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12 Days of Free Christmas Events in Katy


Katy Magazine News

December 9, 2019

By Addie Davis

Christmastime in Katy - the night air is slightly cooler, Christmas lights brighten the neighborhoods, but your wallet might be feeling a little lighter. We've put together a list of fun and FREE events in Katy to help you save money and enjoy the holiday season!

Monday - Sunday, December 9-15

5-7 p.m.

Color a Drawstring Bag in Santa's Workshop

Bass Pro Shop, Katy Mills Mall

Bring the kiddos to Bass Pro Shop to visit Santa's Workshop now through December 24. Each week they offer a different, free craft for the kids to decorate and take home.

For more information visit their website here.

December 9-18

Santa leaves the North Pole at 6:30 p.m.

Katy Fire Department 2019 Santa Tours

Along his nightly route, Santa and his elves will be accepting canned goods for the local food pantry, as well as new and unwrapped toys for the Lions Club and Toys-For-Tots programs.

Monday, December 9

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

Tuesday, December 10

Fawn Lake, Pine Lakes, Magnolia, Red Bud, East and West Elm Circle, Huntington Court, Hunters Terrace, Manorwood

Wednesday, December 11

WoodCreek Reserve, Wooded Hollow, Reserve at Katy, Avalon at Spring Green

Thursday, December 12

Cane Island

Monday, December 16

Willow Creek Farms North, South and West, Young Ranch

Tuesday, December 17 and Wednesday, December 18

Firethorne

Visit the Katy Fire Department Facebook page daily for Santa's route.

Monday, December 9

7 p.m.

Winter Choir Concert and Auction

Katy High School Performing Arts Center

Enjoy an entertaining program by the Katy High School Choir! And don't miss the silent auction set up in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. Funds raised will be used to purchase new music, expand the uniform selection, bring clinicians in for continuing education for the choir, and for educational field trips.

For more information, or to visit the online auction, click here.

Wednesday, December 11

9:30-11 a.m.

Preschool Playhouse

Chick-fil-A Mason Rd.

Start the day off merry with Chick-fil-A. Come in for story time, singing and arts and crafts! December's preschool playhouses feature Christmas fun that will get your kiddo into the holiday spirit!

Craft a hand-print reindeer to help guide Santa's sleigh at night.

Saturday, December 14

10 a.m.

Wreaths Across America

Katy Magnolia Cemetery

6801 Franz Rd., Katy

Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.

For more information about sponsoring a wreath, or volunteering at the event, click here.

Saturday, December 14

8 a.m.

Obra D. Tompkins Falcon Band Jingle Jam March-A-Thon

Highland Park Neighborhood

Deck the halls and follow the Tompkins Falcon Band in merry measure at their annual Jingle Jam March-a-thon! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be joining in on the yuletide fun too as they march through the Highland Park neighborhood.

If you live along the route, you can request a concert in front of your home by making a donation here.

Saturday, December 14

1-3 p.m.

A Whoville Christmas

Monty Ballard YMCA

The Grinch is coming to the Monty Ballard YMCA and he is bringing some of his friends from Whoville! Discover the true meaning of Christmas with your friends and enjoy an afternoon of old-fashioned Christmas fun.

Saturday December14

8-11 a.m.

Breakfast with Santa

Chick-fil-A Katy Mills

Calling all elves! Santa needs help in his workshop. Enjoy a tasty Chick-fil-A breakfast with your family, make crafts in the elves' workshop, and visit with Santa and hear a Christmas story. There will also be special visits from the Santa Cow and Elf Cow!

Saturday December 14

10 a.m. - Noon

Santa Toy Drive for Operation Christmas Child

My Place Early Learning Center (WoodCreek)

My Place Early Learning Center (WoodCreek) will be hosting their toy drive to benefit Operation Christmas Child. Bring a toy and receive a free photo with Santa. Games, cookies, milk and Christmas cheer to be included.

Saturday, December 14

11-3 p.m.

Cinco Ranch Annual Holiday Open House

Cinco Ranch Library

The morning features a holiday wreath demo with Sara Sheikh. Learn step by step how to make a one-of-a-kind wreath for your home. Later, enjoy the fun family-friendly movie "The Muppet Christmas Carol." Light refreshments will be served between the wreath demo and afternoon movie.

Sunday, December 15 2 p.m.

James E. Taylor (JET) Band Jingle Tour

Gerri Ayers Pool to Crescent Green Park

Kingsland Boulevard & Crescent Green Drive

Get in the holiday spirit with the JET Band! Members of the Taylor High School band will start the Jingle Tour from the Gerri Ayers Pool at 2 p.m. The JET Band will make several “jingle stops” along the route for the community to enjoy music and performances. They will be taking requests!!

The JET Band will conclude their march at Crescent Green Park to celebrate with plenty of holiday cheer, the Drumline, and the Color Guard. Hot chocolate, coffee, and baked go