Katy Texas Events & News 2016

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#ElfieSelfies with Santa

December 10 & 17, 2016 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center
198 Kempner St.
Sugar Land
He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good. So, be good for goodness sake! Get your mobile camera ready, take out your wish list and snap an #ElfieSelfie with jolly, old Saint Nick. Wear your best holiday spirit and smile. For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org or call 713-522-1138.

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6th Annual Winterfest

Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Westlake Volunteer Fire Department
19636 Saums Rd.
Houston
Come see Santa and Swatson from the Sugar Land Skeeters! Then shop from over 70 vendors, listen to live music, participate in crafts, and so much more. For more information, visit katyrocks.org or call 832-768-0508.

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A Christmas Carol

December 8 – 9, 2016 7:00 p.m.
December 10, 2016 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Mayde Creek High School
19202 Groeschke Rd.
With the holidays fast approaching, Mayde Creek High School Theatre Company cordially invites you to come see A Christmas Carol. The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from an inhumane and heartless grouch to a generous and caring soul with the aid of three Christmas spirits who show him the meaning of life one Christmas night. Student tickets are $6.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door. Adult tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Gold card members may purchase tickets for $5.00. For more information and to purchase tickets call (281) 237-3803 or visit www.mchstheatre.org.

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A Holly Jolly Christmas

Saturday, December 17, 2016 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Fulshear
The Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fulshear presents A Holly Jolly Christmas. This year’s Holly Jolly Christmas will include ice skating, Santa, live music, Anna & Elsa, a live nativity, along with a children’s area, vendor booths, and a walking parade. If you’d like more information about this event or to register for the parade, please contact Amy Norvell at anorvell@fulshearareachamber.com or call 832-600-3221.

 

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A Katy Old Fashioned Christmas

POSTPONED – NEW DATE LISTED

Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Historic Downtown Katy
This event consists of 180 quality crafts, arts, antiques, and Christmas vendors. It’s a crazy time when 50,000 pounds of snow are sprayed in two large mounds for the kids to play in for free. Food Trucks will be on site and No-Label Brewery will have their beer garden open. The City of Katy will be presenting the Mayor’s Christmas Tree lighting in front of the new City Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance, too. The event is free, but you are asked to bring canned goods for the food drive. For more information visit www.katymarketday.com.

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Bethlehem’s Child

Sunday, December 11, 2016 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
Living Word
3700 S. Mason Rd.
Living Word invites the Katy community to its presentation of “Bethlehem’s Child.” Let them inspire and prepare you for the celebration of the birth of our Lord with both familiar Christmas carols and newly-composed pieces.  The cantata will feature the Living Word Choir and a chamber orchestra. For more information, please see the church’s website livingwordkaty.org or call 281-392-2300.

 

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Campfire Christmas

December 9 & 16, 2016 (Tour only)
December 10 & 17, 2016 (Tour + Holiday Meal)
December 15, 2016 (For Children)
George Ranch Historical Park
10215 FM 762 Rd.
Richmond
Time travel through Texas history this year at the George Ranch Historical Park’s Campfire Christmas event! This visitor holiday favorite showcases three different time periods in history: Guests can join the Ryon family for an 1860s housewarming ball, relax with the cowboys for songs and stories around the campfire, and celebrate Christmas Eve with the Georges on a peaceful night in 1945! Reservations are required for some of the tours. For information, georgeranch.org.

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Choir Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Cinco Ranch High School Performing Arts Center
23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
The Cinco Ranch High School Choir presents “Wintersong 2016.” Be part of the audience as they celebrate the season in song! This concert is their special gift to the community.

 

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Christmas in the Park

December 3 – December 23, 2016
George Ranch Historical Park
10215 FM 762 Rd.
Richmond
Travel through Christmas pasts on a festive hayride (weather-permitting) and explore the customs and decorations from 1830s to the 1930s. Enjoy some 1860s wassail and Christmas treat samples or catch Treehouse Story Time with Santa Claus at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Everything except the holiday workshops are included with general admission. For more information, visit www.georgeranch.org or call 281-343-0218.

 

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Christmas Luncheon

Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Club at Falcon Point
24503 Falcon Point Dr.
Katy Christian Women’s Connection will host a festive luncheon to celebrate the Christmas season. Christmas music will be provided by Katy resident Barbara Freeman. Bring an ornament and join the ornament exchange. Special guest will be Beverly Deputy. The cost is $18 per person and you can get more information and RSVP by emailing Nancy at katycwc@gmail.com or calling 281-232-8338.

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Connolly Dance Art’s Nutcracker

Saturday, December 10, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center
22760 Westheimer Pkwy., Ste. 300
The dancers of Connolly Dance Arts will perform their rendition of The Nutcracker. General admission tickets are $12 and priority tickets are $20. For more information, visit connollydancearts.com.

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Family Night

Wednesday December 7, 2016 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Chick-fil-A Mason Road
369 S Mason Rd.
Stop by Chick-fil-A to make a bird feeder and learn about Cardinals and joy. Plus, hang out with Santa cow and enjoy complimentary balloon animals and face painting by Sweet Honey the Clown.

