KATY MAGAZINE l DECEMBER 2019
By April Carroll
The holidays present the perfect time to make families memories. With beautifully decorated homes to tour, festivals, craft markets and of course, Santa Claus, Katy has something for kids of all ages. Bundle up (if we're lucky enough for it to be cold) and scope out these awesome events close to home!
Spartan Holiday Home Tour
Seven Lakes High School PTSA
Wednesday and Thursday, December 4 - 5
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Advance purchase tickets - $15
At the door tickets - $20
Tickets available at the following locations:
Learning Express, 6501 South Fry Road
Beau Kisses, 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Elaine's Everett's Lighting, 9727 Spring Green Boulevard
Southern Divas Boutique, 23110 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Seven Lakes High School, 9251 South Fry Road
For more information email SLHS PTSA.
Tickets are available online here.
Cougar Stars Holiday Home Tour
Cinco Ranch High School Cougar Stars Dance Team
Thursday, December 5, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, December 6, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
This special tour consists of 5 homes beautifully decorated for the holidays.
Tickets are $15 and available at the following locations: Beau Kisses, Hauerlands, Cobblestone Cottage and Southern Divas Boutique. Fore more information visit their website here.
Taylor High School Holiday Home Tour
Thursday, December 5, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, December 6, 10:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Visit Katy homes decorated with holiday lights, trees and garland. Choose from three different touring sessions.
Tickets are $15 if purchased ahead of time, and $20 if purchased on the day of the tour. Get tickets at the Senior Office at Taylor High School, or from Hauerland’s on Mason Road.
Christmas Heritage Tour and Cookie Walk
Katy Heritage Society
5990 George Bush Drive, Katy
Thursday, December 5
5:00pm – 7:00pm
For this evening of fun, pick up a special box for your cookies at the Katy Depot between 5:00pm and 6:30pm, then head over to Heritage Park. At each home, you'll collect cookies to fill your box while enjoying the unique Christmas decor. Each tree is decorated by a different Katy business.
Tickets - $25
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. Enjoy a whole evening with live entertainment from a local choir and dance company, hear a Christmas story, and don't forget your Christmas lists to send back to the North Pole with Santa! Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Donations for Marine's Toys for Tots drive will be accepted, and should be new, unwrapped toys.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!
Photo courtesy Jodi Black
Cinco Ranch Ladies Club Nutcracker Christmas Fundraiser The Club at Falcon Point
24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy
Friday, December 6 11:00am - 1:30pm
Join the Cinco Ranch Ladies Club for their annual fundraiser luncheon in honor of the Ballard House of Katy. Guests will have the opportunity to give back to a great organization that gives so much to others in need during a time of healing.
There will be live Christmas music, a silent auction and fun Christmas festivities. Bring a friend - the more the merrier!
For more information and tickets click here.
Pancakes with Santa
Katy Professional Fire Fighters Association
Katy Fire Department
1417 Avenue D
Saturday, December 7
7:30am - 10:30am
Come enjoy a plate of pancakes with Santa at Katy Fire Station 1. Plates are $5 (purchased at the event) and help raise money for KPFFA and KTfirefighters Scholarship Fund.
Brookwood’s Christmas Open House
1752 Farm to Market 1489, Brookshire
Friday and Saturday, December 6 - 7
9:00am – 5:00pm both days
The Brookwood Community welcomes guests for this weekend of family fun, shopping and Christmas spirit! The residents will perform their Christmas pageant on both days in the Reynolds Cafetorium at 10:00am and 2:00pm.
Lunch buffet will be available at the Brookwood Café from 10:30am-2:00pm, with no reservations necessary. The Gift and Garden Centers will be open from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Guests are invited to take a self-guided campus tour any time between 9:30am - 3:00pm and get a stamp on a passport at each stop to receive a special gift.
Open House & Holiday Market
Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP)
I-10 and Barker Cypress - 17555 Katy Freeway, Houston
Saturday, December 7
11:00am – 6:00pm – Holiday Market
2:00pm – 4:00pm – Pictures with Santa
The Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) host their annual Home for the Holidays Open House & Holiday Market at the CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center. The event features fee-waived adoptions, Santa photos, fresh baked sweet treats, refreshments, and a festive holiday market.
A portion of the proceeds from the holiday market benefit the homeless pets at the shelter.
The CAP goal is to find homes for 75 pets in only one day, and to collect pet supply items to continue caring for those who still need help.
For more information about CAP and this event, click here.
Dog Photos with Santa Rover Oaks Katy
24250 Kingsland Boulevard
Saturday, December 7 9:00am - 3:00pm
If your pup made the “nice list” this year, bring them over to Rover Oaks Katy to meet the big man in red himself! A $20 donation benefits CAP (Citizens for Animal Protection) and space is limited.
Call 281-693-7687 or email to reserve your spot!
Cardiff Junior High Holiday 5K Fundraiser Cardiff Junior High
3900 Dayflower Drive
Saturday, December 7 9:00am - 12:00pm
Cardiff Junior High will be hosting their first Holiday 5k Walk or Run! Dress for the festive occasion in an ugly sweater, Santa hat or your favorite holiday pajamas.
After the event, take pictures with Santa, enjoy live caroling from the choir students and ornament making!
All funds raised directly support students and families in the community and Katy ISD Santa Cops.
To register for the run, click here.
10th Annual Katy Old Fashioned Christmas Festival
Historic Old Katy 5717 2nd Street
Saturday, December 7 10:00am - 5:00pm
Come shop and play in Downtown Katy!
You’re invited to the 10th Annual Katy Old Fashioned Christmas Festival in Historic Downtown Katy with 50,000lbs of snow for the kids! The festival will feature food trucks, entertainment, a beer garden hosted by No Label Brewing Co., petting zoo, and face painting. Shop in the “market” for produce, arts and crafts, antiques, clothing, accessories, jewelry, gifts and handmade goodies.
The snow arrives at 11:00am so everyone can play!
For more information click here or call 281-391-1993.
Candy Cane Market
Real Craftwives of Katy
With 60 local venders, you're sure to get some Christmas shopping done. After you shop, take the kids to the conservatory for pictures with Santa, then visit the food truck vendors for some refreshments.
Fulshear Festival of Lights and Parade
Fulshear Katy Area Chamber of Commerce
Fulshear High School
9302 Bois D'Arc Lane
Saturday, December 7
5:00pm – 9:00pm
This event is free and open to the public. There will be vendors, an opportunity to see Santa, and live music with Nick and the Groove.
Christmas In Katy
Common Ground Community Church
No Label Brewing Co.
5351 1st Street
Saturday, December 14
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Proceeds for this event benefit Katy Christian Ministries and Hope Impacts. This 3rd annual event includes vendors for shopping, plus live music, food trucks, a Kids Zone and pictures with Santa Claus.
Christmas at Dewberry Farm
FM 362 & Morrison Road
Friday, Saturday and Sunday only
Now through December 22
Check their website for times of events.
Visit Dewberry Farm to select and cut your own Christmas tree to take home! Your family can also take a wagon ride through the Trail of Lights or tour the Christmas Village before having a picture taken with Santa Claus in the giant snow globe.
Christmas Activities Day Pass:
$15 for ages 3+
Trail of Lights Prices:
Ages 3+ - $24.95
Seniors and Military with ID - $22.95
Groups of 15+ - $23.95 per person
Tickets can be purchased online here or at the door.