arizona offers something for everyone, from national staples like Dillards and JC Penny to local gems like The Old Farmstead Mercantile and Espire Sports. To learn more about Prescott Gateway Mall, visit or follow us at @shoprescottgateway.