The very merriest Christmas and holiday happenings in and around Katy!
Grab the family and head out to these winter-inspired activities that will have you in the mistletoe spirit in no time. From trails to lights to holiday classics, you’re sure to find some snow-covered joy.
KATY MAGAZINE | December 2017
By Janelle Williams
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
George Ranch Historical Park
Dec 2, 9, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, & 23
Enjoy a journey back in time and experience Christmas from the 1830’s-1930’s. Houses will be decorated to display what life was like in Fort Bend back then. Stories with Santa and Cattle Demos will be held through out the day! There are additional actives offered each weekend for an extra charge. Click for details.
Through January 18
The Houston Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland with more than two million lights. Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the beautiful Houston Zoo grounds and take in the sights and sounds of the season. Fifteen miles of earth-friendly LED lighting illuminate our ancient oak trees and decorate the paths to light your way. Closed December 14, 24 & 25. Click for details.
MAGICAL WINTER LIGHTS Gulf Greyhound Park Through January 2
$13 -$21 (Children under 4 are free)
Take a trip around the world without leaving Houston at this truly whimsical light extravaganza and lantern festival. Themed light displays like "The Lone Star State", "Mystical Forest", "Santa's Village" and "Landmarks of the World" will delight the whole family. They also have carnival rides and games, Dino-land, and much more. Click for details.
KATY OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
December 2, 10 am -5pm
Come to Old Town Katy for day full of Holiday fun. Vendors, Beer Tent, Food Trucks, Santa, and a Snow Park. Guareented to be fun for the whole family. Snow arrives at 11 am at Ave C & 2nd Street. Pictures with Santa will be $5, located at the tree. No Label Brewery will be providing beer at the Beer Tent. Click for details.
NUTCRACKER BALLET by Connolly Dance Arts
Performed at Morton Ranch High School Theater
December 3, 3 PM
Some of the area's top dancers perform the beloved classic at Morton Ranch High School. Beautiful costumes, dancing, and music is a site to behold! Click for details
CHRISTMAS MAGIC TRAIL OF LIGHTS
December 7-10, 15-23, 26-30
Price starts at $19.95, purchase tickets on line
Enjoy a fun evening at the country with Lights and tinsel! Fun games and activities for the whole family. And of course, pictures with Santa and yummy cookies! Click for details
KATY YOUTH CHOIR PERFORMANCE
St Peters United Methodist Church
December 4, 6:30 PM
$7, purchased on line
Enjoy an evening of Holiday music from the talented youth in the Katy area. Local youth help brighten your holiday spirit with a variety of classics and new songs. Click for details.
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
Katy Visual Arts Theater
December 15-16, various times
Come watch community children perform in the hilarious Christmas Classic. A couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant, is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and fun - when the Herman's collide with the Christmas story head on! Click for details.
BREAKFAST WITH MR. & MRS. CLAUS
The Brookwood Community
December 9, 9-10:30 AM
$8.95, children and $15.95 for adults.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with scrambled eggs bar, french toast, sausage, fried potatoes and more, and get a photo with Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Click for details
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Movie Night
Central Green in LaCenterra
Free movie at Central Green in LaCenterra. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the movie at dusk. Click for details.
Central Green at LaCenterra
December 14, 6:30-7:30
Come to the Central Green to be a Family Menorah lighting. Music and Crafts will be available for the kids. Click for details.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE COPS
Fulshear Police Department Parking Lot
December 20, 6:30 PM
For some old fashioned family fun, bring your chairs, blankets and watch "The Polar Express" on the 20 foot big screen with the Fulshear Police and the Fulshear-Simonton Fire Department. There will be a police car, police hummer, police motorcycle and a firetruck on display for the kids. Treats, hot cocoa, popcorn and fun for all.
DR. SUESS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Movie Night
Central Green at LaCenterra
December 23, Dusk
Free Movie Night at Central Green at LaCenterra