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Where to See Santa in Katy this Christmas

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By Addie Davis

Sleigh bells are jingling, trees are up and halls are decked. It's Christmas time in Katy and Santa Claus is comin' to town! Tell the kids (and your four-legged friends) to get their wish lists ready because Katy has some great places to meet St. Nick this holiday season.

Photo courtesy: Maggie Sassin Photography


This guide was first published on December 1 and some events have already happened. Please scroll for more opportunities to see Santa!

Heritage Square, LaCenterra

23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Katy

Now through December 24

Monday-Saturday 11:00am - 8:00pm

Sunday Noon-6:00pm

Visit with Santa this holiday season at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch! Santa will be located in his spectacular set in Heritage Square and available for photos.


Heritage Square, LaCenterra

23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Katy

Sunday, December 8

10:00am – Noon

Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa Claus during dedicated hours.

Visits with Santa are free. Click here to reserve your complimentary ticket, ONE TICKET per group/family, please.

Please use the entrance by Starbucks.


5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy

Now through December 24

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.

Click here to reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa.

Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturdays: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

Sundays: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closed Christmas Day


5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy

Sunday, December 8

9:30 am - 11:00 am

For special needs children, by appointment only

Caring Santa at Katy Mills will make the necessary adjustments to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event.

Reserve your appointment here.


Santa leaves the North Pole at 6:30pm

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 2

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

Tuesday, December 3

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

Wednesday, December 4

East Ave, Airline Drive, Heights Drive, Drexel Drive, Katyland, Heritage Meadows, Katy Manor Apartments

Friday, December 6

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

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


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


2212 Katy Flewellen Road, Katy

Saturday, December 14

10:00am - Noon

Bring the kiddos to My Place Early Learning Center and get a FREE photo with Santa when you bring a toy for their Toy Drive to benefit Operation Christmas Child. Also enjoy cookies, milk and fun games.


5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy

Now through December 24

Santa Claus has arrived at Bass Pro Shop! Bring the kids for free craft activities and giveaways (while supplies last) and a photo with Santa.

Visit the Bass Pass Ticket Depot inside the store. The Bass Pass provides a time slot for guests to see Santa, with plenty of time to explore Santa’s Wonderland®. Bass Passes are limited and go quickly each day. Get a free 4x6 studio-quality photo in store.

Click here for more information and schedules.


Dog Photos with Santa Rover Oaks Katy

24250 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy

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!


Katy’s Old Fashioned Christmas

Historic Downtown Katy

Saturday, December 7

10:00am - 5:00pm

Bring the whole family out for some yuletide fun, free admission, and visit with Santa Claus in the square!


Pancakes with Santa

Katy Fire Station 1

1417 Avenue D, Katy

Saturday, December 7

7:30am - 10:30am

Come enjoy breakfast with Santa and your Katy firefighters! Katy Fire Station 1 will be serving $5 pancake plates with Santa Claus to raise money for KPFFA and the KT Firefighters scholarship fund.


Petco Locations

Saturday, December 7 and 14, and Sunday, December 15

Even your furry friend can get into the Christmas spirit! For a $9.95 donation, you will receive a commemorative digital photo with Santa and help animals find loving homes!


Rainforest Cafe

Katy Mills Mall, 5000 Katy Mills Circle

Saturday, December 7, 14, 21 & 24

8:00am - 10:00am

Cha! Cha! the Tree Frog and Santa Claus will be hosting special breakfast at the Rainforest Cafe! Tickets include a breakfast buffet, raffle prizes, goodie bags and lots more!

Purchase tickets here.



Katy High School Performing Arts Center

6331 Highway Boulevard, Katy

Saturday, December 14

1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Katy High School Theatre department invites you to hang out with Santa and his elves for an afternoon of fun! Each child's ticket includes a photo with Santa, a letter to Santa, crafting an ornament with Santa's elves, hot chocolate, cookies and plenty of Christmas cheer!

Santa's friends from an "icy" children's movie are expected to make an appearance too!

Tickets are $10 at the door ($12 if ordered online). For more information visit the Katy Theatre website here.

Funds raised from this event go to support the Katy High School Theatre department's upcoming productions.


Cane Island

Saturday, December 14


Come out to Cane Island for a free day of fun and shopping as well as to see jolly old St. Nick! Candy Cane Market will be a great time for the whole family!


No Label Brewery

351 1st Street, Katy

Saturday, December 14

Noon - 5:00pm

Join Common Ground Community Church at No Label Brewery as they celebrate Christmas! The event benefits KCM and Hope Impacts. Get your Christmas shopping done at the local vendor market and grab some delicious food from food trucks while live Christmas music plays. Kids can visit the Kid Zone for some more Christmas fun and take pictures with Santa.


Need to talk to Santa ASAP?

Santa's Hotline: 605-310-4000

Don't forget to track Santa on Christmas Eve through the NORAD Santa Tracker found here!


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