Where to see Santa in The Woodlands this holiday season

Santa Claus will fly down from the North Pole to visit with families in The Woodlands at a variety of locations this holiday season. (Courtesy Canva)
Santa Claus will fly down from the North Pole to visit with families in The Woodlands at a variety of locations this holiday season. (Courtesy Canva)

Santa Claus will fly down from the North Pole to visit with families in The Woodlands at a variety of locations this holiday season. (Courtesy Canva)

Santa Claus will fly down from the North Pole to visit with families in The Woodlands at a variety of locations this holiday season. Attendees should check with each venue regarding safety policies and cancellations.

Market Street

Santa Claus will visit Market Street to greet residents of The Woodlands this holiday season. Sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital in The Woodlands, Santa Claus photos can be purchased on-site. Online reservations must be made in advance. Free. 9595 Six Pines Drive, ste. 1010, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774. www.shopatmarketstreet.com

Dec. 6-10: Mon.-Thu.. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-7 p.m.; Fri., Sat.10 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-7 p.m.; Sun. noon–3 p.m., 3:30-6 p.m.

Dec. 11-23: Mon.-Thur 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-8 p.m.; Friday, Sat. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 2:30-5 p.m., 6-8 p.m.; Sun. noon-3 p.m., 3:30-6 p.m.


Dec. 24; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-6 p.m.

Dec. 6-24: The Woodlands Mall

Santa Claus is expected to make a stop at The Woodlands Mall to visit with guests. Photos with Santa will be available for purchase. Reservations are encouraged. Reservations available through Dec. 21. Reservations available 10:15 a.m.-7:45 p.m. daily. Free. The Woodlands Mall, 1202 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-363-3363. www.thewoodlandsmall.com

Dec. 11 and 12, 8 and 19: The Woodlands Resort

Santa is coming to The Woodlands Resort to have breakfast with children. The event is hosted in the resort’s dining room. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ffee (children under 5), $20 (children ages 6-12), $39 (per adult). The Woodlands Resort, 2301 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands. 281-367-1100. www.woodlandsresort.com

Dec. 11: The Woodlands Children's Museum

Santa and one of his reindeer will visit The Woodlands Children's Museum to have breakfast and meet with guests. The event also includes crafts, snow play and a meet-and-greet with Olaf. 8-11 a.m. $15 per adult, $30 per child. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

Dec. 18: The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park

Santa will stop at Rob Fleming Park to build gingerbread houses with children. Registration is required. 10-11 a.m., 1-2 p.m. $15 (resident), $20 (nonresident), $5 sibling discount. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Dec. 19: The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park

Families are invited to enjoy breakfast treats with Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Attendees can craft holiday wreaths and take photos with the two Christmas icons. 9:30-11 a.m. $20 (resident), $25 (nonresident). The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Editor's note: Additional dates were added to a listing.
By Ally Bolender

Reporter, The Woodlands

Ally joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Texas State University. Ally covers education, local government, transportation, business, and real estate development in The Woodlands. Prior to CI, Ally served as news content manager of KTSW FM-89.9 in San Marcos, Texas.