This December, get in the holiday spirit with a little help from Uptown Plaza, 100 E. Camelback Road.

Every Saturday before Christmas (Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., guests can take pictures with Santa, sip hot cocoa and apple cider provided by Elly’s Brunch & Cafe, and hand off the gift-wrapping hassle to professional “elves.”

The photo opportunity with Santa’s set is designed by Ryan Durkin of Modern Manor, a vintage furniture showroom that specializes in Mid-Century Modern pieces from the 1940s-1970s. Santa and gift-wrapping are complimentary with proof of $50 or more in purchases at Uptown Plaza. Guests can also opt to donate $10 to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Angels for a photo with Santa.

Uptown Plaza, located in the heart of Phoenix’s historic North Central neighborhood, is a newly restored shopping center boasting a wide variety of retailers and restaurants. For more information, visit


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