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Holiday Happenings Near Sunterra

Posted on Friday, November 18, 2022

When it comes to holiday happenings, Katy really knows how to celebrate. From turkey trots to Santa sightings, there’s something for everyone. If you live in Sunterra, you can easily make every one of these events.


Run the Turkey Dash
7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24
Free to watch
Get some exercise before you feast! Choose the timed 5 or 10K. Families can stroll together during the 1-mile family walk/run. Kids ages 3-12 can compete in the 1-mile kids’ race.

Tree Lightings

MKT Distillery Tree Lighting
5-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26
Free admission
MKT will continue the Katy tradition of putting a Christmas tree on the rice dryers. There will be music and cocktails before, during and after the tree lighting at 6:45 p.m.

Katy Tree Lighting
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1
The City of Katy will light up the night and the city hall Christmas tree followed by stories, music and dance. Santa will be onsite for photos.

Festive Events

Katy Old Fashioned Christmas Festival
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
Katy Market Day is hosting a joyous event featuring more than 200 vendors, food trucks, entertainment, a beer garden, inflatables for children and a visit with Santa. Proceeds benefit Katy Christian Ministries.

Christmas in the Park
5-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3
$7 per person
Celebrate the holidays with the Katy Heritage Society. Tickets include hot cocoa, letters to Santa, Christmas crafts and tours of the society’s historic homes and the decorated Christmas trees. There will be Christmas carolers and raffles. Food, hayrides, popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.

Movie Night at Central Green
7-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
Grab a lawn chair, bundle up and hop on the Polar Express. The charming movie will be shown on a giant screen for everyone’s enjoyment.

Katy Mills Holiday Music Festival 2022
Times vary, Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 6-9
Local school choirs will sing and bands will play their hearts out at AMC Plaza in Neighborhood 1.

Winter Wonderland
5-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10
Central Green’s annual tribute to winter will be filled with live entertainment, face painting, holiday crafts and more.

Santa Sightings

Breakfast with Santa at Dewberry Farm
8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
$17.50 adults, $14 kids ages 3-12, free for 2 and under
Santa’s having breakfast at Dewberry Farm, and you can join him. Dig into pancakes, sausage, fruit, muffins, coffee and hot chocolate. Visit with the Big Guy and get a photo. There will also be crafts and holiday music.

Breakfast with Santa at Katy Mills Mall
10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22
Price TBD. Reservations required
Join Santa for breakfast behind the Santa Photo Experience.

Storytime with Santa
La Centerra
9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Saturdays, Dec. 3-17
$15 per family of four
Bring a blanket and settle down under the tree in Heritage Square for a holiday story read by the Jolly Old Elf himself.  Tickets include a photo opportunity, small gift and hot chocolate. Proceeds benefit the Texas Children’s Hospital. 

Caring Santa®
Katy Mills Mall
9-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
Photo package prices vary
Children with special needs are invited for a special photo experience with Caring Santa in an environment set up to support their sensory, physical and other developmental needs. Reservations required.

Santa Photo Experience
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays & noon-6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 24
Photo package prices vary.
Santa returns to Katy Mills Mall to hear children’s holiday wishes and pose for photos. Make Santa reservations today by clicking here.

Santa’s Wonderland
Bass Pro Shops
Daily through Dec. 24
Kids can get a free photo with Santa. View the schedule here, then reserve your spot

Pet Photos with Santa
La Centerra
Times vary, Tuesday & Saturday, Dec. 3-10
Present your fur baby to Santa for a beautiful holiday photo. The ticket price includes two digital copies of your photo. Proceeds benefit Circle B Veterinary Hospital’s charity of choice.

Pet Photos with Santa
Katy Mills Mall
6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11
Photo package prices vary
Bring your furry friend to Katy Kills Mall for a cuddly photo with Santa. No reservations required.