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Katy Texas Events & News 2015

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10 Year Anniversary – Tom Ford & Lafont Trunk Show

Saturday, December 12, 2015 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Texas State Optical – Katy

23702 Westheimer Pkwy.
Join Texas State Optical for their fashion and designer trunk show as they celebrate their 10 year anniversary. They will have exciting door prizes including an iWatch, frames, lenses and more. There will be special discounted prices on TOM FORD & Lafont Eyewear along with fabulous treats and refreshments. For more information call 281-391-2020.

A Katy Old Fashioned Christmas

Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00 am
Historic Katy
Create treasured memories by attending the official lighting of the City Christmas tree at 6 p.m. and take photos with Santa for $5. There will be crafts and activities for the kids, entertainment from local schools, and performances and meetings with the Katy Tiger mascot. Visit cityofkaty.com.

Annual Christmas Party & Community Celebration

Thursday, December 3, 2015 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Tradition Bank
1515 S. Grand Pkwy.
Tradition Bank is having their Annual Christmas Party and Community Celebration. The entire community is invited. Join them for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, beverages, prizes and lots of holiday fun. For more information call 713-666-2511.


Boat Parade

Sunday, December 6, 2015 6:00 pm
Grayson Lakes Clubhouse
2042 Broken Branch Ct.
Residents of this gated community will display their beautifully decorated pontoon boats and other watercraft for Katy families. Bring the entire family out for a unique way to celebrate the holidays!

Chick-fil-A Family Night – Dinner with Santa

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Chick-fil-A Katy Mills
25601 Nelson Way

Take your cameras, your smiles, your holiday attire and your good cheer as you spend a memorable evening with your favorite man in a red suit! They are requesting an unwrapped gift for a girl or boy age infant to 18 years-old to support Katy’s Stuff the Sleigh, a non-profit that provides a holiday experience to families that have a child receiving cancer treatment. Santa will read a Christmas story and share with children how he pulls off the busiest job in the world. For more information call 281-391-5544.

Chick-fil-A Family Night – Let it Snow

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Chick-fil-A Katy Mills
25601 Nelson Way

Snow globes are where it’s at when you want to celebrate wintry fun without having to put on a scarf and mittens. This craft is perfect for the winter season. For more information call 281-391-5544.

Chick-fil-A Family Night – Tree Lighting Ceremony

Monday – Wednesday, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2,  2015 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Chick-fil-A is kicking off the Holiday season with their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. They will be making a Peppermint Milkshake ornament for their tree and having a special visit from the Chick-fil-A Santa Cow. Also, complimentary face painting and balloons by Sweet Honey the Clown! The event will be held on Monday, Nov. 30 at the Katy Green location, Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Cinco Ranch location, and Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Mason Road location. Visit cfakaty.com for more information.


Chick-fil-A Preschool Playhouse – Christmas Party

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 15 & 16, 2015 9:30 – 11:00 am

Create a giant glittering snowflake and celebrate Christmas with your friends at Preschool Playhouse. Singing, dancing, story time and play dough to follow. The event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Cinco Ranch location and Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the Mason Road location. Visit cfakaty.com for more information.

Cinco Ranch High School’s Elementary Choir Clinic

Saturday, December 5, 2015 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015 4:00 pm
Cinco Ranch High School
23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Elementary Choir Clinic presented by the Cinco Ranch High School Choir Department – Third, fourth, and fifth grade students are invited for an afternoon of music and fun!  Includes a short performance of all the music they have learned at the end of the day.  Find the registration form at  www.CRHSChoir.org – look under the forms tab.

Connolly Dance Arts Annual Nutcracker

Sunday, December 13, 2015 3:00 pm
Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center
21000 Franz Rd.
Don’t miss out on this holiday favorite! Connolly Dance Arts will hold its annual Nutcracker performance at Morton Ranch High School’s Performing Arts Center at 3:00 pm. Come see this holiday family oriented classic come to life, performed by the CDA Nutcracker cast. Tickets will be sold online at www.connollydancearts.com starting November 9th. General admission tickets are $10 each and priority seats are $16 each. Please visit their website or call the studio today at
(281) 693-1232 for more information.

Gingerbread Jog 5K

Saturday, December 12, 2015 6:45 am
Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Run, run, as fast as you can for a 5K, kids’ one-mile fun run, and one-mile family run and walk to support young women in need and their children during the Christmas season. There will be crafts for the kids and an awards ceremony. Visit thedriven.net.

Holiday Hikes

Monday through Wednesday, December 28 – 30, 2015 10:00 – 11:00 am
Indiangrass Preserve
31950 Hebert Rd.. Waller
Join KPC’s Conservation Education Director Jaime González for a fun and relaxing hike through the recently restored Indiangrass Preserve. On the way, we will keep a sharp eye out for falcons and eagles, wading water birds, and signs of life on this winter wonderland. Conclude the tour with a warm cup of coffee or hot cocoa and a quick conservation craft that will spread holiday joy to birds in your neighborhood. Cost: $3 per person.

