Skip the mall craziness, and head to The Farm at South Mountain, where you can meet the Jolly Old Elf while nibbling on complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. You can also purchase lunch from The Farm Kitchen. Guests are welcome to snap their own Santa photos.

DETAILS >> 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. The Farm at South Mountain’s Botanica Patio, 6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix. Free. (602) 276-6360 or

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