Santa in Houston

Santa at Bass Pro Shop
••• Santa at Bass Pro Shop. Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau / Flickr

The holidays are in full swing, which means there's a special Santa Claus headed to a location near you. Spot Santa at one of these Houston locales throughout the season.

Bass Pro Shop

Both the Pearland and Katy Bass Pro Shop locations host Winter Wonderland from the day after Thanksgiving through December 24th. A photo op with Santa is not the only holiday fun to be had here. Arts and crafts, games, remote control cars, popcorn and more are all on deck for the little ones to enjoy.

Ask some young Houstonians, and they'll say this is Santa's official address. 

5000 Katy Mills Circle #415
Katy, Texas 77494

1000 Basspro Drive
Houston, Texas 77047

Monday through Friday | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Traders Village 

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Traders Village celebrates the holiday season with the Holiday Market With Santa Claus. Young ones can score a photo with Santa while grown-ups cross a few names off their Christmas lists in this gigantic open-air flea market setting. Entrance and photo are free, and parking is $4.

7979 North Eldridge Parkway
Houston, Texas 77041

Saturday - Sunday | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Downtown Aquarium

Learn about sea life, witness white tigers, feast on a breakfast buffet and of course, take a photo with Old Saint Nick at the Downtown Aquarium. Also expect live musical entertainment and plenty of fun activities for the kids.

Breakfast with Santa occurs during select days in December. Tickets are $19.99 for adults and $13.99 for kids aged 3 to 11. Call 713-223-3474 to make reservations.

410 Bagby Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Discovery Green

On Saturdays in December from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Santa will ditch his regal chair for a pair of ice skates and stroll along The Ice at Discovery Green with all his adoring fans.

Parents are welcome to take photos with Santa and the little ones. Skate rental is $14 plus tax.

1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010


Switch things up and take this year's holiday photo with Chick-fil-A's Santa Cow. Several Houston locations offer free Christmas photos, breakfast, cookies and coloring pages. Participation varies, so be sure to swing by your local Chick-fil-A to see if they will be joining in the holiday fun this season. 

See website for locations

The Mall

If you can't make it out to one of the events mentioned above (or you're trying to kill two holiday birds with one shot), you can always visit jolly ol' Mall Santa. He'll be making his annual appearances at First Colony Mall, Baybrook Mall, Willowbrook Mall and of course the Houston Galleria.

Baybrook Mall
500 Baybrook Mall
Friendswood, Texas 77546

Willowbrook Mall
2000 Willowbrook Mall
Houston, Texas 77070

5085 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77056


Both the Westheimer and Bissonnet locations will be offering free photos with Santa himself on Saturdays and Sundays in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  

6102 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77057

3900 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77005

Saturday - Sunday | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.