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Where Katy Families Can Find Santa


November 20, 2023

By Natalie Cook Clark

Christmas season is in Katy! Dress the kids in their holiday attire, write those Christmas lists, and take advantage of these no school days to go see Santa.

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. There are several opportunities to interact with Santa this year at Katy Mills.

Santa Photo Experience at Katy Mills

Monday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Reservations to meet and get a picture with Santa are recommended but not required. Reservations can be made online.

Caring Santa

Sunday, December 3, 2023

9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Children with special needs and their families are invited to a special session with Santa that will be set up to support sensory, physical, and developmental delays. This event is exclusive for children with disabilities and reservations are required.

Pet Photos

Sunday, December 10, 2022

6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Katy area residents are invited to bring their pets (dogs and cats) for a special photo opportunity with Santa. No reservations are required.


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 strongly recommended 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.


15 Days of Santa Tours

Starting tonight, November 27, 2023, 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.

15 Days of Santa Tours Neighborhood Schedule:

November 27

Firethorne 1

November 28

Firethorne 2

November 29

Young Ranch and Willow Creek Farms 1

November 30

Willow Creek Farms 2

December 1

Pin Oak Village

December 4

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

December 5

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

December 6

Cane Island South

December 7

City of Katy Christmas Tree Lighting

December 8

Cane Island North

December 11

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

December 12

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 13

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

December 14

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

December 15

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


Storytime with Santa at LaCenterra

Heritage Square

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

This event is one of the most popular Santa experience in Katy. 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 picture with the jolly man himself.

Tickets are $15 for up to a family of 4. Proceeds with go directly to Texas Children's Hospital. This is a picnic style event, so please bring a blanket to sit on.


A Katy Old Fashioned Christmas

December 2, 2023

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 2, 2023

Katy Heritage Park

5990 George Bush Drive

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

Take pictures and talk to Santa at this festive event hosted by the Katy Heritage Society. The Grinch will also be there! 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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