Where to Go Christmas Shopping in Scottsdale This Holiday Season

From independent boutiques to sprawling shopping malls, Scottsdale is one of the Southwest's can't-miss shopping destinations, especially during the busy holiday season.

For a huge selection of high-end fashion boutiques, home decor, tech gadgets and everything else on your list, you can't go wrong with a trip to Scottsdale Fashion Square. It's one of the largest shopping malls in the southwest, with more than 225 retail shops, including Louis Vuitton, Juicy Couture, Gucci, Max Mara and Anthropologie.

During the festive holiday season, take a stroll down 5th Avenue to explore the variety of boutiques, art galleries and sundry shops.

Families planning a holiday shopping expedition will want to make a pit stop at Kierland Commons. This large shopping center is home to popular stores like Crate & Barrel, Anthropologie, Z Gallerie, Barnes & Noble, and Sur la Table. The shopping center was designed to give shoppers a Main Street feel with a central plaza and sidewalks. It's also home to an impressive Christmas display every year.

And where can you find the latest trends in fashion? Head over to the Scottsdale Quarter. This hip outdoor mall is home to upscale boutiques, a movie theater, restaurants, and a lovely fountain decked out in holiday colors. 



The Shops Gainey Village


A one-time ranch, this site is now home to a rambling complex of shops and restaurants, all beautifully landscaped. The Old West lives on in the center's general decor, and its aesthetic adorns the impressive collection of upscale and high-end...  Read More



Looking for a traditional German holiday market? Head slightly north to Cave Creek from Scottsdale for the annual Christkindlmarkt " a traditional German Christmas market organized by the Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures. The...  Read More

The Promenade


A Scottsdale landmark, this shopping center combines big-name retailers, specialty shops, office space, and tempting restaurants all under one roof. Towering above the complex is a 125-foot spire conceived by Frank Lloyd Wright but never built...  Read More



Incorporated into a planned community, this impressive shopping center was designed to have a Main Street feel, complete with sidewalks, a plaza, and buildings of varied appearance, all linked by a unity of design. Along with shops are...  Read More



The Hilton Village is located on Scottsdale Road, just a stone's throw away from the Hilton Resort. This busy, upscale casual shopping destination features a fun mix of specialty boutiques and popular big-name retailers. Some of the highlights...  Read More



The Scottsdale Waterfront is a 1.1 million-square-foot project located at the edges of Old Town Scottsdale. This modern mixed-use development features retail, office, restaurant and high-rise residential buildings. Retailers include Urban...  Read More



This charming section of Old Town features plenty of unique shopping, dining, and entertainment in a pedestrian-friendly quarter. Eclectic specialty stores line the street, and shoppers stroll between them on the tree-lined avenue or take...  Read More



The Scottsdale Quarter is a mixed-use shopping center in north central Scottsdale that's urban, chic and decidedly hip. Towering palm trees, water features and more than 370,000 square feet of retail space. Upscale boutiques make this a...  Read More

Scottsdale Fashion Square


One of the largest malls in the Southwest, this upscale shopping center contains more than 225 stores and restaurants, including 40 that are the sole representatives of their brand in Arizona. Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Dillard's, and Macy's ably...  Read More



Many of this district's buildings date from the 1920s and have been renovated to house an appealing collection of specialty shops, which the neighborhood is known for today. Top-notch Native American and Mexican jewelry and crafts sit alongside...  Read More


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