IF: Gathering of Katy

Friday – Saturday, February 5 – 6, 2016 
Multiple church campuses
The IF:Gathering seeks to gather, equip, and unleash this generation of women to live out God’s calling on their lives. Join this global gathering of women across denominations, generations, and cultures as they come together in the name of Jesus. The event will be held at Parkway Fellowship, The Waters Church, and Kingsland Baptist Church. The presentation will be held from 5:00 – 9:00 pm on Friday, and 8:00 am – 7:00 pm on Saturday.  To register, visit www.ifrichmondkaty.com.


Saturday, November 28, 2015  11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Katy Budget Books
2450 Fry Rd.

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, Katy Budget Books is hosting a gift recommendation session and cookie exchange. Bring in a dozen cookies and go home with an assortment of a dozen other cookies. They’re also hosting a variety of authors throughout the day, who will be popping in for hour-long signings, including Dee Leone, Christy Esmahan, Donna Scozzari, Kay Clinton, Dwayne Bohac, Kathryn Wheat, and Hank Moore. For more information visit www.katybooks.com.

Katy Thanksgiving Meals

Check out these local eateries that will be cooking up some great Thanksgiving meals for you – so you can relax and avoid the stress of food prep and cleanup.

  • All Stars Family Grill will have homemade pies in flavors like Pecan, Pumpkin, Lemon Meringue, Espresso Cheesecake, Nutella Cheesecake, and more. Call 281-394-2100.
  • BB’s Cafe will have Cajun-fried and boudin-stuffed fried turkeys available until Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 3 p.m. Minimum $150 order for delivery.
  • Black-Eyed Pea will be serving up a $11.99 entrée (turkey, ham, or pot roast), choice of two vegetables, hot rolls and cornbread with a desert. Kids price is $4.29.
  • Cinco Ranch Golf Club is selling turkey dinners for 10-12 people for $145. Meals include sides and dinner rolls. A la carte options also available. Order before November 22, 2015.
  • Cracker Barrel will prepare a traditional Thanksgiving feast that includes: turkey breast, cornbread dressing, sampling of sugar-cured ham, your choice of vegetable, cranberry relish, biscuits or corn muffins, a slice of pumpkin pecan streusel pie with real whipped cream, and a beverage. Adult price is $11.99 ,and kids price is $6.99.
  • Cracker Barrel To-Go serves up to 6 people. Call 24 hours in advance, and they will gather some classic Thanksgiving fixin’s and packed them up for a convenient, home-style meal you can enjoy at home. The last day to order is November 25. Bulk to-go meal does not include beverage or pie.
  • Denny’s is offering a turkey dinner for $8.99 which will include turkey, cranberry, sides, and stuffing. Senior citizen meal is $7.59.
  • Harvest Natural Market is offering a feast to-go! Purchase whole turkey dinners for up to 22 people and get gravy and sides included for as little as $48.00.
  • La Madeleine will take orders for a Country French feast now through November 22, 2015. Visit order.lamadeleine.com.
  • Landry’s Seafood Katy will offer a Thanksgiving feast to go. Dinner serves 4-6 people with generous portions for $125 dollars. Orders will be taken until 3 p.m. on November 23.
  • Luby’s offers a To-Go menu and service on Thanksgiving Day. Menu items are turkey and ham, two sides, bread and a dessert for $10.99.
  • Ray’s Grill in Fulshear will have an all-you-can-eat omelette station, breakfast buffet, desert, salad bar, and traditional Thanksgiving menu items from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Meals are $35 for adults and $15 for children over 4 years old. Meals for children under 3 and under old are complimentary.
  • Mom’s Eats and Sweet Things Save 10% when you order a complete Fried Turkey Meal in bulk. All items are for pick up only on Wednesday November 25th before 8 p.m.

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New School Admission Sessions

Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:30 pm
Saturday, January 30, 2016 10:00 am
The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch
23030 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
British International School of Houston will open their new Katy campus summer of 2016. At BISH, your student will experience an authentic international education within a multi-cultural community from highly qualified educators. Those interested in admitting their students are encouraged to attend one of their Admissions Sessions listed above. BISH educates students from K through 12th grade. Please be sure to register for the event at: http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/houston/new-campus-information.

Open House

Friday, December 4, 2015 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Krause Children’s Center
25752 Kingsland Blvd.
Visit with the girls, tour classrooms, enjoy art displays, sing Christmas carols! Please RSVP to diane.covert@upbring.org.

Parent Survival Night

Saturday, December 5, 2015 7:15 – 11:15 pm
The Little Gym of Katy
23010 Highland Knolls Blvd.
Arr matey! Pirates and princesses are invited to a night of fun while mom and date grab dinner and a movie. Member registration is $30, non-members, $35.

