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Where to Find Santa Claus in Katy for Your Best Photo Ops


November 21, 2019

By Addie Davis and Jennifer Miko

The Christmas spirit is spreading in Katy, and Santa Claus has already been spotted in town. Mark your calendar for these exciting opportunities to meet St. Nick this holiday season.

Tree Lighting Celebration

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Katy

Friday, November 22

6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Katy community is invited to the annual Tree Lighting Celebration in the courtyard in front of Las Alamedas. The event will be hosted by Dana Tyson with Sunny 99.1 and includes an interactive kids zone, strolling entertainment, festive food and drinks, live performances, and plenty of photo opportunities. The highlight of the evening will be Santa's arrival and the lighting of the spectacular 51-foot-tall Christmas tree!


LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Katy

November 23 - December 24

Visit and take photos with Santa this holiday season at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. Santa will be located in Heritage Square and available for photos November 23 through December 24. Check details here.

Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sundays: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Christmas Eve: 10:00 am 5:00 pm


5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy

Now through December 24

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

Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturdays: 10:00 am - 8:30 am

Sundays: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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


Katy Mills Mall

5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy

Sunday, November 24

6:00 pm - 7:30pm

Bring your furry friend for photos with Santa Claus!


Bass Pro Shop

5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy

Now through December 24

Santa Claus has arrived at Bass Pro Shop! Bring the kids for free craft activities and giveaways (while supplies last) and a photo with Santa.

Visit the Bass Pass Ticket Depot inside the store. The Bass Pass provides a time slot for guests to see Santa, with plenty of time to explore Santa’s Wonderland®. Bass Passes are limited and go quickly each day. Get a free 4x6 studio-quality photo in store.

Click here for more information and schedules.


5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy

December 1 and December 8

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 Sunday, December 1 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Reserve your appointment here for Sunday, December 8 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am


City of Katy Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Katy City Hall

901 Avenue C, Katy

Thursday, December 5 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Mayor’s annual tree lighting ceremony will take place at Katy City Hall in Historic Downtown Katy. This special family event features live entertainment and a showing of the cult classic holiday movie A Christmas Story. Bring your friends and family to kick off the holiday season with the Katy community while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. Don’t forget to take pictures with Santa!


Need to talk to Santa ASAP?

Santa's Hotline: 605-310-4000

Don't forget to track Santa on Christmas Eve through the NORAD Santa Tracker found here!

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