Holiday Fun Guide - Katy Moms

Where to Find Santa

Katy Fire Department 2023 Santa Tours
Between November 27, 2023 through December 15, 2023
Santa will arrive in your neighborhood between 6:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and will be accepting canned goods for our local food pantry & New/Used toys for the Lions Club & Toys-for-Tots Programs.*Check link for neighborhood schedule*

Saturday with Santa @ Holy Covenant UMC Katy
December 9

Santa @ Chickfila Cinco Ranch
December 9
*Register before arriving
$5 per child

 Breakfast & Photos with Santa @ Main Event Katy
Sunday, December 10 at 11:00AM at Main Event in Katy

Katy Mills – Breakfast with Santa
December 16 & 23

Breakfast with Santa-Aquarium
December 9,10,16,17,21-24
Reservations required

Storytime with Santa Presented by Texas Children’s
December 9, 12, 16
9AM-10 AM;10:30-11:30AM
2PM-3PM; 3:30PM-4:30PM

Where is Santa? @ Katy Mills
12/18-12/23 10AM-8 PM
12/24 10AM-4PM

Tree Lightings

City of Katy Christmas Tree Lighting
December 7
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Best Christmas Lights:

River Oaks

Clearly outside the Katy bubble, but totally worth the drive! We think we finally convinced our husbands to put River Oaks on the must see list so the kiddos can ooo and ahhh over the gigantic, beautiful homes in this area. This area is known for it’s lights participation and giant oak trees with cascading lights. Our friends over at It’s Not Hou, It’s Me recommend a drive down River Oaks Boulevard for the best views! November 25-Dec 26

The Heights

Ah, The Heights- makes us feel young again! Anytime we go into the city for date night, a favorite stop is always The Heights. With amazing dining options and historic charm, this area is also a must see during the holidays! Although Lights In The Heights was last weekend, the entire Woodlands Heights area is beautifully done up with Christmas lights. The ladies from It’s Not Hou It’s Me suggest taking a family walk from Studemont to Beauchamp on Woodland St. and Euclid St. 

Pecan Grove

Pecan Grove is a community with over 2100 homes located in Fort Bend County that got its name from all the pecan trees growing in the area and now it’s also known for it’s magic during Christmas! This is one of the best places near Katy to take the kiddos and they even offer hayrides!

Briargrove Area

We call this one the hidden gem! Located between Westheimer and San Felipe and Chimney Rock and Voss, Briargrove is an area that’s easily accessible on I-10 East. Known to be super family-oriented, this area is also known for it’s giant oak trees overflowing with Christmas lights. 

Cleveland, TX

Located 7.5 miles outside of Cleveland, TX, The Christmas Ranch just celebrated 33 years of spreading holiday cheer. This drive thru light display is definitely on our Christmas bucket list! This holiday treat is free and donation are accepted and given back to a local church to help families in need. 


Christmas Katy House is located at 24603 Stoughton Court of I-10 and Pin Oak, this family has been lighting up Christmas for over 12 years. Although they took a big hit from Hurricane Harvey in 2017, they’re ready to shine this year with new additions and displays. Talk about a story of perseverance, not even a 100-year flood will stop them from spreading Christmas joy! This is one we cannot wait to check out.

Firethorne House: This family does it up big every year! 27802 Iron Point Court is the adress! Add it to your drive by list!

Prestonwood Forest

Head northwest to Prestonwood Forest for their “Nite of Lites” event. For 46 years, the residents in Prestonwood Forest go all out decorating their houses to brighten up their neighborhood! Most of the nearly 750 homes in the neighborhood participate in the event.


Other Fun Holiday Events:


Zoo Lights — Houston Zoo 
now – January 7


The Ice Rink at The Woodlands
Town Center
2005 Lake Robbins Dr.

Dewberry Farm
“A Berry Merry Christmas”
November 24-December 23

Christmas in the Country — Dewberry Farm
November 24-December 23


Sugar Land Holiday Lights — Constellation Field, Sugar Land
now – January 1

Santa’s Wonderland
College Station

Moody Garden’s Festival of Lights — Galveston: November 18- January 6

Santa’s Wonderland Bass Pro shop
Now- Dec 24
-Free 4X6 with Santa
*Reserve your time before you go*

Gallery Furniture Christmas Lights
Nightly 6PM-9PM
7227 W. Grand Parkway S. atrium.

Christmas Katy House in Pin Oak

Magical Winter Lights
-Katy Mills
Nov 17- Jan 7
over 60 lantern displays
5:30PM-11PM: Fri & Sat
Adults $25
Kids $18

The Light Park
5 locations across texas
Drive Thru light park
-Katy Location: Typhoon Texas Waterpark Parking lot
Nov 3- Jan. 1
5:30PM-11PM: Fri & Sat

Enchanted Gardens in Richmond
-GrinchFest December 16

Dasher’s Lightshow
Nov 17-Dec 31
Drive Thru Experience
*Tickets per person

Houston Ballet: Nutcracker-Now- Dec. 27

Big River Christmas
-Santa’s Walk of Lights
-Walk or Drive Thru Lights
-2 & under Free
*Check link for times and dates available

Winter on Bagby
Nov 17- Jan 2
Free & Open to the public
1001 Avenida de las Americas

Memorial Park Holiday Lights
Clay Family Eastern Glades in Memorial Park
552 East Memorial Loop Drive
Houston, TX 77007
Dec. 4- Jan. 7
Food Trucks available on weekends


 Don’t forget to check out this years Holiday Gift Guide!

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