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Katy Places Not to Miss Seeing Santa


November 29, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

It’s Christmas time Katy and there are plenty of fun opportunities to see Santa right here. Dress the kids in their holiday attire, write those Christmas lists, and there are ways to give back while partaking in these great holiday traditions.

14 Days of Santa Tours

Starting tonight, November 29, 2021, the Katy Fire Department will kick off their annual Santa tour of Katy neighborhoods that they service. Santa will ride and greet neighborhoods from the top of a fire truck.

See Santa and Give Back

Santa’s sleigh will be followed by helper Elves in a marked Katy Fire Department truck that will be collecting donations of non-perishable canned goods to deliver to the local Katy Food Pantry. They will also collect unwrapped toys for the Lions Club and Toys-for-Tots Programs.

Each night Santa will depart the station around 6:15 p.m. and is estimated to be in the scheduled neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. Listen for the sleigh bells and follow the Katy Fire Department’s Facebook page for updates.

14 Days of Santa Tours Neighborhood Schedule:

November 29 and 30


December 1

Willow Creek Farms

December 3

Young Ranch

December 6

Pin Oak Village

December 7

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

December 8

Fawn Lake, Pine Lakes, Magnolia, Redbud, East & West Elm Circle, Huntington Ct., Hunters Terrace, Manorwood

December 9

Cane Island South

December 10

Cane Island North

December 13

Patricia Fern, Ash Birch, Danover, Victoria Lakes, North & South Woods and Falcon Point Apartments

December 14

1st Street, East Ave., Ave. A, Ave. B, Ave. C, 11th Street, 13th Street, Pine Meadows, K.A.T.Y. Streets and Whispering Lakes

December 15

East Ave., Airline Dr., Heights Dr., Drexel Dr., Katyland, Heritage Meadows & Katy Manor Apartments

December 16

Lilac, Town Park, Pineview Terrace, Heritage Park West, Fortuna, Patna, Villagw Green, Elder & Carson

December 17

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


Santa at Katy Mills Mall

5000 Katy Mills Circle

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.

Make a reservation online to meet with Santa and take pictures. He is at the popular Katy shopping destination now through Christmas Eve and appointments are going fast.


Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop

5000 Katy Mills Circle

Also, at Katy Mills Mall, families can meet with Santa at Bass Pro Shop. A meeting with the big guy includes a free 4X6 picture.

Reservations are required and easy to make online. Children can also write and mail a letter to Santa and find other fun activities to do. Giveaways are also available while supplies last.


Storytime with Santa at LaCenterra

Heritage Square

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

All dates and times are almost sold out at this popular Katy event. Get tickets (while they last) online.

Children will gather around the huge LaCenterra Christmas Tree and listen to Santa read a holiday story. There will be an opportunity to get a selfie with the jolly man himself.

Participants will get a free hot cocoa cup and a pancake card from Snooze. This event goes on through December 14.


A Katy Old Fashioned Christmas

December 4, 2021

Historic Downtown Katy

10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Katy families can see Santa and shop from 200 vendors. Enjoy food trucks, entertainment and more at this Holiday tradition.


Christmas at the Park

December 4, 2021

Katy Heritage Park

5990 George Bush Drive

5:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Take pictures and talk to Santa at this festive event hosted by the Katy Heritage Society. Nanny Clause will also be reading stories to the kids while they do crafts. Take in the beautiful holiday sights including 8 decorated trees in the historical Katy homes.

Visit their website for tickets and information.


Many Katy churches have their own Santa meet and greet events as well as individual Katy neighborhoods. Always check your church and neighborhood schedules for seasonal events.

Did we miss your favorite Katy place to see Santa? Email us and let us know. We will add it.


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