 

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Family Night

Wednesday December 14, 2016 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Chick-fil-A Mason Rd.
369 S Mason Rd.
Come by Chick-fil-A and build a tasty snowman out of marshmallow and let them know your Christmas break plans! Santa cow will be there and you will receive a complimentary face painting and balloon animal by Sweet Honey the Clown.

 

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Holiday Lights Showcase

November 25 – December 31, 2016
Cane Island Amenity Village
2100 Cane Island Pkwy.
Cane Island will be transformed into Candy Cane Island for the holidays! Open nightly, the community’s Amenity Village will transition into a holiday spectacular complete with thousands of sparkling lights synchronized to holiday songs. There will also be free photos with Santa and complimentary hot chocolate December 3-4 and 10-11. For details, visit CaneIsland.com.

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Journey to Bethlehem

December 8, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
December 9, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
December 10, 2016 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
December 11, 2016 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Current – A Christian Church
26600 Westheimer Pkwy.
A winding trail and experienced guides will lead you through a series of live action scenes tracing the journey Mary and Joseph took centuries ago as they were expecting the miraculous birth of Christ. Your travels will lead you through the village of Nazareth, into the camp of the Magi, past the Roman census and open-air markets of Judea, ultimately ending at the simple manger where Christmas began. For tickets and more information, visit jtbcurrent.com.

 

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Pet Photo Night

Sunday November 13, and 27, 2016 6:00 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Katy Mills Mall
5000 Katy Mills Cir.
Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member of the family and are just as committed in caring for their pets as their “human” family members. Bring your pets to have their photo taken with Santa. For more information, please call 281-644-5000 or visit katymills.com.

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Santa and Friends Toy Donation Drive

November 27 – December 17, 2016
The EmPowerment Center
20910 Park Row Blvd.
This is more than just a toy drive! There will be a Ho! Ho! Ho! Toy giveaway weekend beginning Saturday, December 17 at 10 a.m. Then, Santa and Friends will host “Snacks & Toys” on Sunday, December 18 at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit www.beempowered.com or call 281-578-3535.

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Santa’s Ranch Open House

Friday, December 16, 2016 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Maud Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Come listen to Christmas music, visit Santa, and join the elves in his workshop for fun crafts and other treats. For the complete schedule contact the library at 281-492-8592.

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Seven Lakes Fine Arts Department’s Holiday Extravaganza

Thursday, December 8, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Seven Lakes High School
9251 S Fry Rd.
The Seven Lakes High School Fine Arts Department presents their 12th annual Holiday Extravaganza. Featured performances will come from band, choir, color guard, dance, jazz band, orchestra, sensations, and Studio VII Theatre. The night will also include a silent auction and dinner. Dinner and performance tickets are $20 and performance tickets are $10. You can purchase tickets at squareup.com/store/studiovii7.

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Share Your Holidays Food Drive

Friday, December 9, 2016 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Maud Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
The library will once again be a drop off location for Channel 13’s annual “Share Your Holidays” food drive. All food donated will be distributed by Katy Christian Ministries and benefit families in the Katy area.

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Taylor High School Holiday Home Tour

Thursday, December 8, 2016 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, December 9, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Katy Community
Six families will open their homes to raise funds for Taylor High School’s Project Grad. Each home will feature a different silent auction basket and decorated trees will also be raffled off on Friday night. Tickets can be purchased after November 1, 2016 for $15 from Hauerland’s Store at 1648 S. Mason Rd. or at the Senior Office of Taylor High School. Additionally, tickets can be purchased or questions can be asked at thsprojectgrad17@yahoo.com.

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Toys for Tots

November 29 – December 16, 2016
Various Locations
Toys for Tots is  the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

  • British Private Prep School 28031 S. Firethorne Rd. Mon. – Fri. 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 16.
  • Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council 25202 Springwood Lake Dr. Mon, Wed, and Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 19.
  • Connolly Dance Arts 22760 Westheimer Pkwy., #300 Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m – 9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 16.
  • First Choice Emergency Room – Katy Cinco Ranch  1573 FM 1463 Open 24/7 Will take toys until Dec. 11.
  • First Choice Emergency Room – Katy Spring Green  9422 Spring Green Blvd. Open 24/7 Will take toys until Dec. 11.
  • First Choice Emergency Room – Richmond 8111 W. Grand Pkwy. Open 24/7 Will take toys until Dec. 11.
  • Gracie Barra Katy 21734 Provincial Blvd. Mon. – Fri. 12 – 7:30 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 1.
  • Palms at Cinco Ranch 23600 FM 1093 Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 9.
  • Southern Dental at Katy 1215 N. Fry Rd. Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 12.
  • Springfree Trampoline USA, Inc. 2717 Commercial Center Blvd., Ste. D110 Mon – Sat. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun. 12 – 6 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 9.
  • Willowfork Fire Department Station 1 24655 Westheimer Pkwy. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 9.
  • Willowfork Fire Department Station 2 26950 Cinco Ranch Blvd. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 9.

If you are a business that is participating or you know of a drop-off location, please let us know by emailing editor@katymagazine.com.

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