Holiday events in the West Valley

Holiday happenings at Arrowhead Towne Center

Photos with Santa and a free gift
Now through Dec. 24 in the JC Penney Court
Santa is back for his 25th year at Arrowhead Towne Center.
Visit Santa for a traditional holiday photo or join us during one of the special photo days including PJ Day, Ugly Sweater Day, or bring the entire family along for Grandparents Day.
Don’t forget about your furry family members and bring them along for pet photos with Santa.
Save money and time this year by pre-purchasing your photo packages online and selecting a reserved time for your visit.
Holiday showcase
Thursday through Sunday through Dec. 17 in the amphitheater  Once again, ATC opens its doors to the community performing arts schools to bring festive music and dance to the shopping center this holiday  season.

Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience
Now through Dec. 16 in the lower level near the Santa set  The Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience is a vibrant family-friendly space that invites fans of all ages to stop in and experience all things Nintendo and get recommendations about what Nintendo products to buy for their friends and family members this holiday season.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 4 to 9 p.m., Friday 3 to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Christmas movies under the stars

Now through Dec. 22 in the amphitheater
Watch all the holiday favorites in our amphitheater. Every Saturday night at Dusk starting December 1st. There will be popcorn, hot chocolate & giveaways for the entire family. Check back for movie listings.
Movie dates: Dec.  8, 15 and 22

Festive events at Westgate

Fountain Park
(Now through Dec. 24)

Visit Westgate Entertainment District for photos with Santa. Share wishes, snap pictures and receive a free gift.* Plus, don’t forget to bring your paws to see the Claus on select days. Photo packages are available for purchase, but are not required. All guests will receive one free downloadable photo.
*While supplies last.
Visit for hours.

Nightly snowfall
Now through Dec. 31
(excludes Christmas Day)
Fountain Park, 7 and 8 p.m.
Fountain Park is transformed into a living snow globe with nightly eight-minute snowfall shows at 7 and 8 p.m. Plus, enjoy snowfalls every hour from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve.


Free carriage rides
(Fridays and Saturdays)
Now through Dec. 22
5  to 9 p.m. at the AMC Theatres roundabout
Hop in, take a spin and be whisked around Westgate Entertainment District on a carriage ride. The carriage pick-up and drop-off destination will be at the AMC Theatres roundabout. Carriage rides are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


Santa Hustle 5K and Half-Marathon
Dec. 16
WaterDance Plaza, 8 a.m.
Santa Hustle is coming to town. Jingle all the way through a 5K or half marathon course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas images and more.
Visit for details and to register.


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