Parent Survival Night

Friday, December 18, 2015 6:00 – 10:00 pm
The Little Gym of Katy
23010 Highland Knolls Blvd.
Blast into this super fun night for little ones and take a break from the holiday rush for a few hours. Member registration is $30, non-members $35.

Paula Deen Book Signing

Saturday, December 5, 2015 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Star Furniture
16666 Barker Springs Rd.
Celebrity chef, Paula Deen will have a book-signing for her new cookbook “Paula Deen Cuts the Fat” at the Star Furniture showroom. Deen will be available for autographs, book signings and pictures. Visitors will be able to purchase copies of the cookbook, which contains reduced-fat versions of 50 of Deen’s classic recipes, plus health new recipes. Books will be available for $29.95 each. Additionally, Paula Deen will be promoting her new Dogwood furniture collection which is inspired by historic styles from Deen’s Savannah, Georgia, home and produced by Universal Furniture. The collection is available for sale at Star Furniture.

Photos with Santa

Sunday, December 6, 2015 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Taylor High School
20700 Kingsland Blvd.
The Mustangs have invited Santa to come and take photos in order to raise money for Project Grad! Visit katyisd.org.


Polar Express Pajama Party

Monday, December 14, 2015 6:30 pm  – 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:30 pm  – 7:30 pm
Katy Budget Books 

2450 Fry Rd.
Join Katy Budget Books for a reading of the holiday classic The Polar Express in your pajamas! They’ll have treats and swag for the kiddos at this special holiday story time. For more information call 218-578-7770 or visit www.katybooks.com.


Santa’s Workshop

Sunday, December 6, 2015 1:00 – 5:00 pm
1306 Avenue A
‘Tis the season to be jolly and Santa’s elves are working overtime! It’s the perfect time to create some handmade gifts for friends and loved ones. Receive three coupons to make three gifts, choosing any three from five fun craft stations. Each craft is estimated to take 10-20 minutes to complete, and all crafts are suitable for both children and adults to make, to give, or to receive! You may also purchase additional tickets to buy prepackaged craft kits to take home. Santa will be at Multiplicity from 3-5 pm, so feel free to take photos and to share in his favorite food – cookies and milk. Prices: pre-paid online $40 for three tickets, at the door $45 for three tickets, $12 for each additional ticket, $12 for each pre-packaged kit.

Snowball Social

Friday, December 4, 2015 7:30 pm
Cinco Ranch High School 
23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Kick off the holidays in swinging style! Dessert and a beverage or coffee will be provided while the Cinco Ranch Bravo Choir performs classics like “Chestnuts Roasting”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, and more. Tickets are $5.


Taylor High School Madrigal Dinner

Friday, December 4, 2015 7:00 pm 
Saturday December 5, 2015
12:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Taylor High School
20700 Kingsland Blvd
Experience the joy of the holidays with the choirs of Taylor High School for their 32nd annual Madgrial Dinner. The Dinner will have three showings: Friday December 4th at 7 pm, Saturday December 5 at 12 noon and 7:00 pm. The King and Queen welcome you along with the Lords and Ladies of the Court (Expressions-Taylor’s Top Choir) to a feast served to you by beggars and wenches in period costumes.  Trumpet Fanfares, a Court Jester, a humorous evening filled with wonderful music by our singers and hand bell ringers. Tables are assigned on a first purchased closest to the stage basis. Get your tickets now! They are selling fast and will be sold out for each performance. To purchase tickets go to the Taylor Choir Web page at www.taylorchoir.org and click the Madrigal Dinner tab at the top.



Tompkins Drill Team Holiday Home Tour

Friday – Saturday, December 4 – 5, 2015 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Take a walk through 5 beautifully decorated homes that are decked out with Christmas spirit. Homes on the tour will display their holiday finest! Guests will enjoy holiday music and an assortment of seasonal goodies at each home. Tickets are $12 (includes a map of the homes).  For more information or to purchase tickets, contact holidayhometours@crimsoncavalettes.org.  Proceeds benefit the Crimson Cavalettes Drill Team of Tompkins High School.

Tompkins High School Holiday Home Tour

Friday & Saturday, December 4 &5, 2015 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Tompkins High School
4400 Falcon Landing Blvd.
The Crimson Cavalettes invite your family to walk through beautifully decorated homes that are full of Christmas cheer! Tickets are $12 and will benefit the Crimson Cavalettes drill team. For more information email holidayhometours@crimsoncavalettes.org.



Unplugged Adventure – Gifts for Nature

Monday, December 7, 2015 10:00 – 11:30 am
Indiangrass Preserve
31950 Hebert Rd., Waller
Each year thousands of ducks and geese flock to the Katy Prairie from colder climates. This tour will focus on techniques for identifying the numerous species of ducks, geese, and mergansers that call the Katy Prairie home for part of the year. Cost: $50.

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