2020 Houston Santa Sightings In and Around Town

While this guide is sponsored by Reliant, all of our thoughts are proudly our own. We are proud to partner with Houston-based Reliant on all of their initiatives.

Ho, ho, ho…  The holiday season in Houston just isn’t complete without a visit {or six} to our favorite bearded jolly guy. Of course, the best place to see Santa in Houston is at our Cookies with Santa event on December 5th and 13th! Out of abundance of caution for your family, Houston Moms, in partnership with Kelsey-Seybold, will have a drive thru experience for your family. Expect pictures with Santa {yes! He will be in a snow globe to respect social distancing!}, treats, a “ride” through Kelsey-Seybold’s Winter Wonderland, a Santa mail drop off, fantastic sponsors to interact with, plus a cookie decorating kit to take home with a chance to win a HUGE grand prize for best decorated cookie. As always, we will have overstuffed swag bags AND multiple opportunities to win great giveaways.

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Santa at Katy Mills 

{November 8th – December 24th | Check website for times}

Katy Mills has a great Houston area Santa photo experience. Look for him in Neighborhood 6 by American Eagle.

Santa at The Galleria 

{November 8th – December 24th | Check website for times}

Houston Galleria’s Santa is known to be one of the best around. Look for him on the first floor in front of Nordstrom!

Santa at Memorial City Mall

{November 8th – December 24th | Check website for times}

See Santa in Houston at Memorial City on November 8! You’ll find him and his elves at St. Nick’s Park, located in the Dillard’s wing. Come visit and have your photo taken with the big man himself.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops 

{November 7th – December 24th  | Check website for times and locations around Houston}

Have the full Houston Santa experience at area Bass Pro Shops in Houston! This year, make a reservation online that includes your designated time slot to see Santa, then explore Santa’s Wonderland or shop the store without waiting in line.  As always, pictures are FREE, but book your time as soon as they go on sale November 2nd. 

Brennan’s Holiday Brunch with Santa – Sold Out

{December 5th | 9:30am – 1pm}

This special event includes a 2 course breakfast with a dessert bar, photos with Santa, and a keepsake ornament for the adults as well as a magnetic picture frame for the kiddos.  Seating is required and reservations are limited, so be sure and snag your spot soon.

Breakfast with Santa at the Kemah Aquarium 12, 19, 20, 24

{December 12th, 19th, 20th, and 24th | Call for times}

Head down south for breakfast with both Sharkey and Santa. Take in the beautiful aquarium and keep your eyes peeled because Scuba Santa typically makes an appearance too! {Reservations required.}

Breakfast with Santa at the Downtown Aquarium 

{December 12th, 19th, 20th, 24th | Call for times

Tickets are now available for this popular holiday event. Join Sharkey, Santa, and all his friends for an experience to remember. And keep your eyes open – you may just spy a Houston Santa swimming with the fish! {Reservations required.}

Santa’s Wonderland in College Station

{November 13th – December 30th | Call for times

Spend an unforgettable evening celebrating the holidays in the true spirit of Texas with REAL Texas snow, great food, fun, and Texas Christmas festivities that are nothing short of magical!
Inside Santa’s Town, enjoy the festive atmosphere with nostalgic holiday foods, unique shops, and live music around cozy campfires.
Take a trip to Santa’s Station to visit with Santa, see if you’re on the naughty or nice list, bounce across jumping pillows, and meet Santa’s barnyard friends!
Then board a hayride or horse-drawn carriage to see the Trail of Lights, featuring millions of dazzling Christmas lights and displays.

Magi-Sphere at Sugar Land Town Square

{November 27th – December 24th | Call for times

This holiday season, experience the wonder of the MAGI·SPHERE. Kids of all ages can safely visit Santa through a magical holographic snow globe housed in a giant wrapped gift located outdoors in the plaza of Sugar Land Town Square. The big man himself will be beamed in real-time to the MAGI·SPHERE through proprietary, contactless elf technology.

Face masks are required to enter the MAGI·SPHERE. Please use hand sanitizer before entering and maintain proper social distancing.

Give Houston Santa a helping hand this year from November 9th – December 11th, and donate to the KHOU 11 Secret Santa Toy Drive. KHOU 11 is once again teaming up with The Salvation Army, Reliant and additional sponsors to bring holiday joy to underprivileged children across the Houston area. With impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for Christmas assistance has never been greater. Your generosity can help rescue Christmas for those in need. Houstonians can donate from the comfort of their homes by visiting KHOU.com/SecretSanta or drop off new, unwrapped toys at Houston-area Salvation Army locations.

Connect with Reliant…

The joy of community and the spirit of generosity make this season the most wonderful time of the year. At Reliant, our commitment to the communities where we live and work is as strong as our Texas roots. On behalf of Reliant, we hope you have a joyous holiday season!

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Looking for more holiday fun? Don’t miss The ULTIMATE Guide to Holiday Events in Houston below!

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Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.  And if you know of any other holiday happenings around town, include them in the comments to keep the list going as well!

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Jennifer H
Jennifer is a native outside-the-loop’er growing up and living in the Richmond/Rosenberg area. She has a Bachelors in theology and political science from Texas Lutheran University and a Masters in Liberal Arts from Texas Christian University. She and her husband Greg met in 2010 through Match.com and fell in love on their first date. They married exactly one year later and have fought lovingly and constantly since. They have two amazingly brilliant girls, Kaitlyn {June 2013} and Elizabeth {June 2015} who Jen stays home with during the day. When Jen is not curled in a little ball rocking back and forth with Peppa Pig on in the background, she can be found crafting with her Silhouette and/or binge watching The Office for the millionth time. Jen has an uncanny ability to be comfortable in almost any situation put in front of her, thanks to growing up in politics and on the debate team. Before having kids of her own, she had the opportunity to help other kids through teaching, youth ministry, and generally being a helpful, kind soul. You can check out more about Jen on IG @themommymiddle.


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