December 2019 – What’s Kickin’ in Katy


By Stephanie Thorpe

December means the holidays are in full swing! There are plenty of events around Katy to put you in the holiday spirit. Enjoy the Katy Christmas Tree Lighting with the community at Katy City Hall, and enjoy snow in Texas at Cross Creek Ranch. While you’re out holiday shopping, don’t forget pictures with Santa. Spend time with friends and family and enjoy this holiday season in Katy!


December 2nd, 9th and 16th

Pet Photos with Santa

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

6 – 8 pm

Bring your dogs and cats to take a cute Christmas photo with Santa. Natural Paws and Citizens for Animal Protection will be giving out treats and toys. Pets must be on a leash. Visit lacenterra.com.


December 1st and 8th

Santa Photo Experience – Caring Santa

Katy Mills

Join Katy Mills for a private photo experience with Santa for children with special needs and their families.
RSVP at simon.com/katymills.


December 5th

Katy Christmas Tree Lighting

Katy City Hall
901 Avenue C

6:30 pm

Mark your calendars for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Katy at City Hall! There will be live entertainment from local choirs and dance companies and photos with Santa. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Marines Toys for Tots drive. Visit cityofkaty.com.


December 7th

Katy Old Fashioned Christmas Festival

Historic Downtown Katy
5717 2nd & Avenue B

10 am – 5 pm

Bring your family and friends to a free Christmas event in Katy! Shop this special Christmas market featuring produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, gifts, clothes, food trucks, live entertainment and best of all – 55,000 pounds of snow! Visit katymarketday.com.


December 7th

Candy Cane Market

Cane Island
2100 Cane Island Pkwy

11 am – 5 pm

Hosted by the Real Craftwives of Katy and Cane island, the Candy Cane Market is the place to shop for the holidays! Shop from over 60 vendors, take photos with Santa, enjoy delicious food trucks and more! Visit @TheRealCraftwivesofKaty on Facebook.


December 7th

Fulshear Festival of Lights Parade

Fulshear High School
9302 Charger Way, Fulshear, TX 77441

6 – 9 pm

The annual Fulshear’s Festival of Lights is back for the holiday season! Enjoy live music from the Clear Lake band, Nick  and the Groove, food trucks, the parade and fireworks. Visit fulshearkaty.com.


December 7th

Doggie Pictures with Santa

Rover Oaks Pet Resort
24250 Kingsland Boulevard Katy, TX 77494

9 am – 3:45 pm

Bring your pups to Rover Oaks Pet Resort to take a photo with Santa! All proceeds benefit Citizens for Animal Protection. Visit roveroaks.com.


December 8th

Brazilian Christmas Festival

The Wildcatter Saloon
26913 Katy Freeway

12 – 5 pm

The Brazilian Women Foundation is hosting their first Brazilian Christmas Festival to showcase the work of the entrepreneurs in the Brazilian community. There will be live entertainment by Brazilian bands, food vendors, games and a free photo with Santa. Visit Facebook@BrazilianWomenFoundation.


December 20th

Blizzard Bash

Cross Creek Ranch
6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane

5 – 8 pm

Experience 55,000 pounds of snow in Texas at Cross Creek Ranch! Take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy arts and crafts, food trucks, a live nativity scene, bounce houses a DJ and more. Visit crosscreektexas.com.


December 21st, 7 – 9 pm

Fantastical Christmas Concert

Frank Hart and Friends is hosting a Christmas concert at LaCenterra’s big Central Green. Join for a fun of Christmas and rock music mashups! Visit newchurchtexas.com.