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Where to See Santa in Katy Guide 2018

Tell the kids to get their wish lists ready because Katy has some great places to meet or say hi to Santa Claus this season. There's even places for special needs children to get photos with Santa. Here's our comprehensive Katy Texas "Where to See Santa" guide for 2018.



November 28, 2018

Compiled by Angie Waller and Katrina Katsarelis


Heritage Square at LaCenterra

Nov. 18- Dec. 24

Visit and take photos with Santa this holiday season at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. Santa will be located in his special new setting in Heritage Square and available for photos November 18 through December 24. Check details here.

Santa will be available for photos Monday-Saturday from 11am-7pm and on Sunday from 12pm-6pm.

On Christmas Eve, Santa will be available from 10am-5pm.

There will be a wide variety of photo packages available to purchase.


Santa Cares at LaCenterra

Dec. 2 & Dec. 9

Santa Cares is a sensory-friendly opportunity for families of children with special needs to enjoy photos with Santa in a calming environment prior to public hours (10am-11:30am). In partnership with Autism Speaks.


Pet Photos with Santa at LaCenterra

Dec. 3 & Dec. 10

Bring your dogs and cats to have their picture taken with Santa! Pets must be on a leash. Santa will be available to see your fur babies from 6pm-8pm.


Cinco Ranch Presents an Evening with Santa

Dec. 8

Cinco Ranch Residents are invited to join us on a fun community event to enjoy Bounce Houses, Snow Slide, Train Rides, Balloon Artist & of course Santa will arrive in style on a Fire Truck! At the Greenway Village Park from 6 pm - 8 pm.

***Note this event is for Cinco Ranch Residents ONLY***


Katy Fire Department Santa Tour

Dec. 3-10 Coming to a neighborhood near you, Santa will be riding through Katy showering kids with candy on the back of a big, red fire truck.

Monday 12/03

Green Meadows, Iris, Dahlia, Delfren, Gardenia, Enclave at Katy

Tuesday, 12/04 Fawnlake, Pinelakes, Pine Forest, Eula Morgan, Hunters Terrace, Manorwood

Wednesday, 12/05

Woodcreek Reserve, Wooded Hollow North and South, Woodcreek Reserve - Avalon

Thursday, 12/06

Cane Island

Friday, 12/07

Willow Creek Farms North, South and West, Young Ranch

Monday, 12/10 Firethorne


Santa Photos at Katy Mills

Nov. 9 - Dec. 24

Meet and take a photo with Santa Claus while he's away from the North Pole at Katy Mills Mall in Neighborhood 6 by American Eagle Outfitters.

Click here to reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa.

Monday - Friday 11am-8pm

Saturday 10am-8pm

Sunday 11am-6pm


Caring Santa at Katy Mills

Dec. 2 & Dec. 9

For special needs children by appointment only

Caring Santa at Katy Mills will make the necessary adjustments to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event.

Reserve your appointment here for Sun. Dec. 2 from 9:30am - 11:00am

Reserve your appointment here for Sun. Dec. 9, from 9:30am - 11:00am


Pet Photos with Santa at Katy Mills

Nov. 18 - Dec. 16

Bring your furry friend for photos with Santa on either:

Sun. Nov. 18, from 6pm to 7:30pm

Sun. Dec. 16, from 7pm to 8:30pm


Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Dec. 2 - 24 Katy Mills Mall

Grab a Bass Pass at the front entrance to meet Santa and whisper your Christmas wish in his ear. Visitors get a free personalized Christmas card and photo with Santa, and there are lots of fun crafts and activities for the kids.

12/2 - 12/23

Weekdays: 10am - 8pm (Crafts 5pm-7pm)

Saturdays: 10am-8pm(Crafts-12pm-5pm)

Sundays: 10am-5pm(Crafts-12pm-5pm)




Katy's Old Fashioned Christmas

Dec. 1

Historic Downtown Katy

Saturday, 12/1

Bring the whole family out for some yuletide fun, free admission, and visit with Santa Claus in the square from 10am - 5pm


Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 8, 15, 22

Rainforest Cafe

12/8 , 12/15, or 12/22


Come meet enjoy a breakfast buffet with Santa. Activities and goodie bags included.


Did we miss a place to see Santa this year? Email us!


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