KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
December 10, 2020
By Jennifer Miko
Exciting holiday programs and activities are happening in Katy all month! Grab the kiddos and meet Santa Claus, see a holiday show, or shop for everyone on your list.
Jace Landers, 7, meets Santa Claus in Katy! Photo: City of Katy
1. Kids Crazy Christmas Show
Second Baptist Church
1463 Campus Worship Center
Thursday – Saturday, December 10 -12, 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 12, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The community is invited to experience the magic of Christmas at the Kid’s Crazy Christmas Show! BIRTHDAY LAND is for people of all ages.
Walk-ups are welcome, but registering is encouraged because seating is limited.
To register, click here.
2. City of Katy 2020 Santa Tour
December 10 - December 16
The Katy Fire Department recently got Santa’s sleigh restored ahead of his annual visit. Follow the Katy Fire Department’s Facebook page for maps and updates for the remaining neighborhoods:
December 10 - 11: Cane Island
December 14: Willow Creek Farms North, South and West, and Young Ranch
December 15 – 16: Firethorne
Santa's sleigh will be followed by helper Elves in a marked Katy Fire Department truck stopping to collect donations of non-perishable canned goods to deliver to the local Katy Food Pantry and unwrapped toys for the Lions Club and Toys-for-Tots Programs.
Due to COVID-19, the Katy Fire Department asks that you place your donations on the back of the truck yourself and practice social distancing when waiting to see Santa on your street.
Each night of the tour, Santa will leave the “North Pole” at 6:30 p.m. Families can listen for his “sleigh bells” as he enters the street.
3. Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
5000 Katy Mills Cir Suite 415
Now through Christmas Eve
Advance Reservation Required
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops (including the Katy Mills Mall location) is already welcoming visitors this holiday season. However, some changes have been implemented for guests to safely enjoy this favorite Katy tradition.
Families must make a free reservation in advance of visiting with Santa in this “Contactless Claus” experience.
As this is always a popular Katy holiday experience, reservations are expected to go fast. Make a reservation here.
4. Treasures in the Attic
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
Wesley Student Center
20775 Kingsland Blvd.
Saturday, December 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Children are invited to shop for gifts for their families at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church’s annual Treasures in the Attic event. Parents will wait in the lobby while children, accompanied by their own personal shopper, select gifts, and have them wrapped.
Spaces are filling up fast, click to register for a shopping time slot here.
5. "The Christmas Truce"
Katy High School Black Box Theatre
6331 Highway 90
Thursday - Saturday, December 10-12 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 12 at 2 p.m.
Tickets available for in-person and virtual screenings
The Katy High School Theatre Company presents The Christmas Truce, the true story of the cease-fire between German and British soldiers during World War I. The soldiers swapped Christmas gifts and engaged in a game of soccer. This play urges audience members to remember what is most important in this holiday season - to celebrate the human experience with our fellow man.
Purchase tickets here:
6. Dulaney Drive-in Movie: “Home Alone”
Mayde Creek High School Fine Arts Parking Lot
19202 Groeschke Rd.
Saturday, December 12 at 6 p.m.
The Mayde Creek High School Choir and Theatre present a drive-in movie experience for families to watch the holiday classic “Home Alone.”
Concessions will be sold and distributed in compliance with Katy ISD COVID Safety Regulations.
Tickets must be ordered in advance. To purchase tickets and see the parking map, click here.
7. Polar Express Parade and Storytime
Katy Budget Books
870 South Mason Rd.
Saturday, December 12, 6 - 7 p.m.
Virtual Polar Express Storytime
Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Katy Budget Books welcomes families to decorate their cars and dress up for their Polar Express Parade. The store will be closed, but staff members will be handing out activity bags (while supplies last) to cars as they pass through.
$5 Polar Express Activity Bags include:
Reindeer food with Poem and Directions
Bookmark to Color
Foam Gingerbread House Kit Ornament
Dear Santa Letter
Polar Express Ticket
For more information, visit the Katy Budget Books website here.
8. Brazilian Christmas Market
26913 Katy Freeway
Sunday, December 13, Noon - 5 p.m.
The Brazilian Christmas Market hosts vendors showcasing culinary, arts, and works of music. They will also be accepting new toy donations in honor of the 5th Toy Drive Campaign, in which children’s hospitals receive the donations.
The Brazilian Women Foundation (BWF), a non-profit organization, serves communities throughout Texas.
Face coverings are required.
For tickets, click here.
9. Storytime with Santa
LaCenterra Heritage Square
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Tuesdays and Saturdays through December 19
Mark your calendars for Storytime with Santa presented by Texas Children’s Hospital, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, now until December 19. Santa will welcome guests at Heritage Square, the green area by Dish Society.
All guests are required to wear a face mask or covering during the event and must practice social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” which means keeping six-feet (about two arm lengths) distance between yourself and other people who are not from your household.
Tickets are $25 for up to four people and include one LaCenterra blanket and a Nestle Toll House cookie pack.
All ticket proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization Children's Miracle Network.
Visit the LaCenterra website for tickets and times here.