Houston Santa Sightings

If you’re looking for a magical experience with Santa in Houston this year, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we have collected some of the best places to meet Old St. Nick and get into the Christmas spirit! Whether you want to take your little ones to share their heartfelt wishes with Santa or simply enjoy the holiday cheer by soaking up the festive decorations, there is something here for everyone. From family-friendly Christmas markets and theatrical events to classic Santa photo ops, our guide covers you. So grab the kids, bundle up, and explore Houston in all its Christmas glory!

Breakfast with Santa at Kemah

604 Bradford Avenue
Kemah, TX 77565

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit at the Aquarium! Join us for a breakfast with Santa and our friendly mascot, Sharkey. Enjoy some tasty treats while spending some quality time with St. Nick himself! Reserve your spot in advance so you don’t miss all the fun! (Reservations Required) aquariumrestaurants.com/aquariumkemah

Breakfast with Santa at Moody Gardens

1 Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554

Gather your family for an unforgettable experience this holiday season – Breakfast with Santa! On December 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st, you can treat your loved ones to a delicious breakfast and get the chance to meet the man in red himself! Seating times are available at 8:30am and 10am, so don’t miss out. At Breakfast with Santa, indulge in some breakfast favorites like fluffy waffles, crispy bacon, and nutritious eggs. Plus, take a fun snapshot with Santa before he sets off on his magical journey worldwide! Prices are $35.95 per adult and $21.95 for kids 4 to 12. It’s an event that’s sure to get everyone into the festive spirit! tickets.moodygardens.com

Breakfast with Santa at the Woodlands Resort

2301 N Millbend Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Woodlands Resort invites your family to visit us for a special Christmas adventure this holiday! On December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th, our doors will be open from 9am to 1pm. Don’t miss out on this perfect opportunity for a festive photo and a chance for your little ones to tell Santa all their Christmas wishes. Adults can join in all the fun for only $28, while kids aged 6-12 can experience the magic of the holidays for just $16 – and best of all, kids 5 & under go free! To help spread cheer beyond our walls, we’re partnering with Toys for Tots and kindly ask that guests bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the toy drive. Let’s make this Christmas season memorable for everyone! woodlandsresort.com/events/

Black Santa Houston

6220 Westpark Drive, Suite 155
Houston, TX 77057

Join the holiday fun when Black Santa Houston visits the Houston area in 2023! Children of all backgrounds can be inspired and uplifted this season by providing a positive representation of Santa Claus through this iconic figure. Be sure to check out all the events Black Santa is scheduled for so your family doesn’t miss out on any fun! From visiting the local malls to going door-to-door, Black Santa Houston will spread joy and cheer throughout the city. Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with Black Santa Houston! blacksantahouston.com

Merry Memories with Santa

303 Memorial City
Houston, Texas 77024

Have the holiday of a lifetime at St. Nick’s Park! Enjoy the festive fun and create lasting memories with your loved ones. From sharing your wish list with Santa to taking precious family photos, there’s something for everyone at our wintery wonderland. Our talented photographers are on hand to ensure you get the perfect picture that will bring back special moments forever! Enjoy the season’s magic with an enchanting experience that your entire family will remember for years. memorialcity.com/event/merry-memories-with-santa/

Santa at Katy Mills

5000 Katy Mills Cir
Katy, TX 77494

Head over to Katy Mills anytime now until December 23 for one-of-a-kind events with the one and only Santa Claus. You can book photos with the big man, get photos with your pet, have storytime and cookies with him, and more. Just check out their website for all the details. simon.com/mall/katy-mills/stores/santa-photo-experience

Santa’s Wonderland

18898 Hwy 6
College Station, TX 77845

Gather your family for an unforgettable holiday adventure this season! Spend a magical evening celebrating Texas-style holidays with REAL Texas snow, delicious food, and festive Christmas festivities. Take in the scenic beauty of Santa’s Town— decorated with twinkling lights, cozy campfires, and live music— and browse the unique shops for special gifts. Visit Santa to find out if you’re on the naughty or nice list, bounce across jumping pillows, and meet Santa’s barnyard friends. Then hop on a hayride or horse-drawn carriage along the Trail of Lights— a glittering path filled with millions of dazzling Christmas lights and displays. Bring your loved ones to experience the most wonderful time of the year in Texas, where your holiday dreams come alive! santas-wonderland.com

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops 

Various locations throughout Houston

Discover the festive Houston Santa experience at area Bass Pro Shops in Houston! Make memories that will last a lifetime this holiday season, and reserve a time online to meet with Santa. Browse through magical Santa’s Wonderland or shop all the store offers without worrying about waiting in line. Plus, snap a FREE photo with Santa that you can cherish forever! Book your special time with everyone’s favorite gift-giver before slots fill up! basspro.com/shop/en/santas-wonderland

Skate with Santa at Green Mountain Energy Ice 

1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010

Explore the winter wonderland of downtown Houston with your family! Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green will be sparkling with holiday lights, and you can glide across it with Santa Claus for a fun and festive evening. Everyone is welcome to take part in this unique experience. From now until December 23rd, bring your family to ice skate from 4:00 – 5:00pm. General admission costs $17, while Mondays offer a discounted fee of $8. Let’s get ready to create holiday memories that last a lifetime! discoverygreen.com/event/skate-with-santa-3/

Story Time with Santa

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Katy, TX 77494

Gather your family at Heritage Square this holiday season and join us for Storytime with Santa, Presented by Texas Children’s Hospital! Sit beneath the magical 51′ Christmas tree and let Santa Claus take you on a one-of-a-kind storytelling adventure. One ticket will grant access to up to four people and the chance to snap a photo with Saint Nick himself! Don’t forget to bring your blankets and chairs so everyone can get cozy as they listen to this unique festive tale. eventbrite.com/e/storytime-with-santa-presented-by-texas-childrens-tickets

Visiting Santa at one of the many locations around Houston is sure to boost your holiday spirits! Whether you visit a shopping mall, a pop-up event, or even take a trip to the North Pole, you will make memories that last a lifetime. Seeing Santa can be needed to get into the holiday spirit and make the whole family feel special. So don’t wait —this time of year passes by quickly, so get out there and make those Christmas wishes come true!

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