Houston Santa Sightings In and Around Town

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The Ultimate Guide to Houston Santa Sightings from Houston Moms

Ho, ho, ho…  The holiday season in Houston just isn’t complete without a visit (or six) to our favorite bearded jolly guy. Check out the best places in Houston to visit Santa this year, including holiday-specific venues, malls, and Breakfasts with Santa.

Hang Out With Santa in Houston and Surrounding Areas

Santa’s Wonderland in College Station

(November 10 – December 30 | Times Vary | $54.95 adults, $49.99 children (pre-season discounts available)

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.

Black Santa Houston 

The Black Santa Houston’s mission is to inspire and uplift Black children by providing positive representation through the iconic figure of Santa Claus. Santa will be making many appearances in the Houston area in 2023- check his schedule for times and locations!

Story Time with Santa at LaCenterra Katy

December 2, 5, 9, 12, 16| Times vary | $15 (each ticket gives access to 4 people)

Gather around the 51′ Christmas tree at Heritage Square this holiday season to see Santa read a Christmas tale during Storytime with Santa Presented by Texas Children’s Hospital.

Skate with Santa and Friends at Discovery Green

November 11-December 23 | 4:00pm-5:00pm | $17 general admission, $8 cheap Mondays

Children of all ages are invited to skate with a Santa Claus of different backgrounds.

Visit With Santa at Rotolo’s Craft & Crust Spring

December 13, 3:00pm-6:00m |  December 20, 5:00pm- 7:00pm | December 23, 2:00pm-6:00pm | Free

Visit with Santa while you eat your dinner. Write a letter to Santa while you’re there and receive a letter back, ice cold, straight from the North Pole.

Breakfasts With Santa

Breakfast with Santa at Lonestar Flight Museum

December 9 | 8:30am-12:00pm | $30 adults, $20 kids age 0-12

This exclusive holiday event will start with the crowd-favorite of seeing St. Nick arrive in the vintage PT-17 Stearman plane! The North Pole native will then join ticket holders for a VIP breakfast experience. Breakfast guests and museum visitors will be able to take photos with Santa and shop the Holiday Market featuring local vendors.

Breakfast with Santa a Hometown Heroes Park (League City)

December 9 | 8:30am- 10:30 | $20 Residents, $30 non-residents

Come to League City for a yummy pancake breakfast with all the fixings. There will be activities, giveaways, and photos with Santa!

Breakfast with Santa at the Kemah Aquarium

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 20-23 | Call for times and pricing 

Santa is stopping by the Aquarium this holiday season! Enjoy a delicious breakfast with the man in the red suit and the mascot, Sharkey! Please call to reserve in advance. (Reservations Required)

Breakfast with Santa at the Downtown Aquarium

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 20-23 | Call for times and pricing

Santa is stopping by the Aquarium this holiday season! Enjoy a delicious breakfast with the man in the red suit and the mascot, Sharkey! Please call to reserve in advance. (Reservations Required)

Breakfast with Santa in Sugarland

December 2 | 9:00am- 11:00am | $10/person

Come for a jolly morning feast with Santa himself, proudly supported by Sugar Land Masonic Lodge #1141.

Breakfast with Santa at the Woodlands Resort

December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 | 9:00am-1:00pm |$28 adults, $16 kids 6-12, kids 0-5 free

Come for a yummy breakfast at Harrison’s at The Woodlands Resort and get pictures with Santa. This event is sure to provide lifelong memories for your family!

Breakfast with Santa: A Magical Morning Affair (Pearland)

December 3 | 11:00am-1:00pm | $20

Bring your family and friends to The Butcher The Baker The Cheeseboard Maker in Pearland to create cherished memories, snap photos with Santa, and savor a breakfast experience like no other. Whether you’re young or simply young at heart, this event promises to fill everyone with the wonder and spirit of the holidays.

Breakfast with Santa at Moody Gardens

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, & 22 | Seatings at 8:30am and 10:00am | $35.95 adults, $21.95 kids 4-12

Leading up to Christmas, be entertained with Breakfast with Santa! Indulge in breakfast favorites like waffles, eggs, and bacon. Take a memorable photo before the jolly man sets off to deliver presents all around the world!

Mall and Retail Santa Sightings

Santa at Katy Mills

November 16– December 24 | Check website for times

Katy Mills has a great Houston area Santa photo experience. Look for him in Neighborhood 6 by American Eagle. They will also be having pet photos with Santa on December 10 from 6-7:30pm!

Santa at The Galleria 

{November 10 – 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 between Macy’s and Nordstrom!

Santa at Memorial City Mall

November 4 – December 24 | check website for times

You’ll find Santa 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 Sightings at Other Houston Area Malls

November 16- December 24 | Check website for times and specific locations

In addition to traditional pictures with Santa, these malls are also offering Pet Photos with Santa and a sensory-friendly day (Santa Cares Day).

First Colony Mall
The Woodlands Mall
Baybrook Mall
Willowbrook Mall
Deerbrook Mall

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops 

November 5 – 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 with the jolly guy early! They’re going fast!

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Elizabeth Baker
Elizabeth was raised in Houston and met her husband Ryan shortly after graduating from Texas A&M with a journalism degree. A few years later, Grayson {Sept 2010}, turned Elizabeth’s world upside down, not only with his sparkling blue eyes and killer smile, but with his profound disabilities and diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease. After two years of navigating the world of special needs parenting, Elizabeth and Ryan were blessed with Charlotte {Jan 2013} and Nolan {Sept 2015}, perfectly completing their party of five. Elizabeth and her crew live in Katy, and when she can steal a few moments for herself, she can be found out for Mexican food and margaritas with girlfriends, binge-listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or trying once again {unsuccessfully} to organize her closet. In addition to her role as Managing Editor of HMB, Elizabeth writes about faith, politics and special needs parenting for publications like Scary Mommy and HuffPost.You can connect with Elizabeth on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, or ElizabethKBaker.